"Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead"
An excellent and timely post by @danny: "Shaving off a single kilobyte in a file that is being loaded on 2 million websites reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 2950kg per month." https://dannyvankooten.com/website-carbon-emissions/
I recently started using Joplin for note-taking and it's so good I reckon you should use it too. I wrote a few quick words about it: https://mikebabb.com/blog/work-and-life-management-with-joplin/ #opensource
I am seriously impressed with Netlify! Took very little time to set up, and now my personal site is built and deployed across a CDN with a push to my git repo. Great documentation, too. Thoroughly recommended 👏 https://www.netlify.com
"Old School" text-mode fonts ❤️💪
Dan Abramov recommends rethinking the pursuit of “clean code” above all other concerns in this thoughtful post: https://overreacted.io/goodbye-clean-code/
Immersive Labs had a fun little segment that aired on BBC News recently; a couple of our people showing Bristol shoppers how weak their passwords are: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-50926624/app-reveals-weak-password-woes
Software developers love helping people. Their instinct is to build that hotly anticipated feature as fast as possible. So how can you be pragmatic about being pragmatic?
"Good Code Reviews, Better Code Reviews" by Gergely Orosz is a good read that offers practical tips for improving the code review process in your organisation. Empathy and flexibility go a long way!
"An HTML Element Potentially Worth $18M to Indiegogo Campaigns"
Adrian Roselli follows up Jason Grigsby's recent "An HTML attribute potentially worth $4.4M" with another simple fix that could've saved $millions, this time <label> for form accessibility:
How does machine learning actually work? Google has produced a fun comic intro to its concepts: “Learning Machine Learning” https://cloud.google.com/products/ai/ml-comic-1/
This post resonates strongly. I, for one, have a low motivation for replacing Google Calendar as my main calendar app but I've given up using their search in favor of DuckDuckGo. I still use Facebook and Instagram a little but I've quit Twitter. Small things help.
You don't have to quit cold turkey on every "Big Bad Tech" today to help the Internet. Just like you don't have to go full vegan diet to help the environment. Explore the alternatives and do as much as you can.
@kev I'm dabbling with RSS now myself but I'm having trouble adding your blog to my feed - any idea why my reader might not like it?
I had a couple of requests recently to add an RSS feed for my blog and I’ve finally gotten round to doing it: https://mikebabb.com/feed.xml. More posts on the way!
Husband, father, and software developer. Open Web advocate and supporter of Free, Open Source Software projects. Working mostly with React, TypeScript, and GraphQL 👨💻
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