The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube

James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising […]

What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter: About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only […]

JavaScript engine fundamentals: Shapes and Inline Caches

Mathias Bynens and Benedikt Meurer: As a JavaScript developer, having a deeper understanding of how JavaScript engines work helps you reason about the performance characteristics of your code. I especially like the part where they take a look into an JS engine’s Object Model: How do JavaScript engines implement the JavaScript object model, and which […]

Why incompetent people think they’re amazing – The Dunning-Kruger effect

I first heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect at last year’s Fronteers Conference in a talk by Jessica Rose. In that talk she said that β€œthe unskilled aren’t aware of their lack of own skill, and are unable to assess and value others’ skills”. This is known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. This nice video goes into […]

Bringing newspapers to life with augmented reality

In true Harry Potter-style, Nathan Gitter has used ARKit to bring newspapers to life: Bringing newspapers to life with #ARKit. πŸ“°πŸ“± Animated weather maps and sports highlights are just the beginning! Built with #ARKit2 on #iOS12. — Nathan Gitter (@nathangitter) June 23, 2018 Neat!

Switching PHP versions with Laravel Valet

⚠️ Running Valet 2.x in a PHP version lower than 7.1 won’t work, until this issue is resolved. You can still switch to that version for use on the CLI. You just won’t be able to use it with Valet 2.x ℹ️ UPDATE 2018.10.23: Freek has developed some handy aliases to easily switch PHP versions. […]