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Book review: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Many times in my life, I was wondering about abstract things like space travel, the size of a universe, the importance of time, gravitational force, and other stuff like that. Do you sometimes contemplate anti earthly subjects like that, or is it just me?

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Top picks — 2021 February

We have been waiting for npm 7, but it is finally generally available. AWS Lambda now supports Node.js 14, and the new modules SDK comes with support for TypeScript. Did you know you can send a POST request on link click by adding a ping attribute? Create beautiful code snippets using Ray.so. Native popups are coming to HTML specification. Check the stunning results of Annual Awwwwards 2020! These, and much more this month.

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I abandoned Facebook and Instagram for a month

Inspired by my girlfriend and motivated by the “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, I decided to quit Facebook and Instagram for an entire month. Literally moment ago I re-visited these two social media platforms for the first time since the end of 2020 to see that I missed absolutely nothing!

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What's new in ECMAScript 2021

This week’s TC39 meeting concluded with a complete list of ECMAScript 2021 features. Similarly, how I do it every year, let’s have a look at what’s coming this year. I also prepared for you a few code examples.

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Top picks — 2021 January

Optimizing image loading for the web in 2021, Webbed Briefs by Heydon Pickering, Figma crash course by Pablo Stanley, insights after being 45 years in the software industry, the state of JS in 2020, running GitHub actions for certain commit messages, HTML alt attribute vs figcaption element, 10 best practices to containerize Node.js web applications with Docker and more…

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Book review: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

My girlfriend and I decided to live without Facebook products (including Instagram and WhatsApp) for a month and see how it’s going. Even though we are halfway through the month, I already observed a lot of positive incomes. To fully embrace life without Mark’s Zuckerberg’s products, I decided to deepen my psychological knowledge of this tech-saturated generation, and its impact on a happy, fulfilled life.

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I won't miss you Google

Isn’t that all a little bit concerning that one company knows about your passions, salary, what you eat, where you go and what the fuck is your shoe size? It’s scary for me, so I decided to move away from the Mountain View Google bandwagon.

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