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BarCamp London XII

2020-02-13 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

Designed to Last

2020-02-08 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

From This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web:

This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web

Massive agreement from me re his noting that "First came jquery, then bootstrap, npm, angular, grunt, webpack, and more." - one reason I try to roll my own scaffolding is I don't want to be reliant on any of these, plus they add bloat if I only want a single feature.

MaxMind

2019-12-31 21:24:23 - by alisonw Tech News

From Significant Changes to Accessing and Using GeoLite2 Databases | MaxMind Blog:

MaxMind has always been committed to an individual’s right to privacy on the internet. We welcome the burgeoning privacy regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA, for the benefit they can provide to internet citizens. However, these new legislative measures place restrictions that impact …

Like many developers I use a number of sources to locate where an IP address might be in order to select a default language, character set, and currency. It just got more difficult...

Insecurity

2019-12-29 16:30:37 - by alisonw Politics-UK News

From Call for inquiry into government leak of honours list addresses:

More than 1,000 prominent figures who are to receive honours had their home and work addresses posted on a government website

O RLY?

It is still recent that the UK Government was all for a 'secure' (sic) method of controlling everyone's access to 'certain sites' (read "porn") and telling us all that the idea was absolutely secure; our data would be "safe in government hands" with no risk of violation.

In brief …

Cyril Smith and others 'Sex parties' take place between consenting adults. And only between consenting adults.…

The Rennard affair I'm still around. mostly elsewhere though. However … being on tv last week was 'interesting' as well as being…

Goodbye to Vox The closing. vox. com/Vox blogging service from SixApart is closing down at the end of this month.…

Electronic Voting on back burner From www. publications. parliament. uk comes great news about the dangers of electronic (on-line) voting being kept away…