Just an FYI, this is not by “the” Woz, just some dude with the last name Wozniak.
Also, the post now 404s. Strange.
However, I love the logo. It’s extremely simple and clever. Kudos to the designers.
Thanks! Will take a look on what might be happening with js files. One thing we might actually do in the future is provide highlighted previews of source code files.
Direct paper link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejsp.2026/abstract
I wonder if there’s any research on usernames.
Although I agree with the overall point of the piece, I have some issues with it:
If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly. The only people I’ve seen do this are programmers in a satirical context and technologically illiterate people, of which the author is neither. The same goes for saying “a code”.
Some people find it difficult to code, believe it or not, and many projects aren’t easy even if you can. For example, I can code and have for several years, but if I wanted to develop a device with a microcontroller I’d hire a professional programmer that specializes in low-level languages because my specialty is CSS, and if I had to write in a very low-level language the code would be horrible.
Bolding every other word makes you sound ridiculous.
So does underlining half of your text.
Use of the word “codes” is more common in fields with programming that aren’t computer science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc.). You may find it particularly common amongst older programmers/scientists who came up through these alternate disciplines because computer science was not a codified major or department.
Weirded me out too, but since it was mostly Yale faculty and research scientists who I noticed using it, I assumed it was more me than them.
If you pluralize the word code, my level of respect for your piece/talk/site/blog drops about 40% instantly.
I suspect in this case English is not his first language.
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It doesn’t help that @davidb583 only submits links to his blog.
I’m going to be working on my extremely tiny CSS framework, Min - it’s 995 bytes. http://minfwk.com
Also, I’m deciding whether or not to do anything with a website I made that helps people keep track of their goals: http://goalcalendar.com - please comment with any feedback you have.
I have to say, I love the new increase in performance. I use Trello daily and it’s come quite a long way.
I think the approach of “10% per day” is a really good idea. I’ll have to try it with some of my projects.
1) I think there should be a bit more discussion in the comments. It’s kind of disappointing to see that most articles on the front page have either one or no comments, and three or four upvotes. I think that anywhere from five to ten comments on each article would be a great goal. I have no idea how many members this would take.
2) Pretty closely. I encourage new members to use the Filters page.
3) I think I feel pretty comfortable here. Most people are quite friendly, and the “explain-your-downvotes” feature is absolutely excellent.
1) Be the change you want to see in the world!
I have to say, I absolutely love Dogecoin. In the Bitcoin community, scams are rampant and those that are scammed never get their money back. In the Dogecoin community, there is exactly the opposite. I ran a website called EasyDoge (http://easydoge.com) that was designed as an online wallet service.
Unfortunately, it was hacked and quite a bit of money was stolen. I compensated everyone out of my own pocket for the losses. This isn’t a rare occurrence: the victims of two major hacks are being compensated by the SaveDogemas effort.
I think the sense of community that’s there is just as (or more) effective than the appeal of large numbers.
A problem I see often is many articles discussing minification techniques, headers, etc. to use but completely ignoring the ten-ton gorilla in the room: Bootstrap. Including its monstrous JS and requirement for jQuery, it’s an absolutely massive library that reaches into the hundreds of kilobytes. Foundation isn’t much better (at 150 kilobytes.)
This is why I think people should use Min. Min (http://minfwk.com) is a tiny CSS framework that’s only 995 bytes, and I use it in every website I make. It covers almost every use case that Bootstrap has, and it even has a Bootstrap -> Min conversion page (http://minfwk.com/bootstrapconverter.html.)
It’s ridiculous to talk about saving 20 kilobytes using gzip, strange new minification techniques, image smooshing, etc. when Bootstrap takes up over 200 kilobytes right there.
Disclaimer: I created Min.
I’m going to be improving my CSS library Min, which is currently only 995 bytes. http://minfwk.com
I encourage anyone reading this to vote in Min’s button design thread: https://github.com/OwenVersteeg/min/issues/6
I’m also dealing with burnout over a small project I started (http://goalcalendar.com) - especially after seeing how few people liked it, I’m not sure if I should continue working on it. Feedback would be greatly appreciated.