Links for 2019/08/01

August 1, 2019 ยท 1 minute read

Posted in: web library tarot ethics

Haven’t linkblogged for months, and the little blogging I’ve done has mostly been about and on Gemini. Very busy summer. Here are a few recent links in no particular order, without much commentary.

How Many Books does Richland SC Library Recycle, and Where Do They Go?

I love my library, and you have to get rid of some books somehow in order as new books come in. But it’s disheartening to hear that the old books that no one buys at the annual Friends of the Library book sale probably end up in the landfill.

Tarot for Hackers

Christine Dodrill outlines a technique for using tarot cards in debugging. I really want to try this, especially when junior developers come to me for help. I’d feel like Dale Cooper taking the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department on a rock-throwing tour of Tibet.

W3 TAG Ethical Web Principles

This is pretty good, but none of it is compatible with surveillance capitalism, so it’s pretty much just empty words.

Proposal: Optional Safe Web Mode

A proposal for an optional mode for web browsers to implement that is safe by default. References my “Gopher and the Lynx Web” article.


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