The world is poorer when friable foundations lead to crumbling creations. But it is poorer still when we are so concerned with the foundations that we never create at all.
Posts tagged #tech
The toxicity in the web development community needs to stop.
Cargo culting is a pejorative term that means someone is using a technology or following a pattern without understanding why. The discussion tends to myopically focus on how well a particular tool fits a problem's engineering constraints.
jake.museum: an online collection of my web design and development work, from 2007 to the present day. But finding the source code was just the beginning. A lot has changed since 2007, and getting these old sites up and running again is not as simple as plopping the files on a server.
Basecamp says that "work is not an appropriate place to debate political issues". The problem is that the people on the other side aren’’t actually calling for debate. So let’s see if we can bridge the gap. What, exactly, counts as politics in the workplace?
The web was built with the promise of giving everyone a voice. We keep that promise not by forcing gatekeepers to play fair, but by getting rid of them entirely.
All the Google services I used to use, how easy it is to avoid them and what I use instead.
We need to get real for a second. The money and data that we use to build "ethical" software often goes to companies that violate the very principles we try to embody.