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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

In elevating frontend to the land of Serious Code we have not just made things incredibly over-engineered but we have also set fire to all the ladders that we used to get up here in the first place.

@freezydorito

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The real measure of information is not in the symbols we send—it’s in the symbols we could have sent, but did not.

—A Mind At Play

Friday, March 8th, 2019

The events of the world do not form an orderly queue, like the English. They crowd around chaotically, like Italians.

—The Order Of Time

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Don’t design to control; design to give control.

—Gerry McGovern

Friday, December 28th, 2018

> Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

—Groucho Marx

Monday, October 15th, 2018

…and all the fond nothings of daily life should clothe themselves in elemental sparks and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemisphere…

— A Thread Across The Ocean

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Conquerers live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.

— The Stone Sky

Monday, August 6th, 2018

If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.

— Sapiens

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.

— Sapiens

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

So many ways to screw the pooch, and just one staggeringly complex, scrupulously modelled, endlessly rehearsed, indefatigably tested way to succeed.

—Hidden Figures

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

They sat there in the evening of the last day. And, though there was no actual point to it, they loved each other.

—The Best Of Richard Matheson

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Photographs are photons on flypaper.

—The Ursa Major Moving Group

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Language is imperfect; poetry, perfectly imperfect.

—Time Travel

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

And since we are speculating, we’ll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption.

—A Fire Upon The Deep

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Technology isn’t destiny, no matter how inexorable its evolution may seem.

—The Dream Machine

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A good science fiction story… - daverupert.com

Dave applies two quotes from sci-fi authors to the state of today’s web.

A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.

—Frederik Pohl

The function of science fiction is not only to predict the future, but to prevent it.

—Ray Bradbury

Friday, September 29th, 2017

We are dead stars looking back up at the sky.

—Dr. Michelle Thaller

https://vimeo.com/95180201

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

InspiroBot

I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The world spun the sun to the Center of the sky and then downward once more.

—Grass

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Grid-Powered Drop Quotes

I’ve been digging into CSS Grid a lot during the past week, so this post from Eric is very timely. On the surface it looks like a fairly simple use case but as you read through the explanation, it starts to become clear that the underlying thinking could be used in a lot of situations.

And, yes, like Eric, I too have been bitten by the Grid bug:

I’m working on my first redesign in a dozen years. If that doesn’t give you some sense of the power of Grid, well, I just don’t know what will.