Problem Solver. Software Architect. Entrepreneur.
Working at Moodle to empower educators to improve our world.
Making Solid apps on the side — solidproject.org.
I just created an RSS feed of my /now page! I haven't been very active in my blog, but I've kept updating this, so subscribe if you want see what I'm up to! https://noeldemartin.com/now/rss.xml
Today I published a blog post talking about what my ideal world of software looks like. I call it Skeuomorphic Software, check it out!
I recommended this CSS course last year, and now it's 50% off! https://css-for-js.dev/
There's so much content that after a year of starting it I'm still not done :O (I dedicate 1 hour/week). And I still enjoy it like the first day.
If you're curious, you can read about my experience thus far: https://noeldemartin.com/tasks/learning-css
> Even when you #OwnYourData 100%, many might find little agency in being able to 'edit properties on JSON objects'. What level of handedness would be meaningful to them?
I feel like our industry is increasingly treating accessibility, performance, and security as box-ticking exercises:
- Get WCAG compliance
- Get green on Core Web Vitals
- Update all your vulnerable dependencies
Maybe this is better than the status quo (since we're so bad at these things), but I worry it removes a lot of the thought and artistry from the job. If all your energy is spent on box-ticking, there's no time for anything else. And management thinks it's "done" when the box is ticked.
I just posted a video showing what you can do with the framework I'm working on, Aerogel. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXyCH_S9efk
Just saw that my apps Media Kraken and Umai were featured in Tim Berners-Lee's recent keynote at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress :D. Thanks Tim!
The streaming industry is so broken that even though I'm paying for Netflix, I can't watch the One Piece Live Action in the Japanese nor Latin American Spanish dubs.
Can someone remind me why that isn't possible?
I'm back to Barcelona after a couple of months in Japan, and it was great!
It was my first time doing something called a "mini-life", and I think I'll be doing it again. You can read about my experience here: https://noeldemartin.com/tasks/working-from-japan
Ok, false alert, sorry! After double checking actually most t.co links are working and also the #twitter archive contains a field "expanded_url" with the full URL! So the situation is much better than I initially thought.
It is still a big risk, that twitter has the power to wall in those #links
Now all #twitter t.co links are blocked by twitter login. All #links we ever shared via twitter can not be followed anymore without signing in to twitter, no matter where in the #WWW they point to. Twitter put a gate in front of our links by "shortening" them and now they locked the gate. We never should have given them such power. #gatedcommunities #fediverse #web
I'll be in Tokyo most of July and August, let me know if you're around and want to meet up!
Yes please! More lifetime, and less subscriptions. And not just for content sites, I've been using apps for years that I haven't paid a cent because of the subscription model. But I would buy them in an instant. Don't underestimate "finished products".
If you enjoyed The Social Dilemma documentary, I recommend watching this: The A.I. Dilemma
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