"Which Programming Languages Use the Least Electricity?"
Sounds like a silly question, but makes for a rather intriguing read!
If I had to nominate the most disappointing website of the world,
I vote for https://caniuse.com
Every fucking time: oh, cool new property, lets lookup browser support. Ah, forget it.
Web dev protip: if you're searching for an open-source component, use the keyword "accessible" or "a11y." E.g. "accessible dialog," "accessible carousel," "accessible autocomplete."
Accessibility is like the brown M&Ms in Van Halen lore – if they didn't mess that up, then they probably didn't mess anything else up either. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/brown-out/
The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.
“Some thoughts on Social Networking and Usenet”
This reminds me, I should finish writing that “apps that should exist but don’t” blog post. A best practices social media consumption app is one of them.
The challenges of digitising hospitals, both cultural and technical: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/12/why-doctors-hate-their-computers
I realize there can be reasons for this and it's not entirely a fair criticism but …
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.
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