I recently made a small contribution to the GNOME Web project in the form of a patch to put web standards first when choosing icons for use with their installable web apps. As there were no documentation of how this worked in previous versions, I’ll document this here.
Back in May, I discovered an issue with the Netcraft anti-phishing toolbar extension for Firefox that resulted in security information from one website would be inherited by any subsequently website being loaded over IPv6.
Users of the Apple News service were until now indistinguishable from the ones surfing through web views of in-app browsers.
About a month ago, I jotted down an idea for an article simply saying: “iPod touch, all-time favourite Apple product”. This was true up until last week when Apple stopped providing software updates for a three-year old product.
The output from cronjob’s are often unceremoniously redirected to /dev/null just to keep them quiet. This is a bad practice as you don’t get any feedback when potentially important tasks go wrong. (If the task isn’t important, why are you running it on a schedule?)
The AppleNewsBot fetches syndication feeds, web pages, and images for the Apple News service. Unfortunately, some sloppy programming in the bot turns it into an unintentional web server load testing tool. Here is what goes wrong when the bot visits websites that uses encryption certificates from the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority.
Keeping any data that doesn’t actually need to be sent back to the server with every request in cookies is inefficient. WordPress by default will save the name, email address, and home page of any user that leaves a comment in three separate cookies. Each subsequent request to the server will then contain this mostly […]
Unixstickers sells various stickers, clothing, and other merchandise branded with your favorite Linux distribution or featuring programming languages and other nerdy subjects. They’re the perfect provider of nerd laptop decor for the open source and programming enthusiast. I’ve ordered from them a few times, and here is my review of their merchandise.
The Internet Archive stores snapshots of web pages in an effort to preserve online information and culture for the future. Anyone can see snapshots of old versions of web pages in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. If anything ever happens to you or your blog ever goes down, your blog posts can still remain accessible […]
My recent experience with content scrapers lead me down a rabbit hole thinking about how intellectual property rights are perceived and ignored online. I see so many examples of legal texts were people try to distance themselves from activities they clearly understand isn’t entirely by the law books.