... that substack could become the successor of medium.
... how to create a simple navigation for eleventy.
... 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.
... that in Firefox and Chrome you can switch to the rightmost Tab by using
... that the StackOverflow Podcast is entertaining and informative.
... about "bropages".
... that Aristarchus of Samothrace was the inventor of the asterix ("*") in 200 B.C.
... about the elements of a good technical blog post.
... that you can compile Fortran to WebAssembly. Yeah! (I learned Fortran in the late 1980's at university.)
... about the "classList.toggle()" function and wrote a blog post about mimicking jQuery's "toggleClass()".
... 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.
... about this randomly selected Spotify playlist.
... how Twitter is cropping images.
... 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 the brightness() CSS Filter.
... about a music genre called "bardcore". Weird stuff.
... about the Microtask Queue of ECMAScript.
... that Ruby On Rails is still a thing.
... that it takes time to get used to an ergonomic office chair.
... 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.
... about the "Language Server Protocol" and its use with the Svelte IDE extension.
... 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.
... that there's a thing like "recursive SQL queries".
... that node.js v14.8.0 introduces top-level async/await.
... 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 you can have a free MongoDB in the "cloud".
... about the Google Android Nearby feature and that I can eventually use it with Chrome.
... that HackerNews is written in Arc which is written in Racket which is written in C.
... what a mutex is and how to use it.
... 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.
... about the Ownership Concept in Rust.
... that the older I get the less I can enjoy the summer heat.
... that Svelte is supporting Typescript now.
... that del.icio.us may be back online again this summer.
... that you can query Google Trends with some Python Code.
... that you can use Prettier in JetBrain's WebStorm.
... that "Svelte" (the name of the new promising ECMAScript framework) means "attractively thin" source.
... about Non-Euclidean geometry and that the sum of angles in a trianlge need not to be 180 degrees (thanks to this German podcast).
... 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
... that the "PageRank" was named after the Google co-founder Larry Page (Source).
... that Twitter introduced a new API.
... about a drop dead easy method to center everything.
... that David Tennants real name is "David John McDonald".
... that "Wi-Fi" has no actual meaning, it just sounds nice.
... how it feels to have diylexia.
... that there might be a successor to CSS Zen Garden called stylestage.
... that soup.io is closing. That's why you should host your own blog!
... that there's a thing called LogPoints in the DevTools of Chrome and Firefox.
... that "display: none;" removes an element completely whereas with "visibility: hidden" the element takes its space but is not visible (#CSS).
... that Gary Larson has a website with daily comics.
... that Wil Wheaton has his own podcast called "Radio Free Burrito".
... that I know the name of actress Charlize Theron for a long time but never have actually seen any movie starring her until today.
... that there are even frameworks for Rust.
... that in 1932 the Big Emu War took place in western Australia.
... that beer was banned in Iceland until March 1st, 1989
... that "nada" is the Spanish word for "nothing", not the Russian word ("nichego").
... about pygooglenews, a python wrapper of the Google News RSS feed.
... about the "Morning Writing Effect".
... about the most important new features in ECMAScript 2020.
... how to replace a switch statement with objects in ECMAScript.
... that "Gopher" is still alive.
... how I can easily add my blogs to IndieWeb with the WordPress IndieWeb Collection.
... how you can use italics in tweets (Spoiler: Unicode).
... that Twitter, Flickr, OSM and others use a thing called WOEID "Yahoo Where On Earth IDentifier" but currently there seems to be no possibility to generate your own.
.. that it's ridicously easy to create a Twitter bot using the twit package.
... that nowadays you have to register with Twitter to be able to create an App with their API.
... that WordPress' Gutenberg editor is better than I thought after I got more familiar with it.
... about "keen", a new experimental tool by Google to find interesting things.
.. that there's a Unicode character called "Word Joiner" that has zero width and prevents word breaking (props @aelurotheist).
.. about "scroll-to-text-fragment" but I'm not sure if I actually need such a thing.
... that it's not called "IndexDB" but "IndexedDB" (with an "ed").
... that IndexDB is somewhat complicated to use.
... that I have to use the web-ext package to develop a Firefox addon.
... that Bruce Sterling has a tumblr blog.
... that it's may be time to move away from strava, maybe Cyclemeter. Props to @RaddiRadditski