Time to make an #introduction!
My name is Noel and I am a developer with a mission to create work that makes the world a better place.
You can find more about me on my website & blog: https://noeldemartin.com
Looking for a new position that fits my values is tough. I've been thinking about it and I decided to write it down, check it out. Also, let me know if you are aware of an opportunity where I can fit! Mostly looking for a remote fullstack/frontend/backend developer position.
I've also released a new package to help interacting with Solid PODs https://github.com/NoelDeMartin/soukai-solid
Yesterday I released a new version of my Solid task manager with some new features, check it out https://github.com/NoelDeMartin/solid-focus
I just noticed one of the sneakiest design decisions from Twitter. All tweets you see from people you don't follow have this message at the top explaining why you're seeing them: "retweeted by X" or "liked by X". Except promoted tweets, those have the message on the bottom.
@dajbelshaw In case you're interested in my opinion, I think focusing on web technologies is the answer :). Nowadays it's not that difficult to create a good experience in all devices using web technologies. If there's a need for dedicated mobile apps, there are choices to package web apps. Of course it comes at a cost in terms of UX, but I think it's better to pay this cost than cut some people off.
@dajbelshaw Hey, looking at your tweet about DIY I thought a question for an upcomming microcast :D. What's your opinion on creating inclusive software? I know some companies choose what to support based on the demographics in their analytics, but that's just reinforcing existing bias. One example is supporting screen-readers, there'll never be many users with those needs. Also, MoodleNet has a big audience, but how would you balance this at a startup's early stage?
It'd be awesome to learn how ants do scouting and organize to find food. It's incredible how they manage to form a stream of workers within days once there is any food residue. But I never notice any scouting, so they must be quite efficient at searching or following scent.
I 100% agree with this. I've always thought that developers must be within the UX feedback loop, since we're the ones writing the code. The less communication layers between users and the ones writing the software, the better.
I found this podcast episode really interesting! And I have to say, I was gladly surprised for once by Facebook and Google. Sadly, not so much by Amazon and others.
Well, that didn't last :/ Frankly, I still prefer the supported model for many reasons, but I guess I'm in the minority https://tim.blog/2019/07/11/why-im-stopping-the-fan-supported-podcast-experiment/
Some days ago I found a package to finally replace momentjs (it weights too much): https://github.com/iamkun/dayjs Worked like a charm so far!
#TIL Ok, I just realized github issues and PRs cannot have the same number because their ids are generated from each other (if you create an issue and then a PR they'll be issue #1 and PR #2) 🤯
#Vue devs, how would you fix this? The animation is triggered with CSS when the content disappears, but that's not nice. I've created a component I'm calling "Freezable": https://gist.github.com/NoelDeMartin/7414586bae62f79bcf9bfb9f12b13316
I've started backing Tim Ferriss with a monthly subscription and I couldn't be happier. I've been consuming his content for years, and I'm glad that many are starting to move away from the sponsorship/advertisement model.
I've just published a new blog post! https://noeldemartin.com/blog/real-time-vs-asynchronous-communication
@daibarnes @dajbelshaw listening to the TIDE podcast, I'm wondering about what you mentioned on interview practice. I agree that it's useful, but I dread interviews so much. Not the interviews, but all the "work" related with applying (looking for offers, learning about the company, preparing a cover letter/introduction email, going to the interview if it's in person, etc). What's your opinion on that? Or do you think it's ok to apply without any preparation if it's "just for practice"?
Just watched Alita: Battle Angel Show more
I think the first 3/4 of the movie were quite good, but the last part felt a bit rushed and lacking. The manga is better in my opinion, but this adaptation is still better than Ghost in the Shell, and I'd consider it a good standalone movie. A step in the right direction for Hollywood on manga/anime adaptations.
Wow, listening to Mozilla's IRL podcast I just found out that Pokemon Go is also surveillance capitalism, because they have partnerships with companies such as McDonald's that'll pay them for bringing customers by placing strategic pokestops 😱 https://irlpodcast.org/season4/episode5/
The #fosdem talk about #solid has been uploaded! Check it out for a neat introduction to what's Solid and what it tries to achieve: https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/fosdem-video/2019/Janson/solid_web_decentralization.mp4
We've had some months of #GDPR now. Do we know of any case where it's been enforced or punished with fines? Or will it become one of those regulations that people ignore?