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Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Web fingerprinting is worse than I thought - Bitestring’s Blog
How browser fingerprinting works and what you can do about it (if you use Firefox).
When is :focus-visible visible? | bitsofcode
The perfect link - The A11Y Collective
How do we write, design, and code a link that works for everyone on every device? Let’s dive into the world of creating the perfect link, without making a pig’s breakfast of it.
Preventing too-short final lines of blocks | Clagnut by Richard Rutter
Check out the demo that Rich has put together to go with Amelia’s proposed syntax.
Monday, March 20th, 2023
Adoption. — Ethan Marcotte
Ethan highlights a classic case of the McNamara Fallacy—measuring adoption of design system components.
The AI hype bubble is the new crypto hype bubble
A handy round-up of recent wrtings on artificial insemination.
Pixel Pioneers Bristol 2023 Speaker Spotlight: Jeremy Keith
Oliver asked me some questions about my upcoming talk at Pixel Pioneers in Bristol in June. Here are my answers.
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
50 Years Later, We’re Still Living in the Xerox Alto’s World - IEEE Spectrum
A profile of the Xerox Alto and the people behind it.
Design notes on the 2023 Wikipedia redesign
Artificial Intelligence sounds much more impressive than Artificial Guessing in a slide deck.
Robin picks up on my framing.
Instead of brainstorming, discussing, iterating, closely inspecting a product to understand it and figure out what to show on a page, well, we can just let the machines figure it out for us! This big guessing machine can do our homework and we can all pack up and go to the beach.
ongoing by Tim Bray · The LLM Problem
It doesn’t bother me much that bleeding-edge ML technology sometimes gets things wrong. It bothers me a lot when it gives no warnings, cites no sources, and provides no confidence interval.
Yes! Like I said:
Expose the wires. Show the workings-out.
Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Jeepers Frigging Cripes Crypto and NFTs are so stupid and dumb and bad and I can’t even. I’m out. Goodbye. Burn it down please. - Chris Coyier
Literally every experience I have in this world is gross at best and criminally evil at worst. Who it benefits that actually needs the benfefit is vanishingly few.
Here are some rhetorical questions from Chris:
How many years into this are we with no practical use cases for the world? How many resources have to be burned before this is seen?
Friday, March 17th, 2023
Here’s how the St. Patrick’s Day sessions are shaping up in Brighton:
- 2:30-4:30 The Fiddler’s Elbow
- 4-6 The Bugle
- 5-7 The Lord Nelson
- 6-8 The Dover Castle
- 8-10 The Jolly Brewer
- 10-? ???
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir!
I’m off to play a rake of tunes…