- The Empire strikes back
- A New Hope
- Return of the Jedi
- Rogue One
- Force Awakens before Harrison Ford shows up
- The Last Jedi
- Force Awakens after Harrison Ford shows up
Bad news: I am underwhelmed. »The Last Jedi« was okay’ish, but I didn’t like it very much. Just more of the same and a lot of wasted potential, instead of trying something truly new. Bonus points for being Star Wars.
While Preact, a lightweight React alternative with the same API, would be the obvious replacement, a majority of the community prefers a switch to Vue.js. An opinion I highly support. I had the opportunity to learn and work with Vue.js in my day job and for shortfil.ms 2.0 in the last couple of months and I’m hooked. I think it’s right up WordPress‘ alley, because it’s an easy to learn, yet powerful framework and could be a perfectly fitting foundation for modern front-end development with WordPress in the years to come.
TL;DR: +1 for Vue.js
Brian Hendrickson has a point:
When small social networks like Twitter and Google Plus start to interoperate with open source networks and blogs, they could eventually form a large enough base of users to “flip the iceberg” and have more usage than the dominant, non-interoperable player: Facebook.
I don’t know if it will be any of these services, but I’m sure this will happen sometime in the near future. The W3C is actively pushing new standards like Webmention and Micropub to boost a more interoperable, „social network-like“ open web. My guess is that Google will be on there forefront of this movement, because they’re intrinsically interested in indexable and searchable content (and meta data), while Facebook keeps building walled gardens.
When this shift happens, Twitter will be an attractive takeover target again. And the day users are able to tweet to people outside of Twitter will be the first day of the end of the Facebook as we know it.
I just learned about Packal, a great service by Shawn Patrick Rice and the missing link in the Alfredverse.
Also I just updated to Alfred 3, which now features a multimedia clipboard, auto-expansion of snippets and more flexible workflows. I highly recommend to update and support Andrew’s and Vero’s work and their incredibly useful piece of software.
Really enjoyed the last two days at the IndieWebCamp in Düsseldorf. Thanks to Jeremy, Aaron and Tantek for hosting it. Thanks to the sponsors and especially Sipgate for providing a great venue and even better food. 😉
I learned a lot about interesting technologies, tried some of them on my own and had some great discussions, especially about the personal website vs. professional website thing some of us are experiencing and thinking about right know.
I’m looking forward to incorporate even more IndieWeb features and techniques into this site, encourage you to do the same and join a IndieWebCamp near you. 😌
One of the all-time favorites on my homescreen is Due, a reminder app for iOS and Mac. In fact, I wrote a review of it back in 2011 and recommended it to everyone who’s looking for a simple, but efficient todo and reminder app. A few days ago Lin Junjie, the developer of Due, released the long-awaited 2.0 of my everyday companion with a new look and feel. I really like it and I’m pretty sure that I’ll keep on using Due for the next couple of years. But there’s one problem: My wife doesn’t use Due.
This resulted in this little web interface. It’s a simple way to create and share reminders for Due from the web. For this purpose, it will generate a custom URL, which could then be shared with someone else via Mail, WhatsApp and Threema (or Copy & Paste). When the recipient opens the URL, it takes him to Due, where it composes a new reminder with the chosen title and due date.
Feb 16 or
13 pm or
13:37 are supported.
This was a fun little finger exercise for me, but my wife is actually using it. So, mission accomplished! If you’re curious about the code, check it out on CodePen.
Here’s a handy little bookmarklet I used while writing my bachelor thesis to save quoted web pages. It enables you to add a web page to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine without opening it’s frontpage, copying and pasting the URL. Just drag the following link to your browser’s bookmark bar, hit it and it saves the current web page to Archive.org’s index.
Et voilà : You can archive a lot of web pages with minimal effort.