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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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Underrun is a fantastic little WebGL shooter in just 13 KB of code and assets 😱 You can play it at phoboslab.org/underrun/ and read a "making of" article at phoboslab.org/log/2018/09/unde.

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Tip to new Mastonians: Change your profile picture, write a few words about you AND post a couple of toots BEFORE you start following people!

Otherwise, people you'd follow would only see an empty account and would have no reason to follow back... :/

#GoMastodon #Fediverse #DecentralizeAll #ScuttlebuttsForTheMassesIsMaybeTheNextStep :)

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Meanwhile, over at Firefox, somebody knows how to motivate:
“Microsoft has added support for WebP in the Edge 18 Preview Release.”
bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.

PIA has had to remove the ad/malware/tracker blocking MACE feature from the Play Store version of their Android app.

They've confirmed MACE will continue to be available in the direct download version on their website: privateinternetaccess.com/inst

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This was a good read. I am a user of ProtonMail and I truly view it as a viable alternative to Gmail or any other provider. TL;DR switch to ProtonMail if you care about privacy.

reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/9j3

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you know what would be nice? if I could just set my computer/tv to a certain decibel level and it just maintained that regardless of what i was watching instead of me having to constantly adjust the volume. that would be stellar

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I got this banana phone as a joke but it turns out it's the best Bluetooth headset I've ever used.

Help, I'm managing an international consulting firm via banana.

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