How can you contribute to Firefox 57 success https://diary.braniecki.net/2017/09/01/all-hands-on-deck-how-you-can-use-your-skills-to-contribute-to-firefox-57-success/
Open Source Software and publications by Christian Kruse
This page contains random thoughts and impressions by me.
José Valim, inventor of Elixir, wrote an interesting blog post about the fallacies of web application performance. He writes about some common misunderstandings on this topic, including my favorite one: performance is only a production concern. Hint: it isn't!
I stumbled upon an interesting article about choosing Elixir for the (healthiness) of the code and not because auf performance reasons.
While I agree that performance alone is a bad reason to choose a tech stack I still think that performance is important. On the other hand expressiveness and effectiveness of the language are important as well. He makes a pretty good case.
Although I'm not a Firefox user these days I have to say I'm impressed by their last release. After years of ignorance followed by years of „we're not that slow really“ they finally got noticeably faster. It feels much less sluggy and websites which were slow on the older releases now feel much more responsive. Kudos!
When you search the web on mobile the top search results are always AMP… this is at least true for news articles. I noticed that a few months ago, sadly.
Making progress in the gym feels so good. Hard work pays off!
The register writes about why AMP is bad for the open web.
So it's not really about speed. As with anything that eschews standards for its own modified version thereof, it's about lock-in.
I couldn't agree more.
That's exactly the kind of stuff why I avoid Android and the Google eco system in general.
I hate it when I have to fight the framework… sigh #elixir #ecto
If you would've told me that I would have fun in the gym and would do sports five to seven times a week I would've laughed at you 😜
I'm really happy that I can run 10km routes again. I had to stop running a few years ago because of shin splints.
Since about February(?) I go regularly (three times a week) to the gym and do some strength training and jog about 20 minutes. At the same time I started jogging again, first with small routes (about 4km), then longer routes (8km), first slow then faster. It seems that I avoided shin splints for now despites running three times a week outside and three times a week on the treadmill (only 20 minutes to warm up).
Recently I read a very interesting (and for me: entertaining) article by Dan Luu titled „everything is broken“:
If I had to guess, I’d say I probably work around hundreds of bugs in an average week, and thousands in a bad week. It’s not unusual for me to run into a hundred new bugs in a single week.
This is basically a list of errors and bugs he finds during a week. Go read it - software quality matters!
Brave new world: my Arch Linux now boots with systemd-boot and systemd-cryptsetup 🎉
Just discovered: DigitalOcean blocks outgoing SMTP traffic via IPv6
Be aware, this is Enterprise grade hardware, it needs a controller to work. The controller can be installed on any computer you own (there is a version for the three major OS), but this controller software has to run when you want to use the wifi.
Once you bought UniFi access points you will never want something different. 😍
Crappy hotel Wifi, how I missed you… not even a bit!
Maybe we can now take most of the services off Amazon? Centralizing the Internet sucks…
Are we back there again? Only VIm and Emacs users are real developers? This is so ridiculous…