· Dec 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm
A few months back I started keeping track of where my podcast listeners are geographically located.
Hold up privacy nuts: this is only for my nefarious and amusement purposes. I’m not selling anybody’s locale data.
So anyways, doing what you do when you’re me, I mapped them out last night and am now sharing said map with you. I do enjoy seeing how wide spread my listeners are. I was also interested to learn that there are a few Facebook employees listening in various states across the U.S.
Now then… if this is the first you’ve heard of my podcast don’t worry, you’re not too late. Open up your nearest podcast app and plug “tcr diaries podcast” into the search bar. If your app doesn’t have a search bar then it sucks. Get a different one.
If you have Amazon’s Alexa at home it’s even easier! Say to her, “Alexa play the tcr diaries podcast” and boom, you’re done.
#diariespodcast #geekystuff #webdev
· Nov 29, 2018 at 10:57 am
I finally got around to adding a JSON Feed for the Blog. Because that’s what all the cool kids are doing.
If there’s enough uptick I might add it for the Podcast, Products, and Galleries.
Learn more about the format: jsonfeed.org →
· Jan 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm
Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or YouTube, Chrome is a powerful entry point in the company’s vast toolbox. While Google championed web standards that worked across many different browsers back in the early days of Chrome, more recently its own services often ignore standards and force people to use Chrome.
Chrome, in other words, is being used in the same way that Internet Explorer 6 was back in the day — with web developers primarily optimizing for Chrome and tweaking for rivals later. To understand how we even got to this stage, here’s a little (a lot) of browser history. If you want to know why saying “Chrome is the new Internet Explorer 6” is so damning, you have to know why IE6 was a damnable problem in the early ‘00s.
It’s important to note that both Google and web developers are responsible for this…but Google shouldn’t only be building its sites for its browser. At all.
I’ve never used Chrome as my default browser on any device. Google’s background updates have always creeped me out.
#webdev #google #chrome
· Oct 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm
You may not need it now, in other words, but you will, if you’re lucky. And future-you will be proud of past-you if you cared about it before it was personal.
While eating my workday lunch I was skimming this programming article on accessibility. And while I didn’t have any strong feelings about much of it, the line quoted above struck a chord. It can be taken as-is, without any context, and hold up in any spiritual court.
Not being an Xcode developer, I read inessential more for how I can include Brent’s personal wisdom in all matters. Like regardless of what I’m doing in the here and now, work or otherwise, I hope future-me will be proud.
And of course his data models and thought processes have also trickled into my development projects, too.
· Sep 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm
I wish I could write…
Fixed bug where PHP date() was using H instead of h and borking the echo()
…in client emails like I do in my Subversion commit messages.
Explaining things at lower levels can be so much easier than at higher ones.
· Jun 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm
Every Interaction should take their own advice.
I only had a few paragraphs left in their Bad app citizens article when this pop-over obscured my view. I pinched, zoomed, rotated but regardless of what I did I couldn’t get the jerky thing to close.
· Apr 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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Opera Neon’s newly developed physics engine is set to breathe life back into the internet. Tabs and other objects respond to you like real objects; they have weight and move in a natural way when dragged, pushed, or even popped. This desktop browser is more than just a window to the internet – with Opera Neon, you are in control of everything you see.
I kinda like it. It’s fun to use and feels modern and fresh compared to Safari and the other browsers that’ve been around for awhile. Split screen mode is the best, I use the iPad’s counterpart all the time.
I might seriously start using it if they add bookmark support.
· Apr 12, 2017 at 11:10 am
The second piece of web software I wrote was a BBS and/or Forum. I moved the site away from all of that when blogs became popular but they’ve always had a special place in my heart. The now defunct Written Ignition had some of my most favorite online conversations written by some of my most favorite online friends.
With that said, I’ve added Forums to tcrbang.com. The codebase for them is all new so they’ll probably break now and again but overall they’re ready for use. Still lots more work to be done (uploading files, etc.) but I’m happy to have them back.
A permanent link can be found in the main menu along with the footer down below.
There’s two forums at the moment:
Blog articles and comments that would be better as a forum topic will be moved over there at some point.
· Mar 18, 2017 at 10:20 am
This is why the web is horrible, especially on mobile devices. I really wanted to read about robots chatting in a new language they created while waiting for my coffee to brew this morning but no, we can’t have nice things on the Internet.
Did you see the independent.co.uk screenshot above has two close Xs overlaying each other in the bottom right.
I opened their article on my MacBook Air because again, I really wanted to read about the chatting robots but after scrolling past the intro graphic this…
I turned Ghostery off and it counted 61 trackers.
And I really wanna buy something from Zazzle now 🙄… When I see ads from companies this way, it puts a negative taste in my mouth. Their brands become revolting and I try avoid them from there on out.
It doesn’t surprise me that people just hang out on their Facebooks and their Pinterests, and their Twitters. At least those guys legitimately try to care about UI and content.
Independent.co.uk cares about their advertising.
#webdev #internets #fail