On the other hand: One year, these ethics compliance quizzes had examples that:
- had one example which talked about my country of origin and working from home in my country of residence
- had a whole story arc detailing the exact not-well-known job my girlfriend does
- used names of my family members as example names (even multiple in the same slide)
These aren't targeted. It was coincidental. (Supposedly.)
…But it was still mainly situations that I'm not ever placed in.
Doing those mandatory year-end ethics quizzes for compliance reasons.
I feel like none of it _really_ matters because:
1. I'm never in these situations.
2. It's mostly common sense.
3. I've taken these things for so many years already.
4. Most importantly: How does any of this really matter when you see even the highest levels of governments* be so openly corrupt?
(* I'm _especially_ looking at countries that start with "United" and their respective governments.)
"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.
It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.
Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:
- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
Brave is showing up in my newsfeeds again, so
Periodic reminder that Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave Software, is a homophobe who donates to anti-LGBT organizations.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the browser. But you should probably be wary of any monetization attempts, since we know where that money will go.
Google Begins Testing Extension Manifest V3 Which Kills Adblockers. If you're still not using Firefox, now's the time to start. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/google-begins-testing-extension-manifest-v3-in-chrome-canary/
**Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall**
"Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanking Eastern European neighbours for enabling a peaceful revolution. "
Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :
^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.
- Web interface: "Unsaved changes in $WORK - Would you like to save?"
- Me: (click Yes)
- Web interface: "Unknown error saving $WORK. ERR-050 SAVEFAIL"
- Me: (close windows, logs in again)
- Web interface: "Welcome! Would you like to recover previously unsaved session?"
- Me: (click Yes)
- Web interface: "Unknown error saving $WORK. ERR-095 RECOVERYFAIL"
- Me: (Throws computer out the window)
- Colleague: Oh, yeah, you have to duplicate and start again.
- Me: (Throws colleague out the window).
New blog post: "What I’ve learned about accessibility in SPAs" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/11/05/what-ive-learned-about-accessibility-in-spas/
This is why we can't have nice things 😞
"The study found that over 50% of sites using WebAssembly apply it for malicious deeds, such as cryptocurrency mining and malware code obfuscation"
I published my very first post on the Mozilla Web Developer Blog, AKA Mozilla hacks. In it, I write about all the cool new #accessibility #auditing features in Firefox 70, like the full page color contrast checker, color vision deficiency simulator, checking for missing text labels, and how to fix keyboard and focus issues. #a11y #webdev
Firefox 70 has a cool new feature that allows you to quickly jump to buttons in the browser toolbar via the keyboard, using incremental search. I've described the procedure on our Discourse forum, and feedback is welcome.
You want to try out the current state of Shortwave 📻, but don't want to compile it by yourself? No problem! 😉
There's a nightly repository available now! Just run
"flatpak install https://haeckerfelix.de/~repo/shortwave.flatpakref"
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