Well, this is interesting. Panic, the little software company that could, are making a handheld gaming device. This is like the hardware equivalent of the indie web.
Jason contemplates his two decades of blog posts, some of which he now feels very differently about:
Tim Berners-Lee’s idea that cool URIs don’t change is almost part of my DNA at this point, so deleting them seems wrong. Approximately no one ever reads any post on this site that’s more than a few years old, but is that an argument for or against deleting them? (If a tree falls in the woods, etc…) Should I delete but leave a note they were deleted? Should I leave the original posts but append updates citing my current displeasure?
A terrific explanation of the
aria-live attribute from Ire. If you’re doing anything with Ajax, this is vital knowledge.
I quite like this date-picking interface. It would be nice if browsers picked it up for
A wonderful—and humorous—deep dive into all things time-related.
Building a calendar sucks. Like there’s really cool shit you can do, since every calendar out there today is basically straight outta 2005, but at the end of the day you’re stuck dealing with all of the edge cases that all your dork friends have warned you about since the dawn of time. (Like literally, the dawn of time is a separate edge case you have to account for as well.)
This also contains a well-deserved shout-out to ISO 8601:
ISO 8601 is one of my favorite standards and/or RFC out there. And yes, you should definitely have a favorite.
I do have a favourite RFC—ask me about it sometime over a beer.
This is a good walkthrough of the flow you’d need to implement if you want to notify users of an updated service worker.
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Service workers, push notifications, and variable fonts are now shipping in Edge.
Squee! The next time there’s an update for OS X and iOS, Safari will magically have service worker support! Not only that, but Safari on iOS will start using the information in web app manifests for adding to home screen.
That’s an impressive turnaround.
I’m syndicating my notes to micro.blog now.
Dave has redesigned his site. Now it’s extra Dave-y.
Ooh, this is a tricky scenario. If you decide to redirect all URLs (from, say, a
www subdomain to no subdomain) and you have a service worker running, you’re going to have a bad time. But there’s a solution here to get the service worker to remove itself.
The server-side specifics are for NGINX but this is also doable with Apache.
Vitaly’s been bitten with date-picker fever. Here’s his deep, deep, deep dive into one interface element.
PPK has posted some excellent thinking on calendar widgets to Ev’s blog.
This is a rather lovely idea—a disc with eight rings, each marked with the position of a planet, the arrangement of which corresponds to a specific date.
Interstellar travel time dilation and status updates: a clever narrative combo.
How to get Yosemite to display five-digit years. It’s a bit of a hack, but we’ve got another 7,985 years to figure out a better solution.
Incredibly, you have to manually download and run this patch for Shellshock on OS X: it’s not being pushed as a security update.
But the new U2 album? That’s being pushed to everyone.
A grab-bag of public updates on Facebook.
My short talk from Aral’s Update conference in Brighton last September. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If I only I had a handheld mic—then I could’ve done a microphone drop at the end.
I’m loving Amber’s detailed write-up of the Update conference, especially her description of the panel discussion as me versus everyone else.