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Control Center on the upcoming macOS 11 Big Sur.

This looks eeriliy familiar....

It's easy to mistake or dismiss an act of racism for something else. Thinking that one can't know what the person really intended or meant. I tend to see the positive side of things and try to assume good faith. This post reminded me that sometimes that makes me blind to structural racism – unable to connect the dots, to see the pattern.

"What It’s Like Not Being White", by Laila.

This is from 2015, and its as relevant today as it was then.

What are some qualities and behavior you expect from a senior engineer?

I couldn't have thought of these if you'd ask me before but.. now that I read this list, I find it resonating with me. It captures much of what I believe in.

I don't know if, or how much, this would be perceived as "alternate", but at least for me I previously thought these to be gut feelings and quirks not many people shared.

What do you think?

apple, app store, google 

Thinking about the HEY Email app from Basecamp being rejected by Apple for not allowing in-app purchasing (and thus sharing profits).

How is this different from Google selling additional storage and services around Gmail and G Drive - which you can login into but can't buy from within their iOS apps. 🤔


My favourite cover of Bowie’s Space Oddity... performed IN SPACE! 🤩🌎🌙⭐️☀️

Learning Rust, week 1:

I'm trying to learn Rust this summer. I've found I learn languages the best by just trying to do something in it, figuring out the building blocks as I go along. So I plan on writing/porting different projects to Rust.

"But I wasn’t shocked at all... Based on what I already knew of the world, my first thought was: We finally got one of those on tape."

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"Reflections on the Color of My Skin", by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

A powerful article from start to end, sharing important voices that need to be heard.

Story behind building the Wikipedia search index for the Khmer language.

"the task of composing characters into syllables is left to some combination of the font, operating system, and application."

You are not entitled to free content.

(Repost from 4 years ago because it's on my mind right now.)

"Avoiding Unexpected Navigation" by Eric Lawrence

I literally dragged-and-dropped a file onto a webpage last week and lost some work I was doing. It's great that browsers are working to fix this, the same way they fixed the Backspace button.

Super agree. I don't get why there isn't already a standards group devoted to podcasts.

Earlier today, the 600,000th commit was pushed to Wikimedia's Code Review server.

Time to reflect on our community of developers, be they Wikimedia staff, third-party workers, or volunteers!

A periodic reminder that you should back up your own Masto account by downloading your archive

I'm not posting this for any particular reason other than that it's good to make backups and sometimes servers just go down

New post, in which I explain why I think 'browser ecosystem health' is a considerably better lens to view/discuss than 'browser engine diversity', and paints a different kind of picture

Interesting correlation between time spent in apps and user's (self-reported) happiness.

Relatively small scale study. But certainly a perspective I hadn't thought of explicitly before.

Huh.. I just realized Apple made both iBook and iBooks. 🤔

I don't recall it causing confusion, which seems.. surprising?

(iBook, device, is now known as MacBook; iBooks, app, is now known as Books.)

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