I responded to a little challenge from Matt Layman of the Django Riffs podcast Episode 15, User Session Data. Toward the end of the episode, Matt asked what might happen if over 4k worth of text was passed into messages if the backend storage method was cookies? What I found was unexpected. First, you can… Continue reading Max Size of Django message Data in Cookie Storage
The UX for the Interspeech 2021 virtual conference platform could be more straightforward. Here’s a quick list of sessions speakers and papers planned for the 9/30/21.
People are sleeping on Apple Spatial Audio. The mistake is thinking that audio channel technology such as 5.1, 7.1 surround sound can be separated from the audio delivery hardware technology. Olivia Tambini has a recent piece focused on audio technology products including Sony 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos. As Olivia mentions, a company like… Continue reading Apple Spatial Audio
Stripe has a nice user experience for unsubscribing from their marketing and onboarding emails. This is called “Manage your Stripe email preferences” The Good Unsubscribe from allThere are subject specific choices, with a single “unsubscribe from all” link at the top. Clicking unsubscribe from all does not require a second click, it just submits the… Continue reading Stripe’s Okay Email Unsubscribe UX
The product “Facebook” and its relative, Instagram are not free. They come with the cost of an intrusive violation of privacy and behavioral manipulation by algorithm.
Last night Github appears to have released a big update to the Github Actions workflow user interface. While there has not been a post on the Github changelog about this yet, the Github roadmap does list #88 Actions: Workflow visualization as feature that was slotted for Github Enterprise customers but became a release for all… Continue reading Github Actions Workflow Visualization UI Update
I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. Things refuse… Continue reading Justice and the Conscience
I’ve bought into Github Actions as a CI/CD and deployment workflow for Django. But since Github Actions is still young there are not as many guides on setting using it with Django, especially for the testing step. If you are just getting started using Github Actions with Django, I suggest reviewing Michael Herman’s recent epic,… Continue reading Running Django Tests in Github Actions
One of my favorite houseplants is my is a Monstera I picked up from Portland Nursery last year. I normally give the plant a bunch of artificial light to help it out. Every now and then a big new leaf grows, and this time I captured the last five days of its unfolding in a… Continue reading Monstera Deliciosa Timelapse with Wyzecam
I’ve been working on series of parking enforcement products using license plate recognition technology called EasyALPR. Several years ago I was working on a privacy and crypto-currency application, Gliph. Apparently, this was the first venture-funded crypto-startup because we raised our first round prior to Coinbase. That company did not make it, so with funding from… Continue reading Ongoing Project: EasyALPR – Parking Enforcement App