Tags: twitter



Sunday, November 28th, 2021

I’m really, really enjoying @RicMac’s ongoing series on Web Development History—it’s right up my nerdy alley!


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Like, The Beatles are simultaneously actually great, while also feeling like you’re LARPing a specific time period.

Other musical artists give you one or the other, but rarely both.

Dylan feels similar.

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I don’t have an answer, but I have a hunch that the appeal of The Beatles is less like other musical artists, and more like the appeal of books like The Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes—something evocative of its time and yet timeless.

Friday, November 26th, 2021

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Here’s what I’ve been reading:


American friends, if you plan on shopping today, make it a truly Black Friday:




Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

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My flow:

I type into a textarea and then submit the form.

My tool stack:

The backend is my own cobbled together pile of old PHP and MySQL.

I cross post to Medium and Twitter using their APIs.

Friday, November 19th, 2021

This NFT-crypto-web3 shite really is the QAnon of the tech world—“Trust in the plan!”, “Wake up, sheeple—the mainstream media is lying to you”, “Do the research!” (except they hate it if you actually do the research).

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

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Not very cunning, but I think you can do that DOM traversal in one go:


My coworker is making me sleepy.

My coworker is making me sleepy.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

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Monday, November 15th, 2021

I wrote these words on this day in 2013, but they feel very 2021 to me:


Thursday, November 11th, 2021

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Get off my lawn, you pesky kids!

(I am flattered by the reference—thank you)

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Remember when chatbots were definitely the future and that’s how we’d be interacting with everything?

So wrong! The future is certificates of ownership for JPGs generated by planet-killing magic beans, verifiable with a shared spreadsheet.

Medium is a roach motel. Your words deserve a better home.


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I like it!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

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Douglas Engelbart beat you to it:


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The Imperial Radch series by @Ann_Leckie and the Teixcalaan series by @ArkadyMartine have something of the Hainish about them.

And there’s @Nnedi’s thoroughly enjoyable Binti series too.

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

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