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2018 has been a bit of a rollercoaster, and easily the least rewarding year for me. Feeling pretty disappointed and frustrated with how things turned out.
Trying to be hopeful for what's to come, but it's hard and nothing feels certain anymore ๐Ÿ˜”

I see my sister's been decorating the fridge at home again...

Happy day off due to societal and governmental codification of the dominant religion's major observances :)

Wednesday. 16:30. Somehow I'm the only person still in the office ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Feels weird to see myself as an old fogey pining for the days of MySpace and Neopets, when people made their own web pages with garish colors and backgrounds, and to know that younger folks today probably have no frame of reference for what I'm talking about.

It's interesting to think of the concept of the "free and open web" as a generational thing. I can't imagine that that phrase means much to someone born in Generation Z, who grew up with "the internet" meaning an array of chiclet-sized apps built by companies in Silicon Valley.

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. Thereโ€™s Chrome, and thereโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ž

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.

Last year over 16,000 JavaScript developers participated in npm's JavaScript ecosystem survey, giving amazing insights into what our community is doing and where trends are going. Now it's that time again! Participate in the 2018 survey right here: buff.ly/2FUS29H

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" ๐ŸŒ

Braving the worst of Vancouver weather to head downtown for the second night of LumiรจreYVR 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.

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