WorldWideWeb is a simple web server that is free iOS, iPadOS, and macOS app by Iconfactory. Its been popular enough that they're adding a paid pro upgrade to support adding more features, ushc as the just-added auto-refresh.
I haven't followed the Lackadaisy webcomic for years now, so I'd missed that there was a Kickstarter on producing an animated version. Or at least a pilot episode. It's pretty great, and now I've got to find time to catch up on the webcomic.
Microsoft today announced that its Outlook app for Mac is now free to use, with a Microsoft 365 subscription or license no longer necessary. This is brilliant news, as it makes it more convenient for web dev testing and client support.
The goals of the redesign are to achieve a cleaner and modern look and greater usability, better accessibility, as well as ultimately simplifying how the site is managed. W3C invites your feedback on the beta site, on website or content issues, and are using GitHub to manage comments.
Apparently, the AI powered Bing has some issues. Most of which make it seem like it learned how to be an AI by reading a lot of evil-AI science fiction. Which, given that's it's just predicting what word should come next based on the ones already provided, is probably painfully close to the truth. The training data had to come from somewhere.
Entrepreneur and developer Tom Coates joined many developers protesting Twitter’s announcement. Coates tweeted that, while “it is not unreasonable to want to find a way to charge those developers who extract more value than they contribute” to Twitter, “one week’s notice and no indication of pricing shows Twitter is chaotic and unreliable. No one’s going to build a business on that.”
Provincial parks have groomed trails for a variety of activities, including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fat biking, snowshoeing and hiking. Paint Lake, Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain provincial parks also offer outdoor skating areas, hockey rinks and toboggan hills. Trails province-wide are in excellent condition with a good snow base.
The new organization also preserves the core process and mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web, by developing open web standards as a single global organization with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community.
Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die.
If anyone out there really, really, misses the pre-web internet, you might want to look into Gemini. It's a basically a modernized version of the old gopher protocol. It all feels very nostalgic, but you'll need a custom Gemini client, like Lagrange to get very far.
A bot on Mastadon that communicates with NASA to see if any new pictures were taken yesterday of our planet using the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard the DSCOVR spacecraft 1.5 million kilometres away at Lagrange point 1. It then combines the images into an animated GIF showing what our world looked like yesterday.
This initial release contains most of the new features and breaking changes that 5.0 will contain. This release contains a minimal working application skeleton. The scope for 5.x isn’t locked down so if you’d like to see a feature or breaking change made please open an issue.