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re: What would you expect from a "vacation mode" feature on DEV?
I've commented on the issue on Github too, but to expand on...
re: Daily Challenge #44 - Mexican Wave
Python? Mostly I just mean that this is a "daily challenge...
re: How to set up a fresh Ubuntu desktop using only dotfiles and bash scripts
I recommend using stow for that kind of installation (symli...
re: Daily Challenge #44 - Mexican Wave
Minimising your javascript will get everything onto one lin...
re: Daily Challenge #44 - Mexican Wave
It's only "one line" because you have no whitespace restric...
re: 10 CODING MISTAKES THAT MAKE YOUR CODE SMELL
I don't think that the corrected comment in point 2 is any ...
re: What would your opinion be of a "reading position" indicator on DEV?
Also some people are stuck using operating systems that hid...
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
Knowing that it's a complete dead end and that I'll never r...
re: Let's talk about an unnecessary but popular Vue plugin
I think it's too small and blurry for me to read.
re: Let's talk about an unnecessary but popular Vue plugin
There's a module for Drupal 7 called jquery_dollar. It cont...
re: [Ask Dev] Is Slack disruptive at work?
I think it's exactly as disruptive as any other messaging s...
re: Password manager recommendations?
What about the managers' (other than 1Password) UX did you ...
re: 5 easy wins to refactor even the worst legacy code
Your code in #4 shows off the dangers of refactoring withou...
re: Anagrams Checker - Three JavaScript Solutions
I prefer explicit to implicit (comes from enjoying Python t...
re: Lazy man's guide: multiple GitHub HTTPS accounts on Windows
I use Macs at work (because I have no choice and it's the t...
re: Anagrams Checker - Three JavaScript Solutions
I think that function expressions using ! are there just to...
re: Lazy man's guide: multiple GitHub HTTPS accounts on Windows
I don't use Windows for development, but can't use just use...
re: Daily Challenge #37 - Name Swap
I think I may have gone overboard with the ol' backslashes ...
re: My favorite swag from tech conferences are ______
But they usually just mean that something else is wrong wit...
re: Forty and still a dev?
I occasionally read posts about people who are 40 being "ol...
re: Forty and still a dev?
I think I'm too old to understand what "remember 19*1 year ...
re: Some JavaScript Leaders You May Want to Follow on DEV
Yeah, for me it's more about finding people who are interes...
re: What did you think was going to happen?
Wait, we have off hours?
re: What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you?
Home: Thinkpad T410 (2011) i5-520m (2-core) @ 2.4GHz 8GB RA...
re: What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you?
I have an T410 but I bought a NOS battery for a tenner on e...
re: What's the best UI you've used?
I remember seeing a video about an interface, where people ...
re: Which is your favourite browser?
I like Firefox at the moment. I switched back to it from Ch...
re: What is it Like For You to Quit Social Media For a While?
Do it.
re: What is it Like For You to Quit Social Media For a While?
I go through phases of enjoying different social media, but...
re: What are some Browser plugins that you can't live without ?
The dev tools that are built in to most browsers offer most...
re: 6 mac apps that fit everyone
I use spectacle simply to get "maximize" as a window option...
re: BASH tricks: The dir stack.
Another handy trick is to shove everything into a subshell....
re: What was your win this week?
For once, I have a few of these. Getting a PR accepted fo...
re: The 10 points that make up real "10x engineers"
Wait, that's the same thing.
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I watched Joe Dirt at le...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Also Groundhog day.
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Groundhog day.
re: Hello, Terminal! - Windows Edition
./targetCommand.exe won't do the trick on Windows (at least...
re: Why (! + [] + [] + ![]).length is 9
(({})[[]]+[])[1]+(({})[[]]+[])[5]+(({})[[]]+[])[1]+(({})[[]...
re: What are you (still) not interested in learning?
I don't think there's anything I'm not interested in learni...
re: What Programmers Can Learn From Rappers
[x] Strongly disagree. programmers and rappers want the s...
re: Open Source? What's that?!!
