SPOILER ALERT (not really a spoiler alert), I have been blogging over on write.as/tmo for fxxx knows how long (possibly for the entirety of this blog's existence (I fired up the VPS for this Ghost blog on Feb.2, 2022)), and updates had been (for aw while) infrequent
WhatsApp to drop support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices, here are the iPhones affected
WhatsApp is finally planning to drop support to a few more iOS devices soon, as the company will no longer work with iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 starting later this year. Here’s what you need to know. According to WABetaInfo, the company is now warning iPhone users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 […]
Reverse chronological home timeline in the Twitter API v2 - Announcements - Twitter Developers
Today, we are launching reverse chronological home timeline to the Twitter API v2 to enable you to retrieve the most recent Tweets and Retweets posted by the authenticated user and the accounts they follow. We know this functionality is important to numerous developer use-cases and we will continue to prioritize innovation and functionality that allows you to build with the core elements of the Twitter experience. “The 1.1 home_timeline API is one of our most used API calls. The increased rate ...
Common questions about GitHub Desktop - GitHub Original Series / Support Protips - GitHub Community
Back in September we launched v1.0 of GitHub Desktop, a completely rewritten open-source GitHub client built using Electron. The team has been working continuously on adding new features, and there is a lot more planned down the road. GitHub Desktop makes it easy to get started with using Git and GitHub, but there are still a few things that are helpful to know before you dive into crafting your first commit. The goal of this article is to answer some common questions users have when working wi...
Being humble and gracious - GitHub Original Series / Studies in Community - GitHub Community
As a community manager, your job is to build up the community, not yourself. You succeed if, and only if, the community succeeds. I’ve found that being humble and gracious is a lost art in today’s self-promotion-is-the-way-to-get-ahead world but can be key to building a healthy and supportive community. These are some of the things I’ve learned and put into practice as best as I can. How To Accept Praise Accepting praise has been one of my biggest personal struggles. Long ago, I decided that in...
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the web’s core styling language. For web developers, It’s one of the quickest technologies to get started with, but one of the hardest to master. Follow Una Kravets and Adam Argyle, Developer Advocates from Google, who gleefully breakdown complex aspects of CSS into digestible episodes covering everything from accessibility to z-index.
The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media a book by Kevin Driscoll
The untold story about how the internet became social, and why this matters for its future "Whether you're reading this for a nostalgic romp or to understand the dawn of the internet, The Modem World will delight you with tales of BBS culture and shed light on how the decisions of the past shape our current networked world."--danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Fifteen years before the commercialization of the internet, millions of amateurs across North America created more than 100,000 small-scale computer networks. The people who built and maintained these dial-up bulletin board systems (BBSs) in the 1980s laid the groundwork for millions of others who would bring their lives online in the 1990s and beyond. From ham radio operators to HIV/AIDS activists, these modem enthusiasts developed novel forms of community moderation, governance, and commercialization. The Modem World tells an alternative origin story for social media, centered not in the office parks of Silicon Valley or the meeting rooms of military contractors, but rather on the online communities of hobbyists, activists, and entrepreneurs. Over time, countless social media platforms have appropriated the social and technical innovations of the BBS community. How can these untold stories from the internet's past inspire more inclusive visions of its future?