You can get an RSS feed of changes in a repository from GitHub, down to a file or folder! just use the following url: github.com /{user}/{repository}/commits/{branch}/{path-to-file-or-folder?}.atom

I've upgraded to the latest Laravel version in my website using Laravel Shift and it's been really easy :) If you want to know more about it, read here: noeldemartin.com/tasks/brushin

Just finished reading 1984 by George Orwell. It was better than I expected, and that's saying something because I had high expectations. For anyone who doesn't know from the title, it's the book where the sentence "Big Brother is watching" comes from.

the word "Solipsism", it's used for the philosophical idea that only one's mind is sure to exist. This is a concept I've often brought up and pondered about, but I didn't know the word and the existing theories. Reading up the wikipedia article was fun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsis

First commute after holidays. I was so focused on reading that I almost get locked up in the bus because everyone got off on the last stop and I didn't notice. I guess I'll have to get used to interruptions again.

Yesterday I released a new version of my Solid task manager with some new features, check it out github.com/NoelDeMartin/solid-

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.

@funkwhale Hey, I recently subscribed to the RSS feed using Feedly but I get no content on the posts, so I have to click through and open the post on the browser. Any idea why that might be happening?

@nifker @dajbelshaw Well that is my point, if you've got limited resources and can only choose one platform, I choose the web. Of course, the ideal scenario would be to have native applications but it's not about being lazy. Also if the app is implemented as an SPA it isn't that different from a native app on the network, it will affect performance thou.

@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.

blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/

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.

irlpodcast.org/season5/episode

@dajbelshaw Yeah, something I'm not completely buying is that people appreciate the ads. I mean, I appreciate some of his ads, but I don't appreciate hearing them 50 times because they are on every episode. I also don't appreciate that I'm only hearing recommendations for companies that can afford being sponsors on a podcast like that. I guess people just prefer "free" and the appreciation of the ads is being used as an excuse.

@dajbelshaw Yeah, I'm sure whatever he got was enough to sustain the podcast, even if it was less than the ads. But he said he may publish a post someday talking about it in detail, so we'll see. It'll also be interesting to see the next Q&A :).

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