Hey, is anyone still remembering the One Laptop Per Child Project? Back then, we we were totally convinced that access to a computer would boost the performance of students. Now that every child has a smartphone (and with it access to sites such as wikipedia), we worry about them dumbing down - times change.
Cookie consent banners aren't just annoying and (according to the GDPR) unnecessary as long as no external trackers are used. They also distract from the the fact that the underlying issue, user tracking, has long since moved beyond the web and festered.
Yes, this is one of those articles...
An old smartphone can sometimes be a cheap alternative to expensive laboratory equipment.
I have this love/hate relationship with semantic versioning. It’s great for libraries, but not so great for apps as it tends to confuse users. The really annoying thing, though, is the rattail of pre release and meta tags that may be append and the insanely complex rules that must be followed when you do.[…]
Publishing on Google Play requires you to publish a contact email address as well. Publishing a contact address means you get spam mail. The spam you get via the Play contact address is scary.
Double the bits, twice the speed? Sounds logical, doesn't it?