Notes

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Sunday, November 28th, 2021

I’m really, really enjoying @RicMac’s ongoing series on Web Development History—it’s right up my nerdy alley!

https://webdevelopmenthistory.com/

Replying to a tweet from @adactio

Like, The Beatles are simultaneously actually great, while also feeling like you’re LARPing a specific time period.

Other musical artists give you one or the other, but rarely both.

Dylan feels similar.

Replying to a tweet from @peterme

I don’t have an answer, but I have a hunch that the appeal of The Beatles is less like other musical artists, and more like the appeal of books like The Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes—something evocative of its time and yet timeless.

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @SaraSoueidan

Here’s what I’ve been reading:

https://adactio.com/notes/reading

American friends, if you plan on shopping today, make it a truly Black Friday:

https://www.rebuildblackbusiness.com/

Disobey+

Disobey+

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

When JavaScript is the first tool we reach for to solve every problem, we risk restricting access rather than expanding it.

—Jeremy Wagner, Responsible JavaScript

Reading Responsible JavaScript by Jeremy Wagner.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @adactio

Replying to a tweet from @marxwood3008

My flow:

I type into a textarea and then submit the form.

My tool stack:

The backend is my own cobbled together pile of old PHP and MySQL.

I cross post to Medium and Twitter using their APIs.

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Monday night session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Monday night session — with Jessica

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Put into strict UX terms, some things cannot be designed in a human-centric and empathetic way. And those things should not be built.

—Eva PenzeyMoog, Design For Safety

Friday, November 19th, 2021

This NFT-crypto-web3 shite really is the QAnon of the tech world—“Trust in the plan!”, “Wake up, sheeple—the mainstream media is lying to you”, “Do the research!” (except they hate it if you actually do the research).

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. A blasht of tyoons! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. A blasht of tyoons! — with Jessica

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @brucel

Not very cunning, but I think you can do that DOM traversal in one go:

input.closest(‘fieldset’).querySelector(‘legend’)

My coworker is making me sleepy.

My coworker is making me sleepy.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

The idea that it’s alright to do whatever unethical thing is currently the industry norm is widespread in tech, and dangerous.

—Eva PenzeyMoog, Design For Safety

Replying to a tweet from @mjacksonw

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Session 🎶☘️🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Session 🎶☘️🎻 — with Jessica

I wrote these words on this day in 2013, but they feel very 2021 to me:

https://adactio.com/journal/6564