Four short links: 23 October 2017

Web Performance, Fact Checks, DIY Computer, and Performance Reviews

By Nat Torkington
October 23, 2017
Four short links
  1. Real-world Web Performance Budgets (Alex Russell) — JavaScript is the single most expensive part of any page in ways that are a function of both network capacity and device speed. For developers and decision-makers with fast phones on fast networks, this is a double-whammy of hidden costs. […] 45% of mobile connections occur over 2G worldwide. 75% of connections occur on either 2G or 3G
  2. Fact ChecksIf you have a web page that reviews a claim made by others, you can include a ClaimReview structured data element on your web page. This element enables Google Search results to show a summarized version of your fact check when your page appears in search results for that claim.
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  4. Reforma portable personal computer that you can: repair by yourself with parts from the hardware store or 3D printing; thoroughly understand on any level; take apart, modify, and upgrade without regret; adapt to your tastes and use cases, staying with you for many years.
  5. GE’s New Performance ReviewsThe company got rid of formal, forced ranking around 10 years ago. But now, GE’s in the middle of a far bigger shift. It’s abandoning formal annual reviews and its legacy performance management system for its 300,000-strong workforce over the next couple of years, instead opting for a less regimented system of more frequent feedback via an app. For some employees, in smaller experimental groups, there won’t be any numerical rankings whatsoever. […] There’s an emphasis on coaching throughout, and the tone is unrelentingly positive. The app forces users to categorize feedback in one of two forms: to continue doing something, or to consider changing something. (via Next:Economy newsletter)
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