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🗺️ how to create open street maps vector tiles and embed them in interactive map widgets

👉 completely-self-hosted: works without any third party mapping service (like google maps or mapbox)

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Trying out the new Firefox on Android. So far:

• It shares data with their "mobile marketing vendor" Leanplum, switched on by default
• It reset my default search engine choice back to Google

Is this what Mozilla meant by their new focus on monetising products? 🙄

You may think it's pseudocode gibberish, but it's not. You just don't have the right keyboard.

just updated my site and added a few new creative coding projects:


currently doing some experiments with portraits and openstreetmap data. can you guess the city and the person?

This “user named w3c” is “obviously wrong”.

Just discovered the CSS `@counter-style` at-rule.
Looks promising, but only firefox supports it (since v33):


#web #css

Recently I learned about a handy way to prevent scrolling while focusing an element:

element.focus({ preventScroll: true })

Sadly it only seems to work in Chrome currently, but hopefully Firefox/Safari will implement it soon, since it's in the WHATWG HTML spec: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

great talk on old + new browser apis: "the most annoying website" youtu.be/QFZ-pwErSl4

There's a secret reason that programmers love to promote "Learn to Code" initiatives. No one talks about it, but I'm about to break the silence on this wide open.

I could get professionally banned for saying this, but the truth must come out!

Are you ready?

Okay, here it is:

We're seriously hoping someone new will come in and fix all this bullshit we're dealing with. Seriously - it's bad. Help us. Please? SAVE US!

I’m done with Chrome as they try to force Google login—and thus tracking—for all their users.
(currently seems to be reverted but certainly showing the goal of the browser/company).

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