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So apparently I'm banned from github.com/golang/go 

I reviewed my comments to find out what might have caused it and my best guess is it's either because (A) I said that it's lazy to force git forge maintainers to add go-specific code rather than develop language-independent standards, or (B) I pointed out that git hosting is decentralized and adding "sourcehut support" by hardcoding git.sr.ht is incorrect, and applies to other hosts like gitlab, gitea, github enterprise, cgit, etc.

Notably among my participation in that repository is donating CPU time on my $1,000 RISC-V board to help with the RISC-V port.

In conclusion, 🖕. If you want to participate in golang/go be sure not to point out that any of their engineers are working on solutions which are wrong when the right solution is much harder.

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Knives Out is a stunningly good movie

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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/s

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comme

#privacy

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I guess I'll just do a fork of node-abi, add the electron bits I need, and set up #Chrysalis' package.json to resolve node-abi to the fork.

But this is so stupid. Every time I go to upgrade something, the whole dependency chain falls apart and I have to spend stupid amounts of time unbreaking it.

And people wonder why #javascript projects stay with outdated, ancient dependencies... this is why. Because upgrading is an invitation to hell.

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@Crocmagnon `cleantoots` is now packaged for Arch Linux (AUR), but it looks like the GitHub repo has disappeared!

aur.archlinux.org/packages/pyt

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Google to stop preferring AMP in search results

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From the Chrome 87 release announcement:

> a new feature to let websites enumerate all the locally installed fonts

Seriously? How is that even useful for developers? And of course I want to give them one more fingerprint to track my system with... 🤦

Firefox:
about:config -> search for Notifications, turn 'em off.

First thing I do when I install the browser, right before I add uBlock Origin.

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Soon™, the major browsers may block off http in favor of https... Will we see any block off notifications?

Nope. And anyway, we "need" notifications for Electron apps to function like real apps instead of trumped-up web bloat or something, I guess.

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So, umm, why on earth do browsers need notifications anyway? Oh, right, the unthinking expansion of web "standards".

krebsonsecurity.com/2020/11/be

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'I am a professional front end dev. I am going to share some tips and tricks with you.'

Homepage needs 8 seconds to load. I think I pass on this one.

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@arran @sir

A framework to allow synchronisation between devices on a local network. Because why should I need “the cloud” to synchronise my agenda between my laptop and my phone which are in the very same room on the same WAN?

So in short: Bonsai, but production-ready

gitlab.gnome.org/chergert/bons

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DRM is evil. If someone won't sell you DRM free media on your terms, pirate it. RESIST.

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