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Like ? Know ? I created a tool to generate RSS feeds from arbitrary websites using CSS selectors.
And it's called... Feed me up, Scotty!

feed-me-up-scotty.vincenttunru

The boy scout rule: leave the code you touch cleaner than you found it.

It sounds attractive, but I'm having second thoughts. What's "clean" isn't usually universally agreed upon, and inconsistently-applied conventions makes those conventions hard to learn for new contributors.

There's two ways to learn abstract tools.

There's rote learning: if I do this, this happens. This'll get you started.

But real understanding happens when you form a mental model of the tool.

Sounds obvious, yet so many engineers use Git every day only knowing `git commit -am`.

(Of course, this is where I should plug my tutorial that helps you form a mental model of Git in ~11 minutes: agripongit.vincenttunru.com/)

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My perfect employer:

- aligns with my ideals,
- makes products I'm personally excited to use, and
- has competent colleagues.

There's always been one organisation in particular that always seemed to me to tick all those boxes, so I'm very excited that, starting tomorrow, I'll be joining Mozilla!

@aral Hi! We're familiar with both AGPL and MPL licensing schemes and they are not that different in practice. Please see and Q8-10 & Q17 here mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0/FAQ/. Since the frontend part of penpot is significant and running such code constitutes distribution, this potential VC would still have to release all that code (whether unchanged or not) under the MPL.

Apparently replay.io now works on Linux too, and I'm excited! It's going to help me solve so many gnarly bugs.

If anyone wants an invite, let me know. (Unfortunately a Google account is required for now.)

I wanted to add some nuance to the whole kerfuffle. In my view, it solves some pretty specific problems that you may or may not have.

More at vincenttunru.com/why-tailwind/

Installed today — first time ever on a non-Ubuntu-derived Linux. The installer was a little bit confusing, but other than that everything except the fingerprint reader works flawlessly and so far is pretty straightforward!

"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case ncase.me/rss/

RSS is still the best way to consume internet media IMO. Let's hear it for RSS.

I kinda wish more people would give the android version of Firefox a try. On my phone it actually has better (smoother) scrolling performance than Chrome; and of course the other benefit is you can have a proper ad blocker extension (I use uBlock Origin) installed.

Anyway, it's been a great ride, and I want to thank everyone who made it so. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what will become of both Solid and Inrupt.

And if anyone wants to discuss anything Solid, get in touch!

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I also want to continue seeing the Solid community grow beyond the limited demographic it used to represent, and to support the fantastic initiatives that have been and will be started that help make this happen. To make this work for everyone, we need to involve everyone.

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In fact, I experienced that solid-client works well first-hand, when using it in my spare time to build what I'm proud to consider a vital tool for Solid app developers: Penny.

penny.vincenttunru.com

...which brings me to : the enthusiasm around it is fantastic, and even in my life-after-Inrupt I would love to see it succeed.

Which means that yes, I'll try to stay involved, keep maintaining Penny, keep empowering people building on top of it.

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I'm very proud to have been able to work on a library that will play a central role in many Solid apps. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, which is not something I can say about everything I've ever worked on 😅

It's true though: solid-client is *very* extensively tested, so far has not had unplanned breaking changes, and has an API that I think works well when writing Solid apps.

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Today is my last day at Inrupt! I am very excited about what the future is going to bring, but I will also fondly look back on my time here.

If there's one thing I will miss, it's the fine people I got to work with: both my wonderful colleagues at Inrupt, and the wider Solid community: @Zwifi, @noeldemartin, @michielbdejong, and a whole bunch of people not on the Fediverse.

Is there an ESLint plugin yet that verifies that your pictures' alt texts have more than a thousand words, to make absolutely sure that they carry the same information?

Pragmatism is tainted by being contrasted with perfectionism.

Pragmatism is balancing trade-offs and then making the hard choices. Not: taking the easy route, consequences be damned.

In the privacy-minded circles I frequent, some people complain that telemetry should *never* be used, and could simply be replaced by talking to users.

And while talking to users is definitely important, this is a great example of how telemetry *can* be used for good, and does not necessarily have good alternatives: blog.mozilla.org/performance/2

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