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Article of the month
Honorable article mentions
- [CSS-Tricks] The Widening Responsibility for Front-End Developers
Another great read from Chris Coyier for an evolution of last month’s article of the month. For all of you who’s going to jump in the web development rabbit hole, especially as a front-end developer (FED), please read this first and understand it thoroughly.
Technology is always evolving, but Front-end growth is too rapid and they will leave you behind if you can’t keep up. Do you have what it takes to follow it through? If so, then Godspeed to you
- [Troy Hunt] Everything you ever wanted to know about building a secure password reset feature
An amazing article written from 2012 which is still relevant today. I can’t say much about this since it already explains most of my worries from applications out there in the article. It has a TL;DR version in a diagram form too.
- [DevelopersForHire] Software Developer vs. Engineer: What’s the Difference?
I was recommended to take a look at this article earlier this month, it was quite a long read and researched based on the US standards heavily. In the end, words are just how people see and perceived them, that’s how slangs come to be. But, it’s still worth to take a look, especially if you’re someone conscious about titles since they really break it down quite deep there.
Content of the month
This month has been quite stressful and I’ve just realized how comforting and encouraging a good laugh really is, and Nichijou has accompanied me and never fails to make me laugh or smile every time I watched it again. In fact, for some of their clips, it gets even funnier. You may need to think hard for some of the jokes, but it’s really funny once you get it.
Honorable content mentions
I haven’t really had much time to finish most shows this month, and I don’t usually mention shows that’s not finished yet. But, here’s a couple worthwhile for you to follow and enjoy as it’s still going on.
- [DevMauss] Adachi and Shimamura
- [DevMauss] Jujutsu Kaisen
- [DevMauss] TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You
Music of the month | Spotify Playlist
Such an amazing song and MV. I’ve been listening to this from the start of the month and I’m still addicted to it. If you listen and watch closely, you can really feel the fireworks at
Honorable music mentions
[Spotify] 群青 (Ultramarine) by YOASOBI
YOASOBI’s new song ‘Ultramarine’ was a tribute to ‘Blue Period’ and claims it was inspired by Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s manga series. Some say that this song hits different after they read Blue Period, but I’m already enjoying this even without reading the relevant manga.
[Spotify] Heart Forecast by Eve
Another beautifully animated and amazing MV. Kokoro Yohou or Heart Forecast is a new single by Eve this year. It’s lyrics and melodies are just on point, catchy, and speaks to you personally.
[Spotify] Slippy & Micah Martin - Fatal
A collaboration from two of my most favorite artists from Monstercat, Slippy with the heavy drops and amazing vocals from Micah Martin, both brings in another Trap single.
Video of the month | YouTube Playlist
A video not just for students, but everyone out there who thought lightly about their health and well-being by thinking it’s ok to not sleep once in a while. Not that I can speak for myself, but I’m at least proactively trying to schedule myself better so I can rest regularly.
Honorable video mentions
Which type of milk is best for you?
Find out which type of milk is the best for you. Spoiler alert, any of them is just as beneficial to you as any other. Find out more by watching the video.
Why Gravity is NOT a Force
Why no one has measured the speed of light
Actual mind-blowing take on relativity and the speed of light by Veritasium, and another bonus video about Gravity and why it’s not actually a force.
The Showdown - Animator vs. Animation Shorts Ep 4
An epic showdown and ending to the Animator vs. Animation saga, watch the final match between The Chosen One and The Dark Lord in this animated video by Alan Becker.
Headlines of the month
One-Hundredth of a Light-Year Across the Milky Way
This month marks another completed revolution for me. This time, I felt the need to make a special post to commemorate it. It’s in my best interest to make this as general as possible, so that all of the readers would still understand and get my point. I do reserve the last section for everyone that’s been involved in my life, one way or another.
Minecraft caves and cliffs update announced
This themed update was a surprise to most of the players. It shook the community and made them go crazy because this theme is perhaps one of the most requested themes for the major updates. A game company that actually listens to its users, can you believe it?!?
It will come in Summer 2021, still a couple of months to go, but it has changed and impacted a lot of creators and players on how they play the game, especially redstone users.
RIP HorribleSubs - welcoming SubsPlease as a better replacement
HorribleSubs was a well renowned name in the anime community since forever. They’ve started more than a decade ago and has been consistently providing us with the latest and fastest anime airing on the time. Early October 2020, just as Summer 2020 anime season ended, they decided to officially close down their service, a good transition point before Fall 2020 season starts. A couple of days later, SubsPlease emerged to fill in the missing throne HS has left for us.
