Graph Paper CSS only background

23 Mar 2020
CSS Privacy

When you're working with designers and UX, it's occasionally helpful to have a grid on the page in order to help with layouts. I used to love working with graph (construction) paper when I was younger, and I thought it'd be cool to be able to do this without using a background image.

See the Pen Graph Paper CSS only background by Pete (@peterbenoit) on CodePen.

As a bonus, here's a Bookmarklet you can add to your browser so you can use it on demand. GridMe!


Google doesn't sell your data

20 Mar 2020
Security Privacy

Taking a break from Coronavirus this morning to read about how the big tech companies handle your data. While this isn't new news, I hadn't seen it delivered like this before.

Google controls about 62% of mobile browsers, 69% of desktop browsers, and the operating systems on 71% of mobile devices in the world. 92% of internet searches go through Google and 73% of American adults use YouTube. Google runs code on approximately 85% of sites on the Web and inside as many as 94% of apps in the Play store. It collects data about users’ every click, tap, query, and movement from all of those sources and more.



Security vs. Privacy

04 Mar 2020
Security Privacy

Security and Privacy are very different. Think “Google is very secure but not private”.

For example, for privacy we often want deniability—you can’t prove a statement came from me. For security we might want authenticity (you know the statement is from me and not an impostor) or even non-repudiation (I can’t sign a contract then later claim I never signed it).

One reliable absolute in security and privacy is there are no absolutes.