Tech Snacks by Passionate People

A recurring segment during our weekly company call (This week at Passionate People), is called "Tech Snacks" where we share some interesting tech updates, releases, blog posts and news from all across the web, curated specially for our team.

Passionate People Tech Snacks for Week 48, 2020

Back/forward cache
Learn how to optimize your pages for instant loads when using the browser's back and forward buttons.
Microsoft FrontPage: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Microsoft FrontPage has its thorns, but don't discount the fact that those thorns are attached to a rose.
Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive
Great news for everyone concerned about the Flash end of life planned for end of 2020: The Internet Archive is now emulating Flash animations, games and toys in our software collection. Utilizing an in-development Flash emulator called Ruffle, we have added Flash support to the Internet Archive’s Emularity system, letting a subset of Flash items […]
Chrome DevTools: Refactor your stylesheets with CSS Overview Panel
Magic Pattern: CSS Background Patterns
Beautiful pure CSS background patterns that you can actually use in your projects!
Suri: A URL Shortener you can deploy as a static site
Your own link shortener that's easily deployed as a static site (for free) - jstayton/suri
(Podcast) The Birth of UNIX with Brian Kernighan
When you work on your computer, there are so many things you take for granted: operating systems, programming languages, they all have to come from somewhere. In the late 1960s and 1970s, that somewhere was Bell Labs, and the operating system they were building was UNIX. They were building more than just an operating system […]
Going from JavaScript to WebAssembly in three steps
My journey of improving the performance of our ultra resolution storytelling tool Micrio by upgrading the JavaScript-only client to WebAssembly.
The `curl` web infrastructure
How do Spotify Codes work?
Spotify Codes are QR-like codes that can be generated to easily share Spotify songs, artists, playlists, and users. I set out to figure out how they worked, which led me on a winding journey through barcode history, patents, packet sniffing, error correction, and Gray tables. Spotify URIs Let’s start with Spotify URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers). Different pieces of media (artists, albums, songs, playlists, users) all have a URI. The ABBA song “Take a Chance on Me” has this URI:
Transitioning from Docker to Podman
Learn how to install Podman, practice its basic commands, transition away from Docker, and set up Apache HTTP Server 2.4 in a CentOS container with Podman.
Moving my serverless project to Ruby on Rails
Serverless is like a black hole. It promised exciting adventures, but the gravity sucked me in and I spend most of my efforts dealing with its complexity, in...
Aleph.js is a React Framework in Deno
The React Framework in Deno. Contribute to alephjs/aleph.js development by creating an account on GitHub.
Code is sourdough
For the author, going remote led to reflections on the similarities between codebases and sourdough starter.
How to write IMMUTABLE code
I've written production code in a variety of different languages throughout my career, including Hask...
The future of work is written
Exploring the opportunities of asynchronous communication and the (conscientiously) written word.
How to Write Well: 4 Steps to Improve Your Writing
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway Introduction  Looking back, I always struggled with writing. I felt pain every time I try to…

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