For a Google Maps based project with a lot of similar markers, I was looking for a way to reduce redundancy for these marker images. The marker images look all the same, only differing in the background color. Also there is a gradient and a drop shadow included. That would be a perfect use case for a SVG symbol sprite!
Recently Google released Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), an open source subset of HTML with performance in mind. What purpose does it serve and do we really need that?
Lately I recognized that the RAM on this server is pretty full. A bit freed up when I removed the Piwik Analytics install recently. But still, it was too full for too little stuff running.
These days everything get’s tracked. Especially on the web, but also more and more in the daily life. Do we move enough? Should I take the stairs? Should I eat some fruits instead of chocolate? People seem to need a tracking app that tells them what to do.
Sometimes one doesn’t want to wait to finish for an asynchronous operation, like a fetch or calculation, to do further actions with that data. Streams are there to help with that. This will be a short introduction into Readable, Transform and Writable streams in Node.js.
When you want to proxy some files in your Go project running on Google App Engine, the standard Go proxy does not work. Instead, App Engine uses a custom implementation for proxies, called urlfetch.
The other day I read an article on The Post-Ownership Society with the subtitle “How the ‘sharing economy’ allows Millennials to cope with downward mobility, and also makes them poorer.”.
Back in November, when traveling through Malaysia, we met a large group of students playing games on the beach on Langkawi. They were quick to ask us if we want to join. As it looked like a lot of fun, we agreed.
From time to time I build some server things in Go. The standard library already comes with a lot of functionality, but sometimes lacks essential features. One of them is a flexible router with parameters.
Some years ago I used a cheap laptop which was quite okay for my use cases back then. From time to time I recognized, that the things that I thought are pretty balanced actually look awful on a high contrast display (the MacBook at work).