Monday, April 6th, 2020
Technically, I’m not tweeting. I’m posting a note to my own website, and then syndicating a copy to Twitter. So my Twitter account is a bot, in a way.
Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Each shadow photon encounters much the same sort of barrier as its tangible counterpart does, a barrier consisting of only a tiny proportion of all the shadow atoms that are present.
Ballard’s short story “The Enormous Space” is very much a story of our time…
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Yeah, I’ve been thinking about Station Eleven a lot:
Monday, March 30th, 2020
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
They’re both asynchronous actions—using
cache and using
waitUntil ensures that when one of them is done, the other still carries on. It doesn’t mean that one waits until the other is done.
return part still happens first though. The
waitUntil ensures that the service worker doesn’t “hang up” while you’re getting the fresh version from the network, but while that’s happening, the user has been served the cached file.
Friday, March 27th, 2020
It’s another clear night tonight and the @Space_Station will pass overhead at 7:42pm.
Look to the skies, my friends!
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
I very much hope that Safari devs will be reasonable and not go ahead with the drastic hobbling of service workers that they’re planning:
Join me at 4pm UK time for Quarantine Book Club:
We can chat about Resilient Web Design. Or I can just play mandolin. Your call.
That’s right. And on iOS in particular, a vanishingly small number of offline apps are ever added to the home screen.
A progressive web app means HTTPS+service worker+manifest. It does not mean “added to home screen”.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
I’m trying to understand what the expiration time was for service workers across the board before this change to 7 days. Was it 30 days? 90? Indefinite?
Hey John, quick question: what was the time period for deregistering service workers (and emptying caches) before this change to 7 days?
(I have it in the back of my mind it was something like 30 days without engagement—is that right?)
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
Yes, I linked to that in my post (at the end).
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Those astro/cosmonauts know a thing or two about self isolating…
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020