Web development's reaction to Microsoft abandoning EdgeHTML is basically "we hated your browser but please don't stop making it".

"The [desktop] view of browser market share is telling. There’s Chrome, and there’s everybody else. Everybody else can be split into two groups: Firefox and the pit of despair: a larger group of small browsers with no meaningful market share."

ferdychristant.com/the-state-o

Definitely feels like I just witnessed the first step in the demise of the web platform ecosystem 😞

This is pretty similar to how I felt back when Opera dropped their Presto engine back in 2014, but I think it's a much worse situation now

Can somebody please dispel this EdgeHTML rumour so that I can stop feeling existential angst about the future of the web platform ecosystem and get back to focusing on my job?

I'm saddened by the news about Edge moving to chromium. It's a death knell for the web.

Part of the Web's strength comes from it's diversity of platforms. When there is only one way to access the web, controlled by a single interest, as far as I am concerned the web is over.

@seldo That is extremely worrying news from a health of the web ecosystem standpoint.

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Does it get more dystopian than the computerized voice of Amazon Alexa reminding you "If you see something, say something"?

Is every public address system in Seattle voiced by Alexa? This artificially cheerful yet slightly too fast to be human voice is grating on my ears

Seattle has community banana stands, staffed by "banistas" 🍌

Braving the worst of Vancouver weather to head downtown for the second night of LumièreYVR art

I was told this would be a SkyTrain Hallowe'en party, but it is in fact a Canada Line Halloween party, and I would like to pursue a claim under false advertising laws.

Stages of working too late:

1. I'm the last one at the office.
2. Rush hour is over.
3. The local pizza place has closed for the night.
4. The last SkyTrain heading inbound tonight is leaving King George in 35 seconds.

@chucker @alahmnat Let me tell you sad sad tales of MySQL and utf8_mb4 and broken index lengths and Rails core devs ignoring my suffering

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