Halfway through Geese Week I still have plenty to build on our browser extension.
The check in page loads data from the server now and all inputs have labels for accessibility.
Next up I have to make sure data is stored in the browser's local storage to avoid losing a user's progress. Implementing our design is last, but it will also have to happen until Friday's internal project demos. Better hurry. 🏃♂️
Day 2 of updating the #7Geese browser extension:
Yesterday I split all code into its own repository. This is also important for others to build the extension.
Did you know: All Firefox extensions must provide code to Mozilla for them to allow it in their extension store?
Today I will make the check in page work. On this page one can update their Objective Key Results (#OKRs) to share progress with coworkers.
The current draft is too bulky, is missing labels and only loads placeholders.
It's Geese Week at my workplace #7Geese! The first week in a quarter we can work on a project of our choice.
My goal is to release an update of our browser extension. We already made many improvements but didn't finish a stable release.
Today's goal is to move all code into its own repository.
Most websites track you online. They should ask for your consent!
Klaro is a consent manager for websites. It gives users control over third party tracking, cookies and other privacy settings.
Ask your favourite website to respect your privacy choices by adding Klaro!
Instead of manually installing the server, the #Ansible playbook can configure it for me. If I wish to change the server, I just re-run the playbook to configure new or existing servers.
I present you:
My first valid, #procedural Roller Coaster Challenge track. 🎆
A few weeks ago I bought myself a building game called Roller Coaster Challenge. It’s a puzzle toy where you have to complete simple tracks for a marble to travel down. 🎢
Instead of solving the 40 bundled puzzles, I thought it would be more fun to generate my own.
Here is the first procedurally generated track.
After some bugs got fixed, I can set up a Mastodon bot for daily, random challenges.
Apparently #Wikimedia supports previewing 3D files. ❤️
As of today, we finally resolved all duplicate reference codes and those where the reference code was mapped as a name. That’s a great win for the quality of the map data. 🚌 🚐 🚎
I resolved about 40 #OpenStreetMap notes in the Vancouver / Burnaby area. Resolving notes by adding buildings, editing addresses or dismissing invalid notes helps other volunteers to focus on the remaining work.
You can view reported issues by enabling the OSM Notes layer on https://osm.org and some mobile apps, like OsmAnd. Help to keep your neighbourhood up-to-date!
Every morning I get an update about the amount of bus stops and fire hydrants in my local mapping area.
Join my Matrix channel, if you are mapping in the area: #osm-vancouver:matrix.org
For the last four hours I have been configuring the #XFCE desktop environment to fit my preferences. I am highly considering to ditch the Gnome 3 Shell because of its complexity, instabilities and my reliance on several extensions.
XFCE is super fast and highly configurable. I am surprised by how great it runs and how easy it is to add shortcuts. Furthermore, I don’t seem to need any non-standard extensions. 🎉
I have the problem the activity visibility setting. It updates sometimes but takes several attempts or so. I am not sure what the issue is.
1. Go to the settings page
2. Change it to public / private
3. Refresh the page
Most often the setting did not get applied even though all REST calls were successful.
Is that a bug you can reproduce / we can file?
The Shipyards in North Vancouver are a great location for the regular markets and to eat dinner.
The area has changed a lot in the last year. Today I took the time to update the area on #OpenStreetMap (OSM).
Thanks to all OSM contributors of the area!
Facebook has a handy list of screen readers which they expect people to use.
They list JAWS, NVDA, TalkBack, Voice Assistant, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
🇪🇺🇩🇪 web dev living in Vancouver 🇨🇦.
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