Hello new folks! 👋 Since everyone is doing it, I'll post another #introduction. I am relatively new to Mastodon myself, but I've found a community here that is welcoming, tolerant and friendly. Hope you'll have the same experience.
I regularly look through the #introductions tag for new people with similar interests, but if I miss you, give me a follow or send me a message, and I'll follow you back. 🙂
"Logging made easy (LME)"
How to set up your own basic security logging system
I moved the Twitter app to a different spot on my home screen and put @tootapp in its place. Thanks to this change, I am now checking Mastodon compulsively instead of Twitter
I think a lot of times some people misinterpret "I think what you said was offensive" as "I am offended with what you said". They sound similar but are not really the same thing.
Like maybe the person calling you out isn't actually as hypersensitive as you think and they are just letting you know that you sounded like a jackass and perhaps you might want to work on that.
And if that upsets you maybe that person isn't the sensitive one, or at least the *only* sensitive one.
I find it interesting how upset developers are about "Sign in with Apple" being required for any app that offers Facebook or Twitter sign in. Similar to the sentiment that some people have towards GDPR.
If you won't take steps ensure your user's privacy do you really get to be outraged when other parties step in to protect your users from you?
I've been trying to get the people and businesses I provide tech support to to switch to Firefox. But a few days ago a user complained because clicking "print" in Google Docs downloads a PDF instead of bringing up a print dialog directly. So, I switched her back to Chrome 😕
How is it that we have WebVR and WebAssembly but no WebPrint API?
Been playing with WordPress again for the first time in years thanks to their new Gutenberg editor. I had forgotten how easy it it is to extend; you can customize *everything*. Makes me wonder if Mastodon should adopt WP-style theme and plugin support instead of forcing people to edit the source code.
5 Tasks You Didn't Know Could be Done with Pure #HTML and #CSS, now in #infographic form.
There are currently 2 really interesting Humblebundles active.
Humble Book Bundle: Coder's Bookshelf by No Starch Press
Humble Book Bundle: Web Programming by O'Reilly
I have known for a long time that certain #CSS selectors will take precedence over others, based on how specific they are. But I never knew the details of how this specificity is calculated.
Turns out it's not complicated at all. This article does an amazing job of explaining exactly how it works. #webdev
*Hospital gets new patient information software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some nurses and doctors instead of just other programmers"
*School gets new student assessment software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some teachers and students instead of just other programmers"
*Construction company gets new materials tracking software* "Gee I wish the programmers had talked to some installers and estimators etc"
Just a trend I've noticed
This is a great, detailed post about how to implement a search feature using PostgreSQL
"Postgres full-text search is Good Enough!"
I updated my answer on #LastPass security that I originally posted to Security Stack Exchange back in 2016. The new version is well-structured and includes info on all the recent developments here. Got way too long however.