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Vika

A trans-person and a clueless amateur coder. Doesn't like her look and uses an anime-styled avatar instead.

Screenshots instead of embedding

Published: by Vika

Tags:
  • html
  • webdesign
  • rant

Reading news, I often notice that things like Twitter posts are posted as screenshots and not as embeds, and specific YouTube videos are given without links.

This completely breaks the spirit of hypertext - not providing links to content you reference makes you no better than just another worthless magazine I can pick up at any convenience store.

Why do we even use HTML anyway? Oh, right, to embed Google Analytics and track the heck out of readers!

Published: by Vika

Tags:
  • indieweb
  • ownyourdata
  • quantifiedself
  • itches
  • geo

I'm thinking of how to pull my Google Maps Timeline data in a machine-readable format. I want a GPS tracker project like @aaronpk's!

also I need a nickname cache and interface for posting those checkin spots! #itches