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Like Working Phones? Dislike Google or Corporations? Check this out…

Found this on ghacks.net earlier this week:

Mozilla and KaiOS Technologies announced a partnership this week that will benefit both companies. KaiOS is based on a relatively old version of Mozilla’s Gecko engine; version 48, released in 2016 is still the base of the operating system. While the technology works fine for the most part, important features and developments such as TLS 1.3, WebAssembly, or Progressive Web Apps, are not supported by the current version.

The partnership will change that as Mozilla and KaiOS plan to introduce these new features in the mobile operating system. All changes will be released as open source according to the press release on the KaiOS website.”

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/14/firefox-os-successor-mozilla-and-kaios-announce-partnership/

This may (finally) mean that the Big G has some competition in the mobile market; and coming from a combination of a clearly hungry techco (in KaiOS Technologies) and ultimately the longest lasting advocate for open standards in web tech (i.e. Mozilla) surely this can’t be a bad thing?

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I wish I knew more about Google’s Search-Caching algorithm

I think it’s strange how Googley can list a lot of pages that don’t seem to go anywhere.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=troll+den&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official

Yes, it is up to individual administrators and programmers to ensure this happens; this is how SEO was invented.

Since I think the top-most hit (at the time of writing this is “The Troll’s Den.com”) has been there for at least a few months; surely there should at least be some information shown off regarding why it’s there?…

Can you say: “cache-poison”, anyone?

Or perhaps I should be mean and just send an abrupt e-mail from a hosted account; perhaps the Wayback Machine and a particular Firefox extension is the way forward…

Has Nokia gone mad? Probably not.

The alleged (it may be using this word a lot today) shock and horror this week comes from Nokia.

Since Nokia have allegedly ditched Symbian in favour of Maemo (a Linux-based mobile OS), as was put down by the “Symbian-Freak” in Sept. 2009 they have started sticking Maemo onto their newer smartphones, like the N900: maemo.nokia.com (the N910 is meant to be worth waiting for). Read More…