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Given

Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai … Continue reading

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Validating JSON Web Tokens in Varnish

Great video and accompanying blogpost by Thijs Feryn: By interpreting JWT using VCL in Varnish, we can authorize access to pages without having to perform costly backend calls. This concept offers a way to cache logged-in users. Validating JSON Web … Continue reading

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Why you’d want to hold off buying a Nintendo Switch just yet

Painful to watch: Many Switch users are experiencing problems from day one. Reports are submitted everyday with new pictures and videos. Loud crashes, errors, bricked blue/orange screens, dead pixels, ingame artifacts, unrecognized cartridges, loose/woobly joycons, scratches and design flaws.

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Mocking Individual CSS Transform Functions using CSS Variables

In CSS we use the transform property to manage an element’s translation, rotation, and scale. As it’s one single combined property for all three possible transformations, setting transform: rotation(90deg); on an element will (re)set the values for translation and scale … Continue reading

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Using Subsurface with a Suunto Vyper on macOS (OS X)

Profile of one of the dives I did in the Maldives, displayed using Subsurface Download the Virtual COM Port Drivers and reboot your iDevice. After that Subsurface should recognise your Suunto Vyper. As a diver one logs all his/her dives … Continue reading

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The success to the animations in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”

As the author calls it: “the fundamentals of hybridizing animation with live action film”. Connected eye lines Physical Interactions with the Environment Light & Shadow Accuracy … always take the chance to “Bump The Lamp” 🙂 (via The Verge)

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Deep dive CSS: font metrics, line-height and vertical-align

Line-height and vertical-align are simple CSS properties. So simple that most of us are convinced to fully understand how they work and how to use them. But it’s not. They really are complex, maybe the hardest ones, as they have … Continue reading

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Reactive Animations with CSS Variables

Despite its name, reactive animations have nothing to do with React, the framework/library/whatever it is. Rather, reactive animations can be described in terms of discrete changes caused by any number of events. The overall idea is that JS captures multiple … Continue reading

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Making accessibility simpler with ally.js

ally.js is a JavaScript library simplifying certain accessibility features, functions and behaviors. However, simply loading ally.js will not automagically make a web application accessible. The library provides certain standard functions the “web platform” should’ve provided itself, so JavaScript applications can … Continue reading

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The True Story of the “Ellen Selfie”

Talking about The Oscars, the story behind the famous “Ellen Selfie” is quite interesting: From time to time, people ask me how that selfie came to be. It’s a pretty good story of collaboration, partnership and professionalism. And these days, … Continue reading

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