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Derek Thurn
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"Logicless" templates are a pretty dumb idea. Handlebars doesn't even support "else if". Is it so hard to believe that UI code could need some amount of control flow? I'm not trying to perform network IO here, I just want "else if"!

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Is Business Insider just a slightly more dressed-up version of Cracked.com now?

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I'm excited about asm.js. The reality is that Chrome projects like NaCl, PNaCl and Dart are never going to be adopted by Microsoft, Apple, or Mozilla. Asm.js, while in many ways technically inferior, has a substantially better shot at being widely implemented.

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If you missed it, the current XKCD is an animation that shows a new frame every 30 minutes. Here's a sped-up version: http://primis.org/time/output.gif

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Flexbox is one of the new web standards that I'm really excited about. The CSS2 layout model has routinely caused me substantial pain, especially when it comes to e.g. centering divs within their parent. We're ready for a more modern approach. I'm hoping that it doesn't prove too hard to write a good polyfill for Flexblox so we can start using it soon.

I can't install Windows on my new Macbook because the windows installer doesn't have drivers for my fancy USB3 flashdrive. I'm living too far in the future for you, Windows.

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The idea that you can predict tablet market share at all 5 years from now is ridiculous, let alone the idea that you can predict Android tablets will change from 48.8% share to 46.0%.

wait, "technologist" is short for "technology evangelist"?

The new github layout really irritates me, because it defaults to the "contributions" tab for my github page, which is basically just a list of my repositories sorted by number of stars. So instead of seeing what I've pushed in the last month, you see a repository I threw together in 2010 that happens to have gotten a lot of stars at the time. It's pretty dumb.
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