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Breaking news is broken

On the ongoing subject of programmers who should be hit with blunt objects, I have one of the Weather Channel’s two apps on my phone—which is to say, they have two iOS apps and they encourage people to switch to … Continue reading

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HEY STUPID: Stop polling localStorage without a try/catch!

I’m going on a rant against my fellow programmers, because there are a lot of JavaScript developers out there working on commercial websites who ought to frelling know better. This also applies to older versions of the Modernizr script, although … Continue reading

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The microspacing problem

I miss cooking. While my foot continues to recover, I have tended to use it less and stay out of the kitchen for long periods because wearing slippers has been bad news and the floor is way too cold. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Books in 3D

I’ve been an admirer for some time of the cool 3D images some authors are using to promote their books, and especially their box sets. I don’t have a box set yet, but I do have books and I’d love … Continue reading

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Programmers who will pay in the new order

I have some grievances against some of my kind and I’m going to air them now. If you’re a Web developer, test your site without cookies from time to time, especially if you’re a news site or some such that … Continue reading

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Mocking the Web-challenged, redux

My issues with the Weather Channel’s site remain ongoing. A few weeks ago I let them know that the new system they were using to load up content was broken, because their developers thought it’d be brilliant to use native … Continue reading

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Mocking the Web-challenged

I used to use an extension in my browser called ForecastFox to give me a heads-up on upcoming weather. I never liked that it used accuweather.com for its forecasts, and I always wanted finer control over a million things, but … Continue reading

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