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Weeknote 17/2021

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  • Thinking again about current state of Javascript. So much is changing for the front-end, the article and corresponding chart been a handy way to view the landscape. It's a little ridiculous I need to reference a chart to understand what's going on in my own discipline, which is why others are reaching a breaking point.
  • More whitespace madness. I ran into some weird spacing on a few webpages after converting pages from .Net to Nunjucks. I inspected the source and tinkered around until finally I noticed a pink dot in Firefox that looked like it represented a character of some sort. In Chrome it appeared as a hex value. It's apparently the Unicode character 'ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE' (U+FEFF). Why is  appearing in my HTML? I asked myself. I tried to update encoding, but it was already saved without BOM (Byte order mark) but nothing. The only way I found to fix it was to create a new file.
  • Running (and the Drake Relays) took a backseat to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Bought a used, but loved, Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18" for $50. I'm excited to give it a try.