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PHP in 2023

“From its humble beginnings as a personal project in the mid-90s, PHP has grown to become one of the most popular languages for web development, powering everything from small blogs to large enterprise applications.”

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Does WWW still belong in URLs?

“DigitalOcean provides cloud products for every stage of your journey. Get started with $200 in free credit! For years, a small pedantry war has been raging in our address bars. In one corner are brands like Google, Instagram, and Facebook. This group has chosen to redirect to www.”

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Dev environments in the cloud are a half-baked solution

“Key takeaways Developer environments in the cloud have existed for years Everything turns into SaaS, but should your dev environment, really? Service availability can never match localhost Pay-as-you-go pricing is for privileged people only and locks out many The fully baked solution is a hybrid tha”

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Bewilderment Quote

They share a lot, astronomy and childhood. Both are voyages across huge distances. Both search for facts beyond their grasp. Both theorize wildly and let possibilities multiply without limits. Both are humbled every few weeks. Both operate out of ignorance. Both are mystified by time. Both are forever starting out. From Bewilderment by Richard Powers

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“The Blue Ridge Mountains conjure a romantic vision of the central Appalachian Mountains on the east coast of the US, immortalised by Dolly Parton, John Denver and the Grateful Dead, among others.”

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What does death look like when we live within it?

What does death look like when we live within it? It looks like surrender. Instead of feeding on the backlog of our emotional reactions we just drop them; in place of elaboration we are quiet; instead of projecting out our discomforts we become accountable for them; and in place of surmounting a problem we drop … Continued

The Liberated Energy of the Formless

Most of us do not want to grow beyond what we know ourselves to be, and confronting death will force us to reexamine our conclusions. Once awareness is able to move through that resistance, an enormous amount of pent-up energy is liberated. That energy is the glue that has cemented our human sense-of-self together since … Continued