Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

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I love to see unplanned harmonic resonances like this!

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From the reader of your blog’s perspective, there’s also Simon’s rule to consider:

I will not publish anything that takes someone else longer to read than it took me to write.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

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Ooooh, cool! Colour me very intrigued indeed—really looking forward to seeing it!

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

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Yeah, but it looks like we’re serenading our pints!

Monday, August 7th, 2023

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It’s actually one of the oldest web components in the wild—Github’s been using it for a decade:

(But I wanted something I could drop into an existing site without changing markup.)

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

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Did you take any pictures of Ella‽

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Replying to @migurski on

Thanks for the pointer!

I was able to update my “indy map” in no time:

Friday, July 21st, 2023

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No, I’ll be playing traditional Irish music all next week:

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How long are you going to be in Belfast? I’m heading there tomorrow.

Friday, July 14th, 2023

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I use to get sent webmentions whenever there’s a response to a syndicated post.

I wrote up some of my bits’n’bobs a while back here:

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Yeah, under the hood it’s a horrific concoction of PHP and MySQL.

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For posting notes, there’s a form that appears just for me (if I’m logged in) in that section of the site:

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

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Something like this, perhaps?

Friday, July 7th, 2023

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There’s a chapter about it in the Francis Spufford book, Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin.

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I love that this twenty-year old blog post is still available at its original URL …and that I can read the comments from,, and

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

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That was Dunstan Orchard!

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

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Circe by Madeline Miller.

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

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Thursday, June 29th, 2023

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

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Mind you, the browser makers told us that container queries were impossible, and they told us an ancestor selector (:has) was impossible, yet here we are!

It might be time to re-petition the CSS powers-that-be.