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An open source project that opens the internet for all

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Accessibility is key to promoting an open society.

We learn online. We bank online. Political movements are won and lost online. Most importantly, the information we access online inspires us to make a better world. When we ignore accessibility requirements, people born without sight or who lost limbs in war are restricted from online information that others enjoy.

We must ensure that everyone has access to the open internet, and I am doing my part to work toward that goal by building Equalify.

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5 Top Free and Open Source Erlang Web Frameworks

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One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.

Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, declarative, functional programming language and runtime environment developed by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services. Erlang is dynamically typed and has a pattern matching syntax. The language solves difficult problems inherent in parallel, concurrent environments. It uses sets of parallel supervised processes, not a single sequential process as found in most programming languages.

Let’s explore the 5 Erlang web frameworks. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

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Also: finding binary differences « codeblog

Flock over to Mastodon on July 8 for an interactive session

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As you probably know, the FSF is on Twitter (with caveats), Mastodon, and GNU Social. We simultaneously post to all three microblogs. You can read all the details about this at, which has been updated recently to include more information about centralization, decentralization, and microblogging exclusively with free software.

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Also: Mastodon Hour on Mastodon: Friday, July 8 starting at 16:00pm EDT (20:00 UTC)

This Open-Source Project Proves Chrome Extensions Can Track You

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Is this a reason to ditch Chromium-based browsers and start using Firefox? Maybe, you decide.

Even with all the privacy extensions and fancy protection features, there are still ways to identify you or track you.

Note that it is not the case for all browsers, here, we focus on Chromium-based browsers and Google Chrome as the prime suspect.

While detecting installed extensions in a Chromium browser was already possible, numerous extensions implemented certain protections to prevent it.

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6 Top Browser you can install on Linux such as Ubuntu

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Browsers are a life of GUI-based Desktop OS when it comes to browsing, here we learn some best browsers available to install on Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Rocky Linux, Fedora, Redhat, and more…

Which browser is the best? Netizens have been arguing about the answer to this question for years. However, here we are not going to follow which browser is best instead the list of those which are popular and can be easily installed on Linux systems. Although, almost every Linux distro comes with a default browser that is the mighty “Mozilla FireFox”. However, still many users like the sleek design of Google Chrome, others distrust the search engine giant and prefer Mozilla’s Firefox or Opera. Some would like to have Microsoft’s Edge on Linux as well because it is pre-installed on every Windows PC anyway. So, let’s explore some options you can use to replace your default Linux browser.

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WWW: Curl and Mozilla Firefox

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  • curl --insecure

    WARNING: be sure you know what you’re doing! this is especially true to knowing what website you’re trying to access. It may be fine to ignore SSL warnings for a local dev environment on your laptop or for accessing internal URLs in your private infrastructure. But anything on the public Internet that gives you an SSL warning must be reviwed before you progress.

  • curl user survey 2022 analysis |

    Once again I’ve collected the numbers, generated graphs, scratched my head and tried to understand what users mean and how to best use this treasure trove of user feedback.

    The curl user survey 2022 ran for two full weeks in the end of May. Here is the document with all the numbers, graphs and analysis from this year’s data.

    You will learn what protocols curl users use (HTTPS and HTTP), which TLS backend is the most popular (OpenSSL) and which the top platform is (Linux). And a lot more.

  • Kids are growing up in a very online world. What’s a concerned parent to do?

    Technology is easy to blame for the mental health crisis that kids are facing. But according to experts, it’s not that simple.

    A rare public advisory from the U.S. surgeon general in December 2021 warned that young people are facing unprecedented challenges that have had a “devastating” effect on their mental health. These difficulties were already widespread before the pandemic started in 2020 — with up to 1 in 5 people in the U.S. ages 3 to 17 having a reported mental, emotional, developmental or behavioral disorder.

    We often attribute the crisis to technology, particularly social media. After all, young people today are spending much of their time glued to screens like no generation before them. One study conducted in 2021 found that teens spent 7.7 hours per day in front of screens for activities unrelated to school. But there is not a definitive correlation between mental health and social media use.

  • Hacks Decoded: Bikes and Boomboxes with Samuel Aboagye [Ed: What does that have to do with the Web, with Mozilla, or with Firefox?]

Wait! What happened to RSS?!

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While I was busy aging like soft cheese, someone killed-off RSS. It used to be everywhere. Now it’s gone; hidden or dead. How do you kids stay up to date with websites you like?

