⎋ Using a mild Twitter addiction to actually get things done @ nick.comer.io

    [Jan 3, 2022]

    That means that I should just marshal some self-control and just tone down the usage of these apps with nothing but my will, right?! Wroooong! We’re gonna make the technology do it for us!

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    ⎋ The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive @ www.gawker.com

    [Dec 26, 2021]

    NFTs are the human capacity for visual expression as understood by the guy at the vape store. There is the predominance of skulls. There is the melodramatic deployment of the visual language of video games, as if romanticism had been invented by people who never went outside.

    via Robin Rendle

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    ⎋ The Linear Oppression of Note-taking Apps @ maggieappleton.com

    [May 25, 2021]

    Notion, Roam, Evernote, OneNote, Bear, Obsidian. They are all centred around writing text documents that flow from left-to-right, then top-to-bottom; the way all text works in English. Even if they support other languages, you'd still write Arabic or Hebrew or Urdu linearly, just right-to-left.

    You might say this is what defines a note; it is a chunk of written text, presented as a small piece of digital paper. It's pretending to be a real piece of paper, but without many of the features that make real paper useful. Like the ability make marks on it that are not simply words in a straight line.

    Found on Ben Tsai’s Twitter, who posts about a lot of interesting non-linear note ideas. Some worth exploring:

    1. kinopio.club (and you can leave a note on my public board).
    2. mmm.page (in alpha).
    3. https://nototo.app (in closed alpha).

    And sort of similar (but as Maggie notes, much more expensive) options in Goodnotes and Notability for the iPad.

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    ⎋ Mac Dev Survey 2021 — The Results @ git-tower.com

    [Apr 28, 2021]

    I think I’m most surprised by how popular Things and Notion are in their respective categories. That's not to say I think it's undeserved, they're both great, especially the latter, I’d love to work somewhere that has replaced Confluence with Notion.

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    ⎋ Use console.log() like a pro @ markodenic.com

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    ⎋ If Your Tech Interview is Three Tech Interviews in a Trench Coat and I Do Five is It Additive or Exponential @ laurieontech.com

    [Mar 29, 2021]

    Timing is everything. A company may contact you to interview just as you're about to accept an offer. You may find an amazing role that would be perfect for past you, or future you, but not current you. It's frustrating, but it's good to recognize that a lot of job searching is out of your control.

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    ⎋ The Art of Warez @ juxtapoz.com

    [Mar 20, 2021]

    Example warez art

    British artist-filmmaker Oliver Payne and American painter Kevin Bouton-Scott have joined forces to produce a new documentary that tells an almost forgotten story of the ANSI scene. The Art Of Warez covers the days before the Internet when early hackers and online pirates created an original and, even today, a virtually unknown art movement.

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    ⎋ Responsible Web Applications @ responsibleweb.app

    [Feb 19, 2021]

    The title for this page came from a slip of my tongue. I actually had wanted to say "responsive and accessible" web applications, but somehow "responsible" slipped out.

    Regardless of how I came up with the term, I do consider it to be fitting because I feel that we as developers have a responsibility to ensure that our application is responsive and accessible. If we don't, who will?

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    ⎋ Can You Pet The Dog? @ washingtonpost.com

    [Feb 19, 2021]

    I’m in love with this intro animation.

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    ⎋ The Yellowstone sound library @ nps.gov

    [Feb 7, 2021]

    Sounds from Yellowstone, with descriptions such as:

    A grizzly bear gorges on the innards of a bison carcass.

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    ⎋ Bongo Cat @ bongo.cat

    [Nov 9, 2020]

    It's a cat... playing a bongo.

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    ⎋ The Widening Responsibility for Front-End Developers @ css-tricks.com

    [Oct 15, 2020]

    In a stack I’m working with right now, the front end is in React, the API is in GraphQL and we use Apollo Client to work with data. We use a special “hook” in the React components to run the queries to fetch the data we need, and another special hook when we need to change that data. Guess who does that work? Is it some other kind of developer that specializes in this data layer work? No, it’s become the domain of the front-end developer.

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    ⎋ Winamp Skin Museum @ skins.webamp.org

    [Oct 8, 2020]

    Maaaaaan I forgot how good (and unusable) some of those old Winamp skins were. The custom cursors and everything!

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    ⎋ Nova @ css-tricks.com

    [Sep 27, 2020]

    Nova is a new (vehemently macOS-only) code editor from Panic, the folks behind Coda. It’s like “Coda 3” except this was such a major re-write that they gave it a whole new name.

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    ⎋ Contrast @ apps.apple.com

    [Sep 27, 2020]

    Contrast is macOS app for quick access to WCAG color contrast ratios. Make your designs accessible.

    From Nothing Magical.

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