The excuses being given by MobileCoin/Signal for keeping their code changes secret for a year is plain BS. @polarhive @Seirdy

Mozilla / Firefox is an ad-tech company, right?

Posted a few tweets about education, life-skills, gamification and how learnawesome.org will evolve. Please amplify (comment, RT) so that I can find other like-minded folks: twitter.com/nileshtrivedi/stat

What's the best open-source, self-hosted equivalent of WebFlow? I see many companies trying to manage thousands of pages without involving engineers. But common tools (eg: Wordpress, Jekyll etc) don't come close to solving the problem completely.

What's your favorite config file format?

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Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on.

Is there an open-source library that lets me build Google Maps like interface for non-geographic data? I know about d3.js but I need the detailed data to be fetched only when the user zooms in on an area.

FWIW, what I'm trying to build is Google Maps for learning

If a webapp has not been careful and has used GET requests for non-safe actions, it can be exploited by other sites using forged requests. If does not even need any user action because CORS is not enforced on <img> tag where the src attribute can fetch a resource on the victim domain.

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I can't seem to find any standard or specs on what HTML tags are allowed in the title or content of RSS feed or ATOM feed items. I was wondering if <form> tags are allowed (as in emails) and whether it can open some CORS/CSRF vulnerabilities.

My take on those who say that digital privacy is a hopeless battle.

This is not supposed to be quantified self. I find that excessive tracking of oneself CHANGES me. What kind of person wants to measure and log "Played with the kid for 30 minutes"?

This is just for keeping the big picture in mind. Only 3 goals per category are allowed. There is no syncing with any external day planner. The textareas are for free-form note-taking but they limit the size of notes you can take.

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Been playing with this idea for a dashboard/TODO list. The blinking dot in footer represents your current age compared to expected life. The idea is that the 4 categories on the left increase your capacity to have more joy. As you grow older, the box on the right should grow bigger and bigger and dominate more of your attention. All the areas are resizable textareas so you allocate attention as per your preferences, and make sure that you are spending time on things that really matter.

Just noticed that switching.social has started redirecting to ethical.net

@switchingsoftware What has changed?

I wrote some code to simulate the Parrondo's Paradox and yes, it works! Two losing games played alternately (or even randomly) can lead to winning!

It has implications not just for physics, or investing, but also explaining how life might have started!

Collected some learning resources on this topic here: learnawesome.org/topics/396e09

Why is Ghost is a server-side app and not a static HTML generator? Makes no sense. There is not a single feature that requires dynamic content or a server. Or is there (Memberships, perhaps?)

Some UI components developed out of our usage of TailwindCSS and AlpineJS for LearnAwesome.org:

polyglot.network/tailpine/

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@emmy @nilesh it breaks the normal file system FHS standard, screws up distribution libraries and system security policies use and makes breaches in security, first of all. when user runs unknown binaries on his server(!) - this is definitely nothing good.
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