This was an absolute delight to read! Usually when you read security-related write-ups, the fun comes from the cleverness of the techniques …but this involved nothing cleverer than dev tools. In this instance, the fun is in the telling of the tale.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Friday, March 20th, 2020
Sometimes me think me should just tear bull pictogram down. Can bull pictogram really be worth it? Sure, pictogram help advance caveculture and foster writing system. But what good that stuff if whole cave society is just bunch of brainwashed bull-pictogram-watchers? You know what Aiden say yesterday? When he grow up, he want be bull-pictogram-painter! That not real job! Real job hunter! Or at least gatherer! How many bull-pictogram-painters world need?
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
It’s all fun and games until you realise that everything in here was inspired by actual interfaces out there on the web.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Here he is talking about custom properties in CSS as part of his Making Future Interfaces video series.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
It’s not funny, cause it’s true.
Monday, October 29th, 2018
There’s a theory that you can cure this by following standards, except there are more “standards” than there are things computers can actually do, and these standards are all variously improved and maligned by the personal preferences of the people coding them, so no collection of code has ever made it into the real world without doing a few dozen identical things a few dozen not even remotely similar ways. The first few weeks of any job are just figuring out how a program works even if you’re familiar with every single language, framework, and standard that’s involved, because standards are unicorns.
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
It’ll never catch on.
Friday, July 13th, 2018
A bold proposal by Heydon to make the process of styling on the web less painful and more scalable. I think it’s got legs, but do we really need another three-letter initialism?
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
I have been to Brighton, and seen the summer here, and have concluded that Britons must never be permitted to have summer again. It was as hot and wet as God’s lungs, and there was a man playing the banjo on a beach with no sand. A seagull screamed at me with the voice of a human baby.
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Testing the theory that putting the word “total”, “complete”, or “absolute” in front of any noun automatically makes for an excellent insult.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
The horror …the horror.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Like a nicotine patch for your phone hand.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
A plugin for Slack that will make it look like you’re typing whenever someone else is typing. It isn’t annoying at all.
Friday, September 8th, 2017
The perils of self-translation.
I’m often baffled by the number of people who seem to think that you can translate from one language to another simply by pulling the words of one language from a dictionary and plugging them into the syntax of the other. It just doesn’t work that way, friends.
Read to the end for a wonderfully delicious twist in the tale.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Normally a McSweeney’s piece elicits a wry chuckle, but this one had me in stitches.
Humans are also far more likely to “literally cannot right now.” I have never met an automaton that literally could not, though I have met some that theoretically would not and hypothetically might want to stop.
Some of these really tickle my fancy bone.
That’s the icing on the iceberg
You let the horse out of the cart
What planet are you living under?
That opens a whole other kettle of fish
The cat’s out of the barn
Patience comes to those who wait
That’s right up my cup of tea
Friday, June 9th, 2017
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Finally, the answer to one of the two hard questions in computer science.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
I should do this in the Clearleft kitchen.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
This is my kind of T-shirt.