Set Brave as Default Browser from Command Line

I’ve been a huge fan of the Brave web browser for years. They’re crypto-friendly, provide native ad-blocking features, and even provide Tor integration. Whenever I set up new systems, I automate Brave as the default browser. You can use the following shell command to set Brave as the default browser: open -a “Brave Browser” –args […]

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CSS :autofill

Autofilling HTML input elements is a frequent user action that can drastically improve user experience. Hell, we all autofill for our passwords and address information. But what control do we have when input elements have been autofilled? To add custom CSS styles to inputs whose contents have been autofilled by the browser, you can use […]

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Monitor Events and Function Calls via Console

Despite having worked on the very complex Firefox for a number of years, I’ll always love plain old console.log debugging. Logging can provide an audit trail as events happen and text you can share with others. Did you know that chrome provides monitorEvents and monitor so that you can get a log each time an […]

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CSS :out-of-range

One aspect of web development I’ve always loathed was working with forms. Form elements have been traditionally difficult to style due to OS and browser differences, and validation can be a nightmare. Luckily the native HTML APIs added methods for improving the form validation situation. With input[type=number] elements, you can add min and max attributes. […]

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git Force Push

Rebasing is a frequent task for anyone using git. We sometimes use rebasing to branch our code from the last changes or even just to drop commits from a branch. Oftentimes when trying to push after a rebase, you’ll see something like the following: hint: Updates were rejected because the tip of your current branch […]

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Specify Node Versions with .nvmrc

I’ve heavily promoted nvm, a Node.js version manager, over the years. Having a tool to manage multiple versions of a language interpreter has been so useful, especially due to the complexity of Node.js package management. One tip I like to give new developers is adding a .nvmrc file to their repositories. The file contents is […]

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JavaScript Event.defaultPrevented

Whether you started with the old on_____ property or addEventListener, you know that events drive user experiences in modern JavaScript. If you’ve worked with events, you know that preventDefault() and stopPropagation() are frequently used to handle events. One thing you probably didn’t know: there’s a defaultPrevented proptery on events! Consider the following block of code: […]

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