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5 days ago

When what seems like half the planet noped out of WhatsApp after its terms of service update, applications like Signal (which I highly recommend) saw an unprecedented increase in user traffic. Signal had so many new users sign up that it overwhelmed their existing infrastructure and lead to a …

#privacy #cybersecurity #data #life #websites

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12 days ago

Matrix is an open standard for decentralized real-time communication. The specification is production-ready and bridges to tons of silo products like Slack, Gitter, Telegram, Discord, and even Facebook Messenger. This lets you use Matrix to link together disjoint communities in one place, or create …

#privacy #protocols #linux #aws #go #terminal

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18 days ago

I hear this question a lot: “Do I raise or return this error in Python?”

This is probably because the right answer will depend on your situation and the goals of your application logic. Either choice can help you ensure your Python code doesn’t fail silently, saving you and your …

#python #coding #tech team

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26 days ago

As a technical person who leads a technical team, I know firsthand that it can be easy to get lost in finishing up your own work before a vacation. It takes a bit of dedicated attention to ensure you don’t neglect the day-to-day tasks that don’t vanish while you’re away.

Here’s a pre-PTO …

#tech team

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31 days ago

Why do whiteboard interviews not work? Wrong answers only.

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32 days ago

Yes, you can have an interactive search feature on your static site! No need for servers or paid subscriptions here. Thanks to the open source Lunr and the power of Hugo static site generator, you can create a client-side search index with just a template and some JavaScript.

A number of my readers …

#websites #coding #data #javascript

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38 days ago

Want your own website but not sure how to start? Read this for options for every level of coder, from no-code to fullstack and completely free to paid.

You can use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) site builder like Carrd to create a simple single page site, like a list …

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41 days ago

Help me discover more awesome indie webmasters! 😄 @ me if you or your favorite blog supports webmentions!

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42 days ago

The web that raised me was a digital playground in the truest sense. It was made up of HTML experiments frankensteined together by people still figuring it all out.

The beauty of not completely knowing what you’re doing is a lack of premature judgement. Without a standard to rise to, …

#websites #life

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42 days ago

Just a friendly Friday reminder to write good docs. 👇

How to write good documentation