Kategoriarkiv: Development

How to kill a browser with a transform

With Javascript I wanted to update a graphic created using CSS. I executed a command that changed the CSS property “transform” to “rotate(0deg) skewY(0deg)”. Very simple. It worked in test. It worked in production. Clients started using the system. It … Læs resten

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Google+ will not be missed

Google+ was unmotivated by any need for what it did. No one loved it. It was born only to slow Facebook growth. It’s like having a kid so it can beat up your neighbor’s kid. Products, to be any good, must … Læs resten

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Smart cars and surveillance

From the thread from a supposed former IT guy as Tesla: any connected car is ripe for data harvesting and you (the consumer) should expect it going forward. on that note, china has a law in place that mandates all … Læs resten

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Facebook shadow profiles

I don’t have the energy to write a lot about Facebook’s “shadow profiles”, the method of collecting information on people with the purpose of correlating them and finally assigning them to actual individuals. Preferably users, but there is no reason … Læs resten

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And yet, they keep using Facebook

Everyone should have a blog. I have been thinking a lot about this post by Mikkel Andersson, “Når Facebook dræber samfundsdebatten“, about a public discussion disappearing because 1) it happened as comments to a post on Facebook and 2) Facebook … Læs resten

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The evolution of the web

Back when the World Wide Web started, building a webpage was easy. There were no really working search engine so users traversed the web from link to link, storing bookmarks for later browsing. Domain names were important entries to the … Læs resten

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Automated failure

This is actually a follow-on to my “This is why you need editors“. I regularly use the URL ibm.com to test for internet connectivity. The website redirects me to my country and language specific homepage but now I have gotten … Læs resten

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Voice assistants suck

Paraphrasing the Nielsen Norman Group, voice assistants suck. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and, I am guessing, Cortana. Of course, the level of suck depends on your mastery of English accents, so I expect they suck more for Danes than … Læs resten

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Newsfeed from Twitter and Youtube

I have mentioned that I use Feedly for my newsfeeds, but that only works if the site supplies an RSS or Atom feed. Twitter does not but someone made a website that can work as a portal to that, twitrss.me, so … Læs resten

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Regex and HTML

A useful reminder about parsing HTML with Regular Expressions. Stackoverflow has the canonical explanation in a classic answer.

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