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What Does “Public” Mean in our Modern Age? - The History of the Web https://thehistoryoftheweb.com/postscript/what-does-public-mean-in-our-modern-age/
HT https://adactio.com/

 

Archiving web sites - Antoine Beaupré @ LWN.net https://lwn.net/Articles/766374/
Good look at a handful of different website archiving methods currently available. HT https://adactio.com/

 

Scrolling the main document is better for performance, accessibility, and usability - Nolan Lawson https://nolanlawson.com/2018/11/18/scrolling-the-main-document-is-better-for-performance-accessibility-and-usability/

 

Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright - Karen Weintraub https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/steven-pinker-future-science.html

 

Open Legend: Open Source RPG https://openlegendrpg.com/
Glad to see that this is an RPG with open-source rules, and not an RPG about working in open source (which wouldn't be nearly as much fun).
HT @benrob0329@mastodon.art

 

results from last night: My deck dominated the first (3-player) game, but came up short in the second one, leaving me at 1-1 for the night. Both decks were alot of fun to play, and each provided an OMG moment (or two), so it was definitely .

 

Push without notifications - Jeremy Kieth https://adactio.com/journal/14511
Interesting technique to combine offline service works and the push notification API to create a background sync feature for a website / application. Neat!

 

Scaling Millions of Connections with a Zero-propagation Dynamic DNS - Andrew Sampson @ Rainway
https://blog.rainway.io/scaling-millions-of-connections-with-a-zero-propagation-dynamic-dns-b0d706a611b4
Via WebOps Weekly https://webopsweekly.com/issues/192

 

This is your periodic reminder that Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors of his generation, particularly in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (and "Fifth Element", and "The Professional", and "The Dark Knight", and as the 2nd or 3rd most tragic character in the "Harry Potter" films, and...).

 

"We need to celebrate the victories in addition to lamenting the bad legislation. The big tech companies have a lot of money and lobbying power, but when you compare their apps to what it's possible to self-host the value which they deliver is quite marginal and it might not take much to shift things in a different direction."
Unmotivated by Doom - Bob Mottram @ Freedomebone
https://blog.freedombone.net/unmotivated-by-doom