I was kinda sad to write today's post but it was a necessary step to keep the devices we need online. https://chriswiegman.com/2021/10/stepping-back-from-nextdns/
It saddens me when people who have the platform and ability to lead others off of abusive platforms like Facebook or google instead defend those platforms because they make money from them.
Anymore I’ve stopped engaging with such replies but it gets me every time I read them (and it is a lot, especially on Twitter).
"The research found that in six out of seven countries, apart from Germany, tweets from rightwing politicians received more amplification from the algorithm than those from the left; right-leaning news organisations were more amplified than those on the left; and generally politicians’ tweets were more amplified by an algorithmic timeline than by the chronological timeline."
Last month I turned blog comments back on for my own site. They're not easy to manage without help, but totally worth it. https://chriswiegman.com/2021/10/blog-comments-are-hard/
It's kinda amazing to me how, when I shared this on Twitter, the general reply (1 public, 3 in DMs) is "what damage, I make money on Facebook. I so want to dig into that and I'm so holding myself back. To claim that facebook is benign simply because you make money there is some serious denial or worse.
Today's post is on a problem I've re-encountered recently: writing a good update routine for a WordPress plugin. https://chriswiegman.com/2021/10/running-an-update-function-in-your-wordpress-plugin/
Today I'll order a new Mac, assuming I can get the order in. It feels like a step backwards but, it is what it is. https://chriswiegman.com/2021/10/back-to-mac/
This sobering post by my friend Heather is worth your time. It is, indeed, a grim world for those who want to advance digital rights in favor of people and not the orgs that attack those rights. https://webdevlaw.uk/2021/10/16/game-over-for-digital-rights/
A Death Trap? As 12th Prisoner Dies at NYC’s Rikers Island, Calls Grow to Close World’s Largest Jail
Not really a surprise as the USA jails more of its citizens than any other country on earth.
Only slightly surprised by the appalling conditions inside https://www.democracynow.org/2021/10/15/twelfth_inmate_dies_at_rikers_island
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