A (usually) weekly round-up of interesting links I’ve tweeted. Sponsored by Smashing Magazine who slip banknotes into my underwear so I can spend time reading stuff.
- Unbuttoning Buttons – how to stop a <button> looking buttony without losing its accessibility semantics
- The way we talk about CSS – “I do not think we help our cause by talking about CSS as this whacky, quirky language. CSS is unlike anything else, because it exists to serve an environment that is unlike anything else.” preaches Rachel Andrew, most righteously.
- WebP supported in Edge (Preview)
- What’s new in Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update – lots of good stuff
- Netflix viewing eats up world’s data – consuming 15% of global net traffic. Video accounts for 58% of the total volume of downstream traffic on the internet, followed by web browsing (17%), gaming (7.8%) and social media (5.1%)
- The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate Amazon and Apple – Wow. motherboards made in Chinese factories had tiny chips added that were a backdoor into machines. Allegedly – see the caveats in Thinking About Bloomberg’s Report on Hardware Vulnerabilities in Servers Made in China.
- How The First Ever Telecoms Scam Worked – In 1834, the French telegraph was hacked to steal stock market data using a backspace character to cover their tracks. (YouTube video)
- Facebook’s latest data blunder is mind-blowingly bad and users should be burning with rage – “Was it really worth giving Facebook all that data, in exchange for an easier sign-up process? Especially since Facebook so clearly can’t be trusted to manage that information?”
- MSDOS source code on GitHub