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.
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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.
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.
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.
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.
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
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.
The function of science fiction is not only to predict the future, but to prevent it.
Friday, September 29th, 2017
We are dead stars looking back up at the sky.
—Dr. Michelle Thaller
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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.
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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.