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  1. Jan 2022
  2. Sep 2021
    1. Melamine is considered the black sheep of the sheet goods’ family by most carpenters. Typically because it creates a lower quality cabinet than other materials. But, also because it is so darn hard to construct with without getting chips. However, melamine does have a place and a purpose, and if you know how to build with melamine, you can produce some budget-friendly spaces.
  3. Aug 2021
  4. Jun 2021
    1. That’s not the only way of writing end-to-end tests in Rails. For example, you can use Cypress JS framework and IDE. The only reason stopping me from trying this approach is the lack of multiple sessions support, which is required for testing real-time applications (i.e., those with AnyCable 😉).
    1. I'm not sure why MSFT decided to change these codes in the first place. While it might have been a noble goal to follow the IETF standard (though I'm not really familiar with this), the old codes were already out there, and most developers don't benefit by the new codes, nor care about what these codes are called (a code is a code). Just the opposite occurs in fact, since now everyone including MSFT itself has to deal with two codes that represent the same language (and the resulting problems). My own program needs to be fixed to handle this (after a customer contacted me with an issue), others have cited problems on the web (and far more probably haven't publicised theirs), and MSFT itself had to deal with this in their own code. This includes adding both codes to .NET even though they're actually the same language (in 4.0 they distinguished between the two by adding the name "legacy" to the full language name of the older codes), adding special documentation to highlight this situation in MSDN, making "zh-Hans" the parent culture of "zh-CHS" (not sure if it was always this way but it's a highly questionable relationship), and even adding special automated code to newly created "add-in" projects in Visual Studio 2008 (only to later remove this code in Visual Studio 2010, without explanation and therefore causing confusion for developers - long story). In any case, this is not your doing of course, but I don't see how anyone benefits from this change in practice. Only those developers who really care about following the IETF standard would be impacted, and that number is likely very low. For all others, the new codes are just an expensive headache. Again, not blaming you of cours
    2. I'm not sure why MSFT decided to change these codes in the first place. While it might have been a noble goal to follow the IETF standard (though I'm not really familiar with this), the old codes were already out there, and most developers don't benefit by the new codes, nor care about what these codes are called (a code is a code).
    1. >> We have that already, it's named 'json_each_text' > Apparently you haven't looked at json parse/deparse costs ;P Well, a PL function is gonna be none too cheap either. Using something like JSON definitely has lots to recommend it --- eg, it probably won't break when you find out your initial spec for the transport format was too simplistic.
  5. Apr 2021
  6. Mar 2021
    1. In a 1772 letter to Joseph Priestley, Franklin lays out the earliest known description of the Pro & Con list,[100] a common decision-making technique, now sometimes called a decisional balance sheet:

      I still use this method today. In my job, we use it to decide on possible courses of action - weighing the pros and cons of each against another.

  7. Feb 2021
  8. Jan 2021
    1. Progress is made of compromises, this implies that we have to consider not only disadvantages, but also the advantages. Advantages do very clearly outweigh disadvantages. This doesn’t mean it perfect, or that work shouldn’t continue to minimize and reduce the disadvantages, but just considering disadvantages is not the correct way.
    2. If folks want to get together and create a snap-free remix, you are welcome to do so. Ubuntu thrives on such contribution and leadership by community members. Do be aware that you will be retreading territory that Ubuntu developers trod in 2010-14, and that you will encounter some of the same issues that led them to embrace snap-based solutions. Perhaps your solutions will be different. .debs are not perfect, snaps are not perfect. Each have advantages and disadvantages. Ubuntu tries to use the strengths of both.
  9. Nov 2020
    1. SVG has the advantage that integrates very well with Svelte, since it’s an XML and the nodes can be managed as if they were HTML. On the other hand, Canvas is more efficient, but it has to be generated entirely with JavaScript.
  10. Oct 2020
  11. Sep 2020
    1. Also, Rollup, which I use in the article as a bundler is pretty slow. Why? Because it needs to re-compile the whole shebang every time you change a file. It produces very small and efficient bundles though.
  12. Jul 2020
  13. Jun 2020
  14. May 2020
    1. See this Hacker News comment thread for more discussion of the issues that might arise and some pro/con comparisons of using Alpine-based images.
  15. Dec 2019
  16. May 2019
    1. enginethatistheproblembut,rather,theusersofsearchengineswhoare.Itsuggeststhatwhatismostpopularissimplywhatrisestothetopofthesearchpile
      • I wanted to highlight the previous sentence as well, but for some reason it wouldn't let me*

