Readings for Lunch — [ 10 Sep 2018 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
My one day at Burning Man (source)

PRIVILEGE

Deconstructing privilege

Can you describe a situation that caused to realize you were privileged?

Patricia Aas asked many people that question now, and what she has learned is that privilege is an Unconscious Incompetence. Being privileged is a non-event.
In this talk, Patricia hopes to make you realize that we all have privilege and to start a journey through self reflection to becoming Consciously Incompetent.

JAVASCRIPT

Removing jQuery from GitHub.com frontend

Github has recently completed a milestone where they were able to drop jQuery as a dependency of the frontend code for GitHub.com.
In this post, they will explain a bit of history of how we started depending on jQuery in the first place,
how we realized when it was no longer needed, and point out that—instead of replacing it with another library or framework—we were able to achieve everything that we needed using standard browser APIs.