do you ever think about how google made a really good RSS reader, waited for everyone to switch to it, and then killed it, basically killing RSS


i love to entrust internet standards to google, the perfectly neutral corporation that has no vested interest in pushing advertisements

@dankwraith I used to love Firefox and Mozilla but I feel like their shit is bad now

@ipslfn google deliberately sabotages their websites to run worse on firefox so that people will switch to chrome, but also firefox is fine

@dankwraith @ipslfn On my last windows install, chrome managed to bork itself so that a number of google's own sites ran *worse* in chrome than in firefox.

I was always highly amused by this and as such never bothered to fix it.
@dankwraith @ipslfn (and then i had to reinstall windows and this issue is now resolved with a fresh install. Hmph. )

@dankwraith I get that, I held on to a super old version of SeaMonkey forever cause I'm overly particular about UI and add-ons and stuff. Them changing up their whole add-on scheme irked me. I just notice Firefox proper in general runs worse on my personal desktop, period. I switchced to a Chromium variant, which I don't like but it works about as well as can be expected for me.

@dankwraith At work, on Windows they both work about as well for me as far as I can tell, and have both installed, but at home on Linux, there's somethin rotten about it, and Waterfox too.

@dankwraith @ipslfn I've switched full-time to Firefox, but it's made it clear how much they tie to their other services and products. They really do work worse in Firefox, have missing features, and don't work with hardware, like Chromecast. Which I've still not found a good replacement for with how our family uses it.

@dankwraith also a reminder to use ad blockers (rec: uBlock Origin) or, for coverage for all devices on your entire home network (including phones, TV set-top boxes, smart appliances etc), a Pi-Hole

@dankwraith even Opera is putting ads in my phone notifications now. fuck everything.

@dankwraith i'm really reliant on multi-account containers these days. it's a great feature, and it feels like stepping backwards whenever i use other browsers.

@dankwraith shouts out to Firefox, who fixed their issue on Windows on snapdragon that was causing a bluescreen when you watched videos. Now I don't have to use edge anymore

@dankwraith Yet let's not forget about how much of Google advertising money is in Mozilla/Firefox...

@dankwraith I use Vivaldi, Firefox had some weird changes made and I love Vivaldi's customisability

@dankwraith While I agree, I'm glad they're effectively killing EV certs by making them appear no differently, meaning that scummy companies like GoDaddy are one step closer to going out of business.

@dankwraith and harvesting data. they are first and foremost a private surveillance company. all the tech companies are to some degree, but it is the foundation of google's business.

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