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Thursday, June 30th, 2022


I no longer have Covid. I am released from isolation.

Alas, my negative diagnosis came too late for me to make it to UX London. But that’s okay—by the third and final day of the event, everything was running smooth like buttah! Had I shown up, I would’ve just got in the way. The Clearleft crew ran the event like a well-oiled machine.

I am in the coronaclear just in time to go away for a week. My original thinking was this would be my post-UX-London break to rest up for a while, but it turns out I’ve been getting plenty of rest during UX London.

I’m heading to the west coast of Ireland for The Willie Clancy Summer School, a trad music pilgrimage.

Jessica and I last went to Willie Week in 2019. We had a great time and I distinctly remember thinking “I’m definitely coming back next year!”

Well, a global pandemic put paid to that. The event ran online for the past two years. But now that it’s back for real, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

My mandolin and I are bound for Miltown Malbay!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

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Your challenge—should you choose to accept it—is to rewrite the documentation in such a way that the phrase is only ever used as an adjective or only ever used as a noun. 🙂

Waitaminute… did Google deliberately ship support for the HTTP 103 status code in Chrome version 103? Or is this a numeroligical coincidence?


Sunday, June 19th, 2022

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I don’t know about doing it purely with CSS, but here’s good advice on what ARIA to consider:


Or for the simplest use case, perhaps you could use the details element in HTML?

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

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Yes, I wrote about that here:


I’ve updated the script but for some reason the alt text doesn’t come through. I’m stumped!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

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Myself and @WiumLie are currently at the same event and we were chatting earlier about this—the concept of “influence” in CSS still strikes me as very powerful …and empowering.

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Going to Berlin. brb

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Checked in at The Greys. Sunday roast — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Greys. Sunday roast — with Jessica

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

I support @VicParsons_ and @FreddyMcConnell:


(I had already cancelled my @Guardian account because of the article cited)

Friday, June 10th, 2022

A glass of light brown beer on a table in foreground while someone cycles past over the canal in the background.

Beer on a bridge.

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Rachel stands on stage in a smart-looking outfit in front of a big slide with some very old CSS on it.

Shoutout to @t’s box model hack from @RachelAndrew in her @CSSdayConf talk!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

A good design system should encourage standardisation but not homogenisation.

Monday, May 30th, 2022

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I had a similar experience. I stayed up walking around wondering where the sun went at night.

Then it dawned on me.

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No, this is in-person only.

And to be honest, we hoping that people don’t travel long distances to get to the event—we’d rather minimise the environmental impact.

That said …Eurostar! 🙂🚄

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Thursday, May 26th, 2022

dConstruct 2022 is happening!


September 9th at @DukeOfYorks here in Brighton—squee!

I’m putting the line-up together now and, trust me, you won’t want to miss this one…

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Fuzzy blobs of orange light in the shape of ring.

Watching the livestream of @KLBouman introducing us to @EHTelescope’s image of Sagittarius A*—amazing!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

A fiddler, a flute player, and a button accordion player playing around a table with pints of beer on it.

Playing tunes.

Friday, May 6th, 2022

> I wanna build a spaceship, go to the Moon, salvage all the junk that’s up there, bring it back and sell it. https://twitter.com/reel_geek/status/1521580826537910275

I wanna build a spaceship, go to the Moon, salvage all the junk that’s up there, bring it back and sell it.


Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

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That tracks with what I wrote about in the sequel to that post: