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, October 7

A free, online, single-track on Progressive Apps organized by Google, Microsoft, Samsung Internet and Intel

pwasummit.org

Indiepen: A privacy-friendly tool to embed HTML, CSS, and JS code examples. It’s fully open source, so if you want, you can host your own Indiepen. The focus here is viewing source, as far as I can tell this is not meant for live editing. yetanother.blog/2021-06-24-int

👀 New-ish settings alert in Chrome: head to `chrome://settings/privacySandbox` to toggle "Privacy Sandbox trials" and "FLoC" (the latter, "Federated Learning of Cohorts", is only available in Canary at the moment).

Wrote a little bit about how the idea of "a browser for documents, not apps" doesn't make any sense in a modern age. milezero.org/index.php/tech/we

Worth noting that I think there's some real chauvinism around form in these discussions: the idea is that "documents are easier," which isn't actually true on the web--but also isn't really true on paper. Flipbooks, mad libs, crosswords, House of Leaves, Choose Your Own Adventure... the history of "interactive" ergodic documents is rich and complex.

COVID-19 vaccine 

Just got our 2nd Comirnaty (Pfizer–BioNTech) dose.
I'm glad, but still have mixed feelings about it. I mean, good for all the people (from countries which hoarded the vaccines) posting that they finally went for a beer or got a haircut, but there are others around the world who need the more than I do...

To be fair, its software and overall UX is still a mixed bag, though. Controls are far from intuitive, especially the unobvious capacitive buttons with swipes, soft vs hard (and accidental) presses and the haptic feedback. Plus it’s receiving the first OTA update this month, almost a year after 1st deliveries. Future ones should come every 3 months. Hopefully one of those will bring true one-pedal driving. Permanent 5 km/h creep mode never made any sense to me.

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The Tesla we usually use was already booked for the date of our vacation so we finally borrowed an Volkswagen ID.3 which we wanted to try ever since its announcement. After test driving it for 8 days and 500+ km, we are seriously considering getting our own.
It has some advantages over Model 3... It's a better fit for narrow european roads, passes our garage test(!), has a display in front of a driver, subjectively better ride comfort, supports Android Auto etc.

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However, I've finally cancelled my pre-order short after the company bought Bitcoin and effectively erased all ecological progress its business ever brought during its entire existence.*
It's still a great car with the best batteries and efficiency on the market but I’m also not a fan of the lock-in tendencies like not having an option to use Android Auto or eventually being able to share your autonomous car only through Tesla’s ride-hailing service etc.

* ft.com/content/a9bd5b42-272e-4

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Then the covid hit and we practically stopped traveling anywhere. So we were glad to not have a brand new car we wouldn’t have any use for.
Meanwhile @davidvavra bought his own Model 3 (already in Czechia) and we agreed on a sharing scheme. They are living close (enough) so whenever we need the car, we book it in advance in a shared calendar and then walk to it with our paired phone(s) and just drive away...

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@Eva and I were decided to buy the (Long Range) in the summer of 2019. The only thing left was our ultimate “garage test”.
But despite previously having an even longer car and lowering the edge of the driveway by a few centimeters, the combination of its slope and Model 3’s wheelbase (and clearance) resulted in an unpleasant plastic-grinding sound. 😝
Since we don’t travel much over the winter anyway, we decided to wait for the rumoured with air-suspension or Model Y...

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@lightone @testman Well, I'm all for the fediverse and I'm here to stay, just took some time to get the energy to set up my own server to feel a bit in control. So, well, I'll start posting here more too. :)

While on a daily morning meeting I've noticed there's another one going on outside the window, apparently... Hope they are not planning some heist. :)

Captured by @Eva

Years in the making, days in the drafting, I've finally done it: I dug into the full history of important features missing from iOS/Safari and made it (roughly) human-readable:

infrequently.org/2021/04/progr

🇨🇿 in #Czech, modré zóny 

Chaos pokračuje. Teď nám v ulici navzdory domluvě místních s nakreslili onu modrou na chodník.
Aby mohli zaparkovat 3 majitelé auta co nejblíž domu (ač mají vjezd/garáž), stovky chodců včetně obyvatel blízkých domovů pro seniory nebo maminek s kočárky budou muset opakovaně přecházet silnici mimo přechod.
Samozřejmě to tak nemůže zůstat a bude se tak značení už minimálně potřetí předělávat. Projekty, zakázky, stovky hodin i tisíc Kč, vyhozených sloupků, značek…

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