      I understand why the author is troubled by the campaign's opinion of "It's not the search engines fault". It makes it seem as if there was nothing that could be done to stop promoting those ideas, and that if something is popular it will just have to be the result at the top.

      This can be problematic, as people who were not initially searching that specific phrase may click through to read racist, sexist, homophobic, or biased information (to just name a few) that perpetuates inaccuracies and negative stereotypes. It provides easier access into dangerous thinking built on the foundations of racism, sexism, etc.

      If the algorithms are changed or monitored to remove those negative searches, the people exposed to those ideas would decrease, which could help tear down the extreme communities that can build up from them.

      While I do understand this view, I also think that system can be helpful too. All the search engine does is reflect the most popular searches, and if negative ideals are what people are searching, then we can become aware and direct their paths to more educational and unbiased sources. It could be interesting to see what would happen if someone clicked on a link that said "Women belong in the kitchen", that led them to results that spoke about equality and feminism.

  17. Apr 2018
    1. Remember Justin Bieber? He was a YouTube star and he’s no short of becoming a 21st-century musical legend! Ever heard of PewDiePie? The YouTube Vlogger has more than 3 billion views and has made around $21 million with his YouTube content. BlueXephos, Disney Collector BR, Smosh, Ray William Johnson are some other YouTube Success stories who have made millions with their fresh, original, entertaining YouTube content that found audiences worldwide. YouTube is certainly seductive as a career. Access to a global audience and the alternative of pursuing your interests with creativity. Isn’t that something worth working for! But not every channel has a billion views and there are some cons to YouTube too. But first, let’s take a look at some of the pros of having a YouTube career: It lets you follow your passion Unless you are working for the National Geographic or Discovery, desk jobs are really mundane. Not every graduate or educated professional ends up working for fun lifestyle channels. Not every show producers get the chance of producing interesting shows like Buffy the vampire slayer or Pushing daisies. Some projects never even find success, some scripts go straight to the dustbin. Whether you are a writer, producer, entertainer or director, Youtube gives you the choice of following your own passion, unleashing your creativity. Got an idea? Just write a script, self-produced and broadcast. Youtube career is not just about a steady paycheck. It’s about finding your audience, getting them to resonate with you while you follow your passion. It lets you connect with strangers with shared passions and drives from all over the world. No degrees needed, no minimum age Want to make videos for Youtube? Just get your phone out and start shooting. Want them to look a bit more professional? Get a DSLR and some other YouTube Equipment. You don’t need a lifetime of debt and a snobbish college degree to get a Youtube career. Talent alone is enough. If you know what resonates with your audience, you can start creating video content for your Youtube channel, strategize your posts and start connecting with your audience. The idea is that if you are starting a Youtube Channel, you are your own boss. People online are searching for relevant, entertaining, educating and inspiring information. As long as you can create content that your audience finds powerful and motivating, you can enjoy a youtube career without needing a college degree. You don’t need to be a specific age to start your own channel either. You may want to pursue discretion regarding your channel content depending on your age and your audience’s age. But other than this, anyone, young or adult can start a youtube channel. Youtube has helped a lot of musicians and artists find an audience online and close deals with mega recording companies. No need for a physical office Got a brilliant idea? Want to set up your Youtube channel? Don’t worry. You can start it anywhere, anytime without any specific capital or partners. You can start it from your bedroom or your kitchen with just some decent video shooting stuff and interesting scripts. You don’t have to invite your crew to an office every Monday-Friday and work from your home or even when you are on vacation. You may expand later and set up a physical office but if you want to take a slow, no need to go for the big decision. Just work from home! No Pressure Youtube is sure competitive and it’s hard