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Yes hello I am going to be at a community JavaScript meetup in Melbourne and you should come if you are somewhere nearby, like Perth or New Zealand.

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I would really like to see some alternative to electron or a fork of electron built on webkit or servo.

just to have some alternatives and not being forced into using chromium.

#electron #web #dev #mozilla #servo #webkit

Part 2 of my series on Debugging CSS Grid is out now! What the Fr(action)? focuses on understanding the Fr unit, and some surprising things you might not know about it

DuckDuckGo wrote a bill to stop advertisers from tracking you online

โ€œThe Do-Not-Track Act of 2019, which is aimed at giving the Do Not Track standard a legal force itโ€™s never had before.โ€

โ€œAll thatโ€™s really left is to give it regulatory teeth.โ€

Humans are just awful. Scientist behind the algorithm that produced that black hole pic now being harassed by trolls on the internet.

the Internet's original sin: explained


this is, no joke, probably the best infographic i've seen that accurately describes the guts of the digital ad ecosystem


Taking the train (Amtrak) to Chicago for my birthday. Long trip but Iโ€™m excited about it! ๐Ÿšž

Over the past 2-3 years, CSS has become the least bad part of the web, occasionally being actually quite pleasant. This makes it a bit painful for me to watch JS people try to 'fix' the least broken part of the web by breaking it just enough for it to be familiar to them.

Discord is hiring for a variety of positions, but you have to live/relocate to SF. Apparently, theyโ€™ll help with relocation:

I like Discord (a lot more than Slack, too). But I really donโ€™t get this thing where companies that build tools for remote work and communication donโ€™t actually allow their employees to work remotely.

Like. What?

#technology #RemoteWork

A huge, heavy cloud has finally lifted and Iโ€™m finally feeling excited and hopeful, again. Itโ€™s been quite a while.

โ€œCreate your own dysfunctional single-page app in five easy stepsโ€

Everything in this post ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

โ€œThe Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy - Motherboardโ€

This news should have been unsurprising

While everyone is changing October to whatever-tober to support their interests or causes, could we talk about how the โ€˜Oct-โ€˜ prefix is supposed to be 8 (e.g octagon, octopus), yet October is the 10th month because the Romans added more months to the calendar

Tired: meritocracies exist
Wired: meritocracies do not and can not exist

Inspired: judging people through any metric of "merit" inherently devalues and frames people within a capitalist mindset and strives to erase the individual and unique contributions that they offer

I think this sums it up nicely:
Devalued since itโ€™s seen as easy, yet they generally hate or donโ€™t get its core feature.

If you went to a front end interview and didn't know what JS closures were you'd never get the job, but not knowing the C part of CSS is okay, I guess. Shows again, how little respect some devs have for CSS/HTML, which is wild.โ€ฆ

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โ€œOver all, 76 percent of the companies that went public last year were unprofitable on a per-share basis in the year leading up to their initial offerings, according to data compiled by Jay Ritter, a professor at the University of Floridaโ€™s Warrington College of Business. That was the largest number since the peak of the dot-com boom in 2000, when 81 percent of newly public companies were unprofitable.โ€

The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now

#tech #startups #ThisIsFine

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