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RT @themikepan@twitter.com

"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/themikepan/status/

Security Checklist is an open source checklist of resources to improve your online privacy and security, and you can check things off to keep track as you go:


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@zladuric If I need more detailed data than that, I could always export my data using Google Takeout and import it in to a dedicated running app like Runtastic but at the moment it's tracking time, speed, and distance which is all I really wanted to begin with.

@zladuric That's really good, Google Fit is nowhere near as detailed as that! It seems to be geared more around encouragement to hit the World Health Organisation's recommended activity levels each week by abstracting activity in to "heart points" and "move minutes" each day, but it does provide a map of each activity like you've pictured, and lists distances, average speed, number of steps, calories burned etc which is all I wanted to track for running.

@zladuric Yeah, the "social" aspects don't appeal to me at all. I'm tracking this stuff for me, not to broadcast it! In the end I've been trying out Google Fit, as it was already installed on my Pixel and auto-tracks walking, cycling, and running which is quite useful.

@gytis @bobstechsite That's amazing! The convenience of ROMs but native hardware instead of emulation? I had no idea that existed!

@bobstechsite That's interesting! Wish I hadn't sold my childhood Megadrive. I remember plugging headphones in to it and being blown away by how much better everything sounded than through the little mono speaker CRT TV it was always plugged in to 😁

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"Google Play Store now open for Progressive Web Apps" with Trusted Web Activities. "No need to package resource files; they'll be downloaded & updated on the fly from Service Worker. Rendered with installed Chrome, sharing storage/cache/sessions" - Maximiliano Firtman medium.com/@firt/google-play-s

The title "Front End Developer" can now describe two very different skillsets - one centered mostly around JavaScript, and the other around HTML, CSS, UX, and design principles. Chris Coyier explores the problem with that in "The Great Divide":


I've upgraded to a ThinkPad T460s, so my trusty T430s has been given a fresh installation of Linux Mint before it heads off to my parents to replace a 9 year old Asus laptop that's struggling to continue running Windows 7. 9 years is pretty good for a budget consumer machine!

@bobstechsite @trevdev KeePass2Android has served me well for years on Android syncing my database file stored in a Nextcloud instance, if you're looking for a recommendation!

Runners, what's your app of choice for tracking runs?

If, as a developer, you're intimidated by those enormous "learning roadmaps" that occasionally do the rounds, take heart in the fact that even if you're relatively junior you can likely still teach the creator of Redux a thing or two: overreacted.io/things-i-dont-k

Not knowing everything isn't a failure, and even seasoned devs are constantly learning.

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@caffeine Yeah, I once did a mass migration of repos from Bitbucket to GitHub at an old job. It's not a lengthy process, more a question of whether I really gain anything from migrating tiny personal repos that I'm not collaborating with anyone on 🤷‍♂️

Either way, free private repos are good! 🎉

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