On Tuesday, Daniel Bachhuber published a list of advanced tips on using WP-CLI. My favourites in his list are
wp rewrite list --match= (for debugging rewrite rules) and
--prompt (when you don’t remember the arguments). If you’re a WordPress developer and don’t know what WP-CLI is, stop everything right now and go to wp-cli.org.
Sam Biddle wrote for the Intercept on the recent WannaCry malware disaster. According to Sam, it’s not possible to name a single culprit for what happened, but militarism and greed are the two main forces at play here. This bit stood out to me:
Microsoft also did not create WannaCry. But it did create something something nearly as bad: Windows Vista, an operating system so horrendously bloated, broken, and altogether unpleasant to use that many PC users back in 2007 skipped upgrading altogether, opting instead to stick with the outdated Windows XP, a decision that has left many people on that decade-and-a-half-old operating system even today, years after Microsoft stopped updating it.
I recommend reading the full original article here: https://theintercept.com/2017/05/16/the-real-roots-of-the-worldwide-ransomware-outbreak-militarism-and-greed/
If you’re at all interested in new CSS features and their implementations in browsers, bookmark this:
CSS Grid is the future. However just like with many other layout techniques, it’s very easy to go crazy with it and cause an accessibility nightmare. There’s an excellent article on MDN on potential pitfalls:
If at any time in the design process you find yourself using grid to relocate the position of an element, consider whether you should return to your document and make a change to the logical order too.
Full article: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Grid_Layout/CSS_Grid_Layout_and_Accessibility
Can’t remember a Spring like this.
In other news: it’s a girl!