Baldur Bjarnason

... works as a web developer in Hveragerði, Iceland, and writes about the web, digital publishing, and web/product development

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2024-05-23: “Update on the Layer Based SVG Engine (LBSE) in WebKit” This is looking really promising.

2024-05-23: Anybody who thought that OpenAI and Sam Altman were trustworthy before the recent drama has already …

2024-05-23: “Half-ass it | everything changes” This is excellent advice.

2024-05-23: “Boring is good” I don’t think it’s that much of a coincidence that I read this in NetNewsWire.

2024-05-23: Ran across this on social media I just used ChatGPT to generate a 300 character regex for me, saved …

2024-05-23: “I Need Your Help to Make 11ty Fully Independent and Sustainable in 2024—zachleat.com”

2024-05-22: “ongoing by Tim Bray · The Colors of Racism” Trollope’s writings and opinions were strikingly …

2024-05-22: “The most harmful belief I had as a beginner photographer — aows” Speaking of mental models that …

2024-05-22: “Forget Subtext – People Don’t Even Get Surtext – Terence Eden’s Blog” In my experience, …

2024-05-22: “Manton Reece - Yesterday’s AI thoughts” Two things worry me about this post: Explicitly …

2024-05-22: “My own little patch” It feels like things have descended in to a complete shitshow1 and are only …

2024-05-22: “WebAssembly: A promising technology that is quietly being enshitified” So we have this WASI thing …

2024-05-21: We really don’t make enough of the fact that you don’t need JS to make a nice website. Just HTML and …

2024-05-21: Steve Jobs second tenure at Apple was 1997-2011: 14 years Tim Cook’s run it for 13, 2011-2024 …

2024-05-21: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · Working for a Living When Your Living isn’t Working, Part IV” The …

2024-05-21: It’s almost as if Sam Altman has a history of disregarding consent.

2024-05-20: That feeling when you forget to update the timestamp for a blog post, which means that micro.blog in …

2024-05-20: “Relating Natural Language Aptitude to Individual Differences in Learning Programming Languages | …

2024-05-20: “Updating from macOS Ventura to Sonoma silently enables iCloud Keychain”

2024-05-20: “Complicated Sticks. – Faster and Worse” The more complex the product, the more potential it has to …

2024-05-20: “Google Cloud shows it can break things for lots of customers • The Register” Like I said when the …

2024-05-19: That feeling when somebody asks a question on a private mailing list (one that’s usually …

2024-05-19: “Some of my Eleventy Filters · Chris Burnell”

2024-05-19: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · A Community of Concerns”

2024-05-18: Neighbour doing the rounds in the garden #caturday

2024-05-18: “iOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices - MacRumors” 😬😱😭

2024-05-18: “The Future of 11ty (2024)—zachleat.com”

2024-05-17: Only lasted for a moment

2024-05-17: I really don’t want to give up on the community on micro.blog but the constant reliability …

2024-05-17: micro.blog has just given up on trying to reliably cross-post, I see

2024-05-17: But, dammit, I can’t. I love them too much. I am drawn back over and over and I’m in the bag. Not …

2024-05-17: Making a note of all the “expert” commentators who seem genuinely surprised at the resistance “AI” …

2024-05-17: “How Makers of Nonconsensual AI Porn Make a Living on Patreon”

2024-05-17: “Known Purpose and Trusted Potential. – Faster and Worse”

2024-05-16: “The New Golden Age of Black and White Photography - Photography | PentaxForums.com” If I had a …

2024-05-16: “Adactio: Journal—Baseline progressive enhancement” Yet again, Jeremy says what I was thinking.

2024-05-16: “People seem to be tired of reboots and superheroes. What can we do?” “We could foster original work …

2024-05-15: “The four causes of writer’s block and what to do about them — Chocolate and Vodka”

2024-05-15: “The Great Paradox of the U.S. Market!” the best guess is still that this second investment bubble …

2024-05-15: “A.I. and the Silicon Valley Hype Machine” Given these constraints, it seems just as likely to me …

2024-05-15: “The wrong way to do Web Components | Go Make Things”

2024-05-15: “‘Magical thinking’: hopes for sustainable jet fuel not realistic, report finds | Greenhouse gas …

2024-05-14: “Money (That’s What I Want)“ The tl;dr of this newsletter is: It’s difficult to do social …

2024-05-14: “Dark mode & accessibility myth by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.” I’m biased …

2024-05-14: “WebKit Features in Safari 17.5” starting-style looks like a prime candidate for progressive …

2024-05-14: “An Organizer’s Retrospective on the 11ty Conference—zachleat.com”

2024-05-14: “Why Patching Globals Is Harmful - kettanaito.com”

2024-05-13: “Squarespace to go private in $7 billion private-equity deal” 😬

2024-05-13: You can immediately tell who is using Linkedin’s “AI” features for writing …

