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Last Chance July 4th Grill Deals: Fuel Up Your Summer Feasts With Hefty BBQ Savings

$80 at Walmart Costway 3-in-1 vertical charcoal smoker and portable barbecue grill: $80 Save $79 CNETIt wouldn't feel like summer without grilling on the agenda. Thankfully we've got you set to go camping or to host summer get-togethers with these unbeatable --...

Working Code Podcast – Episode 185: A/B Testing Mechanics

On today's show, Adam and I discuss the mechanics of A/B testing. And, how Adam might incrementally build A/B testing functionality into his existing bulk email system—a system which has been designed, over the last decade, to be performant and resilient, not...

The biggest trailers of the week: June 23rd to June 29th

I’m stuck in a weird spot when it comes to movies and TV, these days. On one hand, the constant churn of remakes, reboots, franchise movies, and sequels often feels like it comes at the expense of original storytelling. But on the other, I am unabashedly...

Two Spread Operator Bugs In Adobe ColdFusion 2023

I ran into two strange bugs this morning when attempting to use the Spread operator in Adobe ColdFusion (2021 and 2023). One bug prevents the CFML template from compiling; the other bug is just a completely nonsense outcome of the spread operation (at least compared...

Exploring Randomness In JavaScript

In my post yesterday, on building a color palette utility in Alpine.js, randomness played a big part: each swatch was generated as a composite of randomly selected Hue (0..360), Saturation (0..100), and Lightness (0..100) values. As I was putting that demo together, I...

Team creates software to block AI phishing scams

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington has developed software that prevents artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots such as ChatGPT from creating phishing websites—a growing concern as cybercriminals have been...

The Download: Replacing animal testing, and underwater drones

Animal studies are notoriously bad at identifying human treatments. Around 95% of the drugs developed through animal research fail in people, but until recently there was no other option.Now organs on chips, also known as microphysiological systems, may offer a...

Case Insensitive CSS Attribute Selector

CSS selectors never cease to amaze me in how powerful they can be in matching complex patterns. Most of that flexibility is in parent/child/sibling relationships, very seldomly in value matching. Consider my surprise when I learned that CSS allows matching attribute...

Subscription vitamin company Care/of is shutting down

Care/of, a company offering personalized subscription vitamin packs, says it will be canceling all subscriptions as of Monday, June 17 and will no longer be accepting new orders. The news doesn’t come completely out of the blue, as Care/of had previously...

Using Both Tab And Arrow Keys For Keyboard Navigation

I must admit that, historically, when thinking about keyboard-based navigation on a website, I've really only considered the Tab key for moving around and the Space and Enter keys for activation. The other day, however, I noticed something very interesting on the...

Using Both Tab And Arrow Keys For Keyboard Navigation

I must admit that, historically, when thinking about keyboard-based navigation on a website, I've really only considered the Tab key for moving around and the Space and Enter keys for activation. The other day, however, I noticed something very interesting on the...

An Ode to Hello Dolly with Matt Mullenweg

WordPress has been around for over 20 years. Part of its continuing popularity stems from how extensible it is. A skilled developer can make the content management system (CMS) do just about anything. Its plugin architecture powers shopping carts, forms, and photo...

How to Include Images in HTML with Visual Studio Code [Article]

Are you include images in your web pages? Visual Studio Code (VS Code), a powerful and popular editor, makes this task seamless. Whether you’re a beginner or just need a quick refresher, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of installing Visual...

Use the Netflix Secret Menu for a Perfectly Personalized Queue

It's the end of an era. Netflix is finally redesigning its TV app for the first time in years, bringing you "hyper-personalized recommendations." But Netflix doesn't know everything. If the streamer's curated picks don't resonate with you, there's an easy hack...

Generating Fake User And Company Data With ColdFusion

As a companion piece to my Feature Flags Book, I'm creating a small playground app in which readers can explore the feature flags experience, both from a configuration and a consumption standpoint. As part of this process, I had to generate a set of fake users against...

Odoo Website Paypal Advance Checkout Payment Acquirer

INTRODUCTION Odoo Website Paypal Advance Checkout Payment Acquirer makes it easier for customers to check out. It lets your online store accept payments with credit cards or PayPal Credit. Customers can safely pay using their credit or debit cards, or their PayPal...

Lego debuts its first Minecraft set for adults

Minecraft is 15 years old, so it’s only natural that Lego should honor the anniversary with a set just for the game’s many adult fans. The company has started taking preorders for The Crafting Table, a 1,195-piece 18-and-up build, as Jay’s Brick Blog writes....

The Download: head transplants, and filtering sounds with AI

An animated video posted this week has a voice-over that sounds like a late-night TV ad, but the pitch is straight out of the far future. The arms of an octopus-like robotic surgeon swirl, swiftly removing the head of a dying man and placing it onto a young,...

Exploring Approaches to Developing Vehicle Tracking Systems

IntroductionTracking systems play a crucial role in modern transportation and logistics. They provide valuable insights into the location, status, and performance of pilots, trucks, aircraft, and other vehicles, as well as simplify their management and reinforce...