As many of us make the switch to remote working for the forseeable future, Martin Fowler shares some thoughts on getting the most out of video calls:

There's some great stuff coming to the JavaScript Internationalisation API in ECMAScript 2020:

Intl.RelativeTimeFormat and Intl.ListFormat look particularly useful πŸ‘

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"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"

@trevdev I'm a tech enthusiast who keeps a deliberately "dumb" home because most appliances just don't need to be connected to the internet, especially with security as shoddy as is standard with most IoT devices.

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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."

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:

If I "no longer wish to unsubscribe"? Am I likely to have changed my mind about unsubscribing between clicking the link in your email and this page loading, Admiral? Or are you being intentionally misleading to keep people on your mailing list? Not exactly in the spirit of GDPR.

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 πŸ‘

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@peter This is such a bizarre move for a company that's been doing a relatively good job of repairing its reputation in the tech community lately πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Dan Abramov recommends rethinking the pursuit of β€œclean code” above all other concerns in this thoughtful post:

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:

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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?

@jle It's good so far. I plan on switching to it full time when extension support and reader mode arrive 🦊

@welshpixie Your card number is quite visible in this picture - perhaps remove it or replace it if possible?

(Great night sky shot by the way!)

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"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!

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