Note archive: January, 2022

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Sunday, January 30th, 2022

My heart besieged by anger, my mind a gap of danger.

— Séamus Heaney, The Road To Derry

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Congratulations to the @W3C’s Web Fonts Working Group on their Emmy award!

(yes, really)

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! ☘️🎻🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! ☘️🎻🎶 — with Jessica

Replying to a tweet from @PaMaibuFlyer

I thought Bruce worded it perfectly.

I’m curious: did you know about the #AppleBrowserBan prior to this? (I have a feeling that not many people are aware of the situation on iOS.)

Replying to a tweet from @PaMaibuFlyer

Every browser on iOS uses the same engine as Safari. They have to. Apple won’t allow rival rendering engines in the app store.

Firefox on iOS is a skinned version of Safari.

Chrome on iOS is a skinned version of Safari.

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

Alex, you seem to be saying that any criticism of Safari (even if it’s unwarranted and unrelated) is justified by the rendering engine monopoly on iOS.

That’s childish. It does your/our cause more harm than good.

Quality content design from Miro: > You’re a on this board You currently have view and comment access for Clearleft. I’m-a on this board? It’s a-me, Mario!

Quality content design from Miro:

You’re a on this board You currently have view and comment access for Clearleft.

I’m-a on this board? It’s a-me, Mario!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

“Banning criticism” …really?

Next you’ll be saying that Google is a victim of cancel culture.

There is absolutely a race to the bottom going on, I agree with you there. I think you won the race with your mocking off-message tweet.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

Just now:

I’m not taking them to task for accepting the work.

Three hours ago:

Please DONATE NOW to the world’s richest company, to help feed their starving browser.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

Yes! Exactly!

That’s exactly how I felt when Yoav had a crowdfunding campaign to get picture in Blink and when Agalia had a crowdfunding campaign to get :focus-visible in Webkit.

Same energy.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

I agree that Apple’s priorities are out of whack.

Take them to task for having priorities that are out of whack.

Taking them to task for accepting contributions is a distraction. It harms your case.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

It’s really not a good look when you’re pissing on other browser makers shipping something, especially when the behaviour you’re mocking is only nit-pickingly different from your own empoyer’s behaviour.

And by “you” I don’t mean Google.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

It absolutely was a whip-around.

If a browser maker accepts crowdfunded contributions, great. But then to later mock other browser markers for also accepting crowdfunded contributions? Not great.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

Got it.

Kind of like how Chromium and Webkit are playing catch-up to Gecko’s leadership on subgrid.

(Let me know if there’s a tip jar for that so I can toss in a coin or two.)

Replying to a tweet from @yoavweiss

All those points apply to :focus-visible. And yet it’s “sad that Apple needs to pass the hat.”

Chromium and Webkit are sharing the same glass house when it comes to passing the hat. I’d be wary of stone-throwing.

Replying to a tweet from @slightlylate

I concur 100%.

But the precedent wasn’t set by Agalia and Apple. The precedent was set when the development community had to pay money so @YoavWeiss, who was independent, could implement the picture element in Blink.

Friday, January 21st, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @bramus

Yes, but the nice thing about the query string is that you can check on the server, so then you don’t need to include a hidden link in the markup.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

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Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Sessioning 🎶🎻☘️ — with Jessica, Remy, Jake

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @tashmahal

I’m reading that book too!

It’s quite astonishing, isn’t it?

(But I think your question is rhetorical—I bet Doireann Ní Gríofa would feel the same about your writing.)

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Replying to a post on snarfed.org

Happy 10th birthday to Bridgy!

I honestly think this is the single piece of code that has improved my quality of life the most.

Sunday, January 9th, 2022

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @rem

A 301 redirect from www.longbets.org/601 to a different URL containing that text would also fulfill those conditions.

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

First day back at work, but my co-worker is being quite disruptive. #notmycat

First day back at work, but my co-worker is being quite disruptive. #notmycat

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Saturday, January 1st, 2022