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How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

If this fails because of a dependency that won't be installed, use apt for both the driver and the dependencies.

The Ethics of Web Performance

Sites that use an excess of resources, whether on the network or on the device, don’t just cause slow experiences, but can leave entire groups of people out.

Site performance is an accessibility issue. 

WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske – WordPress Tavern

Look forward to listening to this. Both the indyweb and WP are dear to my heart. 

How the Dutch Made Utrecht a Bicycle-First City

Utrecht, the fourth-largest and fastest-growing city in the Netherlands, where average daily bike trips number 125,000.

The dazzling number of cyclists are quite a sight. 

End of Lives

Really handy reference site for many products. Remember that system provided packages are supported with backported security fixes in most cases. 

Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names

So, as a public service, I’m going to list assumptions your systems probably make about names.  All of these assumptions are wrong.  Try to make less of them next time you write a system which touches names.

One of my favourite programming articles of all time.

Our society is sleep deprived

“Sleep loss will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology,” he said. “Sleep, unfortunately, is not an optional lifestyle luxury. Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity. It is your life support system.”

I'm looking forward to reading Matthew Walker's book on the topic.

Bottle Cap Blues on Vimeo

So that I may never forget where to find this video.