The more I work in web development, the more I conclude that the majority of web teams are just not skilled/disciplined enough to build an SPA when a static site will do.
Static sites do not have to worry about:
- memory leaks
- the back button / history
- scroll state
- focus state
- page lifecycle (tab freezing/unfreezing)
SPA frameworks should come with a "you must be this tall to ride" sign.
The MAC address of your devices' Wi-Fi is being used to track you, and it's not just TFL - there's more of this around than you might think. If this bothers you then turn off Wi-Fi when you're not actively using it.
The combination of this week's Huawei story and last week's App Store law suit show that the real power in mobile operating systems is the wall round application delivery.
📝 To contribute to today's Global Accessibility Awareness Day I've done a lightning talk for the FanDuel front end team and published my notes on my blog. #GAAD
So, if you need another reason to get Alexa out of your home or keep it out, here you go:
"Amazon employees are listening to, transcribing and even joking about the private conversations customers have with Alexa on their smart speakers." https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-listens-to-conversations-through-alexa-qh328jlw0
What with financial services being the 18th century I need a statement printed on a dead tree as this somehow verifies my identity in a magical way (that would be completely impossible for me to forge with technology that's readily available for next day delivery on Amazon).
🤔 Reminds me of the time we spent most of our evening figuring out what combination of spells and magic items it would need to recreate Amazon in D&D.
A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#5899df8c42b7
Stuck between the past and the future.
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