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Reminder: If you *sell* anything under #Inktober or anything referencing that term, you're opening yourself up to a cease and desist and may even have your shop closed

Jake Parker, originator of the hashtag, has trademarked it and is actively enforcing the trademark

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The Web Needs to Die: A Long Rant 

Today I said something that I never thought I'd hear.

I think the web needs to die. I wish I had listened to a friend who, 15 years ago, was ranting about the trend to re-invent the internet on port 80.

We have taken a resilient network with a diverse ecosystem of applications and shoved every damn thing into a web application. The deluge of standards and bolt ons makes the web look like the stacks from Ready Player One - unmaintainable and fragile. We have created a single (and highly corporate/commercialized) single point of failure.

Accessing the internet:80 (or 443) is so fraught that you have to be a big player to make a browser that works correctly, but doing so allows you to gatekeep the whole thing. As a bonus you could mine behavior from that client to feed into your search and advertising machine.

And now we can't do shit without it. We're guzzling the kool-aid such that we write write apps in (originally) hacked-in web programming languages using toolkits that basically turn an entire web browser into a shared library.

I wish I had good alternates or suggestions for a functional replacement, but I have to say it: The web is a dangerous joke.

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Ich: Juhu, genau den Thread gefunden, der meine Frage beantwortet!

*liest thread*

Internet: What about no?

lists.gnu.org/archive/html/hyp

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I'll give anyone six months of free sr.ht credit if they empty out their github account after signing up 😉

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The longer I work in IT the more I want to distance myself from IT and go into... trees.

Schon heftig, wie Mozilla ihren Ruf verspielt hat. Da ist kein einziger positiver Kommentar dabei. news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Wieder Mal ein bisschen mit Elektronik spielen 👌. Dieses Mal: Paketwage Display tauschen.

Real talk: Mir fällt es immer schwerer, die USA als "ernstzunehmende Weltmacht" anzusehen. "The Greatest Country in the World" ist zum schlechten Witz geworden. Wie soll ich die USA (und deren Bürger) noch ernst nehmen, wenn mehr als eine unbedeutende Minderheit weiter an Trump festhält? Wie kann man sich so irrwitzig vor der Realität entfernen?

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