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“Adactio: Journal—Dev perception” adactio.com/journal/15011

This matches with my exp.: most of the work being done on the web is invisible and unmentioned on social media.

And I'll add that dev social media skews young and favours the US west coast over the rest of the world.

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The font size has been bumped up in @protonmail beta for Android! 🎉 No more reading my email like

Interesting problem I've just encountered working on a PWA: if you cache files delivered via CDN, you can very quickly end up using hundreds of megabytes of device storage because of how browsers handle "opaque" responses from other origins.

"When 7 KB Equals 7 MB" explains and offers solutions: cloudfour.com/thinks/when-7-kb

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Numerous apps, including a heart monitor and an ovulation tracker, share data with Facebook without giving users a clear way to refuse. 9to5mac.com/2019/02/22/faceboo These invasions of privacy are at the very heart of surveillance capitalism. Choose services that protect your privacy.

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PSA - Brave "privacy" browser is malware 

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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:

securitycheckli.st/

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#HelloWorld! As active members of the open-source community, ProtonMail supports open source projects like Mastodon. Mastodon’s decentralized nature reminds us of the days when the Internet was free and not under the control of a few monopolist giants. Our followers can look forward to toots about service updates, new projects, and news on privacy.

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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":

css-tricks.com/the-great-divid

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!

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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wow, this is a new one

if you need my “personal data” to pay your staff then you need to find a more ethical fucking business model

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