turning websites into executables was a fucking mistake
the url bar? oh, you mean this shortcut to download dot com's one-click-get-fucked feature?
i need to do a post-mortem on dat-gateway because browser js bullshit killed that project
> This is a wretched state of affairs. Entering a URL does not represent consent to install software. Imagine an app store where even examining an app meant you had already installed it. Would you want to use that app store? I wouldn't. So how in heck have we arrived at that pattern for browsing the internet?
@garbados sorry, I am so tired of this absolutely correct point of view, I would have expected someone to actually do something about it in the last two years ;w;
@efi the trick is that our circumstances are shaped by dynamics, so it's not merely that someone must "do something" but that such a something must drastically alter our governing dynamics.
in other words, to make good software we must destroy capitalism.
@garbados you are so hot, I love you <3
@garbados it's no different from landlords whining about tenants not paying rent. i wish these people would fuck off and die.
@garbados is this ok to share?
@gekitsu yeah totes
@garbados cool, thx! :D
Have you heard of WebAssembly?
@Hyolobrika yep, and it's come a long way since the essay was published
@garbados Some comments on your article
* It's not "permit it service workers" it's "permit it to show notifications" because that's the impressive level of marketing that's gone into making that request sound like something you'd want.
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