urn:uuid:c334aaf1-f1a9-5d2b-8f79-8d03fa787cb0 Ctrl blog (Updates) Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-09-16T19:43:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:08f69157-4809-4616-a48c-2a402f388b33 2021-09-16T19:43:00Z [Updated] A technical and privacy review of Cloudflare Web Analytics Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve. <p>Cloudflare has launched a new free web analytics/visitor-counting service. It promises to put end-user privacy first. The service has plenty of room to improve.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-cloudflare-analytics.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5eb03989-64e5-4960-b471-633415385cc0 2021-08-16T16:41:00Z [Updated] What domain name to use for your home network Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’ <p>Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/homenet-domain-name.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5c6328db-1492-4b33-bc96-3d8a62de171e 2021-08-14T18:16:00Z [Updated] The abysmal state of backup on Android Android’s app isolation and security policies make it difficult to back up your phone. Here are some [poor] alternatives for both unrooted and rooted devices. <p>Android’s app isolation and security policies make it difficult to back up your phone. Here are some [poor] alternatives for both unrooted and rooted devices.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/abysmal-android-backups.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:820202d3-0f34-4f2e-9b8c-b87a7dfb549c 2021-08-12T18:11:00Z [Updated] Comparing AVIF vs WebP file sizes at the same DSSIM I got impressive results when comparing AVIF and WebP images at the same visual quality (using DSSIM.) AVIF’s 85th percentile was the same as WebP’s 15th! <p>I got impressive results when comparing AVIF and WebP images at the same visual quality (using DSSIM.) AVIF’s 85th percentile was the same as WebP’s 15th!</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/webp-avif-comparison.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85e7be00-6dfb-4760-8b25-53ca6ea4b9c6 2021-07-27T18:52:00Z [Updated] Inconsistent user-experiences with native lazy-loading images Web browsers has different priorities and user experience trade-offs in their lazy-loading image implementations. Firefox and Safari vastly different to Chrome. <p>Web browsers has different priorities and user experience trade-offs in their lazy-loading image implementations. Firefox and Safari vastly different to Chrome.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lazy-loading-viewports.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:56672393-94ec-4945-a084-1baf3a863242 2021-07-27T13:30:00Z [Updated] Use different search providers for every search with RandSearch Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results. <p>Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/randsearch.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1962a635-3046-4644-ac91-f1543f7cee74 2021-07-22T13:42:00Z [Updated] FreeStyle Libre Reader device vs LibreLink app The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor. <p>The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/freestyle-libre-reader-vs-app.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ccb427d0-7796-490b-998b-5c00259d3c60 2021-07-22T11:15:00Z [Updated] Ctrl blog is now licensed under Creative Commons licenses I’ve applied a permissive content license in hopes to enable more free-culture sharing and attract more incoming links. <p>I’ve applied a permissive content license in hopes to enable more free-culture sharing and attract more incoming links.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/relicensed-creative-commons.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:054f6b4f-b688-44f0-a854-748d42a37fa8 2021-06-04T14:23:00Z [Updated] A sync bug in Standard Notes kept deleting my notes The Standard Notes webapp kept either deleting or overwriting the unlucky note at the top of my notes list. It’s time to switch note-taking apps again. <p>The Standard Notes webapp kept either deleting or overwriting the unlucky note at the top of my notes list. It’s time to switch note-taking apps again.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/standard-notes-dataloss.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ab7c6427-7687-4994-b8a9-823d6a1042e4 2021-05-31T10:56:00Z [Updated] Windows Timeline browser add-on raises few privacy concerns New browser extension integrates Firefox and Chrome browser histories with Windows Timeline. Well-received by the press despite negatively impacting user privacy. <p>New browser extension integrates Firefox and Chrome browser histories with Windows Timeline. Well-received by the press despite negatively impacting user privacy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-timeline-extension.html">Read more …</a></p>