Today I Will Launch My Infant Son Into Orbit


Burner Anyway

Posted by decay on Tuesday, July 19th 2022 at 8:38 pm PDT


Web browsers were a mistake

Not really, but the security patch deathrace is partly caused by the extreme complexity of modern browsers. They're basically full operating systems complete with, at this point, a fairly complete hardware virtualization layer and a managed-code VM (fuck you Brendan Eich) for running software on said operating system. The result is that it is basically impossible for anyone with less resources than a state actor or a Fortune 500 company to create and maintain a usable browser, and so in practice about two and a half companies have absolute control of the client-side (ie the side that drives all development) technological infrastructure of the web. That's absolutely horrific!

Posted by decay on Wednesday, July 13th 2022 at 7:34 pm PDT



So Cohost is cool as fuck. Here's hoping it really takes off!

Posted by decay on Tuesday, July 12th 2022 at 11:00 pm PDT