Tags: quote



Saturday, August 28th, 2021

The world cannot be understood without numbers. And it cannot be understood with numbers alone.

— Hans Rosling, Factfulness

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Should I press “play” on the toaster?

— A thing I said, just now.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

It’s the damnedest thing: The dead abandon you; then, with the passage of time, you abandon the dead.

— Jennifer Senior

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

One of the biggest paradoxes of doing consisently good work is that it starts to make you think that good work is what makes you a good person.

— @DesigningInward, blowing my mind at #UXfest.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

When you measure include the measurer.


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.

— Colin Walsh

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Cynicism is a theory of everything.

— Rutger Bregman

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Replying to

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.

— Dan Hon

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Quotebacks and hypertexts (Interconnected)

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.

— Machines Like Me

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Replying to

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

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.

— Gerry McGovern