Dan Brioli
Web dev. Game dev hobbyist. Tech. Economics. Leadership. Philosophy. Visit https://www.danbrioli.com/ if you’d like to make something.
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IRONY MAIDEN

Why Metallica was interrupted live at BlizzCon by copyright-free music — and how they laid the groundwork for this to happen 20 years ago


Origin Stories

The surprising origins of some of the strange words we take for granted.

A pile of letters.
A pile of letters.
Raphael Schaller, Unsplash

Astroturf


Debugging Tips

The easiest way to make debugging JS in your browser super smooth and easy on the eyes.

Code displayed on multiple monitors.
Code displayed on multiple monitors.
Safar Safarov, Unsplash

The Situation


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AI and machine learning algorithms are going to make endless amounts of never-before-seen content; they’re also going to take your job

Stories are conflict, and conflict is Discord


Stanislav Petrov doubted the accuracy of an automated system — and then he single-handedly prevented global nuclear annihilation.

Signs indicating radiation written in Russian.
Signs indicating radiation written in Russian.
Vladyslav Cherkasenko, Unsplash

запуск! запуск!


Your words don’t have to be limited by generic, universal ‘advice.’ You can create dynamic content by mixing active and passive voice.

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It’s very likely that somewhere in here, a writer used the passive voice. 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič, Unsplash

Beginner advice is for beginners


These are requirements that you need to enact today for developing modern web app front ends.

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Thomas Tastet, Unsplash

1. Organize Your Files Properly


Make your preprocessor variables make sense!

A desktop with various design tools and a computer screen.
A desktop with various design tools and a computer screen.
Lubos Volvkov, UX Store, Unsplash

1: Justify Your Variable Use


Listen up, me, because I’m only going to say this once.

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Eyeglasses held up to an eye exam.
Hindsight is something something something. Photo: David Travis, Unsplash.


Think Trump’s going away in 2021? Well, you’re wrong. He’s making an app.

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Obviously, without a Twitter account, POTUS is at a loss when it comes to getting his message out.

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