Still won't let me in. I bet support won't answer until next week :(

Won't be doing that this weekend then I guess.

Bah.

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Spent most of the day failing to get up the motivation to do any work, and then when I did, I can't log into Unity to buy the assets because they won't recognize the password or send a reset email.

Oh well. Maybe I'll get up the motivation tomorrow.

New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

Team ModeRNA represent.

I'm knackered now, but I think that's from walking two miles there and two miles back rather than the jab.

In the last few years, Facebook has been dedicated to privacy...

{scratch}

Let me rephrase that...

In the last few years Facebook has been dedicated to monitoring our private lives.

[...]

It depends on how much you value your data and privacy, because if you don't want to put a value on it, I know a company that will.

--

Some confabulating between Whatsapp/Facebook here, but he's mostly not wrong you know.

youtube.com/watch?v=YumfmeBYPh

I have little time for the patent system in general, and medical patents in particular often seem to be the most egregious of the terrible thwarting of humanitarianism that the patent system produces.

Every capable plant on the planet should be making that vaccine (or even more important medicines) and doing it with free open-source open-publication share-the--science attitudes, rather than fucking capitalism inventing idea-monopolies just to be sure they can concentrate the wealth.

Fuck them, fuck their patents. If I had the recipe and techniques I'd leak them immediately and if I were in a jury I'd never convict a patent violator.

We can fund medicine directly with grants and prizes, we don't need this inhumane counter-productive tower of bullshit about owning ideas.

Same goes for software really.

Because Google is evil and determined to make every site opt-out of their insane user tracking, all my personal websites now give a header response:

> Header set Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()"

So that's about 36 extra characters on every single request to my servers to tell Chrome not to start categorizing and spying on people.

Fucking bullshit surveillance capitalist nightmare future when I have to spend time telling corps not to spy on my users pretty please.

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

If you wanted to rescue all your e-books from the Kindle enclave then you should have done it by 2016 when the new version of the Kindle reader made it impossible to break the DRM any more.

Which means to do it now you have to prevent the Kindle app upgrading, uninstall it, find the old 2016 version of the Kindle app, install that, re-download your ebook library, and then import it through a DeDRM program into a libre book-reader app.

And then probably convert it to epub depending what kind of device you might want to read on.

Probably easier to just refuse to buy DRM books in future.

Anecdote isn't data but everyone I know who has had blood-clots got them before they had the vaccine.

I has a vaccine appointment before the weekend :D

Should be double-jabbed and all-clear mid July.

Was talking to my dad earlier and stock prices came up. He last paid any attention to the UK markets around the time of the dotcom crash.

The price today is basically the same as it was the last time he noticed it 20 years ago.

But I knew the American markets are up like 2x, 3x in that time.

Wonder what caused the difference.

You can write any old labels on a graph of course, but these seem to be the points where the graphs differ.

Guess you gotta hope your pension wasn't invested too heavily in Britain the last 20 years either way.

I wonder how much of that is a US bubble.

I'm only getting second-hand reports of what the TV is like since I turned all live-media off at 12:30 yesterday but as far as I can tell from those second-hand reports it's the most blatant state-propaganda you'll find anywhere else outside north korea.

I am not turning on the radio or the TV for a least a week.

The deliberate brainwashing is happening from many quarters, the flags and nationalism in the UK is off the charts. And like "Bob" says: The only way to avoid being brainwashed by someone else is to brainwash yourself.

Surprising how many people are watching live TV still, and care what it's doing enough to complain about it's contents.

My homepage at dalliance.net got a bit of an upgrade today too, listing all my projects better with more images.

Been working on the Starship SD website, getting it ready for the next cartoon and the casting-call about to come.

Temporary thumbnail exists.

Yes, there will be a sports-car in a car-chase.

New Characters-list page exists [ starshipsd.com/characters/ ] to point prospective voice-actors at.

I'm well tired. Gnight Fediverse.

It is compulsory for schools in the UK to tell lies to their pupils and teach them to things which are not true.

The government has reminded all schools of their duty to lie to children every single day, without fail.

humanism.org.uk/2021/04/01/gov

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