When you measure include the measurer.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Friday, January 29th, 2021
I arrive at the bus station and immediately long to get away so I can miss the place again from the safety of some distance.
Saturday, January 9th, 2021
Cynicism is a theory of everything.
Friday, October 30th, 2020
Then make them real pages.
Completely agree with you there!
Big modals that are basically fake web pages—even if coded accessibly—feel deceptive, lacking in material honesty.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
It feels like everything is falling to pieces outside, but remember that fundamentally, most people are actually nice to each other and when people aren’t nice to each other, it’s generally out of fear and hurt.
Friday, June 19th, 2020
What I love about the web is that it’s a hypertext. (Though in recent years it has mostly been used as a janky app delivery platform.)
I am very much enjoying Matt’s thoughts on linking, quoting, transclusion, and associative trails.
My blog is my laboratory workbench where I go through the ideas and paragraphs I’ve picked up along my way, and I twist them and turn them and I see if they fit together. I do that by narrating my way between them. And if they do fit, I try to add another piece, and then another. Writing a post is a process of experimental construction.
And then I follow the trail, and see where it takes me.
Saturday, June 13th, 2020
This looks like a nifty tool for blogs:
Quotebacks is a tool that makes it easy to grab snippets of text from around the web and convert them into embeddable blockquote web components.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
I felt it right there in my chest, the cool clutch of a cliché: my heart sank.
—Machines Like Me
My radio, with its irregular blobs of solder on a board, appears no less a wonder than consciousness itself arising from matter.
—Machine Like Me
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Control freak—now you say “Control freak who?”
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
It was a comforting myth, and one I embraced because I had seen comfort, without realising it was only a myth.
—Abolish Silicon Valley
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
We are but whirlpools in a river of ever-flowing water. We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves.
—The Human Use Of Human Beings
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.
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.
Friday, December 28th, 2018
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.