Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for April 09, 2018

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Save to nvALT
You may have noticed that most of the original extensions for nvALT have kind of disappeared. For Chrome users, this one from Mustafa Paksoy is pretty great. Internal HTML-to-Markdown conversion and instant add to nvALT. Source available.
Now in Public Beta: The NEW Tower
I’ve been on the Tower 3 private beta, and I can tell you it’s an exciting update for any Git user on Mac. Support for Pull Requests, a sweet interactive rebase GUI, a command palette for keyboard access to ANYTHING, and more. You can hold out for my review after it goes live, or join the beta now, your call.

And then, obviously, the scary stuff…

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we cannot trust Facebook to police its own platform. So now is as good a time as ever to remind you that — beyond deleting your Facebook account for good — there are some precautions you can take to protect your privacy and make use of Facebook as a utility without compromising your personal data.

Should You Delete Your Facebook Page?
I don’t know if you read the EasyDNS newsletter, but I’ve come to appreciate it as a very non-partisan source of information on privacy, technology, and the politics surrounding it. Post Cambridge Analytica revelations, my long-running question of how to handle the paradox of wanting to remain connected while wanting to remain safe, questioning my abillity to use tech to bring change while avoiding tech controlling me, have all become increasingly urgent.
Do You Trust This Computer?
If you feel like digging deeper into the seemingly inevitable AI-driven nightmare reality, Do You Trust This Computer? is happy to be your guide.

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