On the unstated significance of "Apple's new U1 chip":https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-new-Apple-U1-chip-and-why-is-it-important/answer/Brian-Roemmele?ch=10&share=7e467f08&srid=Pi3.
bq. I feel rather strongly the Apple U1 Chip, over time will be seen as one of the most important aspect of the September 10th, 2019 Apple Event. We will see it as the start of the HyperLocal world of computing that ultimately will lead to less of a need for the cloud.
Well this is neat: a little "CSS hack that shows you 9 levels of elements in your web page":https://dev.to/gajus/my-favorite-css-hack-32g3 for when you have no idea wtf is going on.
You're a very talented young man, with your own clever thoughts and ideas. "Jeffsum":http://jeffsum.com/, a text placeholder generator of Jeff Goldblum lines.
This author's "8 best e-bikes":https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-electric-bikes/, each cooler or funkier than the next.
Some unconventional wisdom from David C Baker that I'd like to revisit every once in a while: "“Why Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) Arrangements May Not Be Ideal”":https://www.davidcbaker.com/why-monthly-recurring-revenue-arrangements-may-not-be-ideal. He concludes: "If I’ve confused you with all this, just concentrate on this one point: retainers and MRR relationships scream hourly work, and you shouldn’t be doing hourly work." But at least for me at Engaging, the opposite is true: I've always billed hourly anyway, and some MRR arrangements I've made more recently have freed us from thinking in terms of hours (even though I'm still habitually keeping a log of hours worked).
"State of CSS 2019":https://2019.stateofcss.com/.
"Naval's How to Get Rich: Every Episode":https://nav.al/how-to-get-rich. His bifurcation between wealth and status is particularly bracing.
The Beta for Strapi v3 is out, with such major internal changes that it might well have been Strapi 4. Strapi is the Node-based self-hosted content management system / API generator that I use (though not yet for this site). The "migration":https://strapi.io/documentation/3.0.0-beta.x/migration-guide/migration-guide-alpha.26-to-beta.html is quite involved, but for the first time I can remember, a migration like this went off without a hitch and worked first time! I'm very pleased with my choice of Strapi, even wearing the t-shirt. Bravo the Parisians!
Interesting /r/webdev thread: "Does real web dev exist? Like the stuff they write all those articles about?":https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/bu7lii/does_real_web_dev_exist_like_the_stuff_they_write/ The consensus seems to be that the further along the spectrum from web site to web app, the more testing and whatnot becomes worthwhile.