I wish Mozilla hadn't rejected WebSQL :-( hacks.mozilla.org/2010/06/beyo

Did anyone end up implementing SQL interface on top of IndexedDB?

Indian government has banned 59 chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser etc citing risks to citizens' privacy, misinformation and national sovreignty: techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/indi

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Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.

The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.

The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: github.com/learn-awesome/learn

I have a half-finished idea for an HTML mocker javascript to help test whether a HTML layout breaks across responsive breakpoints with unexpected dynamic data.

Would some Javascript enthusiast here like to take this to the finish line? You can start here: gist.github.com/nileshtrivedi/

It has taken some time but I have now settled into this nice routine with remote work.

I will be speaking at gitcommit.show (28th June, remote, 10:30AM UTC) about ActivityPub, which is a distributed pub-sub protocol for the Web, disguised as a decentralized social networking protocol:

I found this Google Drive link on Reddit which has all the books (more than 1000) which Springer has recently made free:

drive.google.com/drive/folders

I then created a shortcut to this shared folder in my Drive and ran this script in Google Colab to copy all the iles:

Is there some tool that can find which people who I follow on Twitter, are also around on Mastodon? Perhaps it can also follow them automatically, but a simple listing would be good for now.

Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.

The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.

The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: github.com/learn-awesome/learn

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