We just turned on Brave verified publisher status on nomics.com and I’m kind of excited about it. I don’t think it’s going to, at least in the short term, result in any kind of real and meaningful short term value. But I really like the direction that the Brave browser is going in. It’s almost at the point that I can start using it on a daily basis, even though it’s not quite there yet.
[00:00:30] I thought it was going to be there. I thought I was going to completely switch over to Brave. They did a lot of things that I think make a lot of sense. I think they’ve basically forked Chrome, at least the open sourced parts of Chrome, so you can create different workspaces and personas that have saved cookies and bookmarks. There’s a state behind [00:01:00] each of these environments that you can switch in and out of, and that’s cool.
For the most part, I believe all Chrome plugins now work in the Brave browser, which is nice, so I can use my password manager and a bunch of other plugins for Chrome that I’ve become dependent upon, like those working in Brave, which is really nice. And it seems to be faster than Chrome [00:01:30] and it has a real emphasis on privacy which I like, and blocking third party cookies and on, and on, and on. They’ve done a really good job there, and I’m happy that we are now verified in Brave, or as a Brave publisher.
There’s a few things that didn’t work. One, when I use Google Hangouts in the Brave browser, I can’t seem to hear the person [00:02:00] on the other side. They can hear me, they can see me, I can see them, but I can’t hear them. I’ve done a lot of Google Hangouts. I’m pretty sure that I have it configured correctly, but I can’t seem to hear the person on the other line.
The other issue, and I’m sure there’s more, is that I can’t seem to print to anything but PDF in the Brave browser. It doesn’t connect to printers on my system for some reason. I have no idea. [00:02:30] Maybe if I spent a couple of hours screwing around with the stuff, I could get it to work. But these things don’t work.
But I’m really glad that there is a team that’s focused on some of the UX components of distributed finance or this … I don’t know, whatever we call this space; the crypto-sphere. I think Brave has come a long way. It does look like they took out the MetaMask wallet, or the native MetaMask wallet. [00:03:00] But it’s really come a long way. I’m happy that we have it turned on. If you are a user of the Brave browser, and you want to donate to nomics.com, we would obviously, obviously welcome that. But we’re not looking at it to be a huge source of revenue. Maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised. I don’t know.
But it’s cool to see something come along that operates this well. Generally speaking, when I go [00:03:30] to a website and they tell me that I need to have MetaMask installed, I’m just like, “No. No, I’m just going to move on.” Because the UI there is just so clunky and I wish it could get a lot better. I really do. Anyway, that’s the update for today. Take care. Bye.
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