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Broc Seib
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I'm passionate about creating software. It's what I love most.
I'm passionate about creating software. It's what I love most.

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I saw this hand-painted sign alongside the road a while back, painted by the locals who don't like the visiting cars speeding by on the smaller roads. It immediately reminded me of my dad's advice, worded exactly the same: "go slow". This began as literal advice to us, his teenage children, whenever we were about to drive anywhere. But then the phrase became a valediction from Dad, as if he were saying "see you later". I think if you repeat something often enough, it starts coming out on autopilot.

It's still good advice. And not just for driving. The locals don't like reckless drivers flying down the road. But they also like to take life easy. On weekends I've seen families and friends pop up a canopy tent, play some music, and share some good food. It's baked into the attitude -- no reason to be in a hurry. Maybe I'm taking a bit of liberty in my interpretation, but this is another kind of "go slow" I can appreciate, and Dad would too.

Happy 74th Dad.
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How to gather a user's phone number.
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Spot on satirementary on web app development these days.
The money quote:

It’s JavaScript. There has to be thousands of libraries that all do the same thing. We know libraries, in fact, we have the best libraries. Our libraries are huuuge, and sometimes we include pictures of Guy Fieri in them.
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I like the idea of competition in set-top boxes because so many of them have user interfaces that flat-out stink. So let me choose the one I want.

However, I'm afraid it's too little, too late. We live in the streaming world now, or the "app" world. Amazon forces us to buy their dongle to watch their content, and Netflix controls the UI in their own app. So unless streaming providers are forced to make their content available to generic set-top boxes, the whole thing is moot. And I doubt we can successfully write a spec for that.

In summary, :-( for consumers.

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+David Gilbertson shares some Chrome DevTool tips you might not know about. My favorite that I didn't know about is number eight, which is this:

document.designMode = "on"

Then you can just edit stuff right on the page. Whoa. 0_o

I'm totally baking that into my next "admin tool mode" so it's easier to mock data when sending people little screen captures.
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“The age of neutral journalism has passed,” [...] “It is impossible because what you select from the huge sea of information is already subjective.”
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What's behind a tradition?
A tradition is simply a custom that has been passed down from one generation to another. Their longevity can have many reasons, some good and some bad. We can not assume that persistence alone provides moral justification. Instead we must ask better…
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