This week, Tim McNamara tweeted:
Why is it harder to make a website in 2021 than it was in 1996?
I mean, writing your own HTML in Notepad and uploading it via FTP was a chore. But it was understandable and easy.
If you want to create a fanpage of some obscure topic, everything is just … too much. So instead, people will create an Instagram/TikTok/Facebook/etc and start posting there.
Super agree. Modern web development is built to help companies build large applications. You don't have to use those same tools for personal or smaller sites.
The platform has gotten better over the years and tooling use gotten more complex. That's why use the platform is the approach I prefer.
The console's system-bricking CMOS issue is no more. Will the PS3 be next?
While it's good that the issue is fixed for PS4 consoles, something more needs to be done. Manufacturers shouldn't be able to make their systems reliant on an online service and then discontinue that service. Forced obsolescence is extremely anti-consumer
A couple of months ago, I started to work on my own webmention receiver. Instead of relying on webmention.io, a service commonly used to receive...
Hopefully, you already received my webmention for this bookmark post and you get another webmention for this update.
Students from the Netherlands will take their new solar ride 3,000 km to Spain.
I'd love to take a road trip in one of these.
In this community update we’ll discuss PinePhone keyboard progress (and hurdles), add-on back cases awaiting developers approval…
Bill would make iOS and Android more open to 3rd-party stores and sideloaded apps.
This seems like exactly what I've wanted for a while. Now we have to wait and see if it makes it into law, and how much of it survives. Then,if it passes, we'll have to wait through years of litigation as both of these behemoths try to implement this in the most consumer-unfriendly way possible to defend their respective monopolies.
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There's been a lot of discussion recently about how "Safari is the new IE" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).I don't want to rehash the basics of that, but I…
Too true, but I don't think Apple, as a company, cares. I think it's clear that Apple doesn't want to cut into their app store revenue.
Preorders kick off on July 16, but you'll need an older Steam account.
I really hope this does well. I'd love a portable gaming machine without having to deal with Nintendo's hamstringing. And running a Linux-based OS is an added bonus
The Deno 1.11 release adds new web APIs, resolves long standing issues, and improves editor experience.
Another awesome release from the Deno team! I really love the emphasis on web compatibility. It's great to hear that they're working on getting displayed on MDN. That'll be really useful and maybe even raise awareness of Deno.
I made a small change to my site, so that bookmarks don't show up in the main feed unless I've commented on them. I tend to bookmark a lot of pages, so this will keep them from clogging up the home page. Plus, it clarifies the difference between bookmarks and boosts/reposts. Now, boosts are posts I don't have anything to add to, but still want to show up on my home page. Bookmarks are pages I want to save for later, but may have something to say about once I read them.
Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon would struggle to evade new regulations.
These bills seem very promising. Each bill seems designed to tackle one major issue and they're all scoped to only huge companies. I'll be watching them closely.