What's TMSR? Searching for "TMSR V" doesn't give me anythin...
re: What are your thoughts on the whole 10x engineer viral discussion?
I use Vim and I categorise myself as an 11x coder.
re: Learn CSS Flexbox in 5 Minutes
When you demonstrate making the search item take up more sp...
re: A year in developer relations
I've been asking for years and I still am no closer to unde...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
It's possible... I'm not sure we do the API though, I think...
re: What is your favorite headphones to use while coding?
I have a nice old pair of Sennheiser HD-25s at work, and ch...
re: Do you have your next vacation planned?
I'm going to take the first week of the Fringe off. I've li...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
This is approximately right: Night security PC support Sy...
re: How I Started Existing on the Internet
I'm curious as to why you did this. What are you hoping to ...
re: What is your favourite Git command?
Honestly? git merge --abort
re: A Bug in Chrome 75 Caused Random Offline Pages
Maybe? I don't remember!
re: A Bug in Chrome 75 Caused Random Offline Pages
I just tried the app, and the first time it said I couldn't...
re: Introducing a New Initiative: IRL.DEV
I think it's going to be cool.
re: #DevDiscuss on Twitter leaves out EU time zone
I didn't even realise this was a thing people did on Twitte...
re: DevDiscuss Resume Stats
I always read "resume" as "to continue". As in, "DevDiscuss...
re: Introducing a New Initiative: IRL.DEV
I think it's a good idea, but I have a few comments. First...
re: 7 fucking rules for developers to get shit done
I didn't read the post... :)
re: Do You Cuss In Your Commit Messages?
No, in the same way I don't tend to swear in posts here. It...
re: 7 fucking rules for developers to get shit done
I tend not to read the content of articles that are using g...
re: 7 fucking rules for developers to get shit done
I don't know what that says about me or society as a whole...
re: Do You Cuss In Your Commit Messages?
"Stepladder equals squashed. Traintracks still working on X...
re: Me: "I tested and it works, why do I have to write tests?"
I think the simplest way of explaining it to someone would ...
re: What MacOS Writing App is Your Favorite?
I use Vim. If I'm writing something, it'll be in markdown ...
re: Seeing Context with `grep`
As an aside, ripgrep and ack can do what you want with the ...
re: What do you do if you're in the middle of a project and you realize it already exists in the world?
I guess it depends on the scope of the project. It's perfec...
re: Do you use BeautifulSoup or LXML to parse your HTML markup in Python?
I've used BeautifulSoup in the past but after a while I rea...
re: How Do You Manage Dotfiles Across Environments and Machines
I use stow and a custom install script and just... remember...
re: How Do You Manage Dotfiles Across Environments and Machines
Stow is great.
re: My beautiful Linux development environment
It's not closed source see this github.com/Foundry376/Mail...
re: My beautiful Linux development environment
If you don't care about UI/UX then, of course, there are d...
re: Should a button communicate the current state, the intended behavior, or both?
Here's an example of the worst possible combination of thin...
re: Should a button communicate the current state, the intended behavior, or both?
The place this confuses me the most is with twisties (the l...
re: Feedback on this new DEV feature?
I think polls would be better as surveys with more question...
re: What are your favourite non-tech related podcasts?
Well there are a lot which have no set goals, like "we'll t...
re: What are your favourite non-tech related podcasts?
The only one I like that hasn't faded away into disrepair i...
re: An observation about UX (from a noob) - Twitter likes vs the rest
I know Twitter now has a bookmark feature It does? I can...
re: Generate beautiful README in 10 seconds
With a template you could add sections as you need to for f...
re: Generate beautiful README in 10 seconds
What I guess I mean is, why does it help for this to be an ...
re: Going to My First Conference. Pro Tips?
Well I went to a conference today and my #1 tip is to eat a...
re: Generate beautiful README in 10 seconds
Why would it be daunting to create a readme? At least, why ...
re: Today, I passed a 1,000 followers on dev.to 🤗😁🐎🐴😎🍰
Not knowing how many followers people have is the best thin...
re: What are your favorite Linux utility/productivity tools?
Not necessarily a "productivity" tool, but I see nobody's m...
re: My Favorite Linux Tools
You usually don't want to kill all your node processes, jus...
re: Developer Tools: The Operating System
Saying "Runs on tons of hardware" as a pro for Windows is a...
re: What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?
You've never tested bulletproof vests for a living.
re: What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?
Don't work the weekend because you're worried about deadlin...
re: VSCode or Atom?
It's not "how much you're willing to put up with nagware", ...
re: VSCode or Atom?
It's closed-source, proprietary-licensed, relatively-expens...
re: How often do you clean your monitor(s)? ✨
2018.
re: When are you most likely to be active on Dev.to?
Usually when I'm starting work or at lunchtime (UTC).
re: Post pictures of your pets below
I have two at the moment. There's Bowie, the friendly one w...
re: What are you surprisingly terrible at, despite being otherwise competent?
Outside tech? Anything financial, planning for the future,...
re: Do you prefer startup or corporate life?
I've never worked for a startup. I've worked for small busi...
re: What's the longest you've stayed at a job you were unhappy with?
3 or 4 years. I've never stayed in a job longer than that, ...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
This is a great post, thank-you for writing it.
re: I've built a physics simulated carousel - 100% open source!
I'm just comparing the slider to a game like DOOM.
re: Should I Build It?
Should we have foreseen that this same technology would ev...
re: I've built a physics simulated carousel - 100% open source!
Click the little arrow to strafe right.
re: If/else or just if?
I think the second example is muddying the water by combini...
re: I've built a physics simulated carousel - 100% open source!
What do you mean by "physics-based"?
re: Don't Trust the Cascade - Why I write CSS in JavaScript
I guess I see people on Twitter demoing things using javasc...
re: How I setup my Mac for development.
There are a few people who've explained how they do it here...
re: How I setup my Mac for development.
I think you can still get by a bit quicker by installing ho...
re: Don't Trust the Cascade - Why I write CSS in JavaScript
I don't know if I'm just one of those legions of knee-jerke...
re: How many computer devices do you own?
Hmm, in "storage" probably a half-dozen laptops, a couple o...
re: Those silly mistakes we all make
Dammit.
re: Those silly mistakes we all make
chuckles in vim innoremap destory destroy
re: What are your thoughts on the 4-day work week?
I think it's a pipedream for most people.
re: What are your worst coding habits?
I still tend to jump in and start coding my first idea. I t...
re: What are your worst coding habits?
I do this all the time! It's all muscle memory now. The ot...
re: Which editor do you use when opening files like .bash_profile, etc?
It's vim, and yes it's the same editor I use for the majori...
re: DemandPad
This is great for jotting down quick notes (just like a po...
re: Make your function calls more readable
I like this. I'm not so sure how I feel about const { ...
re: Chrome DevTools can do that?
I didn't know you could fake the location, or that there wa...
re: What are you "old enough to remember" in software development?
I learnt to program with these:
re: Roast my site
I like the way the business casual guy's mourning the loss ...
re: How to handle outbound links in desktop PWA?
How does one use this PWA? Does it offer anything more than...
re: 7 Ways to make your Tweets more Accessible
“Thank clapping hands you clapping hands Kent.” That's w...
re: 5 Programming Patterns I Like
I think nesting ternaries makes things more difficult to ch...
re: CSS can do that?
I can't really tell from the article what that property is ...
re: LinkedIn is for Losers? Think Again. From 💰 100k+ to 200K+ job opportunities. 🛠 Hacks Included.
I don't think people say it's "for losers", but there's def...
re: LinkedIn is for Losers? Think Again. From 💰 100k+ to 200K+ job opportunities. 🛠 Hacks Included.
If you have anything less than 500, recruiters and employe...
re: What advice would you give someone looking to use their keyboard more and their mouse less?
Make using the mouse a thing that you notice, because you a...
re: I Am an Internet Urban Legend From the 90s, Ask Me Anything!
Duck or horses?
re: Throw All of your Email Subscriptions in the Garbage
I don't think I've ever subscribed to anything.
re: What are your five most used terminal commands?
