Blog, via Visual Lizard Break 2020Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 LizardWe are closed Dec 23 to Jan 4.“Click here”: You can’t tell me what to do!Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 LizardFor many years now it has been a personal sticking point for me that content writers for the internet continue to use expressions like “click here”. It's time to stop!Covid-19, Work From Home and Social DistancingFri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 LizardWith the current SARS-cov-2 (covid-19) pandemic, and the only proven method of reducing the spread being isolation, Visual Lizard will be working reduced hours in the office, and mostly remotely.Daily LinksMon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>GitHub acquires npm</a><p>Microsoft&rsquo;s GitHub subsidiary on Monday said it has agreed to buy npm. Terms of the deal weren&rsquo;t disclosed.</p></p>Daily LinksWed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Target="_blank" - the most underestimated vulnerability ever</a><p>The page we're linking to via target="_blank" gains partial access to the linking page via the <code>window.opener</code> object</p></p><p><a href=''>What Flushing Toilets Taught Me About Web Design</a></p>Daily LinksFri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>SETI@home shuts down</a><p>The project was one of the first efforts that successfully convinced home users to donate some of their free computing time to help with research, and its success spawned a large number of related projects.</p></p><p><a href=''>Curiosity rover's 1.8 billion-pixel panorama of Mars</a></p>Daily LinksTue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Firefox turns on encrypted DNS by default for US users</a><p>Today, Firefox began the rollout of encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for US-based users. The rollout will continue over the next few weeks to confirm no major issues are discovered as this new protocol is enabled for Firefox&rsquo;s US-based users.</p></p>Daily LinksTue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Kickstarter workers vote to unionize</a><p>The site joins a growing list of companies whose staff and/or contractors have expressed public interest in unionizing, including Spin, Instacart and Pittsburgh-based Google technical workers, along with media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox.</p></p>Daily LinksThu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>The French Dispatch, official trailer</a></p><p><a href=''>The Green Knight, official teaser trailer</a></p>Daily LinksThu, 30 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Emoji 13.0</a><p>Be still your beating, anatomically-correct hearts... the Unicode Consortium has released the list of new emojis, including some excellent inclusive entries!</p></p>Daily LinksTue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Filmic DoubleTake</a><p>Filmic is releasing a new app for iPhones today that allows you to capture video from two cameras at once.&nbsp;DoubleTake lets you record two video files separately, from any of the iPhone&rsquo;s cameras, so that you can cut between them, or capture the video feeds displayed alongside each other, either as a split-screen or a picture-in-picture.</p></p><p><a href=''>Byte</a><p>Dom Hofmann, the co-creator of Vine who has been quietly working on a successor to the short-form video platform, says the new app, called Byte, is available now on iOS and Android.</p></p><p><a href=''>City Roads</a><p>Developed by Andrei Kashcha atop teh Glitch platform, the small web app uses OpenStreetMap data to draw the roads (and only the roads) of any city, in a clean, minimal style.</p></p>Daily LinksFri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Lizard<p><a href=''>Terminal Phase</a><p>Terminal Phase is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up in the Gradius and R-Typetradition, but in text mode. In the terminal! It's free software created by Christopher Lemmer Webber.</p></p><p><a href=''>Generative Placeholders</a><p>Generative Placeholders is a new tool that lets you embed autogenerated placeholder art into a website that changes with every page refresh.&nbsp;Stefan Bohacek sees it as the visual equivalent of a Lorem Ipsum text generator.</p></p>