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It seems that HomeBrew on Linux is a good way to install newer packages without having to trust PPA authors.

 

Tracking impacts your human rights to identify yourself

This is well put and worth thinking about.

Generally speaking, tracking takes away your ability to represent who you are yourself in the current moment. Your identity is how you are perceived by others. People won't appreciate this until they've lost it, but anyone who has been the victim of for example online bullying or stalking will recognise it. 

 

Online tracking is a form of tracking, which is a automated profiling, which is a limited form of mass surveillance. 

 

The modern web is becoming unusable

The question is: At which point do we reach the breaking point?

And I think the answer is: We are very close.

I think this applies for all of computing. All the notifications, ads, start menu items, unique identifiers that one must disable to work in peace, is draining our collective energy and attention. 

 

Pseudo elements and states are adding complexity to web design and are best uses sparingly. Every one adds a mode that must be tested individually and this adds up.

 

Going to have to investigate whether to improve Known or switch to another blogging system. How is WordPress when posting from mobile these days?

 

Faster rendering through a Local DNS Proxy

Unless you're using DNS over HTTP (DoH), you can speed up general DNS requests by running a local DNS proxy, and increase the expiry time of DNS queries. I'll go into this further once I've updated this post for DNSMASQ to do DoH.

The following configuration will speed up browsing in Safari for example.

Install DNSMASQ:

brew install dnsmasq

Load all configs from /etc/local/etc/dnsmasq.d/:

echo "conf-dir=/usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.d,*.conf" | sudo tee —append /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf
mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.d
nano /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.d

Edit /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.d/proxy.conf:

# Tell dnsmasq to get its DNS servers from this config file only.
no-resolv
# Add router dns
server=192.168.1.1

# cache for 2h
min-cache-ttl = 7200

Start DNSMASQ on boot and launch it:

sudo brew services start dnsmasq

Test:

dig cnn.com @127.0.0.1

Query time should be 0 the second time and an ANSWER SECTION should be returned. If that is the case open System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS > +

Enter: 127.0.0.1 and hit OK > Apply.

 

I start a zsh instance and I get interrupted by oh my zsh asking to update.

 

I ask homebrew to install a package and it starts updating formulas.

 

I initiate a new Github Pull Request on a forked repo and it default destination is upstream/master

 

I type a word and another word shows on the screen.