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11ty

» Link blog
Three links and a song

Blaseball

» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

Blaseball (game)

» The Winner's Curse, Blaseball, and self-deception
On looking for the lie in the model

Bruce Sterling

» 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

C (programming language)

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

COBOL

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React
» COBOL
A few words on COBOL. Dijkstra is dead. COBOL isn't.

COVID-19

» A Silicon Valley PSA
Billboards with code are a Silicon Valley thing

CSS

» An eInk calendar for Raspberry Pi
Seven Calendar Cafe leverages vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS to generate a monthly calendar for to display on an eInk display

Clarkesworld

» 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.

Dan Hon

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

Facebook

» Three things for Congress to tell Facebook to do now
Three policies the next Congress should order Facebook to allow which will promote a diverse social media environment

HTML

» An eInk calendar for Raspberry Pi
Seven Calendar Cafe leverages vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS to generate a monthly calendar for to display on an eInk display

Isabel Fall

» 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.

JavaScript

» An eInk calendar for Raspberry Pi
Seven Calendar Cafe leverages vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS to generate a monthly calendar for to display on an eInk display
» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

Kyle Kingsbury

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

LISP

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

Logic Magazine

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

Mar Hicks

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

Mary Robinette Kowal

» 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

Mona Eltahawy

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

Moon

» November Moon
A chance to try my new telescope with my camera

Patti Smith

» To Redeem the Work of Fools
Remember what Patti Smith told us in song

RSS

» Three things for Congress to tell Facebook to do now
Three policies the next Congress should order Facebook to allow which will promote a diverse social media environment
» 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?"
» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

React

» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

SSL

» Link blog
Three links and some music

Stuart Langridge

» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

The Lady Astronaut Books

» 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

William Gibson

» 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

Zack Leatherman

» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

ableism

» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices

adam schlesinger

» Link blog
Three links and a song

afrobeat

» Link blog
Three links and some music

amber mark

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

animal crossing

» Moons: real and imagined
Two waxing crescent moons
» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

apas (amateur press associations)

» Rediscovering APAs
Matt Webb rediscovers an older form of fanzine publishing

astronauts

» Space is queer
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astronomy

» Hello from Super Blood Moon Eclipse
Photographing the Super Blood Moon Eclipse of 2021
» Eid Mubarak!
Photographing the waxing crescent Moon at the end of Ramadan
» Saturn and Jupiter in conjunction
We are fortunate to be living when Saturn and Jupiter are in their closest conjunction in hundreds of years. Go outside at dusk and marvel.
» November Moon
A chance to try my new telescope with my camera
» Moons: real and imagined
Two waxing crescent moons
» Along the terminator
A photo of morning along the Terminator during the Waxing Gibbous Moon

auctions

» The Winner's Curse, Blaseball, and self-deception
On looking for the lie in the model

being contrary

» Dead?
Chuq says blogs are dead; I missed the funeral.

black arrow (launch vehicle)

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

blogs

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can
» You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.
» Dead?
Chuq says blogs are dead; I missed the funeral.
» Unthreading
The best un-threading app is a blog of your own
» Get in, loser. We're going blogging.

books

» This year
A few things that got me through 2020

bugzilla

» WONTFIX
Concerning a hateful bug filer, and why I have a certain tattoo on my shoulder.

carcerial systems

» Traffic cameras don't stop speeding, streets designed to prevent speeding will (updated)
Oakland's department of transportation proposes an expensive project to address street safety that doesn't address the actual problem of speeding, creates privacy risks, and puts Black lives in more danger

celebrations

» Eid Mubarak!
Photographing the waxing crescent Moon at the end of Ramadan

cellular automata

» 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

civic computing

» Link blog
Three links and some music

climate change

» 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

cmus

» Running cmus on Mac OS
Some things to make the cmus music player more usable on Mac OS

community management

» Great docs, approachable people, and no jerks
The open secret to making open source projects successful

cooking

» Chicken rant
You can make a better chicken sandwich than Chick-fill-a at home, and you should learn to cook anyway.

covers

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

covid-19

» 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
» Link blog
Three links and a song

css

» Link blog
Three links and some music

culture

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

design

» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices
» 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.

development

» 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?"

dns

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

dtds

» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

eInk

» If you meet a Raspberry Pi on the road
Using a Raspberry Pi as a tiny travel computer may seem to be a good idea, but is it really?
» An eInk calendar for Raspberry Pi
Seven Calendar Cafe leverages vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS to generate a monthly calendar for to display on an eInk display

economics

» React is a subsidy
JavaScript-first development is a subsidy harming the open web.

electronics

» Link blog
Three links and some music

eleventy

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can

email

» This year
A few things that got me through 2020

epistolary stories

» Tasting the season
Responding to a writing prompt about families in space

essentialism

» 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.

