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✨checked the app store admin and @better has two new generous and kind reviews (and no new negative reviews!)✨

I need to bottle this feeling. If those reviewers read this, please know you’ve made my day!

Thanks to Sophie and 1Password on Twitter, I’m going to go with 1Password. I already use their apps on my phone and laptop (and they’re really great) so it makes perfect sense. Thank you for all the recommendations!

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I should add… don’t mind paying for it (I’d rather it had a sustainable funding model) and if it’s free + open, that’s a plus.

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Can anyone recommend a good (privacy-respecting!) 2 factor authentication app?

So far the top recommendations I’ve found are Google and Microsoft’s apps which seems to me to be leaping out of the security frying pan into the privacy fire…

“it’s not clear whether such audits are actually making algorithms less biased—or if they’re simply good PR.”

New blocking rules! On 26th February 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed six sites and blocked six new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

Getting a blocking rule update together for @better. Got the feeling that today is going to be a big day for blocking blocker blockers… 😎

An oddly specific lie for a site that sets a cookie as soon as you land on the page.

Last night’s Small is Beautiful live stream video is now up along with captions, or a transcript if that’s more your kind of thing. Thanks to Paul Frazee (and Kit) for being a fabulous guest and such an in-depth discussion of decentralised social networks.

I’ve no idea why I referred to @aral as “that man” multiple times… 😂

The new Mogwai album is exactly what I needed this morning.

Small is Beautiful – live in 30 minutes (5PM UTC) with Paul Frazee talking about CTZN, the new distributed social network he’s building on the Hypercore Protocol.

(If you want to join the stream and ask a question or add your thoughts, have your webcam and headphones ready and we will give the studio link during the stream.)


Watch us live, today at 5PM Cork (UTC +0) / 12PM New York (UTC -5) / 9AM San Francisco (UTC -8)

(Also, if you want to take part in the stream, grab your webcam and headphones and look out for the studio URL during the stream.) :)

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Small Is Beautiful

Live, this Thursday, Feb 18, 2021, at 5PM UTC. Paul Frazee (Beaker browser) will join us talk about his new decentralised social network project, CTZN.

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech

Heads up: Small is Beautiful – our live stream on Small Technology – will henceforth be monthly, not weekly (so there’s no stream today).

This month’s stream is scheduled for the third Thursday (Feb 18, 2021) at 5PM UTC and will feature Paul Frazee (Beaker browser) to talk about his new decentralised social network project, CTZN.

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech

"We can’t afford to spend money on inclusivity". Yet you can afford other aspects of design, development, promotion. Even if you’re working for free on an open source project, your time still costs money. You’re just prioritising based on your existing skills and knowledge.

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I responded to this issue on GitHub in good faith, but I can’t stop emphasising YOU NEED TO PAY PEOPLE TO DO THE WORK RIGHT. If you want to do better at covering disability and accessibility, pay a disabled consultant to help you.

Relying on "the community" might get you some nice advice from well-meaning people, but be aware that "the community" is limited to those who can afford to/have free time to participate (and I’ll bet those are mostly non-disabled people.)

Heads up: short live stream in about 5 minutes to give you a technical development update on Place/Small Web/etc. Will give studio link also if you have questions, thoughts, etc.

Video with captions and transcripts for last night’s live stream now up on our site.

A brilliant discussion with our lovely guests about how to fund work that’s for the commons.

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