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Honestly I think this is my new favourite way to explain why I value privacy. It's concise, easily understandable, and emphasises how it's important even if it doesn't directly affect someone personally.

Anyone can bombard supporters of your favourite political party with articles and videos about how voting doesn't matter anyway, trying to persuade them to stay home for elections. All you need is money.

That's why targeted ads are harmful, and why privacy for everyone is important.

I also like the metaphor of technical debt for what it does not say. It is unwise to take on debt without a plan of when and how to pay it back, especially if it doesn't buy you anything in the meantime.

Likewise, technical debt is not a licence to take a shortcut to make an arbitrary deadline, thereby risking being held back when faced with an actual deadline.

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I love the metaphor of technical debt: consciously opting to take the easy way out in the short term, explicitly accepting a more painful route down the road, because having a quick solution in the short term will give you the wiggle room to absorb the pain in the longer term.

Like taking out a loan so you can start a business, which allows you to pay it back with interest.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: your commit history is not a chronological log of what you did.

Every time you press Ctrl+Z without committing beforehand, you erase some of your code history. And that's fine: it's not informative.

Your typo fix is not going to help anyone debug an issue later. Make your commit log useful. Rebase.

Yesterday we again opened our bimonthly open call for privacy and trust enhancing tech ( and projects improving open search and discovery ( using open source software and open hardware. Do apply before December 1st (or check out the work we are funding on for example @cryptpad, @delta, @nextcloud, @EteSync, @pixelfed and more! ->

I only just now realised that Tinder is called "Tinder" because it's a matchmaking app.

That's brilliant.

It's time syntax highlighting themes stopped de-emphasising comments. Especially when they're used in documentation.

Like and boost for a chance at getting frisked next time you're at the airport, or tag a friend who deserves a tax audit.

I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a #frontend #developer. #Contracts or #fulltime. Preferably #UK where I have previous #remote work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. 💯

#Boost please?


I just did away with my makeshift home office setup, and it's great to have a living room dedicated to living again.

I also feel like I've nailed the future of office work: working with friends. It's still easy to do social distancing and I get a short commute by bicycle, without missing out on friendly banter during the day.

This looks great: property-based end-to-end testing.

Define some general conditions that should hold (e.g. the value of this input field should always be shown here), and it will perform arbitrary actions in your UI to see whether they break the condition (e.g. clicking this button replaces the displayed value by [object Object]).

The resemblance between this endangered animal and the browser named after it is uncanny.

Libro FM is looking for Blind/VI developers! Send an email. No complicated account or lengthy resume process. Send links. They really care about and openly welcome Blind devs.

I've been using git worktree a couple of times recently. I don't think I'll ever go back to stashing.

I have just been informed that apparently Web Replay is being developed as a separate product rather then as part of the Firefox DevTools:

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Just found out that the Web Replay experiment of the Firefox DevTools was discontinued.

Such a shame; it really would have been a killer feature:

Screw chaos monkey randomly shutting down production machines to test resiliency

People should be given random vacation days to see what knowledge isn't distributed

Darn it. I listened back some of the clips I recorded for Turns out I've got the fake "look at me I'm trying to pretend I'm posh English even though I'm clearly not" accent.

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