fandom

» Re-visioning WisCon for racial justice
WisCon can be a more effective agent for structural change if it takes direction from Black scifi fans and creators
» Badge ribbons
Badge ribbons Cynthia and I have considered making

fanzines

» Rediscovering APAs
Matt Webb rediscovers an older form of fanzine publishing

fat-phobia

» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices

feed readers

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

feeds

» Feeds or email: why not both?
Praise for a Substack feature

feminism

» Re-visioning WisCon for racial justice
WisCon can be a more effective agent for structural change if it takes direction from Black scifi fans and creators

firefox

» WONTFIX
Concerning a hateful bug filer, and why I have a certain tattoo on my shoulder.

flask

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

fountains of wayne

» Link blog
Three links and a song

frameworks

» You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.

games

» This year
A few things that got me through 2020

gemini (protcol)

» Gatewaykeeping considered harmful
Gatekeeping HTTP proxies for Gemini servers is not a great idea

gemini (protocol)

» Great docs, approachable people, and no jerks
The open secret to making open source projects successful

gender

» 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.
» 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.

git

» No gods, no master branches
GitHub's updated default branch names and GitHub Pages so you can update your GitHub Pages-based blog to use a main instead of a master branch.

github

» No gods, no master branches
GitHub's updated default branch names and GitHub Pages so you can update your GitHub Pages-based blog to use a main instead of a master branch.

glitch

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can

green day

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

grim meathook future

» The Kayfabe of Autocracy
QAnon is kayfabe for Trump supporters

history

» Saturn and Jupiter in conjunction
We are fortunate to be living when Saturn and Jupiter are in their closest conjunction in hundreds of years. Go outside at dusk and marvel.

homophobia

» WONTFIX
Concerning a hateful bug filer, and why I have a certain tattoo on my shoulder.

hot chip

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

html

» 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?"

image recognition

» Traffic cameras don't stop speeding, streets designed to prevent speeding will (updated)
Oakland's department of transportation proposes an expensive project to address street safety that doesn't address the actual problem of speeding, creates privacy risks, and puts Black lives in more danger

inclusion

» Defining tolerance
Tolerance does not mean accepting harm to your community.

indieweb

» No gods, no master branches
GitHub's updated default branch names and GitHub Pages so you can update your GitHub Pages-based blog to use a main instead of a master branch.
» Rediscovering APAs
Matt Webb rediscovers an older form of fanzine publishing
» Dead?
Chuq says blogs are dead; I missed the funeral.

interviewing

» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React

james

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

jareth

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

javascript

» A Silicon Valley PSA
Billboards with code are a Silicon Valley thing
» You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.

john h conway

» 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

josie and the pussycats

» Link blog
Three links and a song

kexp

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

language

» No gods, no master branches
GitHub's updated default branch names and GitHub Pages so you can update your GitHub Pages-based blog to use a main instead of a master branch.

law

» Link blog
Three links and some music

lcd soundsystem

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

legibility

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

liberalism

» 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

linkblog

» January 2021 link log
Links from my gemlog for January 2021
» December 2020 link log
Links from my gemlog for December 2020
» November 2020 link log
Links from my gemlog for November 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
» 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?"
» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker
» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince
» 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
» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song
» Link blog
Three links and a song
» Link blog
Three links and some music
» Link blog
Three links and some music

live music

» 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

livestreams

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

mac os

» Running cmus on Mac OS
Some things to make the cmus music player more usable on Mac OS

metallica (band)

» 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

microblog

» Gatewaykeeping considered harmful
Gatekeeping HTTP proxies for Gemini servers is not a great idea
» It's never aliens or lupus, but likely fraud
Amending Hanlon's Razor
» Burdens
One tarot card describes how we're all feeling
» On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development
» The Kayfabe of Autocracy
QAnon is kayfabe for Trump supporters
» You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.
» Dead?
Chuq says blogs are dead; I missed the funeral.
» Shitposting
Gwen Snyder on why right-wing provocations in social media aren't just 'for the luz'
» Unthreading
The best un-threading app is a blog of your own
» Get in, loser. We're going blogging.

mobile web

» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices

moderation

» Defining tolerance
Tolerance does not mean accepting harm to your community.

momus

» 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?"

moon

» Hello from Super Blood Moon Eclipse
Photographing the Super Blood Moon Eclipse of 2021

music

» This year
A few things that got me through 2020
» Running cmus on Mac OS
Some things to make the cmus music player more usable on Mac OS
» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker
» 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

nasa

» Space is queer
πŸš€ πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

nirvana

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

node

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can

observability

» Link blog
Three links and some music

open source

» Great docs, approachable people, and no jerks
The open secret to making open source projects successful

performance

» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

personal sites

» 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?"

photography

» Moons: real and imagined
Two waxing crescent moons
» Along the terminator
A photo of morning along the Terminator during the Waxing Gibbous Moon

php

» On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development
» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

pimoroni

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

playingatmyhouse

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

politics

» Chicken rant
You can make a better chicken sandwich than Chick-fill-a at home, and you should learn to cook anyway.
» Being Angry
I'm angry about the Supreme Court as a single point of failure and still annoyed by React
» The Kayfabe of Autocracy
QAnon is kayfabe for Trump supporters
» Shitposting
Gwen Snyder on why right-wing provocations in social media aren't just 'for the luz'

pride

» Space is queer
πŸš€ πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
» Chicken rant
You can make a better chicken sandwich than Chick-fill-a at home, and you should learn to cook anyway.

