2023-10-30 11:27:30


How hard is it?

“Thanks for your specific feedback. We can see how we can do better. We will try to do as you ask in future.”

It’s all I want sometimes.

2023-10-28 22:23:16

👩🏾‍🚀 Yay! NASA released another issue of their educational graphic AR comic thing about the first woman going to the moon.

The first one was good.


2023-10-24 08:02:36

I was sure I'd posted this to socials, but I couldn't find it.

Back in Dec 2020 my laptop died. It was adorned with stickers. And I took a photo to remember it in all of it's uniqueness.

2023-10-23 22:04:42

Back when we actually owned digital music (!!) we had specific devices for playing it.

I kept my weenie little Zen Stone and I still think it’s a marvel.

Those were the days.

2023-10-23 21:19:08

Just spending an evening looking through all the awesome stuff people are making and sharing.

– Music
– Games
– Talks (with write-ups)
– Little apps

I was having another little "code-off" with my kid tonight.

The internet is full of creativity that is so easily squashed by scaling and monetization. I LOVE seeing people having FUN!!!

2023-10-18 21:55:01

Israel/Palestine – learning about the conflict

If you are wondering: Do I trust the BBC? Yes I do. They are an ad-free (in the UK), public-funded service that I find to be reasonably centrist and impartial. Yes, they stray from that sometimes. But relative to other media they seem good at this.

I think it's really important to understand the players in this conflict.

And ultimately, I hope you will find the good and innocent people on both sides, and the support that they need right now.

2023-10-18 21:29:23

Israel/Palestine – learning about the conflict

2) Rory Stewart's explainer from “The Rest is Politics" is very good too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAs5EOBUDc

Their podcast is also interviewing people from different sides to get different perspectives.

3) I generally don't believe news flashes and information from social media. The BBC's “Verified" team seems good at transparent, evidence-based journalism for average folk. Example on the hospital: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-ea


2023-10-18 21:22:05

Israel/Palestine – learning about the conflict

I confess, I'm a person that used to shy away from the Israel/Palestine conflict and politics because it seemed so complicated and confusing and impossible to resolve.

But, as I have said, I've really been paying attention and trying to understand it these last days.

Some really great resources have helped.

1) I'm not sure if you all can see this, but the BBC have a good explainer with some helpful maps: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-441243


2023-10-17 19:11:22

Ooh. I've not done the daily “Connections" puzzle before. Not bad for a first go!!

Puzzle #128


2023-10-17 09:48:18

Just an early, curmudgeon’s opinion, but CSS-in-JS is more of the same JS hackery pile-on isn’t it?

– Oooh, we could do typed CSS? Could we? That would be cool!
– Oh it breaks a load of very basic things.
– Never mind, let’s pile on a bunch of workarounds rather than decide that the original idea wasn’t valid!!
– Yay, typed CSS with lots of added complexity and that’s nothing like CSS!!

Did I miss some amazing thing here??

2023-10-17 08:40:50

This is a complete rip-off of someone else's idea, and so will never be published but it was fun to make.

I made tiny HTML golf game with ramdomized hole layouts!

– HTML, TailwindCSS, AlpineJS
– Lots of emoji
– Needs design work, but functions nicely