New blog post: "What I’ve learned about accessibility in SPAs" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/11/05/what-ive-learned-about-accessibility-in-spas/
I love this: A patent on patent trolling.
> A system and methods for extracting value from a portfolio of assets, for example a patent portfolio
In related news: @gnome found itself having to defend itself against a patent troll.
We're trying to defend #FOSS from patent trolls. Please help us: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
If it were really possible to cheaply and efficiently build an app that worked across all desktop platforms plus iOS and Android, then companies would be leaping at the chance to do so.
And for desktop they are! Barely anyone writes native desktop apps for Windows/Mac/Linux anymore. Electron/web dominate because it's cheaper.
The fact that companies aren't doing the same for mobile either means 1) the web is just not good enough on mobile, or 2) companies like to burn money for no reason.
This is really well done: https://stealingurfeelin.gs/
Meet the new AI that knows you better than you know yourself.
New blog post: "The joy and challenge of developing for KaiOS" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/09/22/the-joy-and-challenge-of-developing-for-kaios/
When someone says they've got nothing to hide, the worst counter-argument you can give is "try going to the bathroom with the door open". It is easy to deflect and completely misses the point.
They're actually right: they do not have anything to hide. The ones who do are journalists, whistle-blowers, persecuted minorities, etc.
And if those are the only ones taking privacy-preserving measures, that fact alone will be a red flag.
I'd like to write a thread about some of the performance tricks in #Pinafore, just for those who might be interested.
Wow! Insert `/info` into a .gov.uk URL like the following, and you'll get that page's metrics and the user needs it's supposed to address: https://www.gov.uk/info/carers-allowance
In this case, I was lucky that my debugging routine included testing in Private Browsing, which happens to also be a new window. How on earth I would have reproduced the bug otherwise, I have no idea. How do 10x engineers deal with that?
Front-end developer trying to give people control over their data at Inrupt, and to open up access to academic research with Plaudit.pub. Additionally, helping out with @ToSDR.
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