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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run

Did you know #Google is collecting data from every page on the open web that relies on Google Fonts?

Here you are some public stats:
(the best data, for sure, they will keep for them).


"Let's just calmly open up the window for a bit of fresh air before going to slee—"


It's like my entire life prepared me for this... 🤔

This is why I'm skeptical of claims like, "Someday in the future we'll have a device in our brains so we can Google using our thoughts." I don't *want* software in my brain. Software in my brain means:

- they ship a patch that breaks my brain
- somebody hacks my brain
- they change the UI for my brain unexpectedly
- the server goes down so my brain stops working

Software for anything mission-critical scares the bejeezus out of me. (And that includes software in planes etc.)

I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

People claiming that Mozilla hasn’t done anything “of value” in the last few years are hilarious, just admit that you don’t care.

Here is a few things Mozilla has released or was working on the last two years:

integration and partial shipping of WebRender in Firefox
GeckoView is a web view for Android with significantly higher flexibility than the default, used in Apps like Firefox Focus and available to all
the launch of several useful online services for quick, encrypted and personal file sharing for alerting you about data breaches containing registered email addresses of yours

rolling out the Enhanced Tracking Protection program that blocks common tracking techniques and malware like cryptominers by default in Firefox
the release of DeepSpeech an automatic speech recognition engine with pre-trained models publicly available

I could go on. Criticism is OK, as it always is, but in order to do that you have to be informed.

To top it off, I'm sick. (And I can't do much to pass the time.)

Last week, several hour power outage.

Yesterday, scheduled power outage for the whole day and hurricane force winds (and rain, etc.). However, they didn't cut the power.

Today, "unrelated" power outage all day (and still ongoing). They ripped up all the sidewalks to do stuff.

And they're apparently going to schedule another all day power outage again soon? (To make up for the scheduled one they missed.)


Pixel #art source versus how it actually looked like on an arcade, television and early home computer CRTs.

90's PC displays had sharper pixels but still had a mild anti-aliasing effect that should not be ignored in emulation.

Note how the CRT hardware anti-aliasing effect creates the detail of a face on the skeleton's shield, where as the source looks like an incoherent blob of pixels - this was because the artist purposely designed the sprites for the final CRT render.

"good design" needs to start factoring in lifetime environmental impact & obsolescence planning.

The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

So we have different kind of skin tones on #emoji, why can't I select a different slice of #pizza? I always get salami/pepperoni, but as a #vegetarian I never eat those

hello! i wrote (!) about has css has evolved over the past 20 years, at least as i remember it

For all the people at #Fosdem this weekend. If you are interested in #libre #graphics and #opensource #design discussions and presentation, come join us at the #LGM2020 meeting this year, in Rennes, #France

Our Call for Proposals just opened #Fosdem2020

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