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Towards the End of Thought

Apple no longer allows RSS into their News app. The final nail in the RSS coffin was the discontinuation of Google Reader, this is basically pissing on that grave. These days, people no longer care. They think getting their news from Twitter or Facebook is the way to do it. Algorithmic curation is the fastest …

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Beware of the iCloud

I’m so paranoid about my backups, I have a multi-cloud solution in place to ensure I never lose any data, ever. After two WD Red drives fell at the same time in my X-RAID ReadyNAS, I vowed to never go physical again. But what good is a backup if it is corrupted? Everyone should occasionally …

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Shunning Frameworks

I’ve used frameworks for about every language I’ve used throughout my entire career. I’ve always picked up a language and a framework at the same time – using the framework as a guide for what is possible, what the best practices are, and how to write idiomatic code. Quality, of course, varies by framework. Over …

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gRPC Clients

Not speaking for my employer, but about my employer: Our entire QA team has scoured the internet looking for a gRPC equivalent of Postman. So many contenders… so many failures. Not a single client we’ve found has been able to do a fraction of what we want. The closest we got was a cli tool …

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The Death of Edge

Update: Brave has also fallen. Microsoft released Edge on July of 2015, dethroning IE’s decades long reign on error. Initially, Edge was going to support the legacy IE renderer, but this idea became the laughing stock of Redmond (or so I assume) and they abandoned it. Web developers the world over cheered, until they realized …

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