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IanColdwater / twittermute.txt
Last active Aug 3, 2020
Here are some terms to mute on Twitter to clean your timeline up a bit.
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Mute these words in your settings here:

'Users hate change'

This week NN Group released a video by Jakob Nielsen in which he attempts to help designers deal with the problem of customers being resistant to their new site/product redesign. The argument goes thusly:

  1. Humans naturally resist change
  2. Your change is for the better
  3. Customers should just get used to it and stop complaining

There's slightly more to it than that, he caveats his argument with requiring you to have of course followed their best practices on product design, and allows for a period of customers being able to elect to continue to use the old site, although he says this is obviously only a temporary solution as you don't want to support both.

Last active Jul 22, 2020
All Brian TTS characters
Character code (character) Duration (ms) Alias to Pronounced as
27 (�) 656 None Escape
33 (!) 1333 None Exclamation mark
35 (#) 409 None Hash
36 ($) 425 None Dollar
37 (%) 631 None Percent
38 (&) 329 None And
43 (+) 396 None Plus
45 (-) 706 None Dash
0XDE57 /
Last active Aug 4, 2020
Firefox about:config privacy settings


about:config settings to harden the Firefox browser. Privacy and performance enhancements.
To change these settings type 'about:config' in the url bar. Then search the setting you would like to change and modify the value. Some settings may break certain websites from functioning and rendering normally. Some settings may also make firefox unstable.

I am not liable for any damages/loss of data.

Not all these changes are necessary and will be dependent upon your usage and hardware. Do some research on settings if you don't understand what they do. These settings are best combined with your standard privacy extensions (HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript/Request Policy, uBlock origin, agent spoofing, Privacy Badger etc), and all plugins set to "Ask To Activate".

paulirish /
Last active Aug 5, 2020
What forces layout/reflow. The comprehensive list.

What forces layout / reflow

All of the below properties or methods, when requested/called in JavaScript, will trigger the browser to synchronously calculate the style and layout*. This is also called reflow or layout thrashing, and is common performance bottleneck.

Generally, all APIs that synchronously provide layout metrics will trigger forced reflow / layout. Read on for additional cases and details.

Element APIs

Getting box metrics
  • elem.offsetLeft, elem.offsetTop, elem.offsetWidth, elem.offsetHeight, elem.offsetParent
Luzifer /
Last active Aug 25, 2019
Strategies for persistent data storage on CoreOS-cluster

Persistent data storage on CoreOS-cluster

Storing the data on the host machine

Data directories are created in /home/coreos and mounted into the container using volume cli options of docker run. All data the container writes is stored on the host and as long as the host persists safe against container restarts / recreates.

  • Pro
    • No effort, just create the directories and mount them into the container
  • Contra
    • Container is bound to host (unable to failover)
dmitshur / gist:6927554
Last active Jul 31, 2020
How to `go get` private repos using SSH key auth instead of password auth.
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$ ssh -A vm
$ git config --global url."".insteadOf ""
$ cat ~/.gitconfig
[url ""]
	insteadOf =
$ go get && echo Success!
plentz / nginx.conf
Last active Aug 4, 2020
Best nginx configuration for improved security(and performance). Complete blog post here
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# to generate your dhparam.pem file, run in the terminal
openssl dhparam -out /etc/nginx/ssl/dhparam.pem 2048
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