Using deprecated U2F in Gitea 1.16

With the release of Gitea 1.16, support for U2F authentication was deprecated. U2F was never a formal standard and browsers might stop supporting the protocol in the near future. The implementation was changed to use WebAuthn, which is a W3C standard. This will also allow passwordless logins, with FIDO2 keys. I use U2F security keys…

Respecting browser privacy settings

Privacy is a hot topic at the moment. Mostly because of news that companies were fined for violating privacy laws. Especially the GDPR in Europe is mentioned a lot. But there are also other laws, like the CCPA in California. Browsers have had privacy settings for a while. One of these settings is known as…

Choosing a WordPress caching plugin

For this blog, I have been using the Comet Cache plugin for a long time. But recently I had some issues, because it used too much memory for my hosting. This resulted in some functions not working in the WordPress back-end. So, I decided to test some caching plugins. The criteria for the plugins were:…

Using CSS for rel=sponsored links

Recently, Google announced the rel=sponsored HTML attribute as an alternative to the rel=nofollow attribute. This adds transparency for visitors of your website. And this avoids that Google removes the site from their search index for spammy behaviour. The announcement states: Use the sponsored attribute to identify links on your site that were created as part…

Customise application fonts in Manjaro Xfce on 4k monitors

Recently I change my monitors from fullHD to 4K. But using the 4k resolution makes everything tiny. So I scale it up 2x (which Apple calls retina). This way you get the fullHD screen size, but with sharper text (and icons if they are vector based). But not all applications automatically adjust the application font…