lambda functions are more powerful than other functions because they have no name and thus cannot be bent to the will of an evil magician

People argue about feet/inches versus meters, but there's only one true universal measurement system.

@maelig Yeah, the UK's Google-based third-party data seems likely affected by that. Wikipedia on the other hand basically just uses server logs. (in-memory, distributed, stream-based, filtered, expiring, server logs; but server logs no less).

📝New blog post 🎉

Is WebAssembly magic performance pixie dust✨? Can you replace JavaScript with Wasm and things get faster?

➡️ JS to AssemblyScript
➡️ Benchmarking & Profiling
➡️ Debugging the runtime
➡️ Comparing file size
➡️ also feat Rust & C++

👇
surma.dev/things/js-to-asc/ind

QUnit 2.15

🐛 Fix TAP output to support cyclical objects.
🐛 Fix strict mode compatibility.
🕵️‍♂️ The test page's filter input now trims any whitespace to improve matching.

Thanks to Zachary Mulgrew, Edward Faulkner @ef4, Nathaniel Furniss, Ray Cohen, and Steve McClure for their contributions!

Details: github.com/qunitjs/qunit/relea
Download: qunitjs.com/intro/#release-cha

@maelig

Firefox fares a bit better in global audiences, such as from Wikipedia. But, it's been declining for years indeed, from 10% in 2015 to 5% today. At least the decline seems to have stopped in 2019. Time to go back up?

mastodon.technology/@krinkle/1

Wikipedia.org and sister projects, operating system stats for the first week of April 2021:

* 32.2%: Android
* 26.0%: Windows
* 24.6%: iOS
* (9.2%: Other)
* 6.6%: macOS
* 0.9%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.5%: Chrome OS

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, browser stats for March 2021:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.7%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.1%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.7%: Edge
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 1.7%: Google app
* 1.9%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 0.81%: Opera
* 0.79%: Internet Explorer
* 0.27%: Yandex
* 0.15%: DuckDuckGo app

100% = 17.5 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

@eloquence

I'm not aware of a condensed single or small set of sources or courses that I myself have experience with. But I'll try to gather a few things just outside that definition that may be of use. We also did some general perf training at WMF last year for product engineers with a consultant which was pretty good. I might be able to introduce.

Web Monetization is a JavaScript browser API that allows the creation of a payment stream from the user agent to the website.

This proposed W3C standard is now live on Mojeek; you can read more on our blog: blog.mojeek.com/2021/04/web-mo

Remotely connecting to computers was done before ARPANET. What ARPANET did was to standardize the way to communicate with computers over a network.

twobithistory.org/2021/02/07/a

#Computers #Networking #ComputerHistory #NetworkingHistory #Arpanet #Internet

Secretive private equity investors shouldn't have the power to censor websites by suspending their domains. With Ethos Capital taking control of Donuts, ICANN should demand contract changes to prevent censorship. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/etho

"Origins of the youtube-dl project", from its creator, Ricardo García.

"""
my only choice for home Internet access so far had been a dial-up [at] 4 KB/sec. I got myself a 3G modem and data plan limited to 5GB. I had to be selective when using the network. youtube-dl helped to prevent me from downloading large video files multiple times. […]
"""

rg3.name/202011071352.html

@pinafore

Hm.. I don't generally close it on mobile, which is where the issue happens. I minimise, and then going there after a day has passed, I'd expect to see the dot, ideally around the same time as "Load 32 new items" button appearing.

Maybe it gets implicitly closed after a while on mobile, akin to a frozen tab that then gets reloaded when you focus it? Note I'm using the "saved to homescreen" approach (not literally a browser tab in Safari), iOS 13.5.

Anyway, sync sounds good!

@wanderview @pinafore

I might be having the same issue on mobile. On desktop I open Pinafore less often, and when I do it's a new tab and the navbar bell works fine.

On mobile when switching to the homescreen PWA after 8 hours inactive, seems I very rarely see the bell dot. Thus I too have gotten accustomed to eagerly tapping it just in case (fomo, wellness).

Jim Salter, for Ars Technica, on Rust being considered for some utilities and drivers in the Linux kernel:

"""
The great thing about C is that it's not assembly language.

[…] the Rust port might replace the original GNU Coreutils in some environments—offering thread safety and immunity to memory management errors. […] Torvalds goes on to describe device drivers as obvious low-hanging fruit for potential new work to be done in Rust.
"""

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

@thenewoil

I love Proton, but it seems disingenuous to clickbait-claim impact on Myanmar.

Proton merely submitted an update to change the promo text to state Proton helps "challenge governments". Apple's screening rejected this, and so the old promo text stays until the dispute is settled. That's all. Perhaps I missed something, though?

I do think it's crazy that Apple gatekeeps promo text to this level of detail, but nothing was blocked or hindred in discovery/use for anyone. (This time)

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