I've opened a backup account at @fdavidcl in case something breaks here at mstdn.io. No need to follow me there now, just a PSA.
Also, friendly reminder to export and backup your account data from time to time.
TIL about "galactic algorithms", algorithms only reasonably applicable for datasets that are too large for our planet.
Funky instrumental cover of Feel Good Inc.? Yes.
"The specification had provisions for reporting whether the floppy drive door was open, but IBM didn’t implement that part of the specification because it saved them a NAND gate."
"Mark Zbikowski led the MS-DOS 2.0 project, and he sat down with a stopwatch while Aaron Reynolds and Chris Peters tried to swap floppy disks on an IBM PC as fast as they could.
They couldn’t do it under two seconds.
So the MS-DOS cache validity was set to two seconds."
So about #TabCenterReborn, I’m currently working on what I like to call «Tab Center Quantum». The idea is to rewrite some parts independently to experiment and see what could be integrated back easily:
– Redo CSS so that it’s easier to maintain and easier for users to change/extend, and also shorter and more performant
– Make animations more fluid (use requestAnimationFrame, better use of IntersectionObserver, etc.)
I’m a 24 years old trans woman in tech.
My main project currently is Tab Center Reborn, a Firefox extension to display tabs on the side:
I have a Liberapay to continue working on Free Software projects without running out of money:
It's very early days, and I have a lot of design work to do, but #Readlebee is on its way to becoming a reality!
If you have questions or want to discuss the project or contribute, check out the Gitter link, which lets you log in with a GitHub, GitLab, or Twitter account:
Interests include data science, free culture, digital rights and (human and machine) languages, in no particular order.
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