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Sunday, September 15th, 2019

One last Chicago dog before I leave.

One last Chicago dog before I leave.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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Suka’s being shy.

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Checked in at Kinsale Harbour. with Jessica map

Checked in at Kinsale Harbour. with Jessica

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Murphy’s

Murphy’s

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session — with Jessica

The Ugly Truth about Design Systems

The video of a talk in which Mark discusses pace layers, dogs, and design systems. He concludes:

  1. Current design systems thinking limits free, playful expression.
  2. Design systems uncover organisational disfunction.
  3. Continual design improvement and delivery is a lie.
  4. Component-focussed design is siloed thinking.

It’s true many design systems are the blueprints for manufacturing and large scale application. But in almost every instance I can think of, once you move from design to manufacturing the horse has bolted. It’s very difficult to move back into design because the results of the system are in the wild. The more strict the system, the less able you are to change it. That’s why broad principles, just enough governance, and directional examples are far superior to locked-down cookie cutters.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Simplicity (II)

When you ever had to fix just a few lines of CSS and it took two hours to get an ancient version of Gulp up and running, you know what I’m talking about.

I feel seen.

When everything works, it feels like magic. When something breaks, it’s hell.

I concur with Bastian’s advice:

I have a simple rule of thumb when it comes to programming:

less code === less potential issues

And this observation rings very true:

This dependency hell is also the reason why old projects are almost like sealed capsules. You can hardly let a project lie around for more than a year, because afterwards it’s probably broken.

Website Carbon Calculator – Calculate your websites carbon emissions

Get an idea of how much your website is contributing to the climate crisis.

In total, the internet produces 2% of global carbon emissions, roughly the same as that bad boy of climate change, the aviation industry.

SVG Artista

A handy tool for tweaking the animations in your SVGs.

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Checked in at Aamans Copenhagen Airport. Smørrebrød for breakfast map

Checked in at Aamans Copenhagen Airport. Smørrebrød for breakfast

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Progressive Web App propaganda.

Progressive Web App propaganda.

Remnant.

Remnant.

Sky trap.

Sky trap.

Ballardian.

Ballardian.

Friday, September 6th, 2019

If you’re at Techfestival.co in Copenhagen, drop in to this shipping container where I’ll be demoing WorldWideWeb.cern.ch

If you’re at Techfestival.co in Copenhagen, drop in to this shipping container where I’ll be demoing WorldWideWeb.cern.ch

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Tunes! — with Jessica

My dealer has me sorted for bees’n’whizz. http://songhive.weebly.com/ 🐝

My dealer has me sorted for bees’n’whizz.

http://songhive.weebly.com/

🐝

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

How Web Content Can Affect Power Usage | WebKit

The way you build web pages—using IntersectionObserver, for example—can have a direct effect on the climate emergency.

Webpages can be good citizens of battery life.

It’s important to measure the battery impact in Web Inspector and drive those costs down.

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Spot the part of the month where I was at sea, cut off from the internet.

Spot the part of the month where I was at sea, cut off from the internet.

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Revisiting @wordridden’s old dorm at Mount Holyoke (where I was a stowaway for three months 23 years ago).

Revisiting @wordridden’s old dorm at Mount Holyoke (where I was a stowaway for three months 23 years ago).