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Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site: keepassxc.org/

Official quick-start guide: keepassxc.org/quickstart/

My getting-started guide: sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/kee

Nextcloud joins the fediverse, adding social networking to its already-impressive list of private cloud capabilities in version 15: nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-i ☁️

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Hey Mastodonians, #GNUSocial citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the #fediverse in just one click!

Join the global social network!
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-i
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

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@sally Monzo looks like a great company to work for, congrats!

React Hooks look like they'll make it much easier to keep large components tidy and readable. I particularly like combining componentDidMount, componentDidUpdate, and componentWillUnmount in to a single function 🎉 :react:

reactjs.org/docs/hooks-effect.

“Create your own dysfunctional single-page app in five easy steps” describes a few common traps that product teams can fall in to working on single page applications: tinnedfruit.com/articles/creat

Super handy VSCode plugin that syncs your config across multiple machines via your GitHub account: shanalikhan.github.io/2015/12/

shift + alt + u = upload config
shift + alt + d = download config

🎉

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A company looking for a hiring algorithm asked for an audit before buying and "found that the algorithm found two factors to be most indicative of job performance: their name was Jared, and whether they played high school lacrosse." qz.com/1427621/companies-are-o

Found an excellent React cheatsheet that covers everything from simple stateless components to React Router and Redux: developer-cheatsheets.com/reac 🙌 :react:

It's Bath Digital Festival week! The pass is just £15 and there are some great looking sessions on. Looking forward to attending a few! bathdigitalfestival.co.uk

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take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

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For one brief shining moment in the 1980s-1990s, it seemed like we the people would own and control our own computing infrastructure.

That we wouldn't ever after need permission from opaque central authorities to process data, send messages, create devices, teach machines ideas. No corporations or governments could put themselves between us and the data bits in our machines. We would be free to think.

That moment is rapidly slipping into a history that feels ridiculously over-optimistic.

Developer parents, I have found the baby clothing brand for you:

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I feel like adding something like this to all of the websites I have control over:

"It looks like you're NOT using an ad blocker; you really should and here are some links…"

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