Note archive: September, 2021

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Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Using an RSS reader is like getting a glimpse of what the web would be like it weren’t smothered in JavaScript.

It’s glorious.

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Tunes! 🎶 ☘️ — with Jessica map

Checked in at Fox On the Downs. Tunes! 🎶 ☘️ — with Jessica

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Friday, September 24th, 2021

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Checked in at Sadler's Wells. Opening night of Akram Khan’s Creature! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Sadler’s Wells. Opening night of Akram Khan’s Creature! — with Jessica

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Pondering the cognitive dissonance of being in favour of vaccines but against GMO crops.

The science-sceptical arguments against both are remarkably similar.

And both are in reality safe and effective.

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Learning to write BASIC on my ZX81 was so formative.

Thank you, Clive Sinclair.

Someone needs to update howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com

There are fourteen people in space right now (on three different spacecraft).

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Monday, September 13th, 2021

I love it when people share on their websites what books they’re reading/have read.

But I remember seeing one web designer’s online bookshelf where out of 96 books, just two were written by women.

And one of those women was Ayn Rand.

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @longnow

As a member of The Long Now Foundation, I am absolutely disgusted by this. The environmental disaster of this “NFT-based crowdfunding model” is the antithesis of long-term thinking.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

That makes sense—svg isn’t a replaced element.

My gut feeling is that the download attribute would be handy on the img element (and other replaced elements too?) but I don’t have a use case to hand.

I shall ponder further.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

I know this isn’t the use case you’re asking about, but if download were available on the img element, would it makes sense to also make it available on inline SVGs? (I do have a use case I can share for that.)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Thinking about my recent trip to Zürich, I must admit that there are many advantages to living in Switzerland.

The flag is a big plus, for one thing.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021