Note archive: January 23rd, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @mtomweb

Then focus on that.

Reading Parable Of The Talents by Octavia Butler.

Buy this book

Replying to a tweet from @zachleat

Yeah, that gave me a squirmy feeling:

https://adactio.com/journal/17132

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 @adactio

And to be clear, I wrote at the time that crowdfunding accessibility features feels wrong:

https://adactio.com/journal/17132

But my concerns would be hypocritical if I worked on a browser that accepts crowdfunded contributions.

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.

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake