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Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com (edited) view markdown plaintext permalink mar 22 2023 43 sec 128/50 words
Browser rendering engine feel: Webkit (Safari), Blink (Chrome) or Gecko (Firefox)?

Which browser engine “paints” the smartest on my device? In the clip below; Surf substitutes for Safari and Chromium for Chrome. My blog is the testee since there’s guaranteed cache control and jitter.

Webkit (Safari/Surf/+) > Blink (Chromium/Chrome/+) > Gecko (Firefox/IceCat/+)
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Surf and by extension Safari (or any Webkit–based browser) wins . Webkit feels smooth (sneakily, too smooth). It’s probably partly why Safari on macOS/iOS feels so fast. Chrome (not Chromium) is almost on par or so I’ve been told. Not exactly web dev but interesting huh?

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink mar 6 2023 28 sec 83/50 words

Strange. In the last few years, I’ve abandoned search engines for most programming related queries by chugging along happily with Recoll. If I had the time I’d sit down and hack out a web front–end for its Python API but the desktop interface supplied with from my own web crawlers works beautifully (medoc92/recollwebui also exists).

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink dec 21 2022 35 sec 105/50 words

Hugo is a gateway for discovering neat golang libraries. Version 0.104.0 introduced a color extraction method that has lots of use–cases. An easy one is to generate basic image gradient placeholders. The browser has its own deferred/lazy loading logic so fancy image gradients (on a static site) require only a few lines of pre–generated styles.

Easier to show in Chromium compared to Firefox (a tad too fast/clever to capture)
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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com (edited) view markdown plaintext permalink dec 3 2022 32 sec 95/50 words

if anyone tells you that is dead — they’re in a bubble. Bing is our witness; the hasfeed: prefix returns sites with a feed, the feed: prefix gives a direct feed link. No.. I’m not a secret Microsoft™ agent — DuckDuckGo and others support this too ;-) 38B+ are big boy numbers.

Lesson numero uno of RSS discovery: Use a search engine
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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink sep 16 2022 23 sec 68/50 words

compilation is fun to watch. Here’s what hugo’s --debug output for this blog looks like right now. Rendering takes about 25 seconds on an old laptop. The linearity is easy to see, but that’s the least of my problems ;-)

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink sep 5 2022 23 sec 68/50 words

Kiwi Browser (download) is a Chromium derivative on Android that can directly expose the built–in dev tools on device. Remote debugging is my preference, but it makes quick web development a complete disaster debugging on Chrome for Android just a touch easier.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

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Finally, basic auto video caching. Posting just got a tad bit easier…

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tdro

Another wandering soul screaming into the void. If you are looking for my blog you are in the wrong place. The profile and header pictures are brought to you by @cdd20.

tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink may 30 2022 34 sec 103/50 words

Browsers are on a slow march towards fully adopting user options for standardized/algorithmic color stylesheets. Great debates over what color to paint the bike shed (website) will eventually end. Paint it (mostly) whatever color you want.

In addition to the invert filter, another way of quickly bootstrapping a dark mode stylesheet is to use Chromium’s auto dark mode emulation as an initial reference.

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