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I’m back to in-depth technical writing, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Stay tuned 😉

I’ve been checking birdsite only once a week and I’ve never felt better. I will still keep the account for the extra follower reach but updates will be few and far in-between.

You don't have to be paranoid to want better privacy online. @michaelgrothaus provides a guide for "enhanced privacy", with tips including:

#deleteFacebook
• Switch to DuckDuckGo
• Use a privacy-focused browser
• Use a VPN fastcompany.com/90316917/the-p

I’m really done with this app. Too many trinkets, crashes at every turn, and jank everywhere.

I appreciate the effort the developer is putting into it, but I think they are focusing on the wrong aspects.

I’m not going to WWDC this year. I can’t justify the cost anymore. There are other smaller events and communities that are far more valuable for me to part of right now.

@tonyarnold It was always buggy for me. I wish it was open-source so I could send some PRs.

"We value your privacy." No you don't.

If you did you wouldn't be interrupting my task to ask me whether I want to share my browser fingerprint with +20 advertising networks.

Ever wondered why mainstream social media platforms offer a much worse UX to guest visitors compared to logged in ones? (Medium, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.)

It’s because they no longer rely on good UX to attract new users. Their massive size and the network effect that comes with that is the only mean of acquisition they rely on.

“We Need Chrome No More” is now translated to French by the nice folks over at @Framasoft “Nous devons nous dépasser de Chrome”

framablog.org/2019/03/07/nous-

Small Technology

ar.al/2019/03/04/small-technol

We need an antidote to surveillance capitalism that is so anathema to the interests of Big Tech that it cannot possibly be co-opted by them.

#SmallTech

Some things that I have noticed since I quit #Facebook:

- My family still loves me and still talks to me
- Old friends from high-school still talk to me
- Old friends from college still talk to me
- I still meet new people
- I still make new friends
- I still shop at local businesses
- I'm still aware of events in my community

Huh, it's almost like I never needed Facebook in the first place.

Between reading HN comments on the piece I published earlier and browsing the new Pokémon game memes, I'm keeping busy this evening.

I have 150 times more followers on 🐦 than 🐘 but I still feel better around here. Having more control of how your data is used and what you see on your timeline is priceless.

The face when you spend an entire evening debugging functional-reactive code on a new macOS project, only to realize that all network requests were failing due to ATS and sandboxing entitlements.

Developers writing technical pieces on Medium, you are doing your readers a disservice.

You have the skills and know-how to self-host your work, complete with syntax highlighting, an RSS feed, and total control of your own data.

One toot Review: The Promised Neverland (still airing) is a masterpiece in every aspect. Story, character development, animation, and voice acting. Must watch, even if you’re not into anime specifically.

In one single evening/project, I jumped from Vapor, to Vue.js, to AppKit.

The moral of the story is that writing client code on the browser still sucks due to things like cross-origin policies, JS dependency hell, and poorly developed/non-existent type systems.

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