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The Ideal Place

“I’ve been searching for years for the ideal place. And I’ve come to the realization that the only way to find it is to be it.” — Alan Watts

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Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN! (I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.

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How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

This post by Holly Whitaker is full of useful tips on how to build a sobriety toolbox.

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Pile Of Good Things

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time.

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Future Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Can’t Wait to Read Them

Alan Dalton uses this, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to look back at where we’ve come from, to evaluate where we are, and to look forward to what’s coming

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Meet “Inclusive Components”: Accessible, Bulletproof Front-End Patterns

Front-end accessibility is still somewhat mysterious these days. How do we build accessible buttons and dropdowns? What about keyboard-friendly tooltips, tabs and notifications?

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Twelve Days of Front End Testing

Amy Kapernick sings us through numerous ways of improving the robustness and reliability of our front end code with a comprehensive rundown of ideas, tools, and resources.

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63 Absolute Best Cyber Monday 2019 Deals: Amazon, Walmart, Etc

(Updated Frequently) Don't bother trudging to the store. We’ve gathered the very best Cyber Monday tech deals you can buy online.

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23 Best Cyber Monday 2019 TV and Soundbar Deals: Samsung, Vizio, and More

(Updated Frequently) Our favorite deals on affordable televisions, OLED TVs, Roku, and more for Cyber Monday.

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25 Best Cyber Monday 2019 Laptop and Tablet Deals: iPad, Surface, and More

(Updated Frequently) MacBooks, Windows laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, Surface tablets, hard drives, you name it.

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Making a Better Custom Select Element

Julie Grundy kicks off this, our fifteenth year, by diving headlong into the snowy issue of customising form inputs.

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Finding Joy

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.” — Frederick William Faber

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With Suction Cups and Lots of Luck, Scientists Measure Blue Whale's Heart Rate

Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world's largest creature and c

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Create Multiple WordPress Event Calendars With the Calendarize it! Plugin

Calendarize it! is one of the most feature-rich WordPress calendar plugins that you can

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Organize Your Media in Folders With the FileBird WordPress Plugin

Websites today are media-driven. Images, videos, and audio files help connect your audience with your website.

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How to Use the UberMenu Plugin to Create a WooCommerce Mega Menu

The menus that appear on your website are the gateway to your entire website's content.

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12 Useful WordPress Plugins for Page Layouts

When it comes to plugins for laying out the pages on your
WordPress site, WPBakery

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Creator Tote

This Creator Tote by Rayo And Honey makes for an excellent gift. Also available as a keychain. (I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.

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Programmatically Discovering Sharing Code With oEmbed

The web is full of services that host rich content such as videos, images, music and podcasts, maps and graphs, and all manner of different delights.

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Vegan Sues Burger King For False Advertising, Alleging 'Impossible Whopper' Cooked With Beef Fat

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that Burger King is falsely advertising that its "Impossible Whopper" is "100% Whopper, 0% beef." "[Phillip Williams, the plaintiff in the Florida lawsuit] says

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Is There A Future Beyond Writing Great Code?

Let’s do a quick exercise. Say you’ve been working professionally as a developer for more than five years.

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Request with Intent: Caching Strategies in the Age of PWAs

Once upon a time, we relied on browsers to handle caching for us; as developers in those days, we had very little control.

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Link Pack

I love me some Jacques Tati. – I would give this Ceramic Ghost Vase a loving home – “Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?

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WordPress Sliders: When to Use Them and Tips for Good UX

Sliders, slideshows, carousels: call them what you will, they're an incredibly popular way to enhance a WordPress site.

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15 Best eCommerce Android App Templates

The best eCommerce app templates allow users to convert their existing online shop to a mobile store app quickly and easily. In this article we'll explore eCommerce Android templates. 

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Getting Started With An Express And ES6+ JavaScript Stack

This article is the second part in a series, with part one located here, which provided basic and (hopefully) intuitive insight into Node.js, ES6+ JavaScript, Callback Functions, Arrow Functions, APIs

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Scientists Can Now Identify Someone From a Single Strand of Hair

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: A new forensic technique could have criminals -- and some prosecutors -- tearing their hair out: Researchers have developed a method they say can id

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How To Use FOMO To Increase Conversions

Consumers are motivated by need and desire. And sometimes, just sometimes, they’re motivated by FOMO.

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Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

For starters, self-driving car companies should be required to submit safety evaluation letters—and those letters should be formally assessed.

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Use WP Scheduled Posts to Manage Your Publishing Calendar

Managing a dynamic content strategy requires big-picture thinking. It means staying on top of your content strategy and your content team.

