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Alexa might spell the end of the independent seller

If invisible interfaces succeed – which I am not entirely sure they will – Alexa will function as a barrier of entry for independents sellers. Which is probably why Amazon is so focused on it. Google, Apple and Microsoft try … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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The UX 10 year challenge

From Cyrek Digital:  

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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I like Promises in Javascript

Back in around 2002 I needed to re-implement some client-side code for an admin dashboard and struggled with the UI freezing up for seconds. I solved the issue using basically timeouts and a list of tasks, giving the browser time … Læs resten

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Layers on layers on …

I hear that Coolshop has a really good webshop. I’d still advise someone to look at how layers cover over the important content – such as here, where a chat layer pops up and covers the important part of the … Læs resten

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What Facebook did right

I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have … Læs resten

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Characters with no meaning or use

Unicode, the international standard for letters, characters and, because everything has to be there, emojis, contains characters that are probably mistakes. 墪 is one such. That character, and a few others in the CJK Unified section of Unicode characters, are … Læs resten

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A useless feature?

I had to try it. PostNord’s mobile app can be used to track packages: This part was intriguing: So I had to try. The camera was then used to scan for surfaces and distance, and then I could place the virtual … Læs resten

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Self-driving is binary

I agree with Alex Roy, self-driving is binary. Either the car can safely bring you from A to B without your attention and action, or not. Self-driving is attainable, even if no-one has achieved it yet.

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