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So a work colleague sent out an invite over Google Calendar to a videoconference hosted on our company Jitsi server yesterday, and because Google is "smart" they decided to add prominent links to *its own service* to the invite...as in more prominent than the actual link to our Jitsi server that we were using. It did so without asking permission or prior warning.

After the customer sat in an empty Google meeting for 10 minutes we phoned directly to direct him to the proper meeting...

What features or aspects of Mastodon do you like the most, and what do you like the least?

Re our discussion from yesterday.
From Nathaniel Tapley:
"It's only tear gas if it comes from the Têar region of France, otherwise it's just sparkling white supremacy."

Blogged: The Crew Dragon Launch and NASA's G-IIIs.

This is personal experience in aerospace and lesser-known NASA stuff.

olivierforget.net/blog/2020/sp

"Our Web Versus Search Engines" where I get a little ranty about Google's core competence and its effect on the web.

olivierforget.net/blog/2020/se

Day 30 of the #100DaysToOffload series:

I feel like I got a little bit preachy in this one, but it's something I'm passionate about. I think it's time to go back to the Internet the way it used to be.

mikestone.me/the-old-fashioned

TIL The Apollo 10 mission load-out was not QUITE the same as the Apollo 11 load-out.

They intentionally under-fueled the LEM because there was concern that if it was fully fueled, the astronauts might disobey orders and go to the moon.

Imagine that.

I want to live in that timeline.

Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.

Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)

I need your help.

I wrote a lengthy and technical blog post in which I describe an idea I have for a distributed system to verify content on websites.

TLDR: servers with cryptographically-signed hashes verify content and notify website owners if said content is changed.

yarmo.eu/blog/dcvs-proposal

Am I missing obvious flaws? Has this problem already been solved?

Please do let me know if this would be worth the effort.

Also #100DaysToOffload

@cyplo hello, have you had any further thoughts regarding this:

blog.cyplo.dev/posts/2013/09/0

I've had ideas along similar lines.

It feels like the direction this is is all pointing in is… Dreamweaver. You author your web apps in one format, and it builds a big bundle that looks nothing like the code you actually authored. But it's optimized!

This shouldn't feel so strange to native developers. Android devs rarely look inside of APKs, iOS devs never peek inside of IPA files. It's just weird to think that the web might be trending in this direction.

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Internet is down so it's definitely a draft-writing night. Can't push to netlify without a conn. I could maybe tether my phone but I figure this is a sign from above that I should draft.

Time to adjust how I do the challenge: fewer posts, hopefully better quality, hopefully still frequently enough.

olivierforget.net/blog/2020/10

@kev

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