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Good morning world! Finished chapter 8 of the Rust book last night and finished the first of these exercises. Hopefully I'll have some time later today to do the other two, as I'm quite stoked right now.

What are y'all working on?

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Around half of the websites that use WebAssembly, a new web technology, use it for malicious purposes, according to academic research published last year.

zdnet.com/article/half-of-the-

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Time for our yearly 1% for the planet donation. It's hard to determine where money is used most effectively, so I went all-in on just a single non-profit: ghostfishing.org/

They've been doing some great work over the last year so I hope our small donation helps them do more of the same in 2020.

Came across @neauoire and @rek yesterday and spent an evening reading through their stuff (100r.co/site/about_us.html). Have been mega inspired by it.

I've been quite conscious of my energy usage, didn't buy any new devices in 7 years and try to build software that runs smooth on older hardware, but I really like how they're pushing it to a whole other level.

Hats off to them.

Now my resolve to not replace my laptop for another few years is strengthened.

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unsolved computer problems:
P=NP?
printers
projectors
getting a file from a to b

Still spending more time on Twitter than I spend on Mastodon, time to fix that. For that I need to follow more people in my area of interests.

So, here's me: Danny, father of 2 toddlers, building open-source WordPress plugins for a living (like kokoanalytics.com and mc4wp.com), never even stepped foot into an office in my life and kind of proud of that.

I'm interested in , , , , , .

If that sounds even remotely like you, please toot with me.

Koko Analytics just surpassed 1.000 active installations. 🎉🤟

Last few days saw 100+ new installs per day, despite my lack of effort. Not sure who is spreading the word, but thank you kind stranger(s). ❤️

wordpress.org/plugins/koko-ana

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If your New Year's Resolution is to de-Google-ify your life a bit, here are some alternatives I use:

Browser: Firefox
Search engine: DuckDuckGo
Email: ProtonMail
Maps: OpenStreetMap
Chat: Telegram
News: Feedly

markosaric.com/surveillance-ca

Ok now came across JSFuck and mind is blown.

How the hell is this valid JavaScript and printing "no".

TIL about esoteric programming languages like Brainfuck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainfuc

Not masochistic enough to want to write something in it though.

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RT @salcode
If you use the Divi WordPress theme, you need to update

Affected versions:
Divi version 3.23+
Extra version 2.23+
Divi Builder version 2.23+

A security fix was introduced in product versions 4.0.10

The fix is free, even for expired accounts

us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=9a

Another night, another few Rust exercises, straight from the book:

- Fahrenheit to Celsius
- nth Fibonacci
- A Christmas Carol using loops

The Rust (language specific) part came easy, the Fibonacci logic not really.

Need. Sleep. But. Have. Baby.

Just a few more months until I can cancel my last Google service. Already not using it, but contract doesn't end until June.

Really enjoyed pondering over this talk: Preventing the collapse of civilisation (or the degradation of software)

youtube.com/watch?v=pW-SOdj4Kk

Related blog post: tonsky.me/blog/good-times-weak

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@mbtsmn Oy, gelukkig nieuwjaar! Je bio is aan vernieuwing toe, tenzij je nog een keertje gaat lopen? 😁

Last night's lack of sleep did have one upside: I got to make a head start on one of my goals for the new year, learning Rust.

The Rust book is really good so far. I'm only a few chapters in but already the syntax is making more sense. Reading it doesn't require sitting behind a computer and I actually really enjoy reading it offline and then attempting to (re)build the example applications later on, but now using the docs yourself instead.

github.com/rust-lang/book

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