April 14th, 2021

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They are both developer advocates. And they both talk about the Chrome 90 release. But they have different linguistic proficiency. Compare and contrast, as they say. Which makes me wonder — if being a developer advocate, or a devrel, involves spending much of the time being a talking head, why isn't linguistic fluency and the quality of enunciation, a job requirement?





Anyway, according to the first video, declarative shadow DOM is coming to Chrome. Which is huge. It finally means server-side-rendered web components!

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Glimpsed an interesting text on Facebook. Is opens a window into a consciousness that is reflecting both on the history of the Internet and on its own evolution — a consciousness that I am sure would have been alien to me even as it was ten or fifteen years ago, but that has evolved in a direction that has made it even less compatible. From an antiauthoritarian rebel (I assume; this is probably the second or the third text by this person that I've ever seen, so I may be completely off here) he seems to have evolved into a respectable leftist orthodox with a modern list of real or imaginary opponents. Antiauthoritarian rebels are no longer welcome. "If you can't change with the times, I'll bloody well make you".

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A pager on Smashing Magazine's web site:



What happens when you press on the button with an ellipsis? Nothing. Why, then, does it look like a button? No idea.