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As a web professional and a person who isn’t a native speaker but values privacy, it’s disheartening to see catering websites offering the choice between a phone call and a facebook message.

Also, it’s a business risk if your income is dependent on using a third-party community for essential business operations.

This used to be common knowledge in “web design” but it’s still true. Every time a site interrupts the visitor from achieving something on your site, (modal, sso login, login prompt, newsletter signup) the visitor loses focus and is less likely to meet the goal (or “lowers conversion tracking” if you’re using analytics). That’s why these things should be displayed after the main content when the visitor is naturally open for a new pathway.

Where do I go to figure out if a pc component is compatible with a version of Ubuntu?

So PHPStorm couldn’t find my node and vagrant executables… until I changed the source command in my .zshrc to point to a file instead of a symlink to the file.  Which is weird, as it worked correctly for login and interactive shells before the change. Puzzled.

Was going to work on repoman (https://github.com/svandragt/repoman) for a bit today but it’s working well as it is.

It’s interesting to hear the arguments against digital vaccine passports and discrimination and then map them to proving settled status for EU nationals.

Time for real test driven development: don’t put any feature requests in the sprint unless a user test highlighted it as missing

If you set a toggle Do Not Disturb keyboard shortcut (it’s under Mission Control) you can then use Keyboard Maestro to toggle DND when your video conferencing software is launching and quitting!

I’m seeing too often that a flashy solution is chosen and confusing everyone else on the team apart from the person picking the solution.

You know you have too many side projects when you have to organise them by programming language 🙈

One of the better films I’ve seen lately and a good comment on society Bad Hair (2020).

How are other PHP developers managing the different tooling environments switching between projects?

When you keep muting / unmuting on video calls and realise it’s your belly is pressing the space bar 😬

Trump has always been about exploiting the social share. To play both sides so people can share their validated view out of context, ultimately causing extremism. Social Media needs to take responsibility.