2024-05-13: “The Collapse Is Coming. Will Humanity Adapt?” what we’re dealing with is what is …

2024-05-13: “How Good, Kind, Caring People Became The Bad Guys” IMO the conclusion here is that most people who …

2024-05-13: So far, I’m honestly enjoying the new Doctor Who more than any other iteration of the series …

2024-05-13: “Crush!” Apple came along and handed us a perfect visual metaphor for one of our most …

2024-05-13: “Roger Corman, R.I.P. – News From ME” Mark Evanier on Roger Corman

2024-05-13: “Largest Year–Over-Year Gain in Keeling Curve Set in March” This is why I think posting about how …

2024-05-12: One of the things that the Stack Overflow brouhaha demonstrates is that it doesn’t matter if a …

2024-05-12: Every time I scroll through my social media I see a couple instances of “hey, I had a bad idea which …

2024-05-12: “Weekly Roundup #3 — Possum Edition | Ryan Trimble, UX/UI developer” Covers the recent 11ty …

2024-05-12: “Accomplishment vs. Achievement - by John Warner”

2024-05-12: “Roger Corman – cinema’s pulp genius whose talent to shock was rocket fuel” Aw, man. Roger …

2024-05-11: And, bonus #caturday, this neighbour came for a short visit and did a routine inspection tour of the …

2024-05-11: Kolka, my sister’s cat, having a very relaxed weekend. #caturday

2024-05-10: “Luxembourg Copyright Case Against Jeff Dieschburg - Jingna Zhang Fashion, Fine Art & Beauty …

2024-05-10: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · CSS Color Modules and Changes, Part I”

2024-05-10: “Modularity: Enabling Interoperability and Competition”

2024-05-10: Whenever a company has reached a point where a very bad idea can wind its way all the way from …

2024-05-09: “Let’s dissect Apple’s terrible iPad ad and see what it says about understanding your …

2024-05-09: The nice thing about remote conferences is I can follow them while still enjoying the spring weather …

2024-05-09: “11ty’s International Symposium on Making Web Sites Real Good” Following this now.

2024-05-09: “Five Things: May 9, 2024 — As in guillotine…”

2024-05-09: One of the more annoying things about modern tech and media is just how badly it’s all thought out. …

2024-05-09: “Don’t publish slop”. Everybody agrees. Every dev in sight pats each other on the back. Programmers …

2024-05-08: “Browsers imply noopener for links in new tab”

2024-05-08: “More layoffs for the flutter team 😬 : FlutterDev” This thread on reddit on Google sacking a part of …

2024-05-08: “Bookending | everything changes”

2024-05-08: “Adactio: Articles—Declarative Design”

2024-05-07: “Word Count 74: Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, reader surveys, do people buy books? — …

2024-05-07: “Modern WordPress - Yikes!“ Am I going crazy? Is this not the most utterly bizarre chimera of …

2024-05-07: I know it’s probably unfair of me, but when one of the presidential candidates here in Iceland …

2024-05-07: “The tech industry doesn’t deserve optimism it has earned skepticism” I’d go even further and …

2024-05-07: “I’ve had this thought but never put it into words. | Apple Annie’s Microblog” Yeah. This.

2024-05-06: Wanna guess what path the neighbourhood cats always take when cutting through this patch of grass to …

2024-05-06: “Misconceptions about CSS Specificity – Bram.us”

2024-05-05: “What Elon Musk’s favorite game tells us about him” I like Polytopia. It’s the sort of game …

2024-05-05: Some context for those reading my essays: Iceland is union country. Union membership in the …

2024-05-05: Took this one yesterday in Hveragerði’s small park next to the river.

2024-05-05: “Twitter reply guys were bad, but Mastodon is no better - localghost” This is, unfortunately, …

2024-05-05: Here I was watching the replies pour in on a moderately popular post on Mastodon and thinking, …

2024-05-04: “What Happens When a Romance Writer Gets Locked Out of Google Docs” Honestly not sure …

2024-05-04: This neighbour came for a short visit earlier and seemed to be in good spirits. #caturday

2024-05-04: The flip side to “Europeans are lazy and don’t work hard” is that we’re able to maintain a modern …

2024-05-04: “Graph: Growing number of threats leveraging Microsoft API | Symantec Enterprise Blogs” As I’ve said …

2024-05-02: There is an upside to how dysfunctional Google has become in it’s post-layoff all-in-on-Ai era. For …

2024-05-02: “Heat Death of the Internet - takahē”

2024-05-02: About half of the new weirdness we’re all encountering in our software services (like GitHub …

2024-05-01: “Resisting the lure of research — Chocolate and Vodka”

2024-05-01: “Social media 1, ChatGPT 0”

2024-05-01: It’s telling so many in tech think the only reason for being against something like cryptocoins or …

2024-05-01: Today is International Worker’s Day, known as Labour Day in most countries. The date was originally …

2024-05-01: “Turning Off Adobe Acrobat’s AI Assistant - Words by Wes”

2024-04-30: “Custom Element Naming | BitWorking” I didn’t have an opinion on this but I’m seeing his point.

2024-04-30: How many companies adopted MongoDB because “it’s the future!” and are now stuck …

2024-04-30: “Adactio: Journal—My approach to HTML web components”

2024-04-30: “Why monopolies are harmful” Remember, pretty much all of tech is either a monopoly or oligopoly. …

2024-04-30: “Managing Up” Like I’ve been saying for a while, like a broken record—that makes sense to people …

2024-04-29: “How do you accidentally run for President of Iceland? | by Anna Andersen” Glad somebody wrote about …

2024-04-29: “Ex-Amazon Was Told to Ignore Law to Develop AI Faster: Lawsuit” I’m not surprised.

2024-04-29: “The polish paradox” The more you polish, the less you see

2024-04-29: “Thoughts on Cosmotechnics - daverupert.com”

2024-04-29: “Luke Kanies | Why We Hate Working for Big Companies”

2024-04-29: Please stop using generated art for thumbnails and illustrations for videos and blog posts that …

2024-04-28: Fun how context is important for making sense of language. Like the phrase “they live in the valley, …

2024-04-28: “Why Would I Buy This Useless, Evil Thing? - Aftermath” This x1000. Just… why?

2024-04-28: Google laid off their python lang team. This is a bad idea: Google is all-in on “AI” and python is …

2024-04-27: “Surviving the AI Summer. When I was in grad school in the 1990s… | by Amy Bruckman | Apr, 2024 | …

2024-04-27: One of the worst things that can happen to a new idea for reforming software development is to have …

2024-04-27: “So much than by the end of 2020, the CEO quietly told me to follow the growth team plans and shut …

2024-04-27: “Passkeys: A Shattered Dream” This feels broadly accurate. The UX for passkeys is, well… unusable.

2024-04-26: That feeling when you do a customer survey for a SaaS investigating generative model features and …

2024-04-26: “Five Things: April 25, 2024 — As in guillotine…”

2024-04-26: I’m thinking “says it’s a good idea to ban TikTok” is my new rubric for assessing whether somebody …

2024-04-26: “Scalable Extraction of Training Data from (Production) Language Models” We show an adversary can …

2024-04-25: So, it turns out that my granddad’s taste in leisure reading was way more interesting before he went …

2024-04-25: At my grandma’s place for the first day of summer (it’s an Icelandic thing) listening to her tell …

2024-04-25: “Neurodiversity and UX: Essential Resources for Cognitive Accessibility by Stéphanie Walter - UX …

2024-04-25: “The many (many) ways I’ve backdoored your dependencies and other supply chain attacks”

2024-04-25: “Why Meta Stock Is Plummetting After Earnings Beat Expectations - Barron’s” The problem with using …

2024-04-24: “Slingshot. — Ethan Marcotte”

2024-04-24: “Civil War (the movie) is a blunt object. - by Dave Karpf” This review makes me actually want to go …

2024-04-24: “Spotify CEO Daniel Ek surprised at negative impact of laying off 1,500 Spotify employees | Fortune” …

2024-04-24: It’ll be interesting to see next week what effect posting pro-worker stuff next week on …

2024-04-24: ‘The Labor Movement Must Learn How to Exploit “Choke Points”’ This seems broadly appropriate as …

2024-04-24: “The Aura of Care. – Faster and Worse”

2024-04-24: “The Man Who Killed Google Search”

2024-04-23: “Word Count 73: Write Start competition, an ecofont saves trees, the Origin Story of zombies — …

2024-04-23: Reminder: mass layoffs usually trigger a cycle of dysfunction. So, to take a hypothetical example, …

2024-04-23: “WSJ: The AI industry spent 17x more on Nvidia chips than it brought in in revenue” Linking to a …

2024-04-22: 99% of tech social media: “I like this thing, but people say it’s bad so here is a list of …

2024-04-22: “BFCache explained”

2024-04-21: I know it’s unrealistic to feel this way, but it’s always disappointing when you get …

2024-04-21: “Moving on from Mocha, Chai and nyc.” Yup, for node dev at least “node –test” and …

2024-04-21: “GitHub - ai-robots-txt/ai.robots.txt: A list of AI agents and robots to block.”

2024-04-21: “Considerations for AI Opt-Out” Good overview of the state of play.

2024-04-21: “GitHub comments abused to push malware via Microsoft repo URLs” JFC.

2024-04-20: For today’s #caturday, a few pictures from late 2022 when Kolka had just recently arrived at my …

2024-04-20: “No tech for apartheid is within its rights to protest”

2024-04-20: Looking at their reaction to US anti-trust action, EU regulations, and the AI Bubble and it feels …

2024-04-20: “Scientists push new paradigm of animal consciousness” This is what I discovered while researching …

2024-04-20: “You can’t stop AI crime and abuse now! The genie is out of the bottle!” It costs literal billions, …

2024-04-19: “On giant piles of cash, and their origins - by Dave Karpf” The trouble with venture capital is …

2024-04-19: “The Life and Death of Hollywood: Film and television writers face an existential …

2024-04-19: “What you see | everything changes”

2024-04-19: “Join the Crew! | Go Make Things”

2024-04-19: “Struggling with a Moral Panic Once Again | by danah boyd | Apr, 2024 | Medium”

2024-04-19: I keep seeing people talk about using generative models with very low accuracy and success rates. I …

2024-04-19: Reading through recent discourse relating to both Google’s actions and other protests… And, fuck me, …

2024-04-19: “Kids don’t need to get sick to be healthy”

2024-04-19: “I spoke with a Google worker fired for protesting a $1.2 billion contract with Israel” Yeah, this …

2024-04-18: This seems to be the day for typos and grammatical errors in everything I do everywhere. 🙃

2024-04-18: “Google fires 28 employees after protest over Israel cloud contract - The Verge” Welp.

2024-04-17: “AI isn’t useless. But is it worth it?” they do a poor job of much of what people try to do …

2024-04-17: “Craft vs Industry: Separating Concerns” I think it would be incredibly unwise and hubristic to …

2024-04-17: “Claws for Debate – Part 3 – News From ME” But since ‘42, creator credits and writing credits …

2024-04-17: “We Need To Rewild The Internet” When we simplify complex systems, we destroy them, and the …

2024-04-17: “Avoiding hero work pays off in the long run - Duck Alignment Academy”

2024-04-17: Seeing tech people’s hyperbolic response to an incredibly kind and generous youtube review of a …

2024-04-17: “What to do when your mind is blank — Chocolate and Vodka”

2024-04-17: “A Meta-Review of the Summer 2023 Microsoft Exchange Online Intrusion” Microsoft isn’t alone in …

2024-04-16: “Why the US government’s overreliance on Microsoft is a big problem | Ars Technica” It was another …

2024-04-16: I always feel a little bit guilty when me walking into the kitchen startles a bird at the balcony …

2024-04-16: Gonna go over to Linkedin and repost some “AI” sceptics to see if that’ll stem the tide connection …

2024-04-16: Trying to spot the peak of a bubble is an exercise in futility. Things can always stay irrational …

2024-04-16: “Why I’m yet another woman leaving the tech industry | by Chelsey Glasson | Apr, 2024 | UX …

2024-04-16: “‘Means of Control’ – Pixel Envy”

2024-04-16: “On AI agents: how are these digital butlers supposed to get paid?” The promise of personalization …

2024-04-15: “Open Source Security (OpenSSF) and OpenJS Foundations Issue Alert for Social Engineering Takeovers …

2024-04-15: From yesterday, a question for you all: “What would you like to learn from me?” …

2024-04-15: “What Precious Things Does The Corporate World Steal From Us? — Ludicity” Something I spend a lot …

2024-04-15: “What Precious Things Does The Corporate World Steal From Us? — Ludicity” The feeling of suddenly …

2024-04-15: “Faster Connectivity !== Faster Websites - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2024-04-15: “MDN’s AI Help and lucid lies - Seirdy” Mozilla’s shift to “AI everything all the time” is nothing …

2024-04-15: “Blockin’ bots. — Ethan Marcotte”

2024-04-15: “Linux Elitism…Again | Kev Quirk” This simultaneously does not surprise me and disappoints …

2024-04-14: This is the local cat shelter here in Hveragerði. Looks like it has a new occupant, but hopefully …

2024-04-14: So, blog followers and you all on social media are getting tomorrow’s newsletter entry a bit …

2024-04-14: The thing to do when you go out for a walk with only a funky antique lens on our camera like I did …

2024-04-14: “Creative Good: Big Tech’s corruption was 25 years in the making” Mistreating customers, exploiting …

2024-04-14: “Move at the speed of trust | A Working Library”

2024-04-14: “Society of Authors survey reveals a third of translators and quarter of illustrators losing work to …

2024-04-13: “Joe Russo: Artificial Intelligence Will Create Movies in Two Years” AI will be able to “actually …

2024-04-13: These I felt worked a bit better in black and white.

2024-04-13: Took my camera with an “antique” lens (70s/80s is antique now, right?) out on my “clear my head of …

2024-04-13: “Back up everything: corps don’t care about your data but you should” This. Back up your stuff.

2024-04-13: For today’s #caturday post, another batch of photos from my sister of her cat Kolka, a …

2024-04-13: Consultancy that has spent the past year hyping up “AI” solutions as the next big thing, up to and …

2024-04-13: “Google Contract Shows Deal With Israel Defense Ministry | TIME”

2024-04-12: “Phil vs. LLMs - Funranium Labs” As I said back during the whole “use generative models to identify …

2024-04-12: Kinda weird to see the resources I made and posts I wrote last year on generative models finally do …

2024-04-12: Posting “Here’s what ChatGPT has to say about your blog post” in a reply that mentions me is an …

2024-04-12: “More collegiate FOMO • Buttondown” AI Hype is Warping How Universities See Themselves

2024-04-11: “I want to elevate more people with Piccalilli Links - Piccalilli”

2024-04-11: “Five Things: April 11, 2024 — As in guillotine…” Every comics publisher, platform, or …

2024-04-11: “Robin Rendle — Good and useful writing” The most important lesson that blogging taught me is that …

2024-04-11: If you have the right to vote in Iceland, then this might be of interest island.is/undirskri…

2024-04-11: Made the mistake of reading through a discussion between publishing types on an …

2024-04-11: “Toward inquiry | A Working Library” I want to reinforce that phrasing—moving away from decree and …

2024-04-10: “Adactio: Journal—Ad revenue” The important point: behavioural ads aren’t actually more effective …

2024-04-10: It took micro.blog over three hours to publish the posts I made this morning. And it seems to have …

2024-04-10: Now we’re up to an hour of half a dozen micro.blog posts being stuck. They look published in the …

2024-04-10: WTF? micro.blog suddenly stopped publishing my posts? I really do like the community on micro.blog, …

2024-04-10: “A Few thoughts on FOSS Sustainability”

2024-04-10: “Intel is oddly enthusiast about AI replacing everyone’s jobs” “Oddly”? This is the point and …

2024-04-10: “You Are What You Read, Even If You Don’t Always Remember It - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” This is the truth

2024-04-10: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · Owning your content is owning yourself.” Yup

2024-04-09: Last one for today: Generative models, like bitcoin, are radical political projects seeking to …

2024-04-09: It’s almost as if tech industry discourse is being purpose-tailored for needling me into …

2024-04-08: Trying a new thing with the newsletter this week. Instead of bundling everything in the newsletter …

2024-04-08: So far, AI hasn’t been profitable for Big Tech | Ars Technica the cost to Microsoft exceeds $20 a …

2024-04-07: That feeling when the Icelandic spelling of a word leaks into your English writing. (The letters ‘C’ …

2024-04-07: “Critics keep talking as if it’s useles, but it isn’t. It’s cheap and even though it has some flaws, …

2024-04-05: “Inconsistency is a feature, not a bug – Terence Eden’s Blog” The thing that makes Google’s later …

2024-04-05: “The Assist @ Things Of Interest” AI coding assistance seems like an addition, but it actually …

2024-04-05: “Can Using a Grammar Checker Set Off AI-Detection Software? | EdSurge News” “AI” checkers don’t …

2024-04-04: “Thoughts on embedding alternative text metadata into images – Eric Bailey”

2024-04-04: Seeing so many people who I previously considered smart and sensible convince themselves that a …

2024-04-03: Just saw somebody on a mailing list describe “AI” sceptics as performative contrarians …

2024-04-03: “Doing their hype for them • Buttondown” The central claim of the tech companies selling LLMs is …

2024-04-03: “The most beautiful word in the world is ‘No’ — Chocolate and Vodka” This whole post is very …

2024-04-03: “This inherently bad technology whose consequences are overwhelmingly negative has affected me, but …

2024-04-03: “DHS report rips Microsoft for ‘cascade’ of errors in China hack - The Washington Post” Microsoft …

2024-04-03: “Jon Stewart Confirms Apple Wouldn’t Let Him Do Show on AI With FTC Chair” ‘Tech co doesn’t …

2024-04-03: “Substack Is Setting Writers Up For A Twitter-Style Implosion – Home With The Armadillo”

2024-04-02: “How we’re approaching theming with modern CSS - Piccalilli”

2024-04-02: “You Are All On The Hobbyists Maintainers’ Turf Now” I’ve been saying for a while that commercial …

2024-04-01: “’I’m not a cynic, I’m disappointed’ – the ‘Software Crisis’ Easter Sale – …

2024-04-01: “Don’t modernize your code just for the heck of it | Go Make Things” This. “Modernising” a …

2024-04-01: Once I realised that quite a few people not only don’t enjoy reading or writing, many actually …

2024-04-01: Ah, fuck. It’s “post lies without a fucking punchline and pretend it’s funny, only for this shit to …

2024-04-01: “Antitrust, Meta, Apple and more | Ian Betteridge” But governments mandate how products are …

2024-03-31: “using chatgpt and other ai writing tools makes you unhireable. here’s why | by Doc Burford | …

2024-03-31: “EU votes to ban riskiest forms of AI and impose restrictions on others | Ars Technica” The …

2024-03-31: “a lot of people think auteur theory is bad, but the truth is way, way funnier than they realize. …

2024-03-31: ”the biggest threat facing your team, whether you’re a game developer or a tech founder or a CEO, is …

2024-03-30: My sister just sent me another batch of photos of her cat, Kolka, who is very much enjoying the …

2024-03-30: At some point, all these articles analysing LLMs by comparison to this or that prior tech will force …

2024-03-30: “Prototypes, production & fidelity layers | Trys Mudford”

2024-03-30: “On disabled and aria-disabled attributes | Kitty Giraudel”

2024-03-30: “Front-end development’s identity crisis - Elly Loel” There is no choice anymore, I can’t escape …

2024-03-30: “Understanding Software – Ceejbot’s notes” Why? Because communication is, as we nerds like to …

2024-03-30: “The Miseducation of Kara Swisher | Edward Ongweso Jr.”

2024-03-29: “Are large language models on the trajectory of word processing or digital advertising?”

2024-03-29: “NYC AI Chatbot Touted by Adams Tells Businesses to Break the Law | THE CITY — NYC News” This was …

2024-03-29: “Debunking the Myths of Robert Capa on D-Day | PetaPixel” This is all kinds of interesting.

2024-03-29: “Women’s faces stolen for AI ads selling ED pills and praising Putin - The Washington Post” 😬

2024-03-28: “Fill up those praise folders | everything changes”

2024-03-28: micro.blog gets the character count wrong for bluesky crossposting frustratingly often. (And it …

2024-03-28: “AI bots hallucinate software packages and devs download them” As I pointed out recently, the …

2024-03-28: “We’ve been here before: AI promised humanlike machines – in 1958”

2024-03-27: “The Case for Design Engineers, Pt. III - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” But the creative process is not an …

2024-03-27: “Adactio: Journal—Who knows?” This is why just-in-time research is the only way to go. Don’t try to …

2024-03-27: “We have a content quality problem, not a content quantity problem // Cory Dransfeldt”

2024-03-27: Because the pundits are unclear on this A non-compliance investigation by a regulator is not done to …

2024-03-27: “Michael Tsai - Blog - Movie Piracy App Tops App Store Charts” Michael gathers together the latest …

2024-03-27: “Windows users don’t want Copilot on their taskbar; they want it in the bin. - MSPoweruser”

2024-03-26: “Word Count 71: Catch up with Dean Burnett, new BBC training scheme, Gary Gibson on building a …

2024-03-26: It’s interesting that whenever an “AI” article of mine does the rounds, the bit …

2024-03-26: It’s become clear over the past few years is that the job of the journalists and punditry that tech …

2024-03-26: Capitalism Is Dead – Long Live Capital — Crooked Timber I find the insight that we no longer live …

2024-03-26: “Welcome to Canva, Affinity!” I can’t help but worry about this

2024-03-26: “Google’s AI Search Caught Pushing Users to Download Malware”

2024-03-25: “Apple, Meta, and Google targeted by EU in DMA non-compliance investigations - The Verge” Apple …

2024-03-25: “Robin Rendle — I love invokers and you should too” I really really would like Invokers to get …

2024-03-25: “Robin Rendle — :has roundup”

2024-03-25: “The Allure of Local-First Sync Engines - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” I need to brush the dust off my design …

2024-03-25: “It’s A Training Problem - Funranium Labs”

2024-03-24: “Entertainment expert claims “nobody’s watching Apple TV Plus”, suggesting numbers …

2024-03-24: “Radio noise | A Working Library”

2024-03-24: “Building engineering”

2024-03-23: Met this friend while on my mental health walk.

2024-03-23: “A few thoughts on the Apple DOJ antitrust case, from someone who isn’t riding his first rodeo | Ian …

2024-03-23: “Adactio: Links—a view source web”

2024-03-23: “The long and winding road to implement the AI Act – Euractiv”

2024-03-23: Yesterday I followed watching Road House—fun, bit silly, carried by a very charming lead—yesterday …

2024-03-22: Debating the usefulness of LLMs is kind of futile because people rarely appreciate the difference …

2024-03-22: “Why legacy code rewrites are the hardest job in software: A guide to decide whether to rewrite vs. …

2024-03-22: “The negotiation cycle. — Ethan Marcotte” Our tools keep getting updated, processes become more …

2024-03-22: “It’s not about the 30 percent – tyler.io”

2024-03-22: “The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record | by Schwartz Media”

2024-03-21: “On popover accessibility: what the browser does and doesn’t do” I really, really …

2024-03-21: I’m guessing Gruber will find some way to blame this on the EU “Apple sued by Biden …

2024-03-21: “The creator economy trap: why building on someone else’s platform is a dead end — Joan …

2024-03-20: Finally, a presidential candidate here in Iceland that I can vote for. Exactly the right sort of …

2024-03-20: “What if the doors to the creative industry are all closed?” They used to say in comics that every …

2024-03-20: Now when I see an utterly incorrect statement in a web dev post, it’s hard to tell if it’s a …

2024-03-20: “John Romero doesn’t believe in prototypes - daverupert.com”

2024-03-19: My next blog/newsletter entry isn’t going to be a fun read, I think. Hope I can get it done …

2024-03-19: One of the infuriating aspects of the various electron and chromium-based editors out there is the …

2024-03-19: “CSS Button Styles You Might Not Know – David Bushell – Freelance Web Design (UK)”

2024-03-19: “Adactio: Journal—What the world needs” This. Me, I write primarily to explain and clarify ideas to …

2024-03-19: “There is no EU cookie banner law” But also because, while people think terrible …

2024-03-19: “Auto-margin works with absolute positioned elements | Stefan Judis Web Development”

2024-03-19: I used to call myself an Apple fan, but I’m clearly not unhinged enough to qualify these days. …

2024-03-19: “Amazon’s Big Secret - The Atlantic”

2024-03-18: Just seen somebody describe Gary Marcus as “critical” of AI, which is very 🤨 Gary Marcus …

2024-03-18: “require(esm) in Node.js | Joyee Cheung’s Blog” Kind of interesting to think how sometimes it …

2024-03-18: “Amazon buys nuclear-powered data centre from Talen - Nuclear Engineering International” The other …

2024-03-18: As if I needed more reasons to hate Shopify. (Trying out Ubuntu and hadn’t updated Firefox. …

2024-03-18: “The growing backlash against AI” In this way “AI” is deeply dehumanizing: Making the spaces and …

2024-03-18: “The most important goal in designing software is understandability”

2024-03-17: Whenever I see a pundit claim you can’t make a good Progressive Web App implying that Apple’s …

2024-03-17: “Why single vendor is the new proprietary - OpenSource.net”

2024-03-17: “Today’s AI is unreasonable. - Anil Dash” I still fundamentally distrust Anil Dash’s judgement …

2024-03-17: “Volcanic eruption on Reykjanes Peninsula - RÚV.is” As always, the best places for accurate updates …

2024-03-16: “FTC inquires about Reddit’s AI deals, ahead of IPO” Acquiring user’s personal data for one …

2024-03-15: “This invasive and manipulative service is out-competing our domestic invasive and manipulative …

2024-03-15: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · Creating 3x5.pics”

2024-03-15: I’m guessing this means springs not here yet…………

2024-03-14: “The Ultimate Ideal Bestest Base Font Size That Everyone Is Keeping a Secret, Especially Chet — …

2024-03-14: “How We Fund the Web Ecosystem”

2024-03-14: “Report: Most Subscription-Based Apps Do Not Make Money - MacRumors” the median monthly revenue for …

2024-03-14: “Lateral Thinking with Withered Technology” Always post when somebody finds Gunpei Yokoi and …

2024-03-14: How would anybody notice if Google “crippled search in the EU”? Dysfunctional is already its default …

2024-03-14: “Google’s Gen AI Search Threatens Publishers With $2B Annual Ad Revenue Loss” Hard to see how …

2024-03-13: “Following Links - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” I always try to follow links. You always end up somewhere …

2024-03-13: “Features lost across versions of macOS - TidBITS Talk” I mean, they aren’t wrong. The list is kind …

2024-03-13: My guess is the duration of the AI Bubble in any given industry is going to be proportional to how …

2024-03-13: “A generation of design leaders grapples with their future” Between “let’s get rid of all the …

2024-03-13: “Gender Bias in Tech: 73% of Women Report Experiencing Discrimination | HackerNoon” None of this …

2024-03-12: Web dev: constantly figuring out new ways for people to experience the joy and perfection that is …

2024-03-12: Starlings dropping by for a visit

2024-03-12: Putting together the blog post collection has meant trying to find old links in the Wayback Machine …

2024-03-12: Tech talking about anti-trust regulation conveniently ignores the AT&T and IBM consent decrees …

2024-03-12: “Thoughts on embedding alternative text metadata into images – Eric Bailey”

2024-03-12: “Artists Sell Themselves So Cheap” Artists don’t sell themselves cheap. If you as a rich …

2024-03-11: As I was going through my archives to find essays to include in the collection, I came across this …

2024-03-11: As an experiment, I’ve been putting together a collection of the least bad of my online …

2024-03-11: “Ice farming and web development | Go Make Things”

2024-03-11: “Getting rid of crap data - Gerry McGovern”

2024-03-11: If I hadn’t spotted the starlings raiding the bird feed yesterday, I’d know that they’d been there …

2024-03-11: Me checking the weekly email from plausible analytics: “Oh, that seems unusually low—wait! Is that a …

2024-03-10: Is somebody keeping a list of all of the Youtubers who have “retired” or dialled down …

2024-03-10: These two neighbours of mine, siblings, were out playing in the sun today.

2024-03-10: “Microsoft says Kremlin-backed hackers accessed its source and internal systems | Ars Technica” …

2024-03-10: “Research Suggests A Large Proportion Of Web Material In Languages Other Than English Is Machine …

2024-03-10: “My Books Keep Getting Banned (An Update) — Malinda Lo”

2024-03-09: Mental health walk 💪🏻

2024-03-09: “Access by a thousand curb cuts · Eric Eggert”

2024-03-09: Going through old photos from my iPhone era (the gap between my Canon era and my Fuji era) for …

2024-03-09: My sister has sent me another batch of photos of her cat, Kolka, being very relaxed. Hard to imagine …

2024-03-09: “Epic’s App Store developer account restored in Europe once again – Six Colors” Turns out you can’t …

2024-03-08: “The quiet, pervasive devaluation of frontend - Josh Collinsworth blog”

2024-03-08: “Nielsen needs to think again - Tink - Léonie Watson”

2024-03-08: “Ian Betteridge - On Apple terminating Epic’s E.U. Developer Account”

2024-03-08: “Muse retrospective” I have too many thoughts on this but the short version is that while it’s a …

2024-03-08: “I wonder if I have room for more in this post, what’s the character count at?” (The character count …

2024-03-07: Just realised that this year it’ll be 27 years since I first began to post short essays to a …

2024-03-07: That feeling when you have a look at Linkedin and see a former boss write about how LLMs mean the …

2024-03-07: “Why Anthony Hobday’s sentence-style form is bad UX (and what to do instead) – Adam Silver – …

2024-03-07: Updating my iPad has repaced the frustrating obvious autocomplete errors with an equal amount of …

2024-03-07: “The Money Is In All The Wrong Places | Defector” The reality is that the people with the most …

2024-03-07: “The Public Is Rapidly Turning Against AI, Polling Shows” That an extremely biased poll (76% of the …

2024-03-06: “Churn” The main reason Web Components aren’t going to save you from the JS treadmill, however, is …

2024-03-06: “I know this project has 100% unit testing coverage and I’m using schema validation for …

2024-03-06: “Many services are doing this. | Apple Annie’s Microblog” This is so annoying. Even when you aren’t …

2024-03-06: “WebKit Features in Safari 17.4 | WebKit” One of the tragedies of Apple’s overall hostility towards …

2024-03-06: “The work of creation in the age of AI | Andrew Perfors” AI is the junk food of meaning-making in …

2024-03-06: “Is GenAI’s Impact on Productivity Overblown?” One of the cases where the answer to the heading is …

2024-03-05: Updated my iPad and now the micro.blog share extension stopped working, doesn’t even manage to pop …

2024-03-04: “On having good taste” But, of course, what is considered to be good taste is inherently about …

2024-03-04: “Independent investigation into Söngvakeppnin demanded - RÚV.is” I bet that *chan-style assholes in …

2024-03-04: “Bugs I’ve filed on browsers | Read the Tea Leaves”

2024-03-04: “An Anti-Defense of Science Fiction – Ancillary Review of Books” However, it’s much more common …

2024-03-03: On a lighter note. This neighbour came for a visit yesterday. Did an inspection of the flat. Checked …

2024-03-03: “No more forever projects — Diana Kimball Berlin” This is an aspect of creating book-like objects …

2024-03-02: Met office here is saying that an eruption is probably about to start, based on the seismic activity …

2024-03-02: “npm-free LiveReload(ish): Simple scripts for asset watching and auto-reload in the browser - Ross …

2024-03-02: “AI worms can spread through generative AI-powered emails. - The Verge” If only somebody could have …

2024-03-02: “Automattic Is Doing Some Weird Stuff With Users’ Public Data – Pixel Envy”

2024-03-01: ‘“AI” and accessible front-end components: is the nuance generatable? | hidde.blog’

2024-03-01: Already really tired of all of the shoddy thinking on “AI” that’s popping up everywhere. And we’re …

2024-03-01: “Generative. — Ethan Marcotte” Everything in the reading list up to Ursula Franklin is for context, …

2024-03-01: “ongoing by Tim Bray · Money Bubble” Things have been too good for too long in InvestorWorld: low …

2024-03-01: Always surprised at how many intelligent people in tech genuinely believe any problem becomes …

2024-03-01: ‘Notes from “Why Can’t We Make Simple Software?” By Peter van Hardenberg - Jim Nielsen’s Blog’

2024-02-29: “Care”

2024-02-29: “Exists is the enemy of good” This idea is pretty simple, in principle