Today I learned...

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... about the <kbd> tag in HTML.

... that importing an ECMAScript module dynamically is asynchronous. No wonder that it didn't worked for me in the past.

... about the ECMAScript Intl-API for internationalisation.

... that in VSCode I can collapse all functions at once using "Ctrl-K Ctrl-0".

... about the "Balance Out" command in Visual Studio Code.

... that "ersatz" (replacement) is a word in the English language.

... about Dropbox Paper, a collaborative notebook.

... about CloudBeaver, a web server that provides a database manager.

... that if you already created a Firefox add-on coding a Thunderbird add-on is a piece of cake.

... that Glasmorphism is the next hot thing in web design.

... that JavaScript is only in 7th place in the TIOBE index.

... that I can easily add Dark Mode to a web page by adding "@media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) {}" to the stylesheet file.

... about the Haxe 4 programming language.

... about the HERN stack.

... how to pass messages between browser popup windows using javascript.

... that Neumorphism is still a thing.

... that the "Windows Linux Subsystem" does not start, if the DNS service is disabled.

... that the first mail client I used in 1995 (except Unix basic "mail" tool) is still alive: "Pegasus Mail".

... that Bill Gates has a new podcast.

... that I can host my own internet speedtest.

... about "Peanuts-style" text formatting, a kind of predecessor of Markdown.

... how to timeout a fetch() request. #Javascript

... that in Firefox and Chrome you can switch to the rightmost Tab by using Ctrl-9.

... about "bropages".

... that Joaquim Homrighausen is still actively blogging. He's the guy behind "FrontDoor", the program that ran most of FidoNet in the 1980s and 90s.

... that AVIF might become the next standard for web images.

... why the Apple II didn't support lower case letters.

... how to search my own tweets (searchword (from:latz))

... that the word "authenficiation" does not exist, instead it's called "authentication".

... about a music genre called "bardcore". Weird stuff.

... why "top level await" is difficult to implement in the JavaScript engine (it's because of the Microtask Queue I learned about yesterday).

... that Ruby On Rails is still a thing.

... that it takes time to get used to an ergonomic office chair.

... that the TIOBE index lists JavaScript on 7th place, Visual Basic is on 6th place. Well...

... that there are many, many JavaScript libraries out there that still uses jQuery, e.g. Typeahead.js.

... that rssCloud is still alive and even a new version is in the works.

... what interfaces in TypeScript are and that I probably will never need to use them.

... that there's a script that can create a basic setup for Firefox/Chrome extensions and TypeScript.

... that in Firefox/Chrome extensions "port.postMessage()" is great for sending many messages between the components, but not for exchanging data. "runtime.sendMessage()" is still the better choice.

... that RRP (Robert Raisch Proposal) almost became what CSS is nowadays.

... that there's a polyfill library for Promise-based WebExtension APIs in Chrome.

... about the difference between Javascript's Array slice and splice.

... how to create an AppPassword (access token) in Nextcloud and how to use it.

... that used iPods classic are still quite expensive. I'm afraid mine is dying soon.

... that asynchronous programming will never be my friend.

... that i need to remember that you can't use asynchronous calls inside a map() function. #javascript

... that you can have a free MongoDB in the "cloud".

... that HackerNews is written in Arc which is written in Racket which is written in C.

... that SAP Cloud does not offer a free forever plan for developers.

... that Delphi Pascal is still around. In the 90's I had my first programming gig at university using it.

... that in Japan there is a lot of squishy food. I mostly don't like it, tamagoyaki is quite eatable.

... that the older I get the less I can enjoy the summer heat.

... that del.icio.us may be back online again this summer.

... that there's a book about Paul Weller already written in 2005. Why haven't I read it yet?

... that I can pin tabs in VSCode. #vscode

... about the "sl" terminal command.

... that the baloo_file process that's slowing my Linux system down, is used by the file indexer of KDE and can be disabled with balloctl disable.

... that the "PageRank" was named after the Google co-founder Larry Page (Source).