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Senior Web Engineer. Open web / music. Remote DJ. Tall Dutch guy. #3million

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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. 

 

Coffee Is Hard | Hacker News

Sometimes the comments are as meaningful as the article that inspired them. 

 

 

Everyone has JavaScript, right?

This is helpful every two months or so.

 

‎Tofu Authenticator on the App Store

Used this a day but already liking this open source, no account, strong privacy 2fa app with filter bar. 

 

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

If this fails because of a dependency that won't be installed, use apt for both the driver and the dependencies.

 

The Ethics of Web Performance

Sites that use an excess of resources, whether on the network or on the device, don’t just cause slow experiences, but can leave entire groups of people out.

Site performance is an accessibility issue. 

 

WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske – WordPress Tavern

Look forward to listening to this. Both the indyweb and WP are dear to my heart.