I keep pushing a RSS feed but do you know what it does?
How are websites supposed to advertise update-subscriptions?

Really Simple Syndication was invented in the Cretaceous period, roughly 100 million years ago. It enabled websites’ fans to get updates, quickly and easily. It got used for everything else —and is still a fundamental part of podcasting— but it was a very serious part of keeping independent websites in touch with their user-bases.


It’s super easy to blame “The Rise of Platforms”, but hard to ignore that the big desktop and mobile operating systems have done nothing to help. Browser vendors washed their hands of RSS. What’s especially galling is these companies run personalised news aggregation services, but none lets you add your own feeds. I’d think that each of them has a vested interest in reining back control of web consumption. Maybe the EU can mandate RSS support.

I don’t have a high note to end on here. I stopped paying attention and the world changed on me, and I can’t figure out why. I just feel old.

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Web Browsers, Firefox, and Leaving Mozilla

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  • Firefox 101.0.1 fixes issues in Mac, Windows and Linux versions - gHacks Tech News

    Mozilla Firefox 101.0.1 will be released later today (if you are reading this on June 9, 2022). The new point release of Firefox Stable fixes three main issues and several smaller issues, including a rare issue on Windows that is making the browser unusable.

  • Anne van Kesteren: Leaving Mozilla

    I will be officially leaving Mozilla on the last day of June. My last working day will be June 16. Perhaps I should say I will be leaving the Mozilla Corporation — MoCo, as it’s known internally. After all, once you’re a Mozillian, you’re always a Mozillian. I was there for a significant part of my life — nine years, most of them great, some tough. I was empowered and supported by leadership to move between cities and across countries. Started by moving to London (first time I lived abroad) in February 2013, then Zürich in May 2014, Engelberg (my personal favorite) in May 2015, Zürich again in February 2017, and now here in Berlin since September 2018. In the same time period I moved in with my wonderful partner and we became the lucky parents of two amazing children. It isn’t always easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. They bring me joy every day.


    So long, and thanks for all the browser engines. And remember, always ask: is this good for the web?

  • Vue Advanced Chat : An Open-Source Chat Room App With Vue.js

    Vue Advanced Chat is a web application service that leverages multiple technology, it is compatible with Vue 2, Vue 3, React and Angular.

    It is an open-source, flexible, and customizable.

  • CSS layouts are so much better than they used to be - Oli Warner

    The Holy Grail was A List Apart’s famous article, a culmination of years of forebears delicately floating things around, abusing padding and negative margins to achieve something it took a <table> to do before. It’s hard to appreciate 16 years on, but that article was my bible for a while.

    As CSS standards improve and old versions of IE died off we saw the rise of CSS Frameworks, third party code, pre-hacked for edge-cases, just follow their markup, use their classes and everything would work. Most of the time. I’ve been through a few: Blueprint, 960, Bootstrap and most recently Tailwind.

    And I hate them all. That’s not fair. They’ve helped me, professionally, cope with an increasing number of browsers, and increasingly complex layouts (waves in responsive), and they’ve definitely got better —depending on your opinion on utility-first classes— but they all reset to something slightly different, and while the form classes are genuinely helpful, and they all served a purpose for layout, I’d rather have not depended on any of them. It’s those moments where you notice that somebody decided that display: table was the best option to meet IE10 support. And until PurgeCSS came along, they also meant a serious hit to the page weight.

PyScript: Python In The Web Browser

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A chainsaw can make short work of clearing out the back forty. It can also make a good horror movie. So while some people will say we don’t need another tool to allow more malicious scripting in the browser, we also know that, like any tool, you can use it or abuse it. That tool? PyScript, which is, of course, Python in the browser.

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so wordpress uploads all content to their CDN servers - even when self hosted

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it “suddenly” and without consent it also exists on this server, the “cool” wordpress CDN, that is supposed to speed up loading time of a blog… well… not this blog eh?


no – this blog is NOT using jetpack site accelerator.

also the option described is not available on self hosted wordpress.


wordpress – a giant content “sucking up ur content and storing it forever” machine?

time for alternatives.

if the visitor Firefox -> F12 -> network checks where the parts of this blog are coming from, they are all coming from and not some wordpress CDN for “faster loading time”.

the only external content are the smileys:

(those evil smileys probably “report back” to wordpress… how much that article was visited… and they (probably) sell it again… to G*** and M$ and whoever is willing to pay for that data)

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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