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12 Oct 2020 » The Winner's Curse, Blaseball, and self-deception
On looking for the lie in the model
07 Oct 2020 » A Silicon Valley PSA
Billboards with code are a Silicon Valley thing
30 Sep 2020 » On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development
18 Sep 2020 » Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React
12 Sep 2020 » React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.
11 Sep 2020 » Rediscovering APAs
Matt Webb rediscovers an older form of fanzine publishing
06 Sep 2020 » Linkblog: Exit light, enter face shields
Four(!) links and a song: Metallica socially distances, the IETF centers users, community mutual-aid and self-reliance in uncertain times, a resource management game about preparing people for the afterlife, and Big Joanie covers Solange
30 Aug 2020 » The Kayfabe of Autocracy
QAnon is kayfabe for Trump supporters
19 Aug 2020 » Feeds or email: why not both?
Praise for a Substack feature
18 Aug 2020 » Dreaming bigger than bake sales
We have a culture that treats organizing anything bigger than a bake sale as dangerous.
17 Aug 2020 » Open for work
Starting in September, I'm available to help you with developer workflow and productivity, how your systems deal with names and gender, and getting your events from in person to online.
29 Jul 2020 » The Meteor, the Lady Astronaut, and Scarcity
The plot of the latest of Mary Robinette Kowal's Lady Astronaut books is driven by a the same sort of failure of the American liberal imagination that prevents a just response to the COVID-19 crisis
25 Jul 2020 » You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.
22 Jun 2020 » Link blog: Rethinking the web
It's the summer of questioning, not disrupting, things. We're asking "why policing," "why that ugly statue celebrating a genocidal saint," and "why 1MB of gzipped JavaScript just to display a tweet?"
14 Jun 2020 » There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices
26 May 2020 » Moons: real and imagined
Two waxing crescent moons
03 May 2020 » COBOL
A few words on COBOL. Dijkstra is dead. COBOL isn't.
28 Apr 2020 » Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker
19 Apr 2020 » Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince
14 Apr 2020 » Remembering John H Conway and his Game of Life: A linkblog
Some links about the late mathematician John H Conway and the 'game' he'll be associated with, a song made by a cellular automata, and an app co-created by Brian Eno for making your own generative music
14 Apr 2020 » Dead?
Chuq says blogs are dead; I missed the funeral.
09 Apr 2020 » WONTFIX
Concerning a hateful bug filer, and why I have a certain tattoo on my shoulder.
07 Apr 2020 » Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song
06 Apr 2020 » Link blog
Three links and a song
03 Apr 2020 » Retro-futurism returns to space
NASA's put the worm logo on the booster for the first crewed flight from the US to the ISS in several years, and that got me thinking.
03 Apr 2020 » Along the terminator
A photo of morning along the Terminator during the Waxing Gibbous Moon
15 Mar 2020 » To Redeem the Work of Fools
Remember what Patti Smith told us in song
03 Mar 2020 » Link blog
Three links and some music
26 Feb 2020 » Link blog
Three links and some music
23 Feb 2020 » Shitposting
Gwen Snyder on why right-wing provocations in social media aren't just 'for the luz'
06 Feb 2020 » Mozillians recommend media for Black History Month
Last month some Mozillians got together to source a reading and watching list for White people wanting to educate themselves during Black History Month.
09 Jan 2020 » Isabel Fall's Short Story on Constructed Gender and War
Isabel Fall's short story is a warning that the state could exploit the end of the binary to advance its imperialist projects. The post has been updated to include more responses and concerns about the story.
04 Dec 2019 » Lumens for nothing and the creeps for free
Cryptocurrency, bad design, and not listening to users leads to women and other marginalized genders leaving your platform
23 Nov 2019 » Unthreading
The best un-threading app is a blog of your own
19 Nov 2019 » The virtue of boring
The real work that makes progress is quotidian, and our toxic technical culture loathes that
13 Oct 2019 » Keeping joy, choosing names: The Otherwise Award
I'm glad the Motherboard recognized and called out how the initial playful naming of the award caused harm.
10 Sep 2019 » Extracting a list from a webpage
A one-liner for the browser's console to get a CSS3 selector back as a list
23 Aug 2019 » Star Wars and backpacks
Our responses to our national emergencies are made out our hubris
21 Jul 2019 » Goodbye, Yukino
In memory of the Queen of Forking Everything. May Lady Bast nuzzle her. 2004-2019
30 Jun 2019 » HTML Wins
Happy Pride. Queer lives will prevail. The Open Web will prevail.
14 Mar 2019 » Applying what we learned about triage at Mozilla to transgender health care
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05 Feb 2019 » The Top Cyberfeminist Manifestos
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29 Jan 2019 » Curation is Triage
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01 Jan 2019 » Using SSH tunnels to deploy your site
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11 Dec 2018 » Xenofeminism
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26 Nov 2018 » On the NPM Compromise
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10 Oct 2018 » A nice guide to static site generation on GitHub
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10 Oct 2018 » Get in, loser. We're going blogging.
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16 Jan 2004 » Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?