Notes

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @adactio

Wow! My brother not only won the race, but he set a new record!

Reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

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On the occassion of Octavia Butler’s birthday, I find myself reading her classic essay “The Lost Races of Science Fiction”:

https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/d3ekbm/octavia-butler

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Taking Safari Technology Preview for a spin to see some sweet coloured tab bars in action.

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @g16n

It’s the lovely Marvin Visions:

https://www.readvisions.com/marvin

From the comfort of my sofa, I’m tracking my brother as he runs the 268 mile route of the Summer Spine 2021 up the Pennine Way (his number is 654):

https://live.opentracking.co.uk/spine21sum/

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @wormmmoon

Try aria-label (or aria-labelledby if there’s an ID you can point to).

As I understand it, an aria-label (or aria-labelledby) value gives an item an “accessible name” in much the same way an alt attribute does on images.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Today during @UXLondon’s #UXfest I had the pleasure of interviewing @FrankYoo, @IDwithheld, and @CattSmall—it was soooo great! The time just flew by!

Wearing today’s #UXfest shirt.

Wearing today’s #UXfest shirt.

Replying to a tweet from @kirabug

Perhaps the Doherty threshold (<400ms) applies here?

https://lawsofux.com/doherty-threshold/

Here are my slides from last night’s @staycurio_us talk on Sci-Fi & Me: https://speaking.adactio.com/bzUFGH/sci-fi-me And here’s the associated book list: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/sci-fi-me (And a transcript is in the works)

Here are my slides from last night’s @staycurio_us talk on Sci-Fi & Me:

https://speaking.adactio.com/bzUFGH/sci-fi-me

And here’s the associated book list:

https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/sci-fi-me

(And a transcript is in the works)

Replying to a tweet from @pamelafox

When I give talks about progressive web apps, my one-slide TL/DR is:

HTTPS + service worker + web app manifest = progressive web app

https://adactio.com/journal/13884

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

I’ll be talking about sci-fi with @sniffles here at 7pm UK time—you should join us!

https://beyondtellerrand.com/stay-curious/sci-fi

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Happy Valentina’s Day and Bloomsday!

👩🏻‍🚀 📖

Replying to a tweet from @type__error

Agreed! I wrote about how I found the whole process to be beautiful:

https://adactio.com/journal/17943

When thesession.org met theirishmandolin.com https://twitter.com/TheMandolin/status/1405090524973912067

When thesession.org met theirishmandolin.com

https://twitter.com/TheMandolin/status/1405090524973912067

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Reading My Rock’n’Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn.

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Monday, June 14th, 2021

Here’s how to use the new :has selector in @TailwindCSS. This also shows how you can use older pseudo-classes like :nth-child and :nth-of-type in Tailwind (and it applies to using the adjacent sibling selector too):

You can’t.

Look at this fantastic shot of Jupiter and the Galilean moons taken by @AstroBrighton’s Ivana Peranic at 3am this morning: Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all lined up like a string of pearls!

Look at this fantastic shot of Jupiter and the Galilean moons taken by @AstroBrighton’s Ivana Peranic at 3am this morning: Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all lined up like a string of pearls!

Replying to a tweet from @rem

Right‽ @TheUniverse has such a great writing style!