I believe that it's really important to support and use Firefox. Not only do I think that Mozilla understand/support user's privacy more than Google, but I also think it's important for the health of the web that more than one option exists when it comes to rendering engines. Also, it's a really good web browser.
Philip Newborough - Web Developer and Linux Enthusiast
I've recently decided to simplify my life by moving away from using multiple computers to using a single laptop. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of using a single computer?
As a web developer, I like to build and rebuild websites. My own website is no different.
Creating your own Bash aliases is a relatively easy process. That said, I recently switched my desktop linux distribution from Debian to Fedora and there are subtle differences.
In Linux, Cron is a daemon/service that executes shell commands periodically on a given schedule. Cron is driven by a crontab, a configuration file that holds details of what commands are to be run along with a timetable of when to run them. Knowing how to use Cron is key to mastering automation with Linux.
Taking a look at my old Google Reader export from ~2013 and a few things stand out. Firstly, there are very few HTTPS URLs. Secondly, I'm still interested in exactly the same topics. Lastly, many of the feeds simply don't exist anymore.
Looking at the new release of html5-boilerplate. I guess it can be used as some sort of weather beacon for the state of modern web development. github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/rele…
Listening to Linux Downtime episode 86 - the hosts have some interesting thoughts about nerd flex and programming languages. PHP gets a pretty rough ride, which I think can be attributed to the host's ignorance. Personally, I love PHP and I know there are many PHP developers out there who feel the same -- the PHP community on Mastodon is awesome.
Sometimes, when I lock and unlock my computer, only 2 of my 3 screens return/work. I have to repeat the procedure (lock and unlock) before all 3 return to a working state. Anyway, first day back at work after a long weekend. Sometimes it can take a while to get back into the swing of things, just like my monitors.
Taking a look at Thunderbird mail client. It's been a good few years since I've used Thunderbird and I'm loving the look and feel of Supernova. I can see me using this as my default mail client again.
Working on a website that will be 20 years old next month. TBH, it looks 20 years old and so does the code. Maybe I'll convince the owner to update/rewrite it at some point. That said, it works just fine, so I wouldn't blame them if they kept it as is for another 20 years.
Lincoln LUG haven't had any IRL meetings since before COVID, but we all still meet on Discord and say hi every day. I've simplified our website to reflect this: lincolnlug.org.uk
I love how the Mythic Beasts website uses a unicorn 🦄 for its favicon.
First domain transferred over to use Mythic Beasts nameservers, DNS and email. First time using their control panel and I'm pretty impressed with it. Will try and move another domain tonight.
Doing some digital housework, backing up old git repositories, removing long dead sites/domains etc. It's a little sad to see old projects being archived, but I learned long ago about how ephemeral these things can be.
showing an RSS link reminds people that RSS exists, a win for the open web.
Learn to code SVG images step by step
Ours is a fast-moving industry. We measure our work in tickets, sprints, and projects. But that can make it hard to see the bigger picture sometimes. In this talk we’ll attempt to pull back and measure our progress in terms of decades. We might even attempt to gaze into the future…
The Coffee Expert: The Surprising Link Between Coffee & Your Mental Health! James Hoffmann - YouTube
If you enjoy hearing about the world of coffee, I recommend you check out my conversation with the founder of Pret, Julian Metcalfe.
The Big Three may effectively be down to a Big Two, and right quick.
Bridgy Fed connects your web site to Mastodon and the fediverse.