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thursday
17 Jun 2021
No one likes ads. So let’s do something about it unsplash.com

Open Source Advertising: the act of promoting a brand by releasing media (especially images) featuring its product(s) to the public to use and distribute free of charge.

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No one likes ads. So let’s do something about it
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Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse narrator.ai

At Narrator we support many data warehouses, including Postgres. Though it was designed for production systems, with a little tweaking Postgres can work extremely well as a data warehouse.

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Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse
Development
How to track users for analytics in a privacy-first, cookie-less future www.narrator.ai

Devices, browsers, and cookie-consent banners make consistent and reliable tracking impossible

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How to track users for analytics in a privacy-first, cookie-less future
Development
Blibli's PWA generates 10x more revenue per user than their previous mobile website web.dev

How Blibli achieved a 42% reduction in bounce rate, an 8x improvement in mobile conversion rate, and 2.5x more pages per session.

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Blibli's PWA generates 10x more revenue per user than their previous mobile website
Development
Improving Cumulative Layout Shift at Telegraph Media Group web.dev

Within a couple of months the leading UK news website managed to improve their 75th percentile CLS by 250% from 0.25 to 0.1.

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Improving Cumulative Layout Shift at Telegraph Media Group
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Introducing Stripe Reader stripe.com

Stripe Reader M2 is an easy-to-use mobile card reader designed for fast, secure payments.

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Introducing Stripe Reader
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wednesday
16 Jun 2021
Community Interaction and Conflict on the Web snap.stanford.edu

A small number of communities initiate most conflicts, with 1% of communities initiating 74% of all conflicts. The image above shows a 2-dimensional map of the various Reddit communities. The red nodes/communities in this map initiate a large amount of conflict.

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Community Interaction and Conflict on the Web
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Scaling relational SQL databases stribny.name

Many applications today still rely on traditional SQL databases like MySQL, MariaDb or PostgreSQL for data storage and data processing. With the growing amount of data and new workloads that are made with this database systems, we often find ourselves in situations where we need to think about scaling such systems.

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Development
This is Loaf. Animated SVG icons getloaf.io

SVG animations as easy, as copy and paste.

Production ready, in-built accessibility, instant search, one-click export and so much more.

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This is Loaf. Animated SVG icons
Design
Why bother with old technology? retrotechnology.com

Indeed, there is growing interest in hobby robotics as a literal "nuts and bolts" environment. But there are also moves by Microsoft and other large companies, to introduce very complex and large software tools into robotics. They claim these are "efficient" tools, but their motives are simply to grab market share with tools that you can't escape from. Whereas, if you know the fundamentals, and your tools are fundamental, you can always use other tools or adapt YOUR tools for other purposes. Knowing the basics makes you flexible, and I'd argue flexibility is still an advantage today.

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Why bother with old technology?
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