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I wrote about what's going on with the jQuery Foundation this year, some past, some present, some outlooks to the near future: http://bassistance.de/2014/12/01/jquery-foundation-2014-roundup/
In January 2014, now 11 months ago, the jQuery Foundation published its new mission statement: To improve the open web, making it accessible for everyone, th
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I wrote a blog post about searching git history with recursive-blame.
The ability in Git to search through the commit history locally is one of the major reasons why I never want to work with SVN again. With Git there is no waitin
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“What is wrong with the world?” – that is a question I’ve been coming back to in the last few days. Whenever I read about some problem that stirs a lot of discussion, arguments and – all too often – anger, I wonder: Don’t we have more important problems to solve?
"What is wrong with the world?" - that is a question I've been coming back to in the last few days. Whenever I read about some problem that stirs a lot of discu
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Nice hover effect on the home link of my online banking. Along with the dotted outline and colored background, it also shows a label telling you where this link will lead to.

One photo: Default state. The other: Hover state. "zur Startseite" means "to Homepage".
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I was in a good mood when I noticed this, after thinking about the nice multi-line notifications on Android 4. Often I don't have to go to the text message app, since I can just read messages in the notification bar.

Then I noticed the above, posted it, organised the uploaded photos so that the default state would show up first, the hover state second... but not, G+ decides to order by filename (I guess) and completely ignore my custom order. Meh.
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On Friday I was walking around downtown Portland, looking for a place to buy a prepaid SIM card. Verizon had giant ads on various trains around town, and their's was the first shop that I spotted. I went inside and told the guy that instantly came to me what I was looking for. He asked me if I have a GSM phone. I reluctantly confirmed, not completely sure about my Nexus 4. He then went on about some gibberish about them not supporting GSM. Since my previous phone, the Nexus S, was bought in the US and I saw no reason why this shouldn't support whatever tech Verizon uses, I tried to argue a bit with him. Instead he put me on their waiting list, so that I could talk to someone else. My name appeared as "Jurn" on some monitor above the door, a little later along with "Chen" below (who I saw coming in as well). I killed some time with some silly iPad game, until noticing, maybe 20 minutes later, that my name had disappeared from the monitor. By now there was some other sales guy standing around, so I asked him about the waiting list. After some confusion about the lack of my name up there he just asked for I was looking for. Again, I said: "I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card". His brief reply: "We don't sell those."

Maybe the closest I ever got to yelling, cursing, or both, at sales people in public.
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Patch release for my jQuery Validation plugin, version 1.13.1, is now live: http://bassistance.de/2014/10/14/release-validation-plugin-1-13-1/
This is a patch release for the jQuery Validation Plugin. It contains a few changes, though most notable is the fix for the newly implemented aria-describedby-b
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The recording of my Effective jQuery talk at jQuery Conference San Diego 2014 is online: http://bassistance.de/2014/04/04/talk-recording-effective-jquery/
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Moin! War zwar in den letzten Wochen wenig aktiv in Köln, will aber zum Event am Samstag. In-game bin ich EHKOC, mittlerweile Level 7. Ich habe zwar bisher bisher es irgendwie geschafft, keine Kölner Frösche zu treffen, aber +Stefan Bunse müsste mich zumindest aus dem COMM kennen.
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Huhu, immer noch keine Kölner Frösche getroffen?
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