Items of interest, October 9, 2021

I have just been diagnosed with Palindromic rheumatism, which at this point is mostly a fancy name for “exactly the weird symptoms I’ve had for twenty years, which I put up with until they started appearing more frequently, for longer and more severely”. For now, this diagnosis doesn’t change much for me; I don’t have to do anything or give up anything, except maybe sobriety. But in about a third to half of all cases, palindromic rheumatism develops into full-blown rheumatoid arthritis and so I will need to get checkups and have X-Rays taken every year or so.

Here’s a well-written write-up of the condition.

Firefox now sends your address bar keystrokes to mozilla and how to stop that.

Imagine The End OF Facebook. Librarian Shipwreck on how it’s more complicated than just #deleteFacebook.