If you care about social justice, the time to say no is when they try to lift you up on a pedestal. Every time. Because the pedestal is incompatible with the kind of world you want to live in. And you most definitely do not seek it or cling onto it if you already made the mistake of saying yes.

(And, yeah, sadly it IS usually men but it goes equally for everyone.)

Show thread

Make no man a king lest you get stuck with kings.

Anyone know of any universities that have a policy of NOT taking industry money?

@better PPPS. Looks like National Rail have removed their greyscale filter so everyone can see the site in colour again.

Show thread

@better PPS. We don’t have as fine-grained control over the EasyList formatted version so more sites may break when compared to the WebKit content blocking rules.

Show thread

@better PS. If you’re not on iOS/macOS, you can still use Better’s blocking rules on other platforms via apps like uBlock Origin.

Add the blocking rules from better.fyi/blockerList.txt

(I’d recommend not mixing it with other ad/tracking lists although malware/spyware lists should be fine)

Show thread

Want to know if your tracker blocker is working?

Go to nationalrail.co.uk

If it’s in colour, you’re blocking Google.

If it’s in black and white, you’re being tracked by Google.

PS. It’s in colour with @better ;) (better.fyi)

This week’s Small Is Beautiful livestream will be on “National Rail Fail: lessons to be learned on privacy and accessibility”

How come
@better fixes the National Rail site? What are the wider implications?

Thursday 15th April, 5pm (Irish time) at small-tech.org/events/small-is

It’ll be me and @aral this week. Back in separate rooms, I suspect.

National Rail have turned their web site grey to honour a dead royal racist. If you have @better installed, you see it in colour.


Because they’re including the code using Google Tag Manager and we block that tracker.



People DO care. Don’t say “people don’t care” when what you really mean is “I don’t care.”

If you’re comfortable within injustice, you’re complicit in injustice.

Site.js version 16.1.1 release

Fixes the initial double-load issue on Firefox at development time with hot reloading (by removing a Firefox hack that was attempting to work around a browser issue with server-side events that I can no longer reproduce).

site update # to update

Or install fresh from:

Just release SiteKit (Site.js + SvelteKit template)


Extend your static SvelteKit clients using dynamic DotJS routes, WebSockets, a JavaScript database, etc., and easily deploy to your own server using the built-in sync feature.

Just as a CPU is not smart because it can run X operations a second, human beings aren’t smart because we evolved an impressive brain. We might one day earn the right to call ourselves that depending on how we use them. Garbage in/garbage out applies equally to computers and people.

Bloody hell, just cloned the Owncast repo, installed Go, ran a one-line command, and I’m up and running with @owncast on my dev machine in < 3 minutes.

Awesome :)

I’m just playing with my @owncast instance… feel free to drop in and say hi (it’s not being recorded) :)


@owncast Thanks for joining. That was fun. Hacked the comments into the stream with a chroma key on the Atem Mini Pro (it was ugly but worked) :) Owncast is awesome. Gabe et al. are building something neat. Can’t wait to have them on Small Is Beautiful for a chat :)

Show thread

The kind folks at @owncast set up an Owncast (think: Twitch but its yours) instance for us to play with at Small Technology Foundation.

Just testing it out for the first time. Want to come along and say hi? :)


Show older
Aral’s Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!