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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @cameronmoll

“Nothing is stopping you from doing the same.”

…if you’re also a white man.

(Otherwise it’s hard enough making a career out of doings things you are totally qualified for.)

Replying to a tweet from @jensimmons

Aw, that’s so kind of you—thank you so much, Jen!

Replying to a tweet from @smashingmag

Here’s an invaluable tool for HTML emails:

https://github.com/apparition47/MailTrackerBlocker

(for users, that is)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @jaffathecake

Me: [chanting] horse, horse-

Other devs: horse, HORSE

Pit stop crew: [pounding their clipboard] HORSE, HORSE, HORSE!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @toolness

Two principles I’ve found to be univerally useful (to design, development, writing) are the robustness principle and the principle of least power:

https://adactio.com/journal/14327

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @harrybr

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @dumbledad

The occassional non-Irish tune is okay but you should balance it out with four of five trad Irish submissions.

A good rule of thumb is: would I play this in an Irish session?

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @phillygirl

Actually, I meant fix that ship stuck in the Suez canal. Just ’cause my mind had allocated equal importance to that and The Minecraft Situation.

Very happy that one of them has been resolved!

Replying to a tweet from @phillygirl

Yay!

Now do the ship.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Replying to a post on remysharp.com

Personally I prefer code previews to code reviews:

https://adactio.com/journal/12071

Replying to a tweet from @frank_chimero

Can we talk about their deductive reasoning skills (or lack thereof)?

For example: “Tonight there’s going to be a jailbreak …somewhere in this town.”

Somewhere in this town‽

Like, maybe, oh, I don’t know …the jail perhaps?

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @scottjehl

Our two talks are going to be very on-message. I’m looking forward to the one-two punch!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @peterme

Here’s @AliceBartlett talking about implementing a design system at the Financial Times—this was at Patterns Day in 2017:

https://adactio.com/links/12637

Hope that helps!

Replying to a tweet from @HarschLanguage

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Sieht sehr schön aus!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @heyjulesfern

This is like the Pluto-Goofy paradox all over again.

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @markboulton

I quoted you on this topic in this episode of the Clearleft podcast:

https://podcast.clearleft.com/season02/episode01/

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Replying to a post on adactio.com

It’s fascinating to imagine the alternate universes of possibilities that might have formed out of the early discussions around the topology of the web:

https://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Topology.html

Replying to a tweet from @luzernvonlinks

Nein, wir kümmern uns nicht an solche Kleinigkeiten, Herr Haarspalter.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @wanderview

Thanks so much for filing that bug—much appreciated!

Replying to a tweet from @AndyDavies

Oh, interesting! Image requests shouldn’t make a difference to that bit of the service worker. Thanks for spotting that!