Yes cookie pop-ups are annoying. Thing is that only exposes the issue. Guess how GDPR came to exist in the first place.

Anyway, do you know this fancy thing called “ReaderMode”? It’s built into your browser and discards basically all the fancy stuff on a website so you can focus on the text you came for in the first place. It’s right next to the URL input field. Chrome has it not enabled by default but it’s there: chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode. Firefox can even read the article to you in this mode (well, sort of).

Punch it on any website that makes you jump through hoops before you can even access a summary.

Adding Webmentions to My Website by Martin SchneiderMartin Schneider (
Webmention is a webstandard that enables websites to notify each other when content is mentioned, liked or linked. This is my little journey how I have implemented them into my website. One reason to write posts like this one is sharing my learnings and I’m looking forward to get as much feedback ...

So good to see the growing 🙂 Thanks for considering . It’s an ongoing challenge that probably never pays off for small private websites at all. Anyway, I’ve my disclaimer up – kindly provided by the WordPress plugin – so the only thing to cover are probably backfeed comments. Considering from what sites such backfeeds usually come from – and what privacy disclaimer they run – I’ll simply wait for the first request. Not that hard to print out or get rid of a bunch of table entries, no?

BTW: I couldn’t automatically parse your h-card because it’s not a child of the h-entry. See for easier debug.

GDPR and common sense by @edent (
Every so often, I get a glimpse into the thought processes of someone who has a very different view of the world to me. I don't deal with people's personal information often. So I was surprised to receive an email with a multi-megabyte spreadsheet called "Pay and Bonuses 2020". The email contained t...

Heh, no idea what GDPR has to do with password protected attachments but this reminds me of a nifty customer that decided that NextCloud or KeePass files are way too complicated and simply dropped me required data in my HOME folder on the brand new server I was supposed to configure next day anyway. This I could access with my very own ssh key generated just for this purpose the day before. I had to admire the simplicity – and I needed that data on this server anyway 😀

Also auto-complete is a PITA on occasion. Looking at you Firefox.

Dieser Tage dem Housekeeping zum Opfer gefallen: Die Parteizugehörigkeit zur

Mit dem Wegfall meiner 4-stelligen Mitgliedsnummer 34** erinnere ich mich gerne an die Anfangszeit. Die fĂŒr mich so wichtigen Kern-Themen sind inzwischen in der Gesellschaft angekommen, womit sich meine GrĂŒnde fĂŒr mein damaliges Engagement erledigt haben. Ich bin davon ĂŒberzeugt dass vieles deutlich schlimmer hĂ€tte kommen können.

Inzwischen ist immerhin ein gewisses Bewusstsein fĂŒr Datenschutz und PrivatsphĂ€re entstanden, was sich in Gesetzen wie dem (DSGVO) niedergeschlagen hat.

Wer sich nicht mehr erinnert, wie die Netz-Politik damals in Deutschland aussah, kann das GedÀchtnis zum Beispiel im Archiv des auffrischen.

Übrigens: Ich bin sogar weiterhin mit dem Parteiprogramm ganz einverstanden. Trotzdem fĂŒhle ich mich nicht mehr zugehörig und habe den Anschluss verloren. Damit ist das alles wieder bei Theater angekommen – und hier findet man den höchsten Unterhaltungswert gerade anderweitig *zwinkersmiley.

There’s a thing that puzzles me every time I visit some doctor, or hospital or dentist. You get it. Everywhere you get to sign a (or refuse to, like I do) and next thing happening is you’re sited in a room waiting for your turn. With a computer. Usually with your patient file already opened and on screen.

There is _so_ much you could do now. Like editing, opening other files, install a keylogger or some other device to the net – even wifi. WPS button is on the router next to it – default password on it’s back. System is in most cases horrible out of date and even if the screensaver is on it’s password is usually short, never changed and can be easily guessed or observed. And that’s all in a very sensitive setting. I observed this in various places now and when called out I get that “We’re not computer experts” shrug.

but you signed that GDPR so all is [probably] good.

Am I the only one bewildered by this?

The Indieweb privacy challenge (Webmentions, silo backfeeds, and the GDPR) // Sebastian Greger (
Originally intended to showcase a privacy-centred implementation of emerging social web technologies - with the aim to present a solution not initially motivated by legal requirements, but as an example of privacy-aware interaction design - my “social backfeed” design process unveiled

Interesting thoughts on Silo Backfeeds and GDPR.