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brucelawson

@brucelawson@vivaldi.net

Web standards a11y lovegod/ consultant FOR RENT. Musician. Woke atheist libtard, least spiritual person in the universe. Multiple Sclerosis owner. Pun lover. Hootie Tootie Disco Cutie. Birmingham, UK. He/ him. Personal views. RT≠+1. https://www.brucelawson.co.uk

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Today is the 11th anniversary of the release of React. Microsoft Edge is migrating its UI from React to web components. "The UI is now 42% faster for Edge users and a whopping 76% faster for those on a device without an SSD or with less than 8GB RAM!" https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2024/05/28/an-even-faster-microsoft-edge/

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For those who say taxing the rich more will lead to capital flight, so a decline in tax revenue: Massachusetts “millionaire’s tax” (extra 4% tax on $1M+ incomes) has earned > $1.8 billion in income for fiscal 2023. That’s about double the estimates. https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2024-05-21/millionaires-tax-revenue-reaches-1-8-billion-on-pace-to-double-estimates

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I was watching Australian Masterchef, and the audience applauded when someone made a meringue. It took me by surprise; usually Australians boo meringue.

brucelawson,
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@toxy I passed a bakery and saw a sign in the window "Today! All cakes £1". I pointed to a particularly tempting one and said "that one please". "That's £2, please" said the Baker. "But the sign said they're all £1!" I protested. She replied, "Ah, that's Madeira cake".

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Tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the release of React, so I've prepared this video celebrating it. Enjoy!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/React_(JavaScript_library)

A never-ending loading spinner

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Now the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers (DMCC) Act has finally passed, and the UK monopoly regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority has new powers to smack piss-taking Big Tech, they are consulting on its draft guidance for the digital markets competition regime. Have your say (unless you're Big Tech, in which case, retain 7000 lawyers to argue about the process until the sun goes nova) https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-digital-markets-competition-regime-guidance

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My son went to a really lovely school for kids with learning difficulties. They cut the school day by 30 mins (so 2.5 hours a week) because they couldn't afford to pay for teaching assistants. Fuck these Tories.

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I had filed Sunak as fundamentally decent, but occasionally mouthfarting nonsense to appease the brexitty loons. I didn't expect full fat fascism. Fuck this gang. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cpddxy9r4mdo

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I wrote a little blogpost for @owa on the UK passing the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill and what it means: https://open-web-advocacy.org/blog/uk-passes-dmcc/

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An introduction to the European Accessibility Act (EAA) https://www.deque.com/blog/european-accessibility-act-eaa-intro/

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In UK (where I am) Facebook is going to start using my data to train its AI. I apparently "have the right" to object. And if my objection is honoured, they won't use my data any more. Honest!

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“Is it raining? I hadn't noticed.”

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@sil things can only get wetter

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WHAT?! Vennells has been shown a doc that she saw in 2011 which says Fujitsu staff have unrestricted access to the Oracle database. She now says she didn't realise that it meant that the system wasn't 100% secure from remote transactions not done by the subpostmasters. FFS. She wasn't fit to run a fucking village post office let alone the whole operation.

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Vennells HAS to go to Strangeways. The culture of CEOs & SLTs fucking up people's lives through incompetence, (or worse) and then waltzing into their next directorship has to end.

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@mattwilcox I had the Thames earmarked for that

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@mattwilcox Yeah, but flushing the Tories to join the other turds in the Thames has an extra level of punitive poetic justice

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In-App Browsers: in Monday's live JavaScript Jabber podcast, I mentioned the briefing that we (@owa) wrote for the EU commission. It's linked from here https://open-web-advocacy.org/blog/in-app-browsers-the-worst-erosion-of-user-choice-you-havent-heard-of/. what's your experience of IABs? Anything to add to our document?

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I'm an agnostic, but I wouldn't bet against Paula Vennells, former Post Office CEO and Anglican priest, suddenly being struck down by a thunderbolt when she goes into the witness stand today.

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The Great Big Dialect Hunt https://dialectandheritage.org.uk/the-great-big-dialect-hunt-2/ For folks who grew up in England:
"Welcome to our dialect survey. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we can't wait to find out how you use language in everyday life." This was good fun to do (took 5 mins)

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it's certainly ballsy for to unashamedly go for the "i'd wank to Scarlet's voice so hard!" techno-incel market

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@patrick_h_lauke I object to your suggestion that all of us who wank to Scarlett's voice are AI enthusiasts

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I was up at 5am, finishing writing the final chapter of my new book about poltergeists. I'm confident it will fly off the shelves.

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@rem daft geezer!

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CSS :has - the God Selector https://brucelawson.co.uk/2024/css-has-the-god-selector/ and a big hat-tip to https://toot.wales/@Lukew who helped me to see God (selector).

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