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A blog post documenting the process of building a redesigned feed in human-readable form.

Things I'm happy to have added to my feed, besides the styles:

- author contact information always visible at the top.
- a 'reply via email' link always visible at the bottom.

Several people are using the latter in their feeds, very few are using the former.

The source code is up for grabs. Built with , it should be fairly easy to adapt to and other SSGs.

minutestomidnight.co.uk/blog/b

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Simone here. I've been a sound and web designer for more than 25 years. Professional bass player and producer, I've been juggling between creativity and technical jobs for decades.

I'm trying to go back to the videogame industry after a 5-year stint as lead sound designer for a console game. I was present at both the launch of Steam by Valve and Game Audio Network Guild, in San Jose, GDC 2002.

Passionate about the small web, static site generators and web standards.

From the post 'No, you cannot trust third party code without reading it first':

"[...] for some reason the software industry has become completely overtaken by an almost hysteric and pathetic blindly following of the latest hype and trends, just like a fashion industry, that even when everything is evidently running very bad, slowly turning into a disaster, they just stick their fingers in their ears and make loud la-la noises in order to keep going."

unixsheikh.com/articles/no-you

My Saturn images from the last few years.

From left to right:
1) 2015, 6" Maksutov, phone digiscope
2) 2016, Mak & Canon 550D
3) 2020, same as 2)
4) 2021, Mak & ZWO ASI 178MM
5) 2022, 8" Newtonian & 178MM

I believe that setup 5 has more potential too, haven't had good seeing yet this 🪐 season.

A quite disturbing note: the JS code that Facebook injects in every webpage through their in-app browser (connect.facebook.net/en_US/pcm) is basically a spartan spyware.

You can think of it as a Greasemonkey user script that does the following:

- It gets injected into every DOM
- It attaches a callback to every <button>, <a> and <form> element in the page, whose purpose is to send a request to the Instagram GraphQL endpoints with some encrypted payload on every click/submit events
- It attaches tracking parameters to every opened URL

Why don't we just call these things with their appropriate names? How did we get to a point where a company can inject spyware in every web site through an app used by billions and get away with it?

If you still want to use the Facebook and Instagram apps, at least do yourself a favour and use PiHole as a DNS sinkhole, so domains like connect.facebook.net and all the faecal matter they contain get flushed down the right hole.

Using these apps without blocking the trackers that they inject is like shagging the whole world without wearing a condom.

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The question isn't whether people "care" about #privacy or not. Everyone does. The question is if they understand that less privacy is a #social issue, not just a #personal one. The question is if they understand what it actually means to be on commercial social media; who they're feeding & how. The question is if they have any other option.

It's the #capitalists we're fighting - not the "workers". So be kind, & keep #fighting, #thinking, #making, #feeling, #saying, #doing.

😽

A short blog post on what I've recently been doing to better my mental and physical health, trying to keep my focus where it counts.

silviamaggidesign.com/personal

Know what pisses me off about the lack of action on climate change?

When we discovered a hole in the ozone layer and that Earth could be literally rendered sterile by UV we created the Montreal Protocol and we all agreed to stop using CFC's. Now the ozone layer is coming back.

Yet there's no guts to do the same for climate change. Yes it's a harder problem but a solution has never been more urgently needed.

This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion vice.com/en/article/n7zevd/thi

Cancel it. Delete your account. Help your friends delete theirs. Abandon that dumpster fire.

With upcoming natural gas shortages this winter, now is a great time to recommend people you know to get hot-water bottles! ♨️

They transfer heat into the body _way_ more efficiently than room heating: although they can't totally replace it, they can reduce overall heating costs by ~⅓ ⬇️

lowtechmagazine.com/2022/01/th

@chris @dallin Absolutely agreed. Nothing online can or should ever be considered permanent. Even free hosting like GitHub Pages/Netlify isn’t guaranteed to always be available. Terms of service change, and corporate buyouts happen on a regular basis. Many services—and the data they housed—have long since disappeared into the digital ether, and many more will follow.

Mark Ronson talking about, and playing, the original demo of "Back to Black" by Amy Whinehouse.

youtube.com/watch?v=ixPLIfJv2j

I've been on #Mastodon for quite some years. I start to notice how many new citizens try the negative clickbait dance that works over on Twitter here. It doesn't work here. There is no algorithm to please. Your followers want you to be better. #LifeHack

Using alt text is super important. Please continue to use it. It really makes a world of difference!!! I love how mastodon is very inclusive with all type of disabilities and everyone here is so kind. I have not seen any other social media use this much alt text. I just want to give a gentle reminder and a huge thank you!!!! :)

You may think watching TV is an innocuous pastime.
And telling people to watch less TV must certainly be one of the most unpopular messages ever.

Nevertheless, people should be aware that the contributions to CO2 emissions (and so to global warming) from internet TV and video are already larger than those from flying.
And while emissions from flying are only set to grow slowly, those from internet TV and video are rising rapidly.

This is all down to more and more people watching more and more TV and video at higher and higher resolutions.
And it is entirely unsustainable.

#FrugalComputing
#ClimateEmergency

as a musician, when I'm not releasing through my netlabel #Kamizdat my releases are not shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

In any case they are exclusive to Bandcamp and my homepage. #NotOnSpotify nor on any other streaming or downloading service.

I publish promotion only via fediverse, mailing list, my homepage and Patreon.

Viola Smith - one of America’s first professional female drummers and an advocate for female musicians. Here she is performing with Frances Carroll & Her Coquettes in 1939.

She died in 2020 at the age of 107. It was reported that she still occasionally drummed in her 100s.

#music #musicians #women #womeninmusic

If you mostly let AI decide what to read and who to interact with, I am sorry to tell you this, but you might be an NPC.

The new Design, Digested is out! In this issue:

– Distracted to death
– Where’s the button? Designing for mode confusion
– The “dark yellow problem” in design system color palettes
– The Metaverse pretends that life is a game. That’s the whole problem
– Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok
– Could sustainable websites increase energy consumption?
– ‘I’ve taken a million pictures – 50 were good’: photographer Ferdinando Scianna.

silviamaggidesign.com/design-d

Don't Lie To Me About Web 2.0
https://wallabag.nixnet.services/share/62e09f2f57bce2.98743941

> I want a decentralized internet to come back more than anybody, but blockchain is completely irrelevant to that.

Coders today are like painters in the Renaissance: they're mainly funded by evil organizations, what they produce exists to further that org's evil goals, but every now and then something beautiful comes out of it

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INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.