I decided to check Birdsite to see up to date information about the burning of Notre Dame and was instantly reminded of why I left it where Twitter showed me on the first tweet of someone I don’t follow gatekeeping grief over the destruction of the cathedral versus other tragedies happening elsewhere. I just instantly logged off.
Software engineers are indoctrinated to believe: "People only hate ads when they aren't relevant." This doctrine has led to over 20 years of mass data collection. It's a lie, and if more engineers dared to question it, we'd get a lot further on #privacy.
I'm glad Chrome finally wrote something public about their bytecode cache. This is one of the biggest inside-baseball perf optimizations that browsers do, but web developers aren't very aware of.
And yes, Firefox is still fighting a huge uphill battle against Chrome interop, and I have no idea how they're even able to keep their heads above water. They need all the help they can get, because they're battling stupid bugs like this every single day.
WebKit (Safari) is no less amazing for the comeback they've pulled off in the past few years, although they have fewer interop pressures. Web devs make sure their sites work in Safari, because the CEO has an iPhone.
Don't apply for grants that have an application fee. I 100% guarantee they feast on the blood of the poor and then give the grant to one of their own. #ArtTips
My ISP has some technical difficulties with ipv6 this morning. I'm assigned an ipv6 address but nothing works through it, and while my "Mac" just happily automatically switched over to using ipv4 when browsing my server (Ubuntu 18.04) would not. I ended up having to disable ipv6 in sysctl just to get things working. Anyone know how to get Ubuntu to just switch over to ipv4 when ipv6 is having trouble?
When I see a FOSS fundamentalist asking Mozilla to make Firefox block this and that, I’m just left thinking that they are just useful idiots for the growing Chrome monopoly.
What they refuse to get is that if Firefox did block everything they want it would break most of the web and 99% of people would just move to a browser that works, ie Chrome.
Balancing privacy and security with making software that works ain’t easy folks.
Giving Krita a try again (last time I used it was before hardware acceleration). Spent an inordinate amount of time playing around with brush settings and made a couple I like then painted a mason jar to test things out. Really like it. Might write my thoughts on the app on my blog. #mastoArt #creativeToots #foss #krita #art
📽️ New video tutorial: Shading tutorial for comics using #krita
Youtube → https://youtu.be/7FRyAiLIGww
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Designer & Illustrator. Opera Software alum. Ook!