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Dipping a foot in to iOS development after years of tinkering and watching along with WWDC

I love that in the Cowboy Bebop universe (in the year 2071) email still friggen exists.

When you're keen to water the garden and catchup on some podcasts, but nature has other plans for you.

Dear whoever invented the 'scroll down from the bottom of a news story and suddenly you are reading a completely unrelated one' thing on websites:

Please invent a time machine so you can go back and tell your younger self that this was a terrible idea.

Roman History. Stabbing. 

Get ready : 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig and the year where we get to observe the Super Blood Wolf Moon which means this year is about stability, friendship, and calling upon ancient wolf gods to huff and puff nazis to another planet.

Today we reach the final stage in our journey with rom-rb!

Learn how to build complex queries that leverage the full power of the database, and see how rom keeps the simple things easy, while making the hard things _possible_.

rubytapas.com/2018/12/19/build

#ruby

If I could offer some advice to people who use #Markdown to write posts:

Many people use Markdown not just because the formatting is convenient to write, but also because it is itself human-readable. Consequently, it's also used as a plain text alternative to e.g. HTML-rendered text. I read a lot of things in plain text, so I see plain Markdown frequently.

One of the worst things you can do for legibility is to place URLs inline---it obscures the text, especially if there's a lot of them. Instead, use a reference (ideally numeric), of the form "[foo][n]".

Then, rather than placing all URLs at the bottom of the document, please them below the paragraph that references them. Not only does this reduce scrolling, but it also allows easily copying/pasting portions of the text while keeping the references intact, which is especially convenient for quoting.

Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

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