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    I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be

    I’m too young to truly remember what the web was like a decade ago, I wish I was around for it. Seeing the simplicity of everything back then (from old websites/blog posts etc. such as this one) really emphasises how much companies like Facebook and Google control the web nowadays.

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      See all these fields were all AJAX & Web 2.0! ;) It was another set of companies trying to control things, Flash & if you were really unfortunate, ActiveX. I’m not sure how much Microsoft practices have set the human race back but the IE 6 monoculture of a dead browser that was no longer maintained that lacked new features was a pain that collectively web developers suffered in maintaining support for (Opera was the leader there in supporting web technologies). Etsy & Flickr were exemplar companies with the rise of automation & system administration. Yahoo acquisition of Flickr really took the wind out of their sail.

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      No tag for maths, art and design it is :)

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        One day when the Bourne shell is complete we’ll stop needing all these other pieces of software that ride its coattails. 😉

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          We need a poster of all the shell scripts! :)

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            Gotta catch ’em all!

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          -1 off-topic, yet the tags fit surely? (did you listen to the first minute before marking down?)

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                Apologies for posting something from someone with such a username but the information in the mind maps is useful.

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                    this was such a great conference and I was so glad to be a part of it. looking forward to more!

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                      I really enjoyed the Montessori Philosophy and Design Pattern Learning talks.

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                        yes those were so neat!

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                      Tag descriptions would be great and less tags with broader definition rather than many specific tags.

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                        I hope this will actually ship and be affordable, but am highly skeptical :/

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                          The project has been making progress over the last few years. They started out with nothing and have gotten this far.

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                            How come the video tag which is auto-applied on youtube submissions gets dropped when submitted?

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                              1. Learn Technology Y

                              She’s right, you know. But I think a better way to put this is to not learn a specific technology, but learn how the technology works. Learn the fundamentals, and when the landscape shifts, you may have a bit of catching up to do, but you won’t be starting from scratch. You’ll understand some of the decisions that were made in the design of technology Y, and if you’re early enough in the process, you might even be able to shape it to fix some of the pain points you’ve felt.

                              This applies if you’re a programmer: Learn programming, not javascript; if you’re a system administrator: Learn how computers work, not Windows; if you’re a network admin: learn networking, not Cisco; etc, etc.

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                                Yes, I agree, understand things conceptually. Then all that’s left is to deal with people hiring that do not understand concepts and are wondering why you are not explicitly stating something, to which you counter by casually sprinkling words on resume :(

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                                Script let’s you check path MTU when ICMP messages are filtered on your network.

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                                  Just pulled in the latest fixes from upstream: https://github.com/lobsters/lobsters/pull/1031

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                                    Just a heads up in case, the favicon is the lobsters logo currently, I can’t recall if it was different before.

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                                      That should be fixed - Try hard refreshing

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                                        I see it’s fixed in Firefox but can’t get Safari to pick it up but I reckon that’s just a local issue that I don’t know how to fix.

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                                          aaaand posting that reply fixed everything with local caching. thank you :)

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                                    Cool! How do you switch between themes?

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                                      it uses the prefers-color-scheme @media query so it will use your system setting

                                      edit: looks like you can set ui.systemUsesDarkTheme to 1 in firefox’s about:config.

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                                      Xorg is UNIX windows, right? :)

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                                        this is a fun way to play around with systems thinking:

                                        https://ncase.me/loopy/v1.1/

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                                          Bookmarked thanks :)

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                                          A good, light, summary of what Peter Senge covers in the Fifth Discipline