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You ever wonder if the Google "health and wellbeing" people realize they work for the same company as the youtube metrics team? Must be some weapons-grade cognitive dissonance in that lunchroom.

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It took me playing with mods to realize that Bugenhagen is riding on a ball. All my life I thought he was just a floaty, bulbous dude.

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Yes, @mozilla makes mistakes (same as the rest of us humans). And yes, their last one was ugly. But, still, they're the only ones in the browser business trying to do the right thing. So I'll keep using Firefox, Focus, Send, and the rest of cool software they produce.

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Here's an example from their site of the kind of information they aggregate.

Yes, their customers can see every time you follow someone on Twitter and who you follow, in real time. They aggregate your StackOverflow presence, GitHub, all connected email addresses, LinkedIn, everything.

I feel violated.

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If you've ever mentioned working in the tech industry online, there's a good chance you're being indexed by this company, "human predictions". humanpredictions.io

Just a head's up. Massive privacy violations abound.

Conference was absolutely brilliant - thank you to everyone involved in making it happen! 👏

The 2019 edition of the excellent Front End Developer Handbook is now available, and it contains a lot of useful info for front end devs of all levels of seniority:


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"Hello! This is my personal web site. It’s not much, but it’s mine. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in 2019 trying to breathe new life into it. At this point, I think just about everyone should have a personal web site of their own. Let me tell you why" writing.markchristian.org/2019

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Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

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Even worse: Brave gets root access to your system every time you install or update their software. They could have used that scary amount of power to fix and avoid this. But they didn't, and it's on users to fix Brave's issues.

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I love the curbcut effect. (Might have the name wrong). The idea is that when you improve accessibility for one group, it tends to help everyone. So you put those cuts into the curb for wheelchair and it also helps people moving packages with trolleys, and with strollers, etc.

New example I've found. Webcomics that put the script under the comic for people with screenreaders and such. SUDDENLY I CAN ACTUALLY FIND OLD COMICS WITH GOOGLE WHEN I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE A SPECIFIC JOKE.

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“Adactio: Journal—Dev perception” adactio.com/journal/15011

This matches with my exp.: most of the work being done on the web is invisible and unmentioned on social media.

And I'll add that dev social media skews young and favours the US west coast over the rest of the world.

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#Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It includes text, images, audio, todo lists and syncing features.

It's currently available for Android (on Google Play and F-Droid), Linux, and NextCloud.

You can follow it here:


You can find out more and contribute on its git page:


The lead developer is here:


#GoogleKeep #Alternatives

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The font size has been bumped up in @protonmail beta for Android! 🎉 No more reading my email like

Interesting problem I've just encountered working on a PWA: if you cache files delivered via CDN, you can very quickly end up using hundreds of megabytes of device storage because of how browsers handle "opaque" responses from other origins.

"When 7 KB Equals 7 MB" explains and offers solutions: cloudfour.com/thinks/when-7-kb

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