RIP Sapper - Svelte is moving to Snowpack
Rich Harris finally announced on Svelte Summit 2020 that Sapper 1.0 will never come. It was a sad day for me personally as I’ve used it extensively in most of my projects. He explained that the future of web development would be moving to a better more future proof alternative.
He’s trying to convince us that we need to drop bundlers from our ecosystem and embrace HMR. It was quite a surprise for myself, but truly a welcome one. Using HMR will definitely boost our development process and experience a lot, but I didn’t actually expect that they would abandon Sapper and create an entirely new project instead.
When did dinner become a crime
There’s a video that reached the front page of Reddit showing a homeless guy that was invited to eat inside McDonald’s in Myrtle Beach, but was kicked outside for “trespassing”. He didn’t even ask for food, the guy invited the homeless guy.
The female cop quote Judge Dredd by saying “I’m the law”. How is it considered illegal to feed homeless people, how is anybody different from everybody. Illegal to not have any money, illegal to starve to death, illegal to have money and try to feed yourself so you don’t die. What even is the point of living when everything you do as a homeless person is illegal.
Do not copy paste into a shell
RIAA meets the Streisand effect after filing a DMCA takedown on YT-dl
YouTube-dl has been taken down for copyright violations by RIAA. But, as most of use knew, you can’t kill open-source. Anything that has been uploaded to the internet will never be lost, and that applies to stuff like this.
Immediately after this takedown, someone created a new tree in the DMCA repository and replaced everything with the original source code. It took advantage of how GitHub backend works and exploits it. The author has deleted the fork, and GitHub has took the effort to actually delete the PR from existence, but you can still see the relevant tree.
Not long after, the Streisand effect takes place and GitHub is flooded with new repositories. GitHub now hosts hundreds (thousands without search filters) of new repositories containing the original source code.
Detailed monthly recap
[Reddit] YSK: The Spotlight Effect
[Reddit] Life pro tip: If you’re ever not sure what to do, clean. When you figure it what you should be doing, you’ll have a clear work space
[Reddit] A timeline of 2020 made in Minecraft
[Calligrapher.ai] Amazing realistic computer-generated handwriting
[CNN] Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial after ‘unexplained illness’
[GitHub] Pure CSS Character
[GH/Blog] Presenting v7.0.0 of the npm CLI
[Reddit | People] Man Who Called COVID a ‘Hoax’ Feels Guilty After He and 13 Family Members Test Positive — and 2 Die: “The feeling that I have is kind of like what, I would say, a drunk driver would have if they killed their family,” says Tony Green, who hosted the family gathering that led to their infections.
[Reddit] Unexpected: struck by lightning
[Reddit] A retired Royal Marine suffering from degenerative Parkinson’s Disease gets much better after DBS surgery!
[Reddit] Never lower your standards. Go somewhere you are appreciated
[Reddit] List of moments when you realize you’re old
[Reddit] Stand-up Comedy: Maz Jobrani VS Trump supporting karen
[YT/Svelte Society] Svelte Summit 2020
[Reddit] A kid hi-5 a pastor
[Reddit] Your best will always be good enough
[Reddit] Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Season 3 announced
[Reddit] When someone you trust finally touches you and you realize you’ve been starved for physical affection all your life
That’s it for our recap of October 2020, folks! Stay safe and have a great November 👋
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Bonus - Monthly memes
[Reddit] This CTO got his staff to pay attention to his commit messages! You won’t believe how he did it!
[Reddit] Teachers explaining in class
[Reddit] Screw mathematicians
[Reddit] I’m in this photo and I don’t like it
[Reddit] Betrayal in the dream
[Reddit] Trees are supposed to grow up, not down
[Reddit] Excel is not a database!
[Reddit] No energy to hide it today
[Reddit] When someone doesn’t follow naming conventions
[Reddit] Interview as Employee vs. Interview as Freelancer
[Reddit] Who cares about proper REST
[Reddit] Programmers with vs. without internet
[Reddit] Big brain sexualization from boomers to gen-z
[Reddit] Anytime I see regex
[Reddit] That was a close one
[Reddit] How building a PC actually is
[Reddit] These professors need to slow tf down
[Reddit] I’m a programmer
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