A New Luxury Retreat Caters to Elderly Workers in Tech (Ages 30 and Up) – The New York Times On the face of it, this is an absurd idea, born to soak up the excess cash of the over-privileged. Counterpoint: I am in my 40s. I no longer have the time, energy, or desire to spend my spare time studying the latest hot tech framework (at the expense of seeing friends, or basic life admin), or to re-skill into machine learning or the next highly-employable trend. I *am* becoming irrelevant in my own industry. I would love help figuring out how to cope with that better – both personally and professionally. (And I know I've got it easy…)
Timeline – Time to Play Fair Despite my fondness for Apple products, I am willing to be critical of Apple when they're being arseholes. They're being massive arseholes, here, to the detriment of their own users. I would very much welcome an option for iOS developers to implement their own payment systems in apps, if they did not wish to give apple a cut, and I hope the EU finds in Spotify's favour.
Daring Fireball: Life as a Facebook Moderator The article he's linking to has been doing the rounds, but it's Mr Gruber's critique I found especially resonant, particular this quote: "There is something fundamentally wrong with a platform that – while operating exactly as designed – requires thousands of employees to crush their own souls." I use Facebook these days, but I still think that broadly, we'd all actually be better off if it was simply shut down. I don't think it provides any net benefit that we did not manage better with other tools before it existed.
Help! None of my projects want to be SPAs | Jason Goldstein This rings very true. 99% of the project I work on are CUD operation stuff, with limited visual updating. My major use for Vue (which I picked up instead of React) is to simplify my JS form handling a bit, and manage the ajax elements, not really anything clever.