Just because I have a vertical screen, doesn’t mean I’m on a phone!
I’m a weirdo – I fully admit that. As part of my home working set up, I use a vertical monitor. I read and write a lot of long documents – and this form factor suits me perfectly.…
Rare unbroken Enigma radio messages
Unbroken radio message from U 534. Enigma machine key
Huawei’s HarmonyOS: “Fake it till you make it” meets OS development
No discernible difference between Huawei’s “all-new” OS and Android.
Penpot | Design Freedom for Teams
The open-source solution for design and prototyping
Why the Wingdings font exists
Wingdings — that symbol font on your computer — has a storied legacy both in digital and print.
The documentation system — Documentation system documentation
GraalVM 21.0 Introduces a JVM Written in Java
GraalVM has released major version 21.0 with a new component, Java on Truffle, that provides a JVM implementation written in Java. GraalVM is itself a polyglot virtual machine that provides a shared runtime to execute applications in multiple languages. Java on Truffle, a JVM written in Java using t…
The Unexpected Find That Freed 20GB of Unused Index Space
In this article I describe the process we took to identify potential free space, and one surprising find that helped up clear up ~10GB of unused indexed values!
7 behaviours to avoid in a software architecture role - Daniel Watts
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work in architecture roles alongside experienced software/technical/solution architects. Through observing others and my own trial and error,...
More than you ever wanted to know about font loading on the web
When I started thinking about writing a post about web font loading my intention was to propose relatively sophisticated ideas that I’ve...
Making GitHub’s new homepage fast and performant - The GitHub Blog
This post is the third installment of our five-part series on building GitHub’s new homepage: How our globe is built How we collect and use the data behind the globe How we made the page
Frontpage · ToS;DR
“Terms of Service; Didn’t Read” (short: ToS;DR) is a project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”: almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
Disqus, the dark commenting system
I’m explaining why Disqus is a great example for "if you’re not paying for it, you become the product".