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Hi, I'm Dominik Schwind, friend of the internet. Here is /now.
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Likes https://gomakethings.com/decoupling-html-css-and-javascript-in-design-systems/.

Likes https://gomakethings.com/decoupling-html-css-and-javascript-in-design-systems/.

Decoupling HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in design systems

Unpopular opinion: we should use JavaScript for far fewer things than we do right now. Let’s dig in. Leaning on the platform Nicole Sullivan is a fucking legend in the web community. She’s the inventor of OOCSS (for which both BEM and Tailwind owe literally everything). She’s the creator of…

Decoupling HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in design systems

Likes https://adactio.com/links/18545.

Likes https://adactio.com/links/18545.

“The internet wasn’t designed to breach national boundaries” - Rest of World

Say you’re into the indie web without saying you’re into the indie web… The internet wasn’t really convenient in 1994 or 1995, but it was a very collaborative space. There was a moment where we replaced this idea of the internet being a medium that we can all write to…

“The internet wasn’t designed to breach national boundaries” - Rest of World

Likes https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/100-things-every-web-developer-should-know/.

Likes https://www.baldurbjarnason.com/2021/100-things-every-web-developer-should-know/.

136 facts every web dev should know before they burn out and turn to landscape painting or nude modelling

Everything I’ve learned about web development in the almost twenty-five years I’ve been practising. All boiled down into a neat little list that I put together over a week. I’m Icelandic, so I’m prone to absolute statements.

136 facts every web dev should know before they burn out and turn to landscape painting or nude modelling

Likes https://eli.li/2021/10/19/i-realized-this-morning-why-i-m-put-off-by-super-hero-movies.

Likes https://eli.li/2021/10/19/i-realized-this-morning-why-i-m-put-off-by-super-hero-movies.

Oatmeal

I realized this morning why I’m put off by super hero movies. They are fun, and I’ve always loved comic books, but the super hero movies of the last

Oatmeal

Likes https://luca.blog/2021/10/20/the-belgian-shuffle/.

Likes https://luca.blog/2021/10/20/the-belgian-shuffle/.

The Belgian Shuffle

In 2012 I was invited to speak at a conference in Brussels, Belgium. The event was held at the European Parliament building and I was honored to run a workshop for a student’s association. I had ne…

The Belgian Shuffle

“Sorry, I’m late to the meeting – I had to update the firmware of my coffee mug.”

“Sorry, I’m late to the meeting – I had to update the firmware of my coffee mug.”

I’ve decided that 2013 was the best year for Apple hardware and 2017 the worst.

I’ve decided that 2013 was the best year for Apple hardware and 2017 the worst.

As far as I am concerned, Apple peaked in 2013. I bought three of their dingi that year and I love them all:
The iPhone 5S in gold was not only beautiful but also brought Touch ID, had an amazing camera and had the perfect size for a smartphone.
The iPad Mini this year was great – the same chip and memory as the big iPad in a small, inexpensive package with a great screen.
And the 13-inch MacBook Pro was great as well: robust, great keyboard and Retina screen and actually a lot more affordable than Windows laptops with the same hardware.

In fact I’m still using two of these devices almost daily: I’m reading books and watching YouTube videos on the iPad Mini. I’m typing this blog post on the MacBook Pro. And the very pretty golden 5S sits nicely in a book on the shelf, even when I long stopped keeping old electronics around.

On the other hand, 2017 was pure garbage. I bought the very overpriced MacBook Pro with the touch bar and an iPhone 8 Plus and good god, these things suck. The GPS in the 8 never really worked for me and unlike the 6S two years before, it just never felt right to me.

And don’t get me started on the MacBook Pro. Besides the outrageously bad keyboard and the fact that the SD card slot and MagSafe were gone, it just has been very unreliable. I had to have the battery replaced. I had to have the screen replaced. And now after four years, the SSD seems to be dead. Maybe. Probably. Who knows. A couple of weeks ago it just randomly started to crash, showing an NVMe kernel panic every time. Resets of all kinds didn’t solve anything. A re-install of MacOS didn’t solve anything. So I took it to the Apple Store. They decided that I had bad, evil software installed and kept the MacBook for a week. When I picked it up just now, they noticed that none of their hardware tests found anything wrong with it. Their genius solution to the problem is now that I should reformat the SSD and reinstall MacOS. Which I am now doing, while cursing.

And while typing on my still very lovely and responsive and reliable MacBook from eight years ago.

If only it was faster when running all the electron apps one uses these days. And Docker. And PHPStorm.

Ugh.

Ugh.

If I order one of these things now – is it going to last as long as my 2013 MBP which I still use regularly?

If I order one of these things now – is it going to last as long as my 2013 MBP which I still use regularly?

Now sell them in rosé you cowards.

Now sell them in rosé you cowards.

So many NITS.

So many NITS.

Docker for Mac is still going to suck on these machines, right?

Docker for Mac is still going to suck on these machines, right?

What.

What.

tbh if an outdoor adventure video doesn’t start with a helicopter ride I’ll just not watch it

tbh if an outdoor adventure video doesn’t start with a helicopter ride I’ll just not watch it