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If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

I have no doubt whatsoever that WebAssembly is going to entirely change what we think web development is, but I have no clue what it's going to change into.

Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
β€’ Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
β€’ When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
β€’ Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs:
β€’ Donate to Mozilla if you can:

It's short notice, but Recurse Center is giving out $10,000 fellowships for women to participate in the next batch. This is a huge and great opportunity! RC has been extremely significant in my development as a programmer and it's a wonderful community. I'm happy to answer any questions if you have them!

History only seems linear because it's written by the vectors

Apparently the upcoming Snapdragon 855 not only uses a 4/4 high/low-perf set of cores, it clocks one of the high-perf cores even higher than the others to increase single-threaded performance without having to speed up all 4 of the high-perf cores.

Nobody should ever assume that running multiple threads will complete in a simple divisor amount of time anymore. :D

Anyway I never got into tumblr specifically but all you tumblrpocalypse refugees, I welcome you and empathize

Also: most blog and social network posts should be ephemeral. Remember that posting is publishing, and consider how much effort each post needs put into its preservation.

Some stuff you want online forever. Some stuff you want to delete five minutes later. ;)

But it's nice to have that under your control instead of the whole net panicking when a provider changes policy or goes under.

Server platforms are single points of failure for their users, and when they die they die en masse. Self-host your blog and/or keep backups, and if you can, donate to the Internet Archive for their maintenance of the Wayback machine!

As of a few minutes ago, less than 20% of librsvg's code remains in C:

Most of the calls to libxml2 are done from #rustlang now. All the loading code will be in Rust soon.

#CSS Tip:

If you're searching for info about CSS, add "mdn" to your search (works for duckduck go, google, maybe other stuff?) to get the Mozilla Developer Network which is really really good documentation compared to some stuff out there.

Fallout 76 is fun but lacks the depth of _choice and consequence_ that was key in Fallout 3 and 4. Your decisions don't really affect anyone, because all the non-player characters are already dead and leaving you messages from off screen.

In Fallout 3/4, your choices drove factions to victory or defeat, individuals to freedom or slavery, life or death. In 76, there are no permanent changes to the state of the world based on what you do.

Phone notifications aren't notices, they're alerts. They should serve your interests as the person using the phone, not the interests of the app or service. Show more

OMG, just got a traits epiphany #rustlang.

I have an awkward-to-construct error value because it needs an extra parameter. So, this was everywhere:

foo().map_err(|e| construct_error(param, e))?;

So I implemented an extension trait for Result, and now I can call


Yes, I know, "transformer down in the roadway" on a traffic alert doesn't mean what it sounds like it should...

Oh, and one more thing: text is too damn small! I'm almost 40 and I play on a console. Give your audience some help with their tired eyes, Bethesda...

I still find Fallout is at its best when quietly, slowly, exploring alone. Co-op with a buddy or small team *is* fun too, but changes the pace of the game dramatically.

Here's an update on Fallout 76, as of leveled up to 37:

* I have not had any problems with 'griefing' or other PvP troubles. Enabled pacifist mode and mostly avoid other players except when playing co-op with a buddy.
* Sometimes my camp disappears!
* Vendors all having the same bank balance and not replenishing fully when you sell them things is *very* infuriating.
* Stimpaks are still hard to find, but meat is plentiful.
* Repairing power armor is *very* hungry for screws and springs, which are rare.

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