prince

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince
» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

privacy

» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices

prospero (spacecraft)

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

queer

» Space is queer
πŸš€ πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
» Chicken rant
You can make a better chicken sandwich than Chick-fill-a at home, and you should learn to cook anyway.

questlove

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

race

» Traffic cameras don't stop speeding, streets designed to prevent speeding will (updated)
Oakland's department of transportation proposes an expensive project to address street safety that doesn't address the actual problem of speeding, creates privacy risks, and puts Black lives in more danger
» 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.

racial justice

» Re-visioning WisCon for racial justice
WisCon can be a more effective agent for structural change if it takes direction from Black scifi fans and creators

raspberry pi

» If you meet a Raspberry Pi on the road
Using a Raspberry Pi as a tiny travel computer may seem to be a good idea, but is it really?
» An eInk calendar for Raspberry Pi
Seven Calendar Cafe leverages vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS to generate a monthly calendar for to display on an eInk display
» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

recipes

» Chicken rant
You can make a better chicken sandwich than Chick-fill-a at home, and you should learn to cook anyway.

regulation

» Three things for Congress to tell Facebook to do now
Three policies the next Congress should order Facebook to allow which will promote a diverse social media environment

riot grrl

» Link blog
Three links and some music

rss

» Feeds or email: why not both?
Praise for a Substack feature

rudy rucker

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

salary

» 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

scarcity mindset

» 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

science fiction

» Re-visioning WisCon for racial justice
WisCon can be a more effective agent for structural change if it takes direction from Black scifi fans and creators
» Tasting the season
Responding to a writing prompt about families in space
» 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
» Link blog
Three links and some music
» 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.

security

» Link blog
Three links and some music

seeing like a state (book)

» Link blog: Four Nights of Prince Edition
Three links and holy cow, FOUR nights of Prince

self-employment

» 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

server side rendering

» 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?"

showing up for racial justice (organization)

» Re-visioning WisCon for racial justice
WisCon can be a more effective agent for structural change if it takes direction from Black scifi fans and creators

social media

» Making tweets ephemeral
Expiring tweets as a liberatory practice
» Defining tolerance
Tolerance does not mean accepting harm to your community.
» Three things for Congress to tell Facebook to do now
Three policies the next Congress should order Facebook to allow which will promote a diverse social media environment

soviet union

» Link blog
Three links and some music

space

» Space is queer
πŸš€ πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
» 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.

spectacle

» The Kayfabe of Autocracy
QAnon is kayfabe for Trump supporters

state power

» 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.

static site generators

» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

static sites

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can
» You don't need React for your blog
You don't need React for your blog. Really. Don't do that.

statistics

» The Winner's Curse, Blaseball, and self-deception
On looking for the lie in the model

substack

» Feeds or email: why not both?
Praise for a Substack feature

tarot

» Burdens
One tarot card describes how we're all feeling

tattoos

» WONTFIX
Concerning a hateful bug filer, and why I have a certain tattoo on my shoulder.

the bangles

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

the eudaemonic pie

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

the moon

» Moons: real and imagined
Two waxing crescent moons
» Along the terminator
A photo of morning along the Terminator during the Waxing Gibbous Moon

the pains of being pure at heart

» Link blog: covers edition
Three covers for KEXP's #PlayingAtMyHouse, and a surprise appearance by Cyberpunk writer Rudy Rucker

tom nook

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

traffic

» Traffic cameras don't stop speeding, streets designed to prevent speeding will (updated)
Oakland's department of transportation proposes an expensive project to address street safety that doesn't address the actual problem of speeding, creates privacy risks, and puts Black lives in more danger

transportation

» Traffic cameras don't stop speeding, streets designed to prevent speeding will (updated)
Oakland's department of transportation proposes an expensive project to address street safety that doesn't address the actual problem of speeding, creates privacy risks, and puts Black lives in more danger

twitter

» On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development

twitter

» On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development

venus

» Link blog
Three links and some music

web

» On PHP
A succinct observation on the state of web development
» 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?"
» There is no 'website obesity crisis'
Stop using fat-phobic terms to call out bad design and engineering practices

web development

» Link blog
Three links and a song

web rings

» 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?"

webextensions

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

weblogs

» It's time to get good at static sites
If you didn't start a blog during the lockdown, don't worry, you still can
» Three things for Congress to tell Facebook to do now
Three policies the next Congress should order Facebook to allow which will promote a diverse social media environment

wikipedia

» Link blog: web extensions edition
Three web extensions and a song

xhtml

» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

xinclude

» Really, XML catalogs matter
Remember when we were going to do EVERYTHING in XML?

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