“Introducing workerd: the Open Source Workers runtime”

While their recent “our CEO regrets not hosting nazis” shenanigans has left me ambivalent about Cloudflare, open-sourcing the workers runtime is good news.

Current operating theory: if your app truly needs to be offline-first then you should go all the way and make it exclusively clientside rendered with dumb servers. In all other cases your app/site should be server-rendered and progressively enhanced

That’s my theory anyway 🤷‍♂️

“Outdated vs. Complete”

“Marco’s Rule (Expanded) — Sympolymathesy, by Chris Krycho”

“ImperialViolet - Passkeys”

How to implement passkey support from scratch. Looking forward to this rolling out.

“The Patchability of the Open Web”

“Stable Diffusion Based Image Compression”

Interesting application of ML-generative art. Trying to wrap my head around the implications of an image codec whose artifacts are made-up fake details

“The sum of all knowledge - Christian Heilmann”

“The New Sport of Misrepresenting AI Criticism”

Nice autumn day.

Rainbow over a tree

A rule of thumb of mine that’s absolute certainly completely unfair, but has served me over the years:

Whenever I see a co or startup involving somebody who used to be management at SixApart, my distrust goes up a notch. No more, no less. Just one extra grain of scepticism

“Introducing LiteFS · Fly”

This looks interesting

“Moving With Prototypes - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

“Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 154 - WebKit”

“Enabled Scroll To Text Fragment by default”

Text fragments becoming a standard means we have a new de facto standard for anchoring annotations to text ranges

“You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list - Ctrl blog”

“Consenting to decisions - A Working Library”

“Doubt explanations - Derek Sivers”

“Stop asking people for explanations, and ignore the ones given.”

This is absolutely key when doing user research.

“Trajectory - by Dorian Taylor - The Making of Making Sense”

“Opinion - We warned Google that people might believe AI was sentient. Now it’s happening. - The Washington Post”

“Thoughts on Print Equation Layout”

Linked to this earlier but it deserves another push: on maths layout, web standards dysfunction, and browser vendor priorities.

“Accidental Dismissal of Overlays: A Common Mobile Usability Problem”

“Playacting genius: the performative logic of reasoning from first principles – Baldur Bjarnason”

I wrote this out of frustration with the self-important types cosplaying smart who run rampant in software dev.

“Form, function, and the giant gulf between drawing a picture and understanding the world”

“squoze - family of fast, reversible unicode hashes”

“Font Family and supports - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”