Notes

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Reading How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality by Adam Rutherford.

Replying to a tweet from @hdv

It’s the classic metacrap problem: invisible metadata rots.

https://people.well.com/user/doctorow/metacrap.htm

It’s one of the reasons why microformats always favoured marking up existing, visible (user-facing) data.

Replying to a tweet from @yatil

This is an interesting development though:

https://blog.chromium.org/2020/07/using-chrome-to-generate-more.html

HTML -> accessible PDF as an archival workflow?

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Strolling along the seafront with the Clearleft crew.

Did anyone spot the, um, deliberate mistake at the end of this week’s episode of the Clearleft podcast? Where I sent you to the wrong link for the design maturity survey?

It should be https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/designmaturity

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @jina

No rush! You can take as long as you like.

(As you know, I am no stranger to playing the long game. 🙂)

Playing Pull Out The Knife And Stick It Again (jig) on mandolin:

https://thesession.org/tunes/398

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EbhSHyvFls

Pull Out The Knife And Stick It Again (jig) on mandolin

Replying to a tweet from @ThainBBdL

Whoops! Thanks for spotting that—should be fixed now.

Replying to a tweet from @linushoremans

Nice! (and thank you!)

Replying to a tweet from @meyerweb

When I was a kid, I thought the word “character” started with a “chuh” sound (’cause, y’know that is how it’s spelled).

I also pronounced the “b” in the “subtle” …which wasn’t.

Reading a lot just leads to embarrassment.

Replying to a tweet from @robweychert

Smooth!

(like butter)

There’s a new episode of the Clearleft podcast!

https://podcast.clearleft.com/season01/episode05/

It’s about design maturity and I have questions: morphology, longevity, incept dates…

(Thanks to @aarron for agreeing to a grilling)

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Replying to a tweet from @harrybr

Yes.

I refuse on principle to use an ISP that does any traffic shaping.

Gave blood today.

https://www.blood.co.uk/

“Nice veins!” I was told. I always get complimented on my veins and it always pleases me inordinately.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Checked in at The Hartington. Sunday roast — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Hartington. Sunday roast — with Jessica

Replying to a tweet from @aerotwist

Seeing as Safari shows all the computed properties correctly, I’m guessing it was something that was introduced after the Webkit/Blink fork?

But weirdly, Firefox is showing the same behaviour as Chrome.