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Title: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: jax on 2017-09-04, 14:25:52
A thread on what's going on with Vivaldi Technologies, the makers of the Vivaldi browser (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=2820.0).
Title: Re: Keeping an eye on Vivaldi Technologies
Post by: jax on 2017-09-04, 14:28:22
My friends at Google: it is time to return to not being evil (https://vivaldi.com/blog/google-return-to-not-being-evil/)
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2017-10-24, 19:34:56
I never liked the blogging platform at vivaldi.net, and evidently they at Vivaldi didn't like it either. For a while it took a day or two to get a blogpost out (because of censorship? what a silly idea), then for a while the blog dashboard was difficult to find, hidden somewhere. And right now they are apparently moving the blogs section to Wordpress, which is another thing to be avoided, as everybody knows. Anyway, I can't find my old posts (I use them for my own reference, but of course I can't use them for reference when they cannot be found) and I cannot add any new ones.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-10-24, 19:39:48
(because of censorship? what a silly idea)
Probably more the porn spam.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2017-10-24, 19:47:42
Probably, but this makes the blog unusable. Imagine a forum where you have to wait a day for your post to appear.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-10-24, 19:58:56
Didn't they also do something where all blogs were "global"? As in, rather than my.opera.com/ersi/blog-post-title they'd be vivaldi.org/blog/blog-post-title-1234 because 1233 people already used the same title.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2017-10-24, 20:04:11
Yes, and this made it very hard to find blog posts by any particular user, including oneself. Right now the posts are frankly not there.

https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/21736/can-t-log-in-to-blog
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-10-24, 21:47:54
Taking a quick peek around, are they at username.vivaldi.net now?

https://ersi.vivaldi.net/
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2017-10-25, 10:30:00
Looks like they got it working now. It will be great, if this naming scheme stays put. Different from the previous convoluted way of finding one's own blog and the RSS feed for it, things are straightforward now. For the time being.

But I note that they have been quiet concerning the photo albums. I guess those were deleted.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-10-25, 11:38:23
It's been 4 years already? Wow. One of the last posts I made on the Vivaldi forum was about this RSS issue (that was still an issue in 2017?):

https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/227/blog-ux/3
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2017-10-25, 11:56:08
Back then you had to add something like &user=name somewhere in the link to get to a specific blogger's RSS feed. I figured it out by trial and error, but it worked max for a year.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2019-03-30, 19:55:47
Their website seems pretty much down now for half a day or so. What gives?
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Luxor on 2019-03-30, 20:08:49
From their Twitter feed.

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We're currently experiencing some issues with our websites. We are looking into it and doing our best to fix it ASAP. We apologize for the trouble and thank you for being patient with us.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: Luxor on 2019-03-31, 12:10:04
Still seem to be having issues.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2019-03-31, 13:15:15
Today I managed to update the snapshot.
Title: Re: What's going on with Vivaldi Technologies?
Post by: ersi on 2019-04-21, 09:45:50
A nice article of general value on Vivaldi blog, about paywalled (and unpublished or incompetently published given the digital age) science
Quote from: https://lonm.vivaldi.net/2019/03/11/30-years-of-paywalled-articles/
The biggest offender I've come across for failing to archive are conferences though. The ones I follow (typically Computer Science ones) make their PDFs available online, but there's no guarantee they'll stay there once next year's web site goes up.
Amazingly, this is so true. Conference organisers seem to be mostly party people, people celebrating the moment of gettogether, never minding about having concrete references back to the event, presentable to third persons.