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These are all of my long-form articles. An Atom feed contains their full text. If that has any problems, I also have a legacy RSS feed.

Timestamp format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM, as per RFC 3339. Sorted newest to oldest.

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    Avoid de-anonymization through analysis of your writing style. Defend against machine- and human-driven stylometric identification.

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    "Privacy" can mean different things in different contexts. Tracking-reduction and tracking-evasion represent different goals with some conflict and overlap.

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    A response to some problematic CLI UX advice, with alternative recommendations for designing more accessible CLI utilities.

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    My take on where Manifest V3 fits into the current ad-blocking landscape: it has some benefits which should complement but not replace existing approaches

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    Recently, people have been telling webmasters to add a Permissions-Policy header to their sites to opt out of FLoC. The reality of the situation isn't so simple.

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    How open platforms become closed, and how standards-driven development can prevent it from happening.

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    A lengthy guide to making simple, inclusive sites focused on content before form. Emphasizes brutalist design and accessibility to include under-represented users.

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    Seirdy's obligatory inagural blog post, which is barely longer than this description.