It's published on Medium (not my fault) but anyway this is a superb article about the #UK's broken land 'system', and how it structurally impoverishes almost everyone - except the people who are already wealthy.
This is on of many reasons why I support, use and help edit #OSM #OpenStreetMap ! https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/dec/20/google-maps-postcode-error-leads-delivery-drivers-on-wild-pizza-chase
Endangered Firefox? I hope not, but this article does not make for good reading. We need to retain a viable alternative to Chrome etc. that has a reasonable market share. https://www.zdnet.com/article/endangered-firefox-the-state-of-mozilla/
Been thinking I should write more, so bagged a @readwriteas #WriteAs instance and penned a (still vivid) memory from a visit to the Faroe Islands back in 2009. https://raretrack.uk/unexpected-connections-in-the-faroe-islands
Interesting interview with the inventor of the QR code 25 years on. And top marks to his company for opening the patents from day one, an enlightened decision. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/dec/11/qr-code-inventor-relish-its-role-in-tackling-covid
LIVE update: After Google, Day 1.
I have not met my worst predictions, life without Google went almost as usual. I was able to buy groceries, internet is still working, even the public transportation worked without any issues.
Will investigate more about this aftermath life and you will be the first who will get updates.
Actually it's £84 having looked more carefully, as I'd want it to point to my custom domain and not have someone else's ads. Hmm!
Gooooood Morning Fosstodon!
I'm ready to reclaim my music library, and my control along with it.
What are people using to stream their own library to multiple devices and what works well?
I'll probably want to do the same for video at some point, but less urgent. If there's something that solves both, that'd be neat though.
What can LEGO teach us about interface design? The answer in this great post is: a lot! https://www.designedbycave.co.uk/2020/LEGO-Interface-UX/
In 1980s Serbia (fmr Yugoslavia) DJs would broadcast software over the radio so listeners could record on cassettes and run warez on their homemade computers.
Visited a bird sanctuary wetland yesterday. Lovely peaceful place to walk around and look at the wildlife. https://pixelfed.social/p/raretrack/192718673327296512
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