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Monday, June 17th, 2019

First You Make the Maps

How cartography made early modern global trade possible.

Maps and legends. Beautiful!

Pasta!

Pasta!

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

The Crushing Weight of the Facepile—zachleat.com

Using IntersectionObserver to lazy load images—very handy for webmention avatars.

BBC - Future - How to build something that lasts 10,000 years

As part of the BBC’s ongoing series on deep time, Alexander Rose describes the research he’s been doing for the clock of the long now—materials, locations, ideas …all the pieces that have historically combined to allow artifacts to survive.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Hot ’Dam!

Hot ’Dam!

Trying to unsee the swastikas in the CSS Day logo.

Trying to unsee the swastikas in the CSS Day logo.

Listening to two titans of CSS: @fantasai and @tabatkins on the @CSSday stage.

Listening to two titans of CSS: @fantasai and @tabatkins on the @CSSday stage.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Breaking the physical limits of fonts

This broke my brain.

The challenge: in the fewest resources possible, render meaningful text.

  • How small can a font really go?
  • How many bytes of memory would you need (to store it and run it?)
  • How much code would it take to express it?

Lets see just how far we can take this!

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Checked in at Bison Beach Bar. with Jessica map

Checked in at Bison Beach Bar. with Jessica

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Checked in at Kouzina. with Jessica map

Checked in at Kouzina. with Jessica

Friday, June 7th, 2019

mathieudutour/medium-to-own-blog: Switch from Medium to your own blog in a few minutes

Following on from Stackbit’s tool, here’s another (more code-heavy) way of migrating from Ev’s blog to your own site.

Building on Vimeo

Here’s the video of the opening talk I gave at New Adventures earlier this year. I think it’s pretty darn good!

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Designing for actual performance by Adam Silver

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. The justification for single page apps feels like circular thinking to me. A JavaScript framework is needed to avoid full page refreshes because full page refreshes are expensive because that means assets will be reloaded …assets like the JavaScript framework that only exists to avoid the full page refresh.

This is how it goes. We put a load of shit into a single web page. This makes the page slow. Slow to load, slow to render. Slow.

Instead of getting rid of the shit, we blame the page refresh.

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Checked in at The Fiddler's Elbow. Session — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Fiddler’s Elbow. Session — with Jessica

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Listening to Lizzy Hardingham. — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Listening to Lizzy Hardingham. — with Jessica

Behold! @Clearleft’s majestic rooftop guardian.

Behold! @Clearleft’s majestic rooftop guardian.

Today’s oyster.

Today’s oyster.

Mackerel sandwich.

Mackerel sandwich.

Taking in the sea air.

Taking in the sea air.

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. with Jessica map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. with Jessica