Re: How to beat LinkedIn: The Game


Commented on How to beat LinkedIn: The Game via Hacker News:

I changed my privacy settings set on LinkedIn so that no one could see my connections after I started noticing that many recruiters sending invitations were already connected to other people I know or have as a contact otherwise. I strongly suspect some of these recruiters just want to add you for the sake of having access to your contacts lists in order to have more people to connect with.

I don't usually accept requests from recruiters, either. In fact I had this for a while as my first sentence in my profile page and that didn't stop them from sending requests. That signals me they don't bother checking your profile first, either.

Apart of maintaining my vanity URL, I don't even know why do I still have a LinkedIn account; I just don't find it very useful.

Re: Getting Google to ban our entire company


Replied to Greetings. This is Alex Diacre here from G Suit… on Getting Google to ban our entire company via Hacker News:

Once again, it seems the only way to reach actual human support on the Google ecosystem is by having a "locked out of my account" thread trending on some social network.

It simply blows my mind that one of the most powerful tech companies in the world is still doing these mistakes. Not even the G Suite tier, which I would assume it's a more professional tier than the free one.

(Disclaimer: I'm assuming this Reddit post is true, which may or may not be the case here.)

Re: Boycotting Amazon


Replied to I always wondered why Amazon doesn't have… on Boycotting Amazon via Hacker News:

They seem to have an union at least here in Spain, and maybe in other countries as well. Last month, workers at a local Amazon ware house in Madrid did a 2-day strike, which was pushed by a national workers union as a complain on the working conditions [1]. I've been out of the loop on news so I don't know how things are going since then.


Re: Gemnasium acquired by GitLab, the future of version control is built-in security


Commented on Gemnasium acquired by GitLab, the future of version control is built-in security via Hacker News:

> Unfortunately, that means we have to shut down Gemnasium soon.

Which is a shame as a non-GitLab, GitHub user, although now I have a reason to migrate to their dependency graph feature introduced last year.

Re: Overture JS – A powerful basis for building web applications


Commented on Overture JS – A powerful basis for building web applications via Hacker News:

Even though I prefer accessing my mail and notes through IMAP, and my calendar, contacts and files through DAV using native apps on my computer and phone, I love using Fastmail's web user interface. It's fast, it's responsive (UI is simplified on mobile but it's still the same design; not an alternative layout) and it looks really good.

Site is down because of bandwidth limits. This is also a Fastmail feature: you can serve a directory uploaded to your file storage through HTTP. Even though there are bandwidth limits, it works as an alternative to GitHub Pages or to just make available some files you want to share with multiple people. However, it seems it doesn't survive a Hacker News hug of death.

Re: The Indie Web movement (2013)


Commented on The Indie Web movement (2013) via Hacker News:

The protocols that drive the Indie Web movement are actually open standards published by the W3C Social Web Working Group [1]. This year, some of these standards became W3C Recommendations. Webmentions is the successor to pingbacks and it can also be used for comments and replies in blog posts. IndieAuth is an authentication system based on OAuth that can be used for publishing content into your site using applications via Micropub. Microformats adds metadata to web documents so that applications can also scrap information from blog posts (in a similar fashion to OpenGraph).

One of the most interesting concepts about the Indie Web movement that I like is POSSE [2]: you should own your content, but it's OK to then syndicate your content into silos such as Twitter or Instagram as long as there are links that trace back to your site so that your site is always seen as the canonical place where your content lives.


Re: Chrome Apps are dead, as Google shuts down the Chrome Web Store section


Commented on Chrome Apps are dead, as Google shuts down the Chrome Web Store section via Hacker News:

Honestly, I'm all in for PWAs in favour of Chrome Apps. To the final user, a PWA will work the same: an icon and a chrome-less window. However, they are built on top of open standards, so any browser can support PWAs and provide the same experience to their users, unlike Chrome apps, which only were supposed to work in Chrome. I hope that in the transition, we see more and more progressive web applications.

PWAs have replaced a few native apps on my phone and I couldn't be happier about it. I can use Twitter, Telegram, YouTube and even read HN (via the Premii webapp [1]) through a fullscreen interface that behaves like a native application (no address bar, tinted notifications bar, push notifications for Twitter and Telegram), but that nonetheless is still a browser.

Support for PWAs on Firefox for Android is around the corner. I'm a Firefox Nightly user and the support is there: websites that have a webapp manifest display an icon on the address bar to let you quickly "install" the application as an icon to the homescreen. It is supposed to reach stable channel on Firefox 58 [2].