Today I wondered why #Firefox suddenly had become slow and laggy again. Turns out it tries to detect the use of accessibility tools and then disables Electrolysis (seperate rendering processes) for a week and goes back to it's old, laggy single-process model. I assume this was triggered by taking a screenshot with the Windows Snipping Tool in my case. Luckily, there is a preference to turn this detection off.

notes for HWC Berlin 2017-03-08

At yesterday's HWC we talked a bit about the recently released W3C Annotation standards and annotations in general. The W3C standards have many ways of addressing content (“selectors”), many of which likely only work against a specific version of a document and site design. But there is a way to specify timestamps and link archived copies.

Examples of annotation UIs (not using the W3C standards (yet)): related Indieweb components:

Some discussion about (over-)sharing in social media, your own website, and a trend to move social media content to private channels.

Joel found the Indieweb wiki because he found while searching for a new OpenID provider, and joined us.

References from last time: Things randomly mentioned:
  • JSON Web Tokens as a standard way to create signed tokens with payloads, useful for e.g. authentication endpoints.

Some notes for HWC Berlin 2017-02-22

Just some quick notes and links for things we talked about at last night’s HWC Berlin.
  • We talked about various messaging-related topics:
    1. as a relatively new and open messaging protocol.
    2. The private webmention specification created from IWC Brighton.
    3. Sebastian would like a chat interface on his contact page so visitors can quickly talk to him if he is available. There are bunch of services targeted at e-commerce sites, but from a quick review not much suitable for individual pages. This was also discussed on IRC. (I’ll probably follow up on this in another post, once I ordered my ideas a bit)
  • IndieAuth-the-protocol – several attendees weren't aware that they can use their own systems (e.g. existing website login) for IndieAuth and want to implement this now. Documentation for the necessary authorization endpoint is here.
  • Security: Caddy server has a new fingerprinting feature to detect TLS interception proxies. One could show a warning to users along the lines of “Your HTTPS looks wonky. ”. I tried to think of additional ways to detect this, but the only one I could come up with, detecting missing HPKP headers using Javascript, wouldn't work because Firefox and Chrome ignore HPKP on local trust roots, so there is no need for a proxy to strip those.
winter garden guests: Long-Tailed Tits, Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
Merry Christmas!
and here is matching picture in the other direction ;)
This is the first micropub post I won't delete right after.
#IndieWebCamp Brighton
Morning trip to #IndieWebCamp #Düsseldorf. Taking a Thalys high-speed train today instead of the Regio, which is faster, more comfortable, has wifi… and is cheaper?!
This is just a test note to test Webmentions! Link to first post.
#1yearago: Clock stall at one of Seoul’s many markets.
#1yearago: Breakfast at Two Sisters Bakery. Excellent filled cranberry-potato-baked-thing!
#1yearago: sunset in Gangnam near COEX
#1yearago: Gangnam at night
#1yearago: street in Seoul
#1yearago: Changdeokgung Palace (한국어) shrouded in green and rain
#1yearago: evening at Moscow Airport
This is a test note for Florian.

First post!

This is just a test post to check everything works!