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Fun fact: pressing enter will trigger a click on the first submit button in a form. I'm not sure whether this is a standards thing or just something that browsers tend to do. That behavior is reasonably accessible, but binding to the form's submit event still seems less brittle.


I accidentally typed `nom install` and now I wish that was actually the command to install npm packages.

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Paul Ford wrote a beautiful piece in Bloomberg about what GitHub is. I wish more technical writers could write like him: bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

So the self-care bot is great and all, but sometimes it feels like I'm following my Mom on Mastodon.


Sound advice on Redux, from its creator:

"...if you’re just learning React, don’t make Redux your first choice. Instead learn to think in React. Come back to Redux if you find a real need for it, or if you want to try something new."

That advice works with with Vue and Vuex as well!


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I wrote a piece for Smashing Magazine about SVG and pointer-events. My first for the publication. 😊


" My struggle to learn React" (by Pattern Lab creator Brad Frost) is refreshingly honest. I think we've all had these sorts of experiences.


"12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech" is a thought-provoking read. Would love to see sources for statements like "Only about 15% of programmers work at startups," though. (via @baldur )


It's great that Fitbit now offers period tracking! Can we please stop using the euphemism "female health tracking", though? As a dude, I promise we're capable of hearing words like "menstruation" without having a complete meltdown. 😀

Back in action after a trip to Florida and some time off at home. Let's do this. mastodon.xyz/media/EPk-jWwqBl6

It seems like lots of major GitHub repos (request, create-react-app, node-sass, Microsoft PXT) are getting warnings about the same potentially vulnerable npm dependency.

It's probably not a big problem and might even be a false positive, but either way it highlights how tricky security in the npm ecosystem can be.


Amazon's choice for the Nokia 6 is... the Mate SE. 😕

I'd love to know how they come up with this stuff.


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Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde

Async/await is awesome, but it can be tempting to await all the things and sacrifice concurrency in favor of readability.

Here are some tips on avoiding that problem! medium.freecodecamp.org/avoidi

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this quote from Bunnie Huang is, i think, probably the best justification for proactive correction of biases i've seen

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The Federal Circuit has reversed ND Cal on Oracle v. Google, finding that Android's use of Java APIs was not a fair use. If anybody has any questions about the opinion or the case I'm happy to answer them.