“What happens when you find yourself becoming the thing you said was evil?
So far, the Valley response has been to find a bigger evil, which is to say China.”
I agree that unfortunately, the valley has changed in that respect, and not for the better.
Prevent tracking via Web Fonts
on why you should self-host web fonts, such as Google fonts.
Julian Ranger (digime)
His predictions on personal data and privacy for 2020. I largely agree, but I think there are a
few more interesting trends happening for the first time in 2020. I guess I need to do more blogging …
In any case, definitely worthwhile reading.
“Like Andreesen says, software is eating the world. And the software is crap. So the world is being
eaten by crap.” This and other gems, in case you need brightening up your morning. From 3 years ago.
Post on LinkedIn.
“The internet needs to know less about us, not more. Just because it’s possible to track someone doesn’t mean we should.”
Their mission: “Do Not Call” list for data broker companies.
Need No Stinkin' Fancy Tech and its Downsides
“For tech-weary Midwest farmers, 40-year-old tractors now a hot commodity.
Tractors built in 1980 or earlier cause bidding wars at auctions.”
The Norwegian Consumer Authority is filing legal complaints against six #adtech companies
revealing systematic breaches to privacy, gathering & sharing heaps of personal data.
base on this report:
The Evil 30 Tech companies
Slate created a list of the top-30 evil tech companies. Top of the list: Amazon.
Phil Wolff is wondering how to celebrate a “Data Seder”. #LetMyDataGo
Does it still exist? The wiki won’t come up, the blog has an
“error establishing a database connection” and the last Tweet
was in 2016.
Hugo team is fast
Filed a Hugo static site generator documentation bug this morning. Already fixed.
These guys are fast! Commit.
Trying out Twitter for comments
Following Fred Wilson’s recent blog redesign
who is now using Twitter instead of comments on his blog. This is an interesting
“This airplane is designed by clowns supervised by monkeys”. Never heard of a competent
person saying anything like this without it being 100% true. Expertise matters. Or,
in this case, people die.
Excellent piece on Big Tech and (lack of) antitrust leading to less free speech.
xkcd has you covered. All resemblence to my laptop is entirely coincidental and defamatory.
Self-sovereign Identity Incubator
Next cohort will start in spring. Applications are open.
Life in the age of surveillance (NYTimes)
“I needed the discount”. Novelists, poets and artists imagine life in the age of #surveillance. #privacy
In a surprise to no one, publishers are hiding “Do not sell my information” links now required under #CCPA as much as they can. #privacy
LinuxFest NorthWest CfP ends Jan 15
It’s a great grassroots #Linux conference. Worth attending and speaking at.
Received @toyota e-mail today: “This May Be Your Last Toyota Email”. Good! (Needed: reb00t of big companies’ understanding of #customer #experience)
Thesis: much of best practice training in #customer #support is bunk and aggrevating instead.
Don’t cheerfully ask me “How are you doing?” Answer my question! Immediately. Then I’ll be
doing much better, thanks for asking.