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Interesting stuff about DPI, font rendering and UI scaling

💻 tonsky.me/blog/monitors/

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I should start hyping up kdl.dev again. I still think it can go places

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@fribbledom hey I see your awesome CLI tools! And it got me wondering do you ever use a tool like `hey`?

github.com/rakyll/hey

Or do you use or know another awesome alternative?

Shoutout to Beekeeper Studio!

beekeeperstudio.io/

An awesome open source SQL editor.

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“But can I get this album in lossless FLAC?”

–me before uploading the album to a server where it will be streamed over the Internet to my phone and then over Bluetooth to my wireless earbuds.

> By using simple tooling myself, I ensure that the software I develop does not become unnecessarily reliant on IDEs. If you use grep instead of jump-to-definition too much indirection becomes intolerable. For what I do, I think this results in better software.

evrone.com/ryan-dahl-interview

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During an #accessibility review for a client I simulated blindness when using a screen reader. It gave me a vastly different perspective. I wrote something about it with two videos to demonstrate the differences.

voorhoede.nl/en/blog/simulate-

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Does anybody know a good node package to prerender code syntax highlighting?

So given code it returns HTML with spans and appropriate classes to style the code?

As in flags are for changing settings of a command.

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Wonder where the CLI convention of using a flag `--help` for usage information comes from. Feels like a `help` subcommand makes more sense?

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I wrote a blog post:
"How I built a browser extension in 2021 (using modern tools and libraries)"

check it out here:
siegelfabian.de/posts/2020/02/

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Finally watched Knives Out. It was so good!! Highly recommended as a fun and thrilling murder mystery.

Genuinely wonder is there anybody out there who prefers manual website dark/light theme settings over just following your OS preference?

If so, please tell why.

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To me, motivation is a big riddle. Why can I code hours on end at home but not at the office? What brings joy and what does not? Why is it that if I do a thing for money – for any extrinsic reward, probably! – I feel less intrinsically motivated? I heard that this effect can be shown in children. I still wonder about the reason, though. In the work place, I think part of it is that in capitalism, the things you enjoy so much you'll do for free, so paid work is often joyless. See alienation. 1/

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Firefox is re­mov­ing sup­port for PWAs in v85. While con­flicted, here are my thoughts.: rusingh.com/articles/2021/01/3

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Mini-hack of the day:

Removed the Google Analytics script from my blog in favor of sendBeacon()-based custom code by @philwalton@twitter.com (thank you!).

It’s smaller, it’s anonymous (I don’t track users anymore) and I can collect core web vital scores.

github.com/surma/surma.dev/pul

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The solar flare just hit, all your digital lifetime's work is gone.

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