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Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Jessica in profile playing fiddle in full flow.

Fiddling in Belfast.

Sunday, March 5th, 2023


Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Fiddletastic Sunday session 🎻🎻🎶

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Reading The Táin translated by Ciaran Carson.

Buy this book

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Had coffee and a good chat with a talented young UX/UI designer who recently moved to Lewes from Ukraine:


If you know of a UK-based opening for a junior role, let her know!

Saturday, November 19th, 2022


Checked in at British Airways Galleries Club Lounge / First Lounge. Transiting through Philly — with Jessica

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

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Monday, October 10th, 2022


Checked in at Dover Castle. Monday night session — with Jessica

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Replying to

Pointing out the lack of mask-wearing in photos of concerts, weddings, dinners, and other happy events has a bit of an “all lives matter” vibe to it—technically correct, but dickish.

Just point out a fact. People get mad about that.

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Talking about style

I’ve published a transcription of the talk I gave at CSS Day:

In And Out Of Style.

The title is intended to have double meaning. The obvious reference is that CSS is about styling web pages. But the talk also covers some long-term trends looking at ideas that have appear, disappear, and reappear over time. Hence, style as in trends and fashion.

There are some hyperlinks in the transcript but I also published a list of links if you’re interested in diving deeper into some of the topics mentioned in the talk.

I also published the slides but, as usual, they don’t make much sense out of context. They’re on Noti.st too.

I made an audio recording for your huffduffing pleasure.

There are two videos of this talk. On Vimeo, there’s the version I pre-recorded for An Event Apart online. On YouTube, there’s the recording from CSS Day.

It’s kind of interesting to compare the two (well, interesting to me, anyway). The pre-recorded version feels like a documentary. The live version has more a different vibe and it obviously has more audience interaction. I think my style of delivery suits a live audience best.

I invite you to read, watch, or listen to In And Out Of Style, whichever you prefer.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

A selfie with Jessica sitting outside in dappled sunlight by the tree-lined water having a large glass of beer.

Having a post-talk beer. 🍺

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Replying to

You use JavaScript to polyfill it until the declarative option is widespread enough:


Saturday, December 18th, 2021

Replying to

I’ve still got some polyfills in place for IE11 on The Session, but I’d be happy to see ABCJS ditch its polyfills if it makes for a lighter payload.

(Or let me know what the polyfills are and I could add them in myself.)

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Funiculì, Funiculà

Funiculì, Funiculà

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Here’s how to use the new :has selector in @TailwindCSS. This also shows how you can use older pseudo-classes like :nth-child and :nth-of-type in Tailwind (and it applies to using the adjacent sibling selector too):

You can’t.

Look at this fantastic shot of Jupiter and the Galilean moons taken by @AstroBrighton’s Ivana Peranic at 3am this morning: Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all lined up like a string of pearls!

Look at this fantastic shot of Jupiter and the Galilean moons taken by @AstroBrighton’s Ivana Peranic at 3am this morning: Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all lined up like a string of pearls!

Replying to

Right‽ @TheUniverse has such a great writing style!

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

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The Forked Forest Path by Olafur Eliasson


Blair Witch Project: Pandemic Edition

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Celebrating my second vaccine jab with Thai tapas in the sun.

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

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I found (and updated) just one other instance: https://adactio.com/journal/10000

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Stylish fish. 🐟

Stylish fish. 🐟