"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: https://design-system-beta.netlify.com/containers/
It took me playing #FFVII with mods to realize that Bugenhagen is riding on a ball. All my life I thought he was just a floaty, bulbous dude.
Here's an example from their site of the kind of information they aggregate.
Yes, their customers can see every time you follow someone on Twitter and who you follow, in real time. They aggregate your StackOverflow presence, GitHub, all connected email addresses, LinkedIn, everything.
I feel violated.
If you've ever mentioned working in the tech industry online, there's a good chance you're being indexed by this company, "human predictions". https://humanpredictions.io
Just a head's up. Massive privacy violations abound.
#ReactjsGirls Conference was absolutely brilliant - thank you to everyone involved in making it happen! 👏
The 2019 edition of the excellent Front End Developer Handbook is now available, and it contains a lot of useful info for front end devs of all levels of seniority:
"Hello! This is my personal web site. It’s not much, but it’s mine. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in 2019 trying to breathe new life into it. At this point, I think just about everyone should have a personal web site of their own. Let me tell you why" https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/04/29/personal-web-sites/
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Here's how to keep your GNOME extensions in sync between desktops and distros! https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/04/sync-gnome-shell-extensions
@omgubuntu liking the redesign! 👏
Even worse: Brave gets root access to your system every time you install or update their software. They could have used that scary amount of power to fix and avoid this. But they didn't, and it's on users to fix Brave's issues.
I love the curbcut effect. (Might have the name wrong). The idea is that when you improve accessibility for one group, it tends to help everyone. So you put those cuts into the curb for wheelchair and it also helps people moving packages with trolleys, and with strollers, etc.
New example I've found. Webcomics that put the script under the comic for people with screenreaders and such. SUDDENLY I CAN ACTUALLY FIND OLD COMICS WITH GOOGLE WHEN I WANT TO SHOW PEOPLE A SPECIFIC JOKE.
“Adactio: Journal—Dev perception” https://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.
This is the dystopia we deserve.
I've enjoyed building my own private cloud with @nextcloud, so I wrote a quick post about it: https://mikebabb.com/blog/build-your-own-private-cloud-with-nextcloud/ ✍️
The font size has been bumped up in @protonmail beta for Android! 🎉 No more reading my email like
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