1 year ago: I tell other members on my team to stop putting cleartext passwords in code, even if they "intend on removing them later." Nobody listens to me (I am not a manager and have no actual authority, so I'm not surprised).
Today: the compliance/audit team has finally found this and flagged it as a major issue, and it's currently causing a huge stink.
Gab is a website by nazis who spent millions of cash (scammed from fellow nazis under the pretense of building BLOCKCHAIN TWITTER, a promise they went back on immediately after they got money) and years of time to build a php piece of shit that is overran with porno spambots and yet has fewer users than large fediverse instances.
They‘ve now realized they‘re too incompetent to make software and are spending months to get software written by jews, gay trans furries and antifascists to run.
From that old article:
'The mission statement from the largest protest group, "Students Against Facebook Newsfeed," read, in part: "Very few of us want everyone automatically knowing what we update. We want to feel just a LITTLE bit of privacy, even if it is facebook. News Feed is just too creepy, too stalker-esque, and a feature that has to go."'
This, from 2006.
An old article from Adage detailing the date on which Facebook went from a "federated"-ish model of college-based communities (kinda like mastodon instances, just under the same domain), to an open registration model.
Date: Sep 11, 2006.
After careful consideration, we have decided that this new and exciting UI will be spun out as a separate Pixelfed Labs project.
This means you will be able to self host just this UI and use it with Pixelfed, Mastodon, Pleroma and other mastodon api compatible projects much like Pinafore and Halcyon!
Comment from 2009 lauding Firefox for it's work in ending the monopoly that IE had on the web:
"Had it not been for Firefox, Opera would still cost money, Google Chrome wouldn't exist, a few people who paid way too much for their computers would be running Safari, and most (l)users would be stuck with the latest version of IE -- IE6"
How unfortunate that we're back to a near monopoly again! Once again, it's Firefox to the rescue.
Administrator of mcnamarii.town Mastodon instance. Full-time IT consultant for companies big and small, currently focusing on robotic process automation.
This is a private mastodon server for members of the Team McNamara Group.