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  1. Using Ember FastBoot in Weird Ways
    This talk was presented at Salsify, Inc about our usecase for deploying FastBoot to do server-side rendering of Ember applications at large scale.
  2. Essential Ember Addons: The State of the Ember Addon Ecosystem in 2019
    A list of Ember addons that I use in most of my projects
  3. The City and The Freezing of Life
    The drive to urbanization is an imperative of capitalism, this drive results in 'a freezing of life'— a static world devoid of spontaneity, the result of land development and bureaucratic zoning laws optimized for rent seeking and increased land valuations, devoid of nature and where its residents have no ability to change their surroundings to suit their daily ways of living
  4. Extending the browser with the lingua franca of the web
    Understanding WebExtensions; how to create browser extensions using standard web technologies— JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  5. Review - Opus by Satoshi Kon
    a brilliant postmodernist introspection of the challenges of writing
  6. Against Facebook
    On the commodification of attention, the abuses of unpaid microwork and strategies of resistance.
  7. Contextual Components and Changesets in Ember
    This talk is a code walkthrough, implementing a date picker to showcase the power of ember-changeset and contextual components. Given at the Ember Boston Community meetup.
  8. Notes on Programming Phoenix for Elixir
    Notes and observations on the Phoenix web framework for Elixir
  9. How Do Not Track and The EU GDPR Promise to Disrupt the Future of Web Advertising
    Since the advent of the first banner ads, web tracking has gradually developed practices that are intrinsically based on a disrespect for peoples privacy, DNT and the EU GDPR will disrupt those practices.
  10. system-font-i18n-css
    A modern native system font stack for consistent multi-lingual typesetting, optimized by unicode ranges.
  11. One Year with Ember
    Thoughts on Ember after a year of use.
  12. ember-i18n-changeset-validations
    An Ember addon that provides internationalized validation messages to ember-changeset-validations
  13. Encouraging individual sovereignty and a healthy commons
    Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto outlines his vision for a centralised global colony ruled by the Silicon Valley oligarchy. I say we must do the exact opposite and create a world with individual sovereignty and a healthy commons.
  14. Optimism is your weapon!, Inherently Good, and the Public Good
    This essay aims in a very Lakoff way to introduce readers to key words that hopefully will stick and roll off the tongue when recalled. Its quality is also the product of being pressed for time but…
  15. Before Trump Takes Office
    A description of the high-water mark before Trump takes office.
  16. Animating SVG with CSS
    How to use SVG and CSS to create dynamic imagery
  17. Travel Writing - Redux, Italy & Switzerland Edition
    How travel does not provide new perspectives or meaning.
  18. #isotsp Instagram: Society of the Spectacle Project
    An exhibition open to Instagram users from October 6th 2016 until it completes in 2017.
  19. A mix for musicForProgramming.net Podcast
    a DJ set of ambient, drone and EDM intended to help concentration.
  20. Installing (encrypted) Arch Linux on an Apple MacBook Pro
    A howto guide for installing encrypted Arch Linux on an Apple MacBook Pro with battery optimization and the Awesome window manager.
  21. A Retrospective — Responsive Design
    Not too long ago, there was a great debate between two sides of the web. The 'Responsive' web vs the 'm.'' web. One pushing for a single codebase that responds to user-context and another pushing for a second, mobile-only approach (typically using a subdomain starting with m.) Its clear now, the responsive web has won.
  22. Development Lifecycle with Docker and Elastic Beanstalk
    This article explains the advantages of using Docker over automated configuration management tools, and describes a workflow from development through QA and into production deployment using Amazons' Elastic Beanstalk.
  23. RASpec Impreza 2.0 - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Race Car - Full specifications
    Build specifications for a Subaru WRX STI time attack race car
  24. When to Use Git Merge vs Git Rebase
    This article will attempt to provide an overview to the different workflows, and explain when merge and rebase are the more appropriate workflow to use.
  25. “So what do you do?” — How Idle Conversation Escalates Tensions in Class Inequality
    Performativity in idle conversation is annoying and harmful
  26. Approaches for Pushing Do Not Track to the edges
    Do Not Track (DNT) is dying a slow death, but we can take some simple steps to encourage its wider adoption.
  27. Understanding Media, Reversal of the Overheated Media
    Understanding Media, even more relevant today.
  28. Best Practices for Writing CSS
    Conventions to help writing performant, maintainable stylesheets
  29. A Study of Adobe Photoshop Scrollbars
    Evaluating software quality on visual polish
  30. Travel Writing
    How travel provides new perspectives and meaning.
  31. Visual Commentary Propaganda Pastiche
    A visual commentary on the Keep Calm and Carry On poster
  32. A Connect Four Playing AI Agent: Algorithm and Creation Process
    This paper documents the creation and testing of a game playing artificial intelligence (AI) agent program. The agent is designed to play a game of Connect Four by Milton-Bradely.
  33. Hikikomori/Otaku Japans Latest Out-Group - Creating Social Outcasts to Construct a National Self-identity
    This article will describe an overview, differentiation from otaku, potential social causes, victimization, and the social impact of acute social-withdrawl or hikikomori in Japanese society.
  34. pandora’s vox: on community in cyberspace
    when i went into cyberspace i went into it thinking that it was a place like any other place and that it would be a human interaction like any other human interaction. i was wrong when i thought that