Practice React/TypeScript By Building A Chrome Extension
- We'll cover some background, build the extension, and learn how to use it in Chrome.
- Now that you have a fresh app, let's edit one of the files to make this a Chrome extension.
- One thing to note is that your manifest_version should always be 2 because Google said so https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/manifestVersion.
- We use the browser_action property to show that little icon in the upper right corner and to show the body of the extension when you click it.
- Although, if you don't want people to have access to the source code, uploading an extension to the web store is a good option.
The best spiralizers you can buy to make veggie noodles
- Aside from the blade, the OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer is made of BPA-free plastic.
- The OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer was the budget pick on Wirecutter's list of the best spiralizers because of its price and the fact that it made sturdy vegetable noodles during product testing.
- The OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer stands out with its lever-activated, heavy-duty suction cup that prevents slipping and wobbling while allowing for effortless repositioning.
- The OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer is at the top of several expert lists, including Wirecutter and Food & Wine.
- Reviewers like the strong, lever-activated suction that keeps the unit in place, and the blades produce noodles that hold their shape and don't break apart.
- Reviewers say the OXO spiralizer has incredibly stable suction that beats the Paderno and they like that the blades are stored separately from the unit.
The Book of Soyga, Now Translated and Online (2015)
- The story of how two remaining copies of the Book of Soyga (one owned by John Dee) were uncovered in 1994 by Deborah Harkness has become fairly well known – I covered it here back in 2008.
- Finally, the Liber Radiorum (Book of Rays) section of the Book of Soyga finishes with a description of the various 36×36 tables, which only (as far as I can see) serves to make them more obscure.
- It’s possible, but I have to say many of the sequences look exactly to me like the kind of copied demonological lists that were utterly commonplace at the time.
Sensor Tower: Tencent’s Let’s Hunt Monsters is the king of Pokémon Go clones
- Pokémon Go is a has been a phenomenon everywhere but China, because that country’s censors (aka a totalitarian government) fears this little location-based augmented reality game about catching cute little monsters is harmful to its citizens because it uses Google Maps, which China’s banned.
- According to mobile market research firm Sensor Tower, Tencent’s Let’s Hunt Monsters has grossed more than $50 million on iOS alone.
- What’s interesting about this data, Sensor Tower reports, is that Let’s Hunt Monsters has made more on iOS than the other AR location-based games.
- That $50 million also makes it the No. 2-location based game on mobile … a couple of billion dollars behind Pokémon Go. Let’s Hunt Monsters has one major difference that helps it stand out among Pokémon Go clones — it uses Tencent’s blockchain, so you can raise and trade critters with other players.
Waxed canvas bags from Waterfield, Manhattan Portage, Saddleback and more
- It’s just a solid all-purpose laptop bag made of waxed canvas and leather, and as such makes for a sort of baseline with which to compare everything else.
- The strap is, like the other bags from the company, nylon, where I would prefer canvas, but the grippy leather shoulder pad included is among the most practical and comfortable I’ve used.
- This little guy is sort of halfway between a laptop sleeve and a bag, and if you don’t mind its purselike nature it’s a perfect companion for those more minimal trips.
- The interior, while it’s the same watermarked red nylon as the one above, is populated with tons of little pockets and useful stashes that helpfully all close independently, meaning there’s no need to re-pack when you’re going from one mode to the other.
Most startup theory is ex-post, therefore bs - shafyy's blog
- People love to academize things.
- Generalizing them, and packaging them neatly in small little bites of advice.
- This doesn’t only happen in the startup domain.
- I should know, I went to business school and learned by heart case studies how General Electric did this, or how Kodak fucked up that.
- When you run a startup, a lot of people will give you advice.
- Most people suck at giving advice, so they just give you an example.
- Ex-post advice.
- Here’s my (unsolicited advice): Think for yourself.
- Do you think Musk copied that strategy from the business school he never went to?
- The most satisfying thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can do what you think makes sense.
- That doesn’t mean don’t get advice.
- Don’t want to do it?
- Want to finance your startup by working part-time at a local pub?
Cambridge Analytica made “ethical mistakes” because it was too focused on regulation, former COO says
- It sucks for Wheatland because he was the COO of Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting and data firm that became synonymous with the unchecked power of Facebook to peer into our minds and, many believe, “persuade” us into voting a certain way.
- Karim Amer: My impression of Cambridge Analytica is that Cambridge Analytica was involved in a lot of things that are ethically very, I think, morally bankrupt when you look back at some of them for sure.
- I think that companies like Facebook are far more problematic to me than even Cambridge Analytica.
- Roger McNamee: I think this film is incredibly important because what Cambridge Analytica and the UK Brexit referendum and the US election and the interplay with Facebook demonstrates is, it’s like this tiny little example of what is a systemic problem with data in our society.
Facebook to hire veteran journalists to curate upcoming News Tab feature
- Facebook is taking another shot at news curation by hiring a “small team” of journalists to select stories for its upcoming News Tab, a section of its mobile app that’s due to begin testing later this year.
- Although The New York Times notes that most of the articles in the News Tab will be generated algorithmically, the top stories each day will come from this team of under 10 veteran journalists.
- Facebook’s decision to hire a team of full-time journalists reportedly came out of discussions it had with publishers, according to Digiday.
- The new tab will sit outside of the News Feed, the main column of user-generated content within Facebook.
- Digiday notes that Facebook hasn’t gone as far as Apple with its news curation plans, since Apple is thought to have had a team of around 30 people when it launched Apple News.
A World Without Power
- I asked the people at our gas station on the Island to please go to our house, get our other car (a honda civic hybrid, capable of doing 1200 km on a single tank if you were careful), load it up with fuel cannisters and drive down to where we were.
- They said they’d get on it, and that the station was being mobbed by people that wanted gas, some coming all the way from DesBarats and Sault Ste. Marie (a good 50 Km or 30 Miles away).
- I definitely didn’t plan to get our business in the newspaper this way and did not realize how many people would end up relying on our silly little out-of-the-way gas station with it’s puny 2x50K liter reservoirs for a critical resource (a typical highway station has a 1⁄4 of a million liters).
Bose's true wireless earbuds are a rare $20 off at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Bose
- One of the best pairs you can buy is the Bose SoundSport Free earbuds, which typically cost $200, but for a limited time, the headphones are on sale for $179.
- The SoundSport Free true wireless headphones are built for sports, and as such, the earbuds have wings to help keep them tucked firmly in your ears.
- That said, the SoundSport Free are perfectly good options for day-to-day use too, so if you're looking for headphones for your commute or to use around the house, then these earbuds should do the job perfectly well.
- Sure, the earbuds probably aren't the best for audiophiles who want hi-fidelity sound, but for everyone else, they're a great option.
- Many true wireless headphones come in at as little as three hours, which isn't great, but these Bose earbuds step things up.