@ksteimel 2 (continued) I think a lot of the issue is software development is now seen universally as a continuous process rather than a one-time construction project. This is good for lots of reasons, but one drawback is that now every bored developer wants to fast-track themselves to promotion by taking on a flashy yet-unnecessary new project, hence the constant UI redesigns and architecture changes, rewriting the codebase using a new hot framework, rather than fixing and maintaining (dull!).
Also this to go inside the house end yet. Ugh, have to crawl under the house now 😟
Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.
Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.
The WHY in why Facebook (YouTube, Snap, Twitter, Et. al) are bad is so much more than their data policies or advertising it's that their entire existence is predicated on a LIE.
A lie so pervasive that almost the entire wold believes it.
That there service is "free" and that our contributions are not valuable.
When in fact there is nothing more invaluable than our time and attention, of which we are each given only a finite amount to spend.
Mozilla just put out an Internet Health Report with a whole section on decentralisation, as well as an article on centralised social media. The fediverse does not exist in it https://internethealthreport.org/2018/social-media-giants-facebook-tencent-google-reign/
I have the specs of a good chat protocol on paper, possibly extendable to be a full social decentralized protocol by tweaking some things but lol I have been working so much on reverse engineering Discord's code to make hacks for it that I am starting to consider just taking my protocol, tweak it since it's already almost Discord-comparable and make it Discord-compatible to then expand from there to full social support as well as chat.
"Cloudflare claims it will be “the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service.” While OpenDNS and Google DNS both exist, #Cloudflare is focusing heavily on the privacy aspect of its own DNS service with a promise to wipe all logs of #DNS queries within 24 hours."
Does anyone know if it's possible to access a list of someone else's likes on Mastodon?
There's no link on profiles as far as I can see, but maybe there's a sneaky URL way that I don't know about?
(I'm not trying to spy on someone's likes - just trying to understand how that feature works, because people ask me questions about stuff and I like to know for sure!)
From now on I'm just blocking anyone who auto-posts from Twitter. Fuck OFF
...after checking hashtags, turns out “FFS” doesn’t necessarily mean “for 🦊 sake”. Oh well.