Four short links: 23 March 2018
Tech Facts, History Lesson, Chrome DevTools, and Online Communities
- 12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech (Anil Dash) — must read. Some “obvious” things in our world that aren’t obvious to people outside it (or, indeed, to everyone in it). Tech history is poorly documented and poorly understood. […] It’s often near impossible to know why certain technologies flourished, or what happened to the ones that didn’t.
- AI, Functional Programming, OOP (Alan Kay) — fascinating reading for the historical perspective on time-tagged data, state, consistency, and scale. John started thinking about modal logics, but then realized that simply keeping histories of changes and indexing them with a “pseudo-time” when a “fact” was asserted to hold, could allow functional and logical reasoning and processing. He termed “situations” all the “facts” that held at a particular time—a kind of a “layer” that cuts through the world lines of the histories.
Cool Chrome DevTools Tips and Tricks — Screenshot a single element:
select an element, press cmd-shift-p (or ctrl-shift-p in Windows) to open the Command Menu, and select Capture node screenshot to screenshot a single element. OH HO HO THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
- Groups.io — A modern platform for online communities. Powerful management tools. Mobile ready. Free and paid plans. No ads, no tracking. For those looking to take their groups off Facebook and Google.