Around the Web – 20190614

And now for somethings to read (or watch) over the weekend, if you have some spare time that is.

Clicks Good, Code Bad

Good Day, Sir! Show – Jeremy Ross – In this episode, we discuss, Salesforce’s acquisition of Tabluea, hiring based on coding puzzles, our ideal technologies, and freelancing.

Toshiba Canvio Advance 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Blue 

A recent hardware failure with my laptop left me very thankful for having setup the backup on an external hard drive. Definitely something I’d recommend doing if you haven’t already.

Mozilla says paid subscription service is coming to Firefox

The Verge – Jacob Kastrenakes – Jun 10, 2:24 PM – Mozilla plans to start offering a subscription service inside of Firefox that offers access to “premium” features like a VPN service or cloud storage. It’s still unclear exactly what the service will offer, but Mozilla CEO Chris Beard…

The shockingly fun diagram tool that will change your life as a programmer: PlantUML

monarchwadia.com – Monarch Wadia’s Blog – Jun 11, 4:10 PM – Programmers don’t hate diagrams, they hate diagram tools. That’s because most diagram tools were built for muggles and really suck for programmers. Me, a developer Diagram tools Prefer using my keyboard. I hate using my mouse. Most are…

Practical CSS Scroll Snapping

CSS-Tricks – Aug 15, 2018, 12:05 AM – CSS scroll snapping allows you to lock the viewport to certain elements or locations after a user has finished scrolling. It’s great for building interactions like this one: Browser support for CSS scroll snapping has improved significantly since…

Microsoft unveils Windows Terminal, a new command line app for Windows

The Verge – Tom Warren (@tomwarren) – May 6, 8:30 AM – Microsoft is launching a new command line app for Windows, dubbed Windows Terminal. It’s designed to be the central location for access to environments like PowerShell, Cmd, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Microsoft is adding multiple…

Where Lines Break is Complicated. Here’s all the Related CSS and HTML.

CSS-Tricks – May 9, 2018, 7:43 AM – Say you have a really long word within some text inside an element that isn’t wide enough to hold it. A common cause of that is a long URL finding it’s way into copy. What happens? It depends on the CSS. How that CSS is controlling the layout and…

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2 thoughts on “Around the Web – 20190614

  1. Brett, Instead of backup on an external hard drive, how about Cloud backup? My laptop motherboard got an issue and Lenovo told, they cannot recover data (It was an X1 Carbon Utrabook). Since they I do not store anything on the harddrive

    1. I also use online or cloud back up for many of my files. this was the first time I used the restore feature on the Mac and it was way more convenient than I remember the Windows version of a restore being.

      I plugged in the external drive, clicked a few buttons and was back to being able to work in a few hours. I didn’t have to reinstall anything or setup anything, it was incredibly painless.

      Now the Windows version of this could have improved as well since I last tried it but I probably won’t be finding that out myself 🙂

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