Around the Web – 20200515

Brett M. Nelson - Friday, May 15, 2020

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

Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History Without a Warrant

VICE – Janus Rose – May 13, 12:32 PM – The US Senate has voted to give law enforcement agencies access to web browsing data without a warrant, dramatically expanding the government's surveillance powers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The power grab was led by Senate majority...

LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle 75104

Recently one of bosses decided it was time to build that Lego set that was sitting on my shelf. He declared that I had that have it completed before he lost interest, about 5 minutes or less, or there would be consequences. Of course this boss is 5 years old and he often forgets deadlines. Building Lego sets with the kids is always fun and this was no exception.

Second-guessing the modern web – Tom MacWright – May 10 – The emerging norm for web development is to build a React single-page application, with server rendering. The two key elements of this architecture are something like: The main UI is built & updated in JavaScript using React or something similar.

Good, Better, Best - creating the ultimate remote worker webcam setup on a budget

Hanselman – Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) – Aug 6, 2019 – I've been a remote worker and an occasional YouTuber for well over a decade. I'm always looking for a better setup because the goal is clear - how can I interact with you and my co-workers in a way that has high-enough fidelity that I don't need to...

WTF is a Static API

CSS-Tricks – May 15, 7:40 AM – Learn Development at Frontend Masters Just like there is a movement to make more websites (and more of websites) from pre-rendered static files (Jamstack), so to might we consider moving content-based APIs to be static. Sean C Davis: A static API...

JAMstack is fast only if you make it so – May 5 – JAMstack is often promoted as a good way to provide performant sites. It's even the first listed benefit on, a 'guide [which] gathers the concept of JAMstack in a straight-forward guide to encourage other developers to adopt the...

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