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♥ / See Design Travel Pouches

The small travel pouch by see design is designed to hold all of the essentials when you’re on the go.

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Why Two Pentesters In Iowa Are Facing A Criminal Investigation and Trespassing Charges

Ars Technica's security editor re-visits the story of two security penetration testers from Coalfire who were arrested one midnight in the county courthouse in Adel, Iowa (population 3,682):

"They we

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Responsible JavaScript: Part III

You’ve done everything you thought was possible to address your website’s JavaScript problem.

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How to Create a Nature Photography Gallery With a WordPress Grid Plugin

Today’s internet culture is driven by images and videos. Studies have proven that adding visual content to your website will attract and hold the attention of your audience longer.

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How to Sell Tickets With a WordPress Event Calendar and Tickets Plugin

In this post, I'll show you how to use the

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How to Learn React Native: Start With These Courses and Tutorials

Whether you’re new to React Native or you’ve been using the framework for years, there’s always something more to learn.

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I am “A Too Much” Woman

“There she is. . . the “too much” woman. The one who loves too hard, feels too deeply, asks too often, desires too much.

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Become An HTML Email Geek With These Videos From Rémi Parmentier

Creating an HTML email can feel like stepping back a few years as a web developer.

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6 Best WordPress Lightbox Plugins

What Is a WordPress Lightbox Plugin?

If you have a website with multiple images that you want to highlight, you could definitely benefit from using a lightbox.

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GitHub Faces More Resignations In Light of ICE Contract

TechCrunch reports that another employee, engineer Alice Goldfuss, has resigned from GitHub over the company's $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Better Design With Deep Thinking

Interruptions, administrative tasks, and too many meetings are among the common complaints voiced by today’s professionals. When was the last time someone complained about a canceled meeting?

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The Uber CEO's Mistaken Notion of What a Mistake Is

Attention Dara Khosrowshahi: The killing of a woman in Arizona by your company's self-driving car is not a "mistake."

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Rian Johnson to Star Wars Diversity Haters: 'Fuck 'Em'

But, he says, the fandom shouldn’t let itself be defined by a few bigots.

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Want the Secret to Insta-Success? Enrol in the School of Instagram

Why do some people seem to gain Instagram followers effortlessly, while others struggle to get any traction?

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Link Pack

Watch two NASA astronauts conduct the first all-female spacewalk in history – Goodness Bot, here to drown out mean and negative tweets with positivity, and help fight the epidemic of cyberbullyi

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6 In 10 Websites May Be Impacted by jQuery XSS Vulnerabilities

"Although the JavaScript library jQuery is no longer as popular as it was, it is still widely used.

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How to Build and Deploy a Web App With Buddy

Moving code from development to production doesn't have to be as error-prone and time-consuming as it often is.

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Moon Ribas

I am currently attending The House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon and one of the speakers that stopped me in my tracks was Moon Ribas.

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Credit

“If you don’t care who gets the credit you can do a lot of good in this world.” — Esther Abraham Hicks

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Writing A Multiplayer Text Adventure Engine In Node.js: Adding Chat Into Our Game (Part 4)

Any platform that allows for collaborative play between people will be required to have one very particular characteristic: the ability for players to (somehow) talk to each other.

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Smashing Podcast Episode 2 With Liz Elcoate: What’s So Great About Freelancing?

In this episode of the Smashing Podcast we take a look a freelancing. What does it mean to be a freelance designer or developer? How do you structure your day? What are the ups and downs?

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Smashing Podcast Episode 1 With Andy Clarke: What Is Art Direction?

The new Smashing Podcast is the perfect way to take a little bit of Smashing along with you on your morning commute, when working out at the gym, or just washing the dishes.

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Saying Goodbye to the Person You Used To Be

SoulPancake traveled to Springfield, Missouri to visit Kyle who is putting on “A Funeral for the People We Used to Be.” He is collecting submissions from people of all the things they want

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Virtual Choir

Composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. What a moving experiment. Love everything about this.

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♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. Ode to Things is an online store for the discerning collector, featuring quality home/office goods and accessories.

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Build A Seamless Spreadsheet Import Experience With The Help Of Flatfile.io

(This is a sponsored post.) If you’ve ever attempted to build a CSV importer before, you know how frustrating it is to dedicate valuable engineering time to this feature, only to watch your customer

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US Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration is formally withdrawing the U.S.

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The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don't Panic

After months of warnings, the first successful attack using Microsoft's BlueKeep vulnerability has arrived—but isn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

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Fun Links To Click On

(via) – Come work with me! Tattly is looking to hire a kind, growth-minded Head of Sales!