Revamping my #introduction a little…
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Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive
There is a new instance¹ that tries to archive the whole Fediverse² and they plan to make a full text search available to everyone. I recommend you block their IPs.
What they are doing is illegal by the way, at least when it concerns EU citizens.
these guidelines for making videogames more accessible could apply to all sorts of UI/UX design when you consider games as a subset of human-facing software
Never thought about estimating the carbon footprint of a website, but here we are: https://www.websitecarbon.com/website/gueorgui-net/
Spirals disappear when paused.
Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
Illustrator Kyle T Webster is giving away Photoshop brushes made from tiny stamps reading "Dump Trump" and "Ditch Mitch."
Free, but donations of $1 or more go to the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, ProPublica and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Things Amazon does with the Ring doorbells provided by police departments:
• monitor house entrances
• map neighborhoods
• publish footage to their social app
• provide footage to police
• work around warrants
If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:
You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.
Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).
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