Archive: October 6th, 2014

My phone has decided to stop working as a phone while I’m in the States—doesn’t connect to any network. It is effectively an iPod Touch now.

How did Twitter become the hate speech wing of the free speech party?

A look back at how Twitter evolved over time, with examples of seemingly-trivial changes altering the nature of the discourse.

Kevin finishes with a timely warning for those of us building alternatives:

In the indieweb world we are just starting to connect sites together with webmentions, and we need to consider this history as we do.

Progressive Enhancement Basics

Some thoughts on progressive enhancement, although I disagree with the characterisation of progressive enhancement as being the opposite choice to making “something flashy that pushes the web to it’s limits”—it’s entirely possible to make the flashiest, limit-pushing sites using progressive enhancement. After all…

it’s much more a mindset than a particular development technique.

Post-@ScienceHackDay relaxing with @NeilTyson’s Cosmos.

Post-@ScienceHackDay relaxing with @NeilTyson’s Cosmos.

Well, that was fun

Well, that was fun