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Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
From GitLab's CEO Sid Sijbrandij in our Slack moments ago: "I’d like to remind team members that we are family and friends first and work second. As people start settling into 'new normals', I want to encourage team members to take the time you need."

❤️ GitLab. This is how you run a company.
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
The U.S. government will predictably:

A) not understand technology
B) attempt to exert more control over all people
C) fail to see how what they think is good will overwhelmingly be used for evil

This predictability is incredibly embarrassing.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Hi Canada!
We here in the US definitely love you very much (you're our favorite hat).

But somebody needs to tell you...

You've taken the French thing way too far and it's time to get a grip.
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Last night I used CSS Grid, <picture>, <source>, and media queries to make image posts on my site super efficient and super responsive and I feel like a damn wizard.
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Imagine playing Fallout 76
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Jesus Christ, Apple is trying to destroy the web so they can make more money in the App Store. What a piece of shit company.

https://ar.al/2020/03/25/apple-just-killed-offline-web-apps-while-purporting-to-protect-your-privacy-why-thats-a-bad-thing-and-why-you-should-care/
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
As I better curate my digital life and slowly attempt to ditch all forms of social media, RSS has become my measure for "do you care about the web" and "is your content worth subscribing to." It's a rough measure, but I've really been enjoying exploring a simpler internet.

I use https://inoreader.com to manage my RSS subscriptions, and I really like it!
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
"Web Components aren't useful in real applications."

> U.S. Government ships Web Components to 330,000,000 users
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
"cRYptocURRENciES ArE BEtTer becAUsE they'Re NOt SUSCEpTibLe to fIAt whiMS"
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
I fairly regularly have to use MacOS and Safari to test features on GitLab and I despise the experience every time. About half of it is MacOS trying to be smarter than me (it is not) or limiting my abilities to "improve my safety" (it does not), but the other half is Safari being a bad browser with bad UX.

It's a very frustrating experience.
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My girlfriend was eating salsa and told me to "kiss my spicy mouth" and I told her to "kiss my spicy ass" and "she did not like that".
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★★ review of Arrival (2016) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/124TFR
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Hey, image media posts work! 😌
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★½ review of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/11VLjv
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★ review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/11EaGX

Protect Your Users with HMAC Login Authentication

Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★★ review of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/11rfoN
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★ review of The Town (2010) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/11hej3
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★½ review of John Wick (2014) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/11eNKR
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
So one of my main goals for this website is that no JavaScript is required to get the full experience. I'm also rewriting it in Web Components, which means server-side rendering is required. It's... going really smoothly? I kinda thought SSR Web Components was a rough part of the WC story but... it's fine?
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Imagine having a candidate who's overqualified for president like Elizabeth Warren (Overqualified! For president!), and still voting for the guy who was friends with Obama or the guy who's just the Trump of the left.
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★½ review of Ad Astra (2019) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/10YO1B
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Surprise! The library that fundamentally depends on a VDOM implementation has a memory consumption problem!
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
Making a lot of progress (due to recently renewed vigor) on my project to own all of my own content. I'm moderately happy with my baseline MVP for long and short text content.

Next up: game and movie reviews!
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
About to stream some JavaScript refactoring: https://www.twitch.tv/rockerest
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★ review of Ford v Ferrari (2019) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/10JBrV
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
My ★★★★½ review of The Matrix (1999) on Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/10IRij
Thomas Randolph Thomas Randolph   ·    
It feels great to own my own content.

Stop Writing Inhuman const

Why I Use Web Components

Your Company is Not a Special Snowflake Unicorn

Fluxbus - an application architecture pattern

Tabs vs. Spaces: One Right Answer

Making a Game in JavaScript - Part 1

The Seven Things That Make a "Senior" Engineer

Installing Linux on a Laptop in 2017

Invisibilia: The Code Within

Convention Syndrome, or: How To Be Mediocre