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We are still offering free VPN access for anyone in Ukraine and Russia. We have servers ready not just in Kharkiv, but in other locations in the region (Helsinki, Warsaw, Bucharest, Budapest).

We are extending this offer of free VPN service to anyone currently in Belarus. We are aiming to reach more people - please help us signal boost this offer. Any recommendations on spreading the word would also be appreciated.

We stand with Ukraine:

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I'm watching "Good Bye, Lenin!" (2003).

A son and daughter perform a deception that the communist DDR is continuing in 1989/90, in an attempt to prevent their deeply socialist mother from suffering another heart attack.

A breakthrough performance by Daniel Brühl.

Absolutely superb film. Highly recommended.

#films #movies

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“CSS in 2022 –”

So exciting 😁. CSS is easily my favourite part of the web stack.

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In an effort to be a little bit better at promoting my blog I'm going to start regularly re-posting links to recent posts of mine.

Hope you all don't mind 🙂

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I’m available for work – Baldur Bjarnason

Please share if you can 🙂

Also, feedback on the site’s new design or on the text of this page is very much appreciated.

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“Building a Magical 3D button with HTML and CSS”

This one’s a lot of fun.

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Signing a PDF. What could possibly go wrong?


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Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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Hi everyone!

I think I'm going to spend more time here this year. Some things I released lately:

1. A video on progressive enhancement:
2. A punk/blues/rockabilly/sludge record:

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Protip: if you style yourself to be a web "expert" ("maven", "guru", "ninja", etc), but still make your website so JS-heavy that it's basically unusable, you should reconsider your life choices.

No, JS-based parallax effect is not "cool" if it makes scrolling a slideshow on a rather beefy 2-year-old laptop.

Go to your room and think about what you did.

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If you still use GitHub as your main place to host your projects, reconsider.

Git is made to be decentralized.

Use it.

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How to de-Google-ify your website to make it faster and more visitor friendly

Interesting approach to monetizing on the web. Alternatives to the ad/tracking model exist.

From @davatron5000

"An example that gives me a heart attack is Tailwind CSS generates over 40 thousand lines of CSS by default. Bonkers."

"Apple just deployed into production nearly 50 web components powering a major app they have a significant amount of revenue and strategic value riding on. You can't say that "no one uses Web Components" or they are "solving problems that don't exist or have been solved better in user land" with a straight face anymore."

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“Why I have a problem with React the library and spend a lot of time talking to my therapist”

This feels broadly correct. React has not been a good influence over the web. And that's even before you take into account that it exists to support Facebook's development and recruitment.

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