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β€œIt turns out, having the world’s biggest advertising company make the most popular Web browser was about as smart as letting kids run a candy shop.”

@octet33 Doesn't get much lighter than static HTML pages and no database - perhaps Jekyll might be of interest? jekyllrb.com/

@jlelse Thank you for the link! Knowing people read my ramblings is great encouragement to write more of them 😁

@jlelse did the same a while ago because I wanted my site to be as simple as possible. Systems fonts are such a speed boost!

@Argus real-time text translation using your smartphone camera is proper sci-fi stuff. It amazes me every time I use it.

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I've written a guide on how to setup a @nextcloud server. This has been a lot of work, as I've tried to be as verbose as possible.

Hope you guys enjoy it.


If you're an ad-blocking Chrome user it's probably time to switch to Firefox, as Google deprecates the API behind modern ad blockers in its browser: 9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chro

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@kev guake looks brilliant, thanks for posting this!

@andrioid "We value your privacy - we just want to thoroughly invade it and have to show you this box now" πŸ™„

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"There are only three universally personal items that someone will carry with them no matter where they live. The first two are money and keys; the third is the mobile phone, making it the first new invention added to that short list in three thousand years."

-- Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream


Interestingly, the phone will probably make the other two obsolete.

I've been looking at design systems lately and just came across @protonmail's work in progress system for v4. It's looking really nice! Bonus points for the Marvel references: design-system-beta.netlify.com

@Leelaroo Wait, what are they doing to Google Photos? 😯

@trevdev My own CSS, every time. Far more power and flexibility than frameworks, and none of the bloat!

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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.

@Argus Mind well and truly blown! πŸ’₯ In all the times I've played through FFVII, I've never realised this!

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