Jeremy KeithMaking websites. Writing books. Speaking at events. Living in Brighton. Working at Clearleft. Playing music. Taking photos. Answering email.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
This is a very nifty use of CSS gradients!
This is a great short introduction to using VoiceOver with Safari by the one and only Ethan Marcotte.
Monday, June 22nd, 2020
But if I were going to bet on a web technology, it’s HTML. Always bet on HTML.
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
Saturday, June 20th, 2020
Reading The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Friday, June 19th, 2020
What I love about the web is that it’s a hypertext. (Though in recent years it has mostly been used as a janky app delivery platform.)
I am very much enjoying Matt’s thoughts on linking, quoting, transclusion, and associative trails.
My blog is my laboratory workbench where I go through the ideas and paragraphs I’ve picked up along my way, and I twist them and turn them and I see if they fit together. I do that by narrating my way between them. And if they do fit, I try to add another piece, and then another. Writing a post is a process of experimental construction.
And then I follow the trail, and see where it takes me.
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
Amber documents a very handy bit of DOM scripting when it comes to debugging focus management:
Well, this is timely! Cassie mentioned recently that she was reading—and enjoying—the Earthsea books, which I had never got around to reading. So I’m reading them now. Then Craig mentioned in one of his newsletters that he’s also reading them. Now there’s this article…
To white protestors and accomplices, who say that they want to listen but are fearful of giving up some power so that we can all heal, I suggest you read the Earthsea cycle. You will need to learn to step away from the center to build a new world, and the Black majority in this fantasy series offers a better model than any white history.
A meditative essay on the nature of time.
The simultaneous dimming of Betelgeuse and the global emergence of COVID-19 were curiously rhyming phenomena: disruptions of familiar, reassuring rhythms, both with latent apocalyptic potential.
Time and distance are out of place here.
We will have left a world governed by Chronos, the Greek god of linear, global, objective time measured by clocks, and arrived into a world governed by Kairos, the Greek god of nonlinear, local, subjective time, measured by the ebb and flow of local patterns of risk and opportunity. The Virus Quadrille is not just the concluding act of pandemic time but the opening act of an entire extended future.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Happy Valentina’s Day, world!
Reading The Tombs Of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin.