2024-04-02 22:14:44

I’ve been working with it for a while now and I still think that the React eco system is a series of complex and fragile kludges that only exist because everyone wanted to use React. Bundlers. Transpilers. CSS-in-JS. HTML-in-JS. CSS-in-HTML-in-JS. SSR. ISR.

My opinion, of course. I just don’t get it. Maybe I had a bad introduction to it or something. But that spark of understanding simply hasn’t come despite months of open minded exploration.

2024-04-01 08:54:08

I honestly thought I’d had every possible cold/flu bug these last six months. But here I am, in bed, with every inch of my body hurting.

What happened this year?!

2024-03-31 09:24:09

Nice BBC article on aphantasia (not being able to see images in your mind):

Aphantasia: Why I cannot picture my children in my mind https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68675976

2024-03-29 17:57:47

This smartphone desktop robot thing does look super cute and fun. But also looks super data-slurpy:

“All your precious, ephemeral moments are now kept by him”

“Always observing his surroundings… LOOI can analyze everything he sees”

Also they overdid the gimmicks. And I’d never buy hardware on kickstarter.

Fun idea though.


2024-03-28 10:21:22

Idea: Gyms should have “quiet sessions” for introverts and neurodiverse folks. The lights and music are SO annoying. 😬

2024-03-24 19:57:36

Ah poop. My only decent local bike shop just closed. Sad times. Need a service and maybe a new freewheel too. Where do I go now‽

2024-03-23 10:44:38

Dear Parents


I’d like to draw your attention to the increasing problem of dangerous parking on the school grounds.

There have been recent incidents involving a large carriage and a submersible boat.

There are clear markings and rules around parking. And contravention of these rules poses a danger to students, staff, and the local community.

Mr Snape will be patrolling the grounds to make sure any illegally parked vehicles are moved on.

Best wishes

Prof Dumbledore

2024-03-23 10:38:41

Dear Mrs Weasley

We are writing to inform you that Ginny had an accident at school today. It’s nothing to be concerned about. She has been to the medical wing to have the wound cleaned and a plaster has been applied.

It seems she got into an altercation with another boy in the playground who was wielding an enormous and very dangerous snake-like creature.

The boy has been reprimanded and we shall take steps to ensure this does not happen again.


Prof McGonagal

2024-03-23 10:34:31

Has someone done parody Hogwarts School Comms yet? Like:

Dear Mr Granger

We have accumulated a large number brooms in the broom shed that seem to have been abandoned.

Can you please ensure that your child’s broom is removed at the end of term. Any brooms left
in the broom shed will be disposed of during the holidays.

Mr Dumbledore