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. 🙂
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.
This person found a mysterious Raspberry Pi plugged into a switch in the company's network closet
This scp vulnerability looks like fun
Sharing some thoughts after staring at some home packet captures. OCSP is as bad for privacy as plain text SNI http://blog.seanmcelroy.com/2019/01/05/ocsp-web-activity-is-not-private/