to make your mark but all you need is conviction and understanding. You need to understand your audience, learn what they search and what topics are most revered. And, there is no pressure. You don’t have to worry about medical leaves or too much paperwork. You don’t need to write case studies on weekends or study top business blogs every Monday morning. Just get started with your scripts and work them whenever you like. As long as you have powerful content that moves your audience, you won’t face any pressure. There are plenty more advantages like Youtube serves as a great portfolio option for videographers and directors who want to keep practicing before making the big career move. So, professionals can post weekly or monthly videos to upload fresh, original content even when working other jobs. Depending on the analytics and success of the videos, channel owners can make the big move to pursuing the channel full time. User-generated content is given preference in the times when even reality shows are scripted. So, there is quite a wide scope for Youtube as a career. However, one just needs to find and cultivate the audience with original, fresh, engaging and entertaining ideas. Now let’s take a look at some of the cons of pursuing YouTube as a career: The cost of producing fine content It’s good to have a million dollar idea but you need funding to propel it forward. Producing Video content on iPhone or Android phones is great and DIY but if you are aiming for the stars, you really need decent gear. Gear alone could cost you a fortune. A studio setup is usually owned by big channels who invest once, upgrade frequently and reap ROI with regular results through consistent series and shows. If you are really keen on producing top quality content, you need costly gear. Hiring talent for your videos may cost you money too. You need to hire scriptwriter/dialogue writers for scripted videos, directors, and director of photography for shooting the content and lighting equipment for well lit indoor videos. Moreover, you need video editing done so that costs too. Consistency Youtube has millions of makeup tutorials, all of which use high end, luxury makeup products. Not many video channels have the capital to invest in the materials needed like makeup or phone for phone review channel. Establishing yourself to qualify for free samples initially may give channels a tough time. Producing videos consistently with the same quality is another challenge as developing the right script may take time. Channel owners may not have sufficient content to go onboard with another video or a follow up in the series. Or the content may not be as powerful as the prequels, losing audience’s interest. It takes time Viral videos are otherworldly. It’s hard to tell if the viral factor is wholly organic in cases of viral videos. Perhaps forces of SEO and other tactics are at work there. But the idea is that it’s hard to get your Youtube channel some takes with organic content. Even if your content is focused on trends, it’s hard to find an audience altogether. 300 hours of videos are uploaded to Youtube every minute. Just imagine the choice YouTubers have! So, it’s really hard to be among the 5 billion videos that are watched every day on YouTube. Cultivating an organic audience of hundreds of thousands of viewers may take time. Ideas get copied Starting a Youtube Channel is easy. What if your idea gets copied and the copied video finds the momentum that you couldn’t? A lot of brands pursue plagiarism cases aggressively but small-time channel owners aren’t able to keep track of the new content so there’s no way of finding out if the idea got copied unless it blew up. Conclusion Youtube is another coin with two sides and the choice really depends on you if you are prepared for the hard work or would like a steady paycheck. It sure takes money to make impressive videos with high quality and there is no shortage of haters and trolls. But you really do need conviction and vision. Are you sure you possess the talent that will make viewers stop and stare? How much faith do you have in your content? Will it set a bar, up the standards and challenge the mainstream and traditional video content? Do you enjoy working late nights, not having a regular paycheck, shooting and editing videos frequently, developing scripts, coordinating with entertainers, broadcasting cutting-edge content? If yes, Youtube is for you.

      Ever heard of PewDiePie? The YouTube Vlogger has more than 3 billion views and has made around $21 million with his YouTube content. BlueXephos, Disney Collector BR, Smosh, Ray William Johnson are some other YouTube Success stories who have made millions with their fresh, original, entertaining YouTube content that found audiences worldwide.