Can the AI revolution at least write all my stupid unit tests?

It’s lookin’ good kids. There’s one use case that I find very well suited for Copilot, which spares me tons of tedious work – unit testing. Yanis β€” Using Github Copilot for unit testing I’ve seen that in my own test writing. GitHub Copilot has surely seen so many unit tests it’s really quite smart […]

What’s the best URL you can send someone to subscribe to a podcast?

The best one URL, that is. That’s tricky. For ShopTalk Show, I could give you an Apple Podcasts link, that’s a pretty popular choice: But not everybody uses Apple Podcasts. You’ve got your Pocket Casts people, your Overcast people, your Spotify people… … and a lonnnnggg taiillllll of others. Most of […]

Nesting in PostCSS β€” Which Way to Go?

There are two major plugins for nesting in PostCSS that I’m aware of: There is a lot to unpack here! I think many people think of PostCSS as a “future syntax CSS processor”, probably due to the ease of setup of using postcss-preset-env, a plugin that is essentially a big group of plugins designed to […]

You can just put a folder of files on the internet if you want to.

Here’s mine: It’s absolutely nothing compared to Ethan’s famous, but it’s mine. I chucked this directory online just a month or so ago after I was doing some digital file management. I had a couple of huge boxes of cases full of burnt (burned?) CDs and DVDs. There was a bunch of live music […]

What the heck does “fast” mean?

From Dave’s So you want to make a new JS framework: You need say it’s β€œfast” This requirement applies to nearly every tech product. You absolutely gotta tell people it’s fast, but, plot twist, these products often aren’t particularly clear about what that means. Picking on frameworks specifically, some frameworks pick one possible meaning, toss […]

Hey, there are a lot of websites that are hosted on services that don’t have a server-side language in which to process forms. I should do a startup that helps process forms there.

Good idea! It’s a clear need and offers a clear value proposition. Best of luck. You will have a little competition though: And I bet there are several more at this point, I haven’t updated my list of these in a few years. I came up in this industry working at companies solving “I need […]

Randomized Bookshelf Rectangles

Hidde de Vries’s Data-informed flex-grow for illustration purposes is a walkthrough of some of the techniques he used to build his bookshelf backgrounds. There didn’t seem to be an isolated demo so I made one for myself: Forgive me the sin of using React. Just seemed like a quick way to make a loop to […]

Adobe Podcast Tools

This seems new? Looks like it’s a “labs” experiment (Project Shasta) growing up into a more full-blown product, a whole new vision for podcasting tools. I like it. It fits with an overall vision that Adobe supports the creative endeavors of people. I’ve requested access but haven’t gotten it yet, so I haven’t played […]

The Page with No Code

Dan Q’s demo is pretty fun. You’ll see a white page in anything but Firefox. But in Firefox you’ll see a webpage-looking webpage only if you View Source you’ll see nothing at all. This is a classic CSS trick that relies on the fact that Firefox lets you apply CSS to a page by including […]

Apple Podcasts

After (a lot?) of years using Pocket Casts, and thinking how cool it is that it’s fully open source now, I’ve moved off it. I love podcasts, but the only time I really have to listen to them is in the car (CarPlay), and my trips are usually 10-15 minutes (I’m a 1.5Γ—-er). Pocket Casts […]

Useful Snippets for In-Browser Console Usage

A Christian Heilmann project called Dear Console…. There are 18 in there right now and they are all pretty neat. I’ll re-post one (submitted by Pankaj Parashar) I thought was very interesting as I’ve never heard of the main API being used: On this site: :sad-trombone: Aside from my hand-authored theme CSS, all the rest […]

The Fox and the Hound 2

As a hot take, it’s blasphemy that Disney even made a “2” of The Fox and the Hound (in 2006, after the 1981 original). Let alone made it non-canon. (Are we supposed to believe that in the time gap in the original movie between Tod and Copper’s childhood and the ending with the whole bear […]

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