Generic telemetry opt-out
As I was reading the information about opting out from Storybook (a library for UI testing in frontend world), I wanted to go and add it to my shell configuration and ensure it is always set to opt-out.
It would be as simple as adding
export STORYBOOK_DISABLE_TELEMETRY=1 to my
As I was doing so, the next thought was to collect all such statements in a generic list and keep it as a gist or public list of "known opt-outs".
But then I realized - it would be awesome to have a generic
statement that all tools would read and support by default. This would reduce
the need to know which tools might need it or not. A solution for all tools
As I was opening GitHub to start a gist I realized that this could be improved even more - how about make everything opt-in instead of opt-out? No telemetry enabled without explicitly choosing to do so.
What a world would that be!
But that won't happen so I am back to building a list of telemetry flags...