Google at 20
To this day, the Google homepage remains clean and sparse, offering nothing more than a logo, search field, and two buttons.
The author of this piece has very very obviously not actually looked at the Google homepage in years.
Want the history? Read this: What comes next in this series? 13, 33, 53, 61, 37, 28…
What with this junk and Craig Murray’s latest post The Guardian is seriously going wrong.
With Funding Choices you can automatically identify ad blocking visitors and ask them to disable their ad blocker especially for your site — or give them an alternative way to fund your content via Contributor.
I’ll block what the hell I want – it’s my connection, not yours.
I’ll be polite – get lost.
So Reddit will make $100 million this year yet they are completely incapable of answering mods who have questions.
I help mod a sub that has over 500,000 users.
I have sent mails to the reddit admins multiple times.
They ignore them.
I adblock anyway but reddit? Fuck them.
If you are on Chrome .. lol .. yeah .. just give up. Why TF do you use spyware for personal browsing?
You need uMatrix and uBlock Origin. Block their ad systems.
Wasting time on reddit is fine, but at the very least do it in a way that makes those inconsiderate idiots zero money.
So What Makes You Happy?
I created that page in 2005. It has some great comments. Many early users of WordPress are there.
Feel free to add more.
It’s not needed.
GDPR doesn’t actually matter, that’s why.
Go search … you’ll see.
The 4.9.6 release includes new Privacy features. On the release post it says :
Site owners can erase a user’s personal data, including data collected by participating plugins.
I really do think that this should have been spelled out a lot better. It’s not in the Codex that I could find.
Say very precisely what will happen.
I wanted to know and the only way to check was to try it.
I made a comment on my last post. This is what I saw in the site admin:
I then entered that email address into the Tools > Erase Personal Data page in site admin and I clicked the link
I click the button and go to Comments
So the result is that:
– the name is removed
– the url to their website is removed
– the email is removed
– the last octet of their IP is removed
– and the comment remains intact
WordPress really could have done a much better job and explained this to all it’s users.
(and don’t forget that as I get emails whenever a comment is left that will always have all the information now removed from the site. And if it’s in a search engine? Good luck with that..)
This is what I am doing.
1. There is no cookie banner/widget
Why? Because this site does not set a cookie unless you comment. You can read every post, every comment and no cookie will be set. Nothing.
I track nothing. I use no stats plugin, I have switched off the Jetpack data collection.
There IS IP tracking at the server level but I have zero control over that. If it bugs you so much that your IP is stored then contact my host – http://krystal.co.uk – because I can’t help.
If you decide to leave a comment there is a checkbox. Read it. Decide what you want to do.
4. Comment removal
5. Data processing
I don’t do it. WordPress plonks your comment data into the database. If – and only if – someone looks at the post then your comment is fetched and displayed.
It is not processed.
I’m sure a lawyer could argue otherwise but I don’t give a crap.
I don’t hold a gun to your head and make you enter information here.
I don’t try at all to find out any more about you.
I will delete what you ask.
That’s it. That’s the full extent of my complying.
I’m a UK citizen, I live in the UK and the servers this site lives on are UK based. So the GDPR absolutely applies and hey, I have no clue who see’s this site. I NEVER look at stats or that stuff.
I couldn’t give a shit.
Apparently I have to though.
Yeah yeah yeah the EU will go after the big guys but illegal is still illegal, yes?
The fucking problem is that no-one is telling personal fucking bloggers what they can or should fucking do.
“Talk to a lawyer”. FFS.
I could delete everything and have a 404 page but if you visit that I still get data. Is that data governed by the GDPR? I have no fucking clue.
My Cpanel has some stats thing. At least I assume it does (never looked) – I couldn’t give a monkey’s about stats (I posted years ago that I’d rather have one visitor and one comment than a thousand visitors and no comments) – and I have zero control over what it collects. Does it violate GDPR? No fucking clue. Am I going to pay to find out? GTFO.
As I see it the only 100% safe option is to point my name servers somewhere else. Then no traffic hits me so no worries.
“Hey fuckwit, you are over-reacting!!!”
Then you tell me how my site is GDPR compliant. And indemnify me.
Ads again. He’s one slimy mofo.
I have ‘uninstalled’ the facebook app from my phone.
I then searched for and disabled the remaining facebook processes (there were 4).
That was several days ago.
On my Windows machine – which has NEVER logged into facebook – I logged into Amazon and bought a fan. And when using Menutab on my Mac I open facebook what do I see?
An advert for the same fan I bought.
Mark Zuckerberg is a total slimy lowlife scum sucking lying mother fuckering bastard.
That’s the date.
The world would be a better place without him.
2 evenings ago J said she only really used her phone to tell the time when she wakes at night. I mentioned maybe getting a projection clock. The conversation moved on without an answer.
Last evening J said that a projection clock might be a good idea, so I started looking.
On my phone I opened the Amazon Shopping app and looked through various options. Nothing looked good.
Later yesterday I was sitting at my desktop machine and searched again as I was gaming online. I opened Firefox to do this. I was not logged into Amazon.
I need a voice activated clock. I know Alexa will tell the time when asked and so does J but if she wants a projection clock I’ll do what I can to get her one. Anyway, I browsed Amazon and found nothing. I closed Firefox.
Years ago I realised that Firefox loads and works faster if there is no cache. So my FF settings are to delete everything on quit.
I do not have FF sync.
I do not have fb (or even twitter) on my phone.
Earlier, on my desktop PC I opened Menutab for facebook. I see this:
So where is menutab loading cookies? I asked them:
Thank you for writing in, MenuTab for Facebook stores it information in the following folder:
It does not use any external browser cache.
– I searched in the Amazon app on a phone.
– I searched in non-logged-in Firefox on a different machine
and yet I get targeted ads.
Explain that one.
On Firefox I use uMatrix, uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger and Ghostery. Overkill? Maybe but I don’t care.
Ads on mobile I hate even more. But now? Blokada to the rescue.
It’s open source.
It’s Android only.
And it works.