Binarynova's Realm


About this Site

Still trying to get a handle on why I even feel like I want a website and what I should do with it if I have one. Here are a few "high-level" ideas:

My HTML/CSS code is intentionally minimal and easy to read/copy/learn.

Always use FOSS when possible. Open source all the things.


Removal of Google Font

Previously this website used a Google Font called "Open Sans". It is a really great sans serifed font. However, because of uncertainty regarding Google's approach to privacy I have removed that Google Font and am now using local fonts, namely: "Avant Garde", "Arial", and "Helvetica" in that order. I don't have any reason to think Google was tracking anything (considering that my browser plugins don't normally complain about Google Fonts), but I consider it to have been an open port through which their policy could change at any time. Therefore, I decided to take the first step.


How To Internet

Web surfing is a two-way interaction. Be mindful of the websites you visit and the links and images you click on. Read privacy policies. Think twice before submitting any information, whether it seems personal or not. Remember that personal data is more than just the sum of its parts. Know that companies keep tabs on your web history. If you can, use addons like Privacy Badger to help protect yourself while you browse the Internet.

You don't need to respond to every video, article, post, link, or tweet. No matter how wrong you think someone is or how angry something made you. The way that the Internet works now means that responding in any way is a promotion of that idea. Before responding ask yourself if you want to help this idea spread.


Cool Stuff!

Photo of a single atom wins science photography prize!
A single atom! That's amazing!

Quotes

"If Neil and Buzz can get to the moon without a calculator, you can do your Intermediate Algebra homework without a calculator." ~ Me


Chill Music

Fabled - First Light