On my work Mac: 1 143 28.6% git 2 68 13....
re: 7 Tips for Breaking Into DevRel
To do what, though? I mean, I have meetings with developers...
re: 7 Tips for Breaking Into DevRel
What do you actually do, though? It seems like people in de...
re: 5 CLI Utilities to Boost Your Productivity
Is that... is that the Jurassic Park font?
re: What's your favorite Markdown editor?
This works with regular Vim as well.
re: The Jargon Bargain
I took that test. I got every single one wrong.
re: The secret that the fonts industry doesn't want you to know
This is neat. Upvoted despite the title.
re: My ultimate VSCode configuration
I used to love vim a lot but now a days I switched to VSCo...
re: The Challenges of Building Own MacOS App
I saw this the other day: project alias which is a physical...
re: Terrible interview question: Swap variables without a temporary
If someone asked me to swap "two variables" and suggested t...
re: What's your creative type?
I got the "bored after four questions". I did wonder wheth...
re: What are your "must have" custom snippets for your editor/IDE?
I like the inclusion of line numbers. Might steal that.
re: What are your "must have" custom snippets for your editor/IDE?
About the only one I use is this: autocmd FileType php...
re: The Challenges of Building Own MacOS App
It always amazes me how many simple, one-action apps there ...
re: Announcing DEV for Android
Can I get a tl;dr of how this is different/better than usin...
re: dev.to Follow Challenge!
I get that, but following more people doesn't really connec...
re: dev.to Follow Challenge!
Hot take: it doesn't matter how many people follow you, and...
re: Using npx and npm scripts to Reduce the Burden of Developer Tools
I'm guessing that it was because the project was running Ba...
re: Using npx and npm scripts to Reduce the Burden of Developer Tools
I think npx is a handy wrapper for giving a one-off demo in...
re: Leaving Twitter and Linkedin
What you say makes sense if you're focussed on your role as...
re: Formatting dates with JavaScript
I know a lot of people look for a generic .format() method ...
re: Critique My Resume!
I think PDF is a good format for a developer's CV. You can ...
re: Critique My Resume!
The thing about keeping it under one page might be good for...
re: Critique My Resume!
OK, this is going to sound wildly picky, but the way you sp...
re: I need a little help from the whole community...
I'm sorry I can't help you (even though I'm part of the "wh...
re: I started using VIM a few weeks ago, now I am addicted. Ask Me Anything!
Did you use vimtutor or a system like Vim Adventures to lea...
re: Junior Web Developer environment setup
VSCodium is pretty good :)
re: How to write better CSS in teams with ACSS — A dynamic Atomic CSS library
It doesn't, really. If you're making a separate web compone...
re: How to write better CSS in teams with ACSS — A dynamic Atomic CSS library
<button class="Bgc(blue) C(white) P(10px) D(ib) Cur(p) B...
re: Ruby and Python, them and the differences
I don't think any language will really kill off any other l...
re: Junior Web Developer environment setup
VS Code is mentioned in the article.
re: Junior Web Developer environment setup
I'd suggest using something other than Sublime. You mention...
re: How to write better CSS in teams with ACSS — A dynamic Atomic CSS library
It’s definitely as powerful as inline styling but inherits...
re: My Journey to the Vast World of Text Editors
If your internship was with a startup that wanted to avoid ...
re: Using Custom Terminal Functions
The function keyword is optional (and discouraged) in Bash,...
re: Why JavaScript Semicolons?
The only place I omit a semicolon is in a single expression...
re: If I don't use React, am I still a developer?
I'm with you on the React stuff. I work mainly back-end but...
re: Number Truncation in JavaScript
I don't think so, but I like to write code as if the person...
re: Number Truncation in JavaScript
I didn't know about trunc and I would have just used parseI...
re: Password manager recommendations?
LastPass does everything in your list except the faceID (I ...
re: How do you feel about chasing internet points, badges and the gamification of everything?
I dislike gamification in general, and try to avoid any ser...
re: An a11y extension coming to a browser near you
That's a good idea. I've just spent a few minutes playing w...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts
df takes a --max-depth=N You meant du there, I think.
re: Beginner’s Guide to Executables and Where To Store Them
I think there's a mistake in your first example - it looks ...
re: You've been doing mapDispatchToProps wrong this entire time
Hah, the joke's on you, I've never done mapDispatchToWhatev...
re: It’s 2019! Let’s End The Debate On Icon Fonts vs SVG Icons
I'd also say that if you decide to make your site depend on...
re: JavaScript One-Liners That Make Me Excited
// I'd like to see a minifier work that hard. document.loca...
re: Joel is stepping down from Stack Overflow
But it is indicative of the value the site's users have rec...
re: Joel is stepping down from Stack Overflow
Reputation is flawed on pretty much every site that tries t...
re: The `else if` Keyword Doesn’t Exist in Java
Yeah, it's mostly so you can use it in templates (since it ...
re: The `else if` Keyword Doesn’t Exist in Java
I'd never before considered that anyone would have thought ...
re: Why HTTPS Makes A Difference
HTTPS actually slightly slows down a website because the u...
re: Show off your swag 😎
I have the following items of swag:
re: 🤯 Ultra List: One List to Rule Them All. March, 19
we all love list-based articles [...] It's just unavoidabl...
re: Accessible Emoji's
That's better, but it still shows up one common problem, wh...
re: Accessible Emoji's
In my experience, I quite often have no idea what people's ...
re: how do I make more friends on Mastodon?
You can add your Mastodon identity to your profile here now...
re: What's the last piece of software that you paid money for?
If you'd paid money for that game, you'd have got your mone...
re: Preventing Useless Database Hits
There're a couple of things I don't understand about this. ...
re: Show off your first app!
Ironically enough, none of my early "apps" still work - if ...
re: Show off your first app!
My first TSR (that I let other people get their hands on) d...
re: Code-it® Notes 📝 for JavaScript
Very cool.
re: 3 Ways to Set Default Value in JavaScript
Given that your "ouchy" if/elses are only checking for trut...
re: Using A VPN
I use a VPN on my phone whenever I'm on a foreign network. ...
re: 34 most popular GitHub JS repositories in March'19
Why 34? Why so oddly specific? What kind of numerology is t...
re: The Internet Lottery™ for content creators
I find there're few enough click-baity titles here that whe...
re: The Internet Lottery™ for content creators
Quality content is a requirement It is up until the poin...
re: I am a full-time freelancer aged 21. I work mostly in PHP and React. Last year I made approximately $75,000 in revenue. AMA!
I have no sense of context for the dollar amount. Is it abo...
re: I'm a 17 year old university senior who's hyped about jumping into the computer science workforce && Ask me Anything!
When you say you're working on side projects, are they side...
re: It's Not About You
Very nice.
re: Prevent Object Retrieval TypeError with &&
This is something you see a lot when stringing shell comman...
re: Accessibility first: DropDown (Select)
I like the way you're using details and radio to make this ...
re: What would you like to see on your DEV profile?
Well I was going to come here to say we could do with a Mas...
re: 7 Tips for Breaking Into DevRel
I still haven't figured out what devrel is. People have bee...
re: Handling Arguments in Bash Scripts
-x prints out every command as it's run, which can be fun (...
re: Go get your .dev domain!
I have notareal.email and I see all sorts of emails people ...
re: Hack or maybe not: "Deleting" master when it gets too big
Oh, gotcha.
re: What was your win this week?
Welcome to the collective.
re: Which game are you playing right now?
I'm currently two chapters into The Descendant, and I play ...
re: Hack or maybe not: "Deleting" master when it gets too big
I don't understand why this would do anything at all. my-br...
re: New Experimental Feature: "Target Experience Level" for Posts
It will be used as one of many indicators. No one rating w...
re: Developer Tools: The Command Line
Seeing a variable with a name like wdnhrd makes me uncomfor...
re: How I Gained 42,000 Twitter Followers In 8 Months
There's no need to be rude about it. I'm not trying to b...
re: Let's Do Lunch (Instead of Meetups)
This is ok if everyone who wants to attend works within abo...
re: How I Gained 42,000 Twitter Followers In 8 Months
You seemed to have gained followers by making a couple of t...
re: Peacock - Choose What to Color
Are you supposed to be able to have two VSCode workspaces o...
re: You're Not An Impostor
Just because impostor syndrome is something that people tal...
re: Git Gud at git
It looks interesting, but I'm put off by the way it's theme...
re: Dev.dev! Get your .dev domain now!
Hot take: all domains name resales are a dark pattern.
re: What's your Wifi's name?
Not good enough for my Chromecast to stream at over 3Mb rel...
re: Can forced linting surpress contributions when linting is first introduced?
If there's nothing broken about it (i.e. it's only linting ...
re: What's your Wifi's name?
The only article I remember reading about that stuff was th...
re: What's your Wifi's name?
Currently my home has two named networks. Confidence and Pa...
re: Happy Little Accidents - Debugging Javascript
I think that's pretty out of date (2010?) and it doesn't be...
re: Load Pages Instantly with instant.page
I mean it sounds like one of those improbable claims that p...
re: Load Pages Instantly with instant.page
From the title, this sounded like trash, to be honest. But ...
re: Why a Database is like a Dance Class
I'm struggling to fit something to, "Why Bash is like the m...
re: List of Awesome MacBook screensavers
Are you supposed to be able to tell what time it is from lo...
re: Parse user input for urls, timestamps & hashtags with RegEX 🧠
You don't need to escape ^ in a character class because it ...
re: Closures in Javascript
If anyone does foo(bar)(baz) in code I have to maintain, I'...
re: Parse user input for urls, timestamps & hashtags with RegEX 🧠
If you use const reHash = /(?:\s|^)?#[A-Za-z0-9\-\.\_]+(?:\...
re: Passing Arrays as Function Arguments
TIL function.prototype.apply(). I was looking at your "old ...
re: Stop tracking and start ignoring
Rather than have just a project-specific .gitignore, which ...
re: My (k)Ubuntu (OSX look alike) desktop setup
I've done the opposite. I've done my best to make my work M...
re: Fathom: An Open Source Google Analytics Alternative
I was going to ask how this compared to Piwik (which has be...
re: Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim
xdebug is PHP-side, and it just provides a debugging interf...
re: Boost Your Coding Fu With Visual Studio Code and Vim
I've been enjoying VSCode (or VSCodium as some other recent...
re: Slid on ice, body-slammed my new Macbook Air. What should I check for?
It's better. It's lighter, sleeker, faster... mainly about ...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
When you've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, h...
re: The Day Everyone Turned Into Michael Johnson. A Lesson In F5.
I did exactly the same one time, where I used to be "carefu...
re: Do you know there is a version of VSCode available without MS branding, telemetry or licensing?
I think it's a nice idea that people have made the base VSC...
re: Displaying a css spinner on ajax calls with fetch api
This is largely irrelevant to your post :), but you can rep...
re: The Unix way... or why you actually want to use Vim
Saying "the possibilities are finite!" is more accurate but...
re: Showing Your Code in an Interview: Advice?
I'd go further, and say that parts that are work-in-progres...
re: Why Are Some Developers so Allergic to IDEs?
Refactoring for me is generally done inside a single module...
re: What are your favourite communities?
I used to hang out around dreamincode which is just as frie...
re: Be more productive with shell aliases
With the Git plugin aliases, this workflow takes a lot les...
re: Should code be like poetry?
My code's like poetry. Vogon poetry.
re: Why Are Some Developers so Allergic to IDEs?
I think my problem comes as soon as I hit my first snag. VC...
re: Deleting Git Repo. Blocked by SymLinks
I didn't suggest that because I don't see how it'd be any b...
re: Deleting Git Repo. Blocked by SymLinks
Have you tried finding all the symlinks (try find .Trash-10...
re: I use the GitHub Desktop app for one thing. Am I doing this wrong?
I'm not clear on this bit either.
re: What do you do while waiting for tests to finish running?
Wait, you're supposed to run tests?
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