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[21:38] Now that is something I don't want to happen to me: computer installs update, reboots during surgery, forcing the anestetist to keep the patient narcotized longer than planned. Yikes!
[21:35] step 1: Google fucks up Chrome
step 2: users tell Google "this is stupid, revert asap"
step 3: devs decide to react by fucking things up even more
Seriously? Not only do they keep stripping
www. from the URL, but they actually pondered doing this before making the request, blatantly ignoring the user's input. What a fuckfest.
Quite sad, Chrome/ium used to be such a reliable tool. Guess I'm back with Firefox for good. Mozilla certainly are no strangers to bad ideas, but Chrome is underway to being entirely useless for me.
[21:27] Here is a little insight into a librarian's workday with a focus on tech. I've been working in this field myself before I settled in IT, so I know what the author is talking about. People ask you all kinds of tech related things, while on the other hand everyone I talked to after I changed jobs was surprised to hear that tech was involved at all in libraries. Weird discrepancy.
[21:21] It seems that more and more people realize how bloated the web became and begin to take counter measures. I like that.
[18:10] A while ago I recommended KeePass to a friend, because I witnessed them struggling to find passwords in textfiles, archived emails et cetera. They actually started using it -- as a secure place to store a diary. Neat idea, admittedly.
[18:07] Here's a prime example why I dislike adblockers and prefer scriptblockers and/or requestblockers: acceptable ads follow a strict set of rules, except when they don't. Do not trust filter lists maintained by third parties. Someone will screw you.
[17:16] In all fairness I have to say that not only Mozilla are messing things up big time. The Chrome developers appear to be a bunch of fucking imbeciles, too. Anyone know which kind of drug they are on? Seriously, I want to know.
[21:26] Finally decided to selfhost my calendar and address book. I'm using Radicale on my RaspberryPi. Snycs fine with devices in my LAN and will happily talk to my phone when my VPN is up. (I took a quick glance at NextCloud, but holy Zarquon, what a bloatware!)
[22:12] Cyber squirrels gonna cyber! /o\