Last week I wrote a couple of different pieces on passwords, firstly about why we're going to be stuck with them for a long time yet and then secondly, about how we all bear some responsibility for making good password choices . A few people took some of the points I made in those posts as being contentious, …
My Chatbot Does Not Respond, What Is Wrong?
This the question we see the most on the BotMan repository issues and the Slack channel. It is also one of the most complicated ones because there is so much that could cause this behavior. Let's try to deal with that.
1. Check The Driver Setup
Make sure that your …
The Laracon US site was relaunched for the 2019 conference and the new design is hotness. I love that it ventures so far from the traditional clean and minimal style of Laravel. Big props to the designer Jack McDade from Statamic for it.
In honor of the style I threw together a quick Apple News playlist with …
You know what I really like? A nice, slick, clean set of violation reports from the content security policy (CSP) I run on Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). You know what I really don't like? Logging on to Report URI and being greeted with something like this:
This blog post is about how add-ons and extensions in …
With the release of Apple’s latest iPad Pro I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blog posts where people are still attempting to ditch their laptops and make the move. For the past few years they all read the same to me and come to the same conclusion.
Going iPad only is great if you aren’t a developer, and if …
Recently, we hosted Data @Scale , an invitation-only technical conference for engineers working on large-scale storage systems and analytics. Facebook’s Seth Silverman, engineering manager, and Laney Zamore, software engineer, kicked things off at the State Room in downtown Boston.
The event brought together …
400 Bad Request is the first error code. Every status that starts with a
4 indicates that the client did something wrong. If the status starts with a
5 it means that the server did something wrong.
400 Bad Request is used as a generic error code. It’s a useful default error
code if there’s no specific error …
Bobby Fischer ,
the eleventh World Chess Champion, was one of the best chess players
of the last century. Did you know that,
along with anti-Semitic statements ,
he also said
that women chess players “aren’t creative and are all fish”?
Did you also know that he publicly described the
9/11 events as “wonderful …
When you fully appreciate these concepts and how they interact you're going to be much more effective and efficient working with it, whether you’re a technical writer or a software developer.
And what are these three concepts?
The UI theme
Let's begin with the …
My virtual friend Michael Brooks announced on his blog that he is challenging himself :
Something I would like to try out for this month is post less on social media (excluding Instagram) and post more on WordPress. I rarely spend time posting to social anyway, but it could be interesting. Even if it’s just …
A few days ago, I wrote a Tweet on the best ways to silence your anxiety/depression. When I was going through terrible anxiety due to work (talking about throwing up). I found gaming was the most helpful thing for me. I could game for hours and because my mind was so focused, nothing else mattered.
As soon as I …