Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Don’t learn a programming language, solve a problem instead | Medium 

The thing is that the details of how to build something are worthless compared to reasons why you need to build something.

I believe that when you’re learning a new language, the best way to do this is to pick up a real world problem you’re trying to solve, boil it down to the simplest version of the thing (no remote hosting, no paid API access, etc) and just build it as you go about learning the language.

When I learned python, I didn’t learn the ins and outs of python before I built something. I tossed the python language books into the trash and just built something, going along as I did. This is not the ‘right way’ of leaning Computer Science, but most of us aren’t trying to learn computer science, we’re trying to build stuff.

So this is great advice.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Microsoft is building Edge on top of Chromium 

Damn. Now that’s an event! MS tossing their IE code in favor of Chromium is a massive shift in their thinking! Now, does this mean they’ll fix years-old Chromium bugs? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This is an "#awesometool -> Kill the Newsletter!" 

I just discovered Kill the Newsletter and used it to get an RSS feed of recomendo.com I can’t bear to have more email flooding my inbox than already shows up and I’ve actively avoided newsletters before this point! I can’t believe I’ve never gone looking for something like this before. But all’s well that ends well, I think.

Hopefully Kill the Newsletter will do its thing for a long time to come! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

LabEx 

More free coding courses anyone?

Embr Wave  

It’s easy to laugh at this product as a three hundred dollar sweater. So, yeah, that’s what I’ll do.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Instagram Adpot: #count6 numbers decreasing – CogDogBlog 

I hate twitter and Instagram ads because of their absurd frequency. The second tweet and the second post on the respective networks are ads for me. Same, it seems, for CogDog.

This is an interesting way of studying the algorithm and critiquing it. But I won’t do it because I’ve found ways around seeing these ads and I’m happy with the solutions I’ve found.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Links for @2nipun 

Thread by @morganknutson -

This is an excellent read on the pathos in Google from the point of view of a designer. It’s a twitter thread, so I’ve linked threadviews instead.

There are two services I’ve seen that collect threads on twitter. I wonder which one you’d prefer -

threadreaderapp

or

threader

Now that Workflow has been relabeled as Shortcuts, there are websites popping up that deal with sharing the same -

shortcutsgallery

sharecuts

People are really loving the dot app domains, it seems!

We were having a conversation around offline reading, PDFs, notes, annotations and the such recently. I’ve been looking at Polar for a while now. Worth downloading and using?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Amazon’s recent wage increase shows the drawbacks of a universal $15 minimum 

“Amazon employees could suddenly be making more than nurses”

This is such a BS thing to say. It’s like saying “your company is doing something to prevent global warming, but this other company isn’t, so your company will end up doing more harm than good.”

Amazon can lead by example here. It should.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

How to make Bubble Tea - No Music 

My new favorite YouTube channel - Peaceful Cuisine.

The last thing I truly liked on YouTube/Netflix was Slow TV and it’s amazing train journeys.

This channel is just as therapeutic. The sounds in the No Music versions are all just the chopping, pouring, scooping of the ingredients. It’s amazing!!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Witchy Comic » Page 289 

This is a beautiful and sad page. This story is so raw and the protagonist is so reluctant to be the hero we all easily make these characters often out to be.

Why it’s hard to read the time on Infograph – Marco.org 

Open this door, Apple.

Could not agree more. From the moment the first watch came out, my brother and I agreed that Apple needs to open the platform to third party watch faces. NOT giving us this option is just negligence on Apple’s part and a clear disrespect for both consumer choice and developer capabilities.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

FreshRSS 

This is the first I’ve seen this feed reader, I think. Reeder supports this using the Fever API. It’s both awesome and daunting that so many feed readers out there support the Fever API when Fever is both dead, and had a rather cumbersome API to begin with (it would download the entire block of RSS feed items in one set).

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Press This « WordPress Codex 

When I use Press This sometimes I get a “NOT FOUND” page. I just change the address from u=http%3A%2F%2F to u= and it works fine. I do notice I have to copy and paste the new address in a new tab in firefox when doing this.

Press This « WordPress Codex

Testing this with a bunch of different solutions. Might work.