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A greener web with Ines Akrap
A green, lean, mean internet is here. Yay?! 😬
This episode I speak with Ines Akrap at the recent We Are Developers event about how we can make the web greener. Trust me on this one, nothing captured the enthusiasm I felt from her in the room, but I try 😁.
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State of Open: The UK in 2023 Phase Two, Part 1
“Show us the Money - The Economics of Open Source Software”
Amanda Brok has appeared on the show a few times mentioning the Open UK surveys and reports and the body just released a new one. The highlights include open source software adding £13.59 billion to the UK economy, with over 40% of recipients intending to increase their investment in OSS.
Want to read more? Download the full report.
Electric cars are basically part of the fabric of car driving now, but electric planes are still yet to prove themselves in many ways. The green energy tycoon Dale Vince is planning to launch Britain’s first electric airline in a move designed to prove polluting industries can decarbonise. But I wonder when we will see the first more mainstream options?
Yes, I remember most of this… The pain, the suffering, the simplicity?
There’s no real secret that Wikipedia is a major source of many models being artificial learning models. How does the site and the foundation behind it remain relevant as people get more used to not searching sites directly? How do they protect their content from overwhelming AI influence?
As I submit more works to obscure small magazines in the corners of the internet and book shelves, I often wondered how these outlets sustain themselves. The truth… Well, it probably won’t surprise you
A particularly good episode of this generally excellent podcast.
When I was recently in Glasgow I attended a meetup that took place in an old school internet cafe. It didn’t look like anyone had touched the shared computers in years, but as they played 90s rock music in the background, I wondered what era had I tumbled into and what became of these cafes that used to be everywhere. Turns out I wans’t the only one who wondered.
Authors are at the mercy of people who don’t bother reading their work. When Megan Nolan published her first novel, fellow authors warned her in “ominous tones” about the website Goodreads. The thought of unleashing my works on thes4e platforms fills me with fear…
One day after competitor Corsair announced that it acquired mechanical keyboard maker Drop, Logitech has revealed a big purchase of its own. The accessory giant just bought Loupedeck, a Helsinki-based manufacturer of consoles for creative pros.
CSS in Depth, Second Edition by Keith J Grant
I created the video part of this book, and now Keith is working on a second edition that I am helping with as a technical editor. Interested in finding out more about the ebook? Find the early version on manning.com.
The Setapp applications I use on a regular basis
It’s Setapp month and all month I will be producing content around how I use this macOS application subscription service but I begin with an overview of my favourite apps that I use on a regular basis.
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