April 2024

so i guess i hacked samsung?!

it's not quite xz but at least my grandma knows what samsung is

#internet #security

March 2024

There is no EU cookie banner law

You mean it's greed? I'm shocked!

#europe #internet #law

January 2024

Massive leak exposes 26 billion records in mother of all breaches

It includes data from Twitter, Dropbox, and LinkedIn

#internet #security

Age Verification is Incompatible with the Internet

#internet #law

September 2023

The Age of the Grift Shift

#internet #ethics

August 2023

Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies

Too big to fail? Not so fast. A showrunner's cautionary memo

#internet #movies #business

June 2023

Some blogging myths

#internet #culture

May 2023

Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

#internet #sexuality #culture

Building the Micro Mirror Free Software CDN

#cool #internet #computers

Pornhub Blocks All of Utah From Its Site

People in Utah who visit Pornhub will now be greeted by adult performer Cherie DeVille asking them to tell their representatives to change their age verification law.

#internet #sexuality #law

February 2023

Enshittification

#internet #language

December 2022

The dance of the naked emperors

About scientific article publishing and peer review in the internet era.

#internet #science #publishing #ethics

Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of Social Media

I bet you're wondering how we got here...

#internet #business #ethics

November 2022

Lessons from DeviantArt’s AI Debacle

#internet #art #robots

The Lesson of Elon Musk’s Twitter? Everything the Far Right Touches Dies.

What Happens When You Give the Keys to the Town Square to the Lunatics?

#internet #business #politics

October 2022

Why we're leaving the cloud

#internet #business

September 2022

Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline

#internet #climate #disaster

August 2022

New direction for this linklog

It might not be obvious from the recent flurry of activity, but I have new plans for this page. For one thing, I've installed Shaarli again (click through to see) for use as a buffer from now on. Makes adding links so much easier. Second, no more trying to balance links between the linklog and static directory pages. Clinklog is made to manage timestamped links, so I'm going to try and migrate all of them this way. To keep things under control, the idea is to be more aggressive about cleaning up. Hope you'll find this more useful going forward, assuming of course it works out at all. Cheers.

#internet #updates

July 2022

No Sex for You

Life in the metaverse will be tacky, prudish, and dull

#internet #sexuality

How ironic that now I know exactly how to make a good blogging-oriented SSG but don't need one anymore. Oh well, the time will come again.

#internet #programming #updates

Turns out my new journal page is already very popular just a couple of days after coming online. Best decision ever.

On a related note, I got around to mentioning this linklog on my homepage. Let's see if anyone notices.

#internet #updates

June 2022

“Magic links” can end up in Bing search results — rendering them useless.

#internet #security

May 2022

Some people talk about digital gardens, linklogs and personal wikis. About how to bring back the Geocities-era web without the baggage. Other people instead speak of profiles, feeds and mentions. Choose wisely.

#internet #updates

“Destruction of digital privacy of correspondence”: lawsuit filed against chat control

#internet #law

March 2022

How proprietary social-medias are shaping the future of Pepper&Carrot

#comics #internet

“I bought a one-way ticket”: Inside Russia’s sudden tech exodus

#internet #politics

Wartime Is a Bad Time To Mess With the Internet

#internet #war

Analyzing Every Second of the Classic Dial-Up Modem Sound

#vintage #internet #tech

February 2022

No user accounts, by design

#internet #privacy

January 2022

Why I Broke Up with Firefox

Mozilla’s decision to allow people to donate to them in cryptocurrency really turned me off.

#internet #business

Netflix Lost $50 Billion in Value Overnight

Wall Street is freaking out about the streaming giant’s growth prospects

#internet #movies #business

DSA: EU Parliament Vote Ensures a Free Internet, But a Final Regulation Must Add Stronger Privacy Protections

#europe #internet #law

Media Websites: 70% of the Carbon Footprint Caused by Ads and Stats

#internet #climate

Pseudonymous

#internet #privacy

Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system

#internet #law

Who runs the internet? Furries

#internet #fandom

November 2021

The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire

#internet #security

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech

Then again, this is Germany we're talking about. You know, where anyone who publishes one word online has to display their name and address for everyone to see. In other words, to self-doxx. Welcome to European democracy.

#germany #internet #law

Online anonymity: study found ‘stable pseudonyms’ created a more civil environment than real user names

#internet #privacy #science

Come to think of it, microformats are invisible metadata (exactly what they claim not to be), and putting them inline only makes them harder to extract, not to mention a mess.

#internet #updates

October 2021

Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray

#internet #media #representation

Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla

#internet #privacy

.io considered harmful

#internet #politics

August 2021

https://b2evolution.net/

Turns out b2evolution is now a complete social networking app, and looks really nice. Large, but clear and easy to figure out. Edit: also fast. Too bad it's basically abandoned.

#internet #updates

Just completed my periodic survey of the flat-file CMS market. FlatPress is a decent option I missed so far. Kind of dusty and creaky, but usable. Bludit is still unbeatable.

#internet #updates

What is money, really? And why Bitcoin is not the answer (even if blockchain is brilliant & potentially helpful in democratising money)

#internet #economics

July 2021

Age Verification In The Online Safety Bill

#internet #law

Why I no longer trust Github

#internet #programming #business

June 2021

(awesome Tumblr rant about Americans on the internet)

#america #internet #attitudes

May 2021

How Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

#internet #business #law

February 2021

Meet the people fighting to keep a language alive online

#internet #language

January 2021

Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free

#internet #art

‘No longer acceptable’ for platforms to take key decisions alone, EU Commission says

This is terrifying. Now they speak up? When marginalized people are silenced online, where's the outrage from politicians?

Old farts, get your hands off the internet already.

#europe #internet #free speech

October 2020

RIAA’s YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub’s CEO

#internet #law

September 2019

Google to stop showing news snippets for French users

#france #internet #politics

August 2019

Terminating Service for 8Chan

#internet #free speech

June 2019

US demands social media details from visa applicants

#internet #law #america

May 2019

Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover

#internet #politics

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Passed Away

#internet #animals

April 2019

Scary legalese and the content clause: Don’t be afraid of the license grant!

#internet #law

Nothing Fails Like Success

#internet #business #ethics

March 2019

Endlessh: an SSH Tarpit

#internet #security

January 2019

This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site

#internet #fandom #politics

October 2015

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Meet Maggie Goldenberger, who helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Except, maybe the “Gersberms” girl never existed the way we thought she did?

#internet #culture

May 2014

Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

#america #internet #politics

March 2014

Infographic: 4 Ways the Internet is Making Kids Smarter

#internet #education

August 2013

Hamlet is Banned

#internet #law #books

March 2013

Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

#internet #animals #media

You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

#internet #business #culture

February 2013

Sorry, publishing that information is illegal in France – even more so if you publish it electronically

#france #internet #law

How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution

#internet #youth #culture

Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk meteor’s path, with Google Earth, YouTube and high-school math

#space #science #history #internet

November 2012

The School-Less Revolution: Free Online Courses Being Considered For College Credit

#internet #education