Items tagged software

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

Friction is good for you. What a surprise. (Not really.) Speaking of which: dude, IP blocking is a thing, too. Don't push it.

Tags: social media, software, design

4 Twitter features Mastodon is better for not having

Tags: social media, software, design

Volkswriter Deluxe: The Most Popular Word Processor for the IBM Personal Computer (according to the ad)

Tags: vintage, software

Folk Interfaces

People reappropriating existing software to solve their own unique problems

Tags: software, culture

Ransomware Actor Abuses Genshin Impact Anti-Cheat Driver to Kill Antivirus

In plain English: more security always ends up being less security, as people with bad intentions inevitably abuse complicated, obscure systems.

Tags: games, software, security

This Program is Illegally Packaged in 14 Distributions

Also a stark reminder that software dependencies are out of control.

Tags: software, law

Why MS Word jumped from version 2 to version 6

A good reminder that version numbers are pure marketing, they were always pure marketing, and trying to make them "semantic" misses the point by cosmic distances.

Tags: software, business

SELinux is unmanageable; just turn it off if it gets in your way

An object lesson in why policing must be transparent, accountable and flexible. Wait, what were we talking about?

Tags: software, security

The Static File Startup

The satire would be hilarious if it wasn't painful.

Tags: software, business, humor

Mastodon Is Dead, Long Live Misskey

Tags: social media, software

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

Tags: software, pandemic

How to Make Twitter Suck Less

Tags: social media, software

Licenses Alone Do Not Govern Behavior in Open Source

Tags: software, society, law

Introducing Inkscape 1.0

Tags: art, software

Automattic Acquires Tumblr, Plans to Rebuild the Backend Powered by WordPress

Tags: social media, business, software

Objective or Biased

On the questionable use of Artificial Intelligence for job applications

Tags: software, work

Blushy-Crushy Fediverse Idol: A Chat with Lain about Pleroma

Tags: social media, software

The Do-Everything System: An in-depth review of Hubzilla 3.0

Tags: social media, software

Surfing Modern Web With Ancient Browsers

Tags: vintage, web, software