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Ello, Ello

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I have a handful of invitations for Ello going spare. Ello, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a new social network that is free of advertisements, tracking and other forms of privacy intrusion.

If you’d like to join this great community (and get your preferred user-name while it’s still available), get in touch with me on Twitter or send me an email and I’ll send you an invitation.1

Note: I will need your email address in order to send an invitation code. I will not use this for any other purpose, ever (see the Privacy Policy).

You can find me on Ello as @__darkblue.

  1. I have a limited supply of invitations. I am offering these on a first-come, first-served basis.

A CSS Refresh for 2015

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In which I prepare for 2015 with a subtle re-design, employing the amazing flexbox layout model.

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If You’re Using Geo-location to Change Language, You’re Doing it Wrong

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There are use cases for geo-location based on the client’s IP address: suggesting nearby attractions; plotting routes from the current location to a specific destination; getting weather/tidal/astronomical information; and so on. Geo-location by IP address is not perfectly accurate, but it’s close, certainly close enough to service these examples.

One thing that we should not use geo-location for is determining the language of the content.

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