How “Serious” is the Core Web Vitals update? All my competitors have the same results

I know that Google algo (publicly released) updates are just recommendations but how "seriously" are you taking Core Web Vitals update May 1st?

This is a rolling-update spread over a month, but my question is this: all our competitors (we are in mass/large-scale eCommerce) hover at the same bad results, basically all performing "badly" in the results (GMetrix and Google PageSpeed)….

Now, I know that there is a difference between "Lab" and "Field" data but still – how seriously should we be taking this?

We rank for half a million keywords and I can’t imagine us being knocked down the rankings because we score low on a lab-testing machine?

What are your thoughts?

Core Web Vitals (CLS and LCP) errors for a client-rendered Single Page Application (built with React + Firebase)

I have a SPA (single page website) build with React + Firebase and I’ve been getting these Core Web Vitals errors (see images below).

My website is loading normally both on Desktop and Mobile. And I think it’s rendering in a very reasonable time. At least I think it’s way faster than most websites I visit, even though it’s client side rendered.

I’m guessing these errors on Core Web Vitals are being triggered because there’s a Spinner that runs while the app is loading its data.

For example: that report is probably measuring the Spinner vs Loaded content as layout shift. Because I can guarantee that my app has ZERO layout shift. Once the Spinner is gone and you see content on your screen, the app is 100% ready for you to browse and interact with.

Maybe to get rid of those errors I would have to do SSR + hydration, which I really don’t want to, because it’s a dynamic website and I would have to either remove caching completely, or to risk a content (state vs fresh) flickering on the screen once it’s fully hydrated.

Should I care about these results? Is anybody that also manages a SPA also getting these kind of errors? Is there a way to fix this?

Found some related articles:

  • https://www.moovweb.com/post/google-penalizes-pwas-spas
  • https://www.enterspeed.com/core-web-vitals-can-affect-how-google-ranks-your-spa-website/

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Persistent connection string errors .NET Core

I am migrating a full framework application to .NET Core. Under the full framework, it used the following connection string with the IBM .NET Connector for DB2:

"Server=localhost:50000;Database=testdb;" 

The code then assigned UserID and Password properties from credentials vault.

Now, under Core, with the IBM .NET Core connector for DB2 specifically v.2.0.0.100 (long-term support, according to IBM), this connection string throws an exception when a connection string builder is created from it:

{System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.    at System.Threading.Monitor.ReliableEnter(Object obj, Boolean& lockTaken)    at IBM.Data.DB2.Core.DB2ConnPool.ReplaceConnStrPwd(String value, String newvalue, Boolean onlyPwd)    at IBM.Data.DB2.Core.DB2Connection.RemoveConnectionStringPassword(String value, Boolean bMask)    at IBM.Data.DB2.Core.DB2ConnectionStringBuilder..ctor(String connectionString) 

There is no InnerException. I presume that some mandatory parameters of the connection string that I am not aware of have to be populated under Core, whereas under full framework they were optional. A careful read of IBM documents on DB2 connector Core yielded no mentions of connection string changes, unless I missed them. This blog post mentioned no such breaking changes.

Is anyone aware of mandatory connection string parameters that are missing from my connection string specifically for .NET Core connector?

If you own the FFG Star Wars books, do you need the Genesys Core Book to start playing it?

As a long time player of the FFG Star Wars games (Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny), I was very excited to hear about the release of FFG’s new RPG Genesys, which uses the same Narrative Dice System (albeit with slightly altered dice). While I was pleased to hear about it’s release, I was wondering if the $ 40 price tag was worth it if I already had all of the Star Wars RPG core books.

Are the rules exactly the same (obviously with altered classes, races, etc.), or is it changed enough to warrant purchasing the new book? Is it possible to play in non–Star Wars worlds with the Star Wars books?

Ultimately, what I’m asking is whether it’s different enough to require buying the new book to “play Genesys”, or whether I can “play Genesys” using the rules in my Star Wars RPG books.

Simulating a custom card game in Fate Core

In the world I created, there’s a famous card game. It has the following characteristics:

  • Complex and numerous rules
  • Spectators can bet during the match
  • The winner is the player who won more “tricks” (no specific definition of what a trick is)
  • Cheating is possible but complicated

Creating the exact rules for such game doesn’t seem worth it (it might take more time that thinking an entire campaign).

How can I simulate a match of such game? I’d like a game to be an entire scene (where PCs might be either spectators or players of the game)

I’d like to have the players have the feeling they’re really playing the game, trying to outwit their opponent, cheat, bluff, etc.

I already know it can be handled as a Contest, but I still see it hard to picture such Contest. Without creating the exact rules of the game, how can I create tension during the Contest? How can players know what kind of skills they might use?

Help with Core Mods

I’m getting this error on my site all of a sudden and have no idea how to fix it.

Warning: Use of undefined constant core_mods – assumed ‘core_mods’ (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h07/mnt/144394/domains/nationsfg.com/html/wp/wp-content/themes/nationsfg/functions.php on line 50

Getting bus error (core dumped) whenever I start Nautilus or any gnome specific file manager [closed]

For about a year I am having trouble with my computer it just happen to crash and after a restart it render useless and I then have to install a new os, the problem persists but now I have new problem (For which this post is actually about)

I was downloading php docs from Firefox and suddenly it hanged and I had to kill it and after that to see if anything downloaded or not I started Nautilus but it didn’t opened and when I looked into the error it says:

Bus error (core dumped)

And now no file manager is starting.

I am kinda frustrated now and really looking for some help, I’ll be really gratefull for any help.

Os: Linux fedora

Add custom fields in the new and edit the site forms without touching the WP core

I am working on a custom plugin to add some extra fields in each forms of user and site. Therefore, I need to add few custom fields in the both new/edit site and user forms. Just to know if there is a way for me to add custom fields when I create or edit the site and users through Network admin panel without touching the WP core.

Do the races of D&D have different core temperatures?

Are there any official sources of bioinformatics (for lack of better word; though mapping the elven genome might be a useful way to figure out their longevity…hmm…) for the races of Dungeons & Dragons? (Any edition) – besides the obvious height and weight tables in the Player’s Handbook.

Specifically, I’m looking for the core temperature of warm blooded races like dwarves, humans, elves. I’m also trying to figure out if Yuan-Ti pure blood spies can be identified via a simple thermometer test, assuming their snake features are hidden or minimal/not in a visible part of the body. (I have a character who looks human for all intents and purposes, but her abdomen is scaly, making her an ideal infiltrator.)

This is for a new custom setting where the snake people have essentially taken over the world. The warm blooded races are paranoid after years of being infiltrated and enslaved. And so I’m looking for the equivalent of the blood test in the movie The Thing with Kurt Russell.

Since this is a Post apocalyptic fantasy setting, with technology items pilfered from other planes, I’m also interested in a little bit more of the science and biology of the races. If in doubt, I’ll just make it up. Just figured I’d ask around first. Thanks!