The web wasn't lost by people posting baby pictures to Facebook. The web was lost when Google leveraged market dominance to enact a complete abrogation of web standards -- since the HTML 'standard' is now a 'Living Document,' the standard is "do whatever Chrome does," which is an unattainable goal.
There are four voting members of WHATWG. Two of them use Google's web rendering engine. A third is entirely financially dependent on Google. The other one is Apple. Who speaks for you? Nobody.
> The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities. Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we would now be able to have multiple “first” things. This gave the impression of many things being the priority but actually meant nothing was. Greg Mckeown
Microsoft is about to shut off its ebook DRM servers: "The books will stop working" https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/jun-17-2004.html
With the US mulling the decision to ban #tiktok, we should also consider banning #instagram and #facebook because they essentially do the same thing: piss all over your privacy while allowing you to be "connected" to people that atrophy helped you get rid of long ago.
Oh, wait, American companies that spy on people are okay and acceptable. It is different when the Chinese do it.
The code I’m still ashamed of
Day 73 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:
Courts in this case have made a frankly stupid decision. My response.
Did my first stream today!
Touring my Project Tricarbon, a set of Cimple Compiler Components (you try finding a fun name for SC2). Shown is a JIT that goes from LIMN1k machine code to RISC-V, and then translates that to AMD64 and runs it :)
"To pass," the Sphinx said, "you must answer my question."
"I understand. Please ask."
"How are you?"
"How are you doing?"
"Is that the riddle?"
"No. I care. What with... You can have a riddle if you prefer?"
"No, I'm... I'm okay. Thanks."
"Good to hear. You may pass."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Aspiring pianist, Gentoo user, KnightOS maintainer, Zig contributor (in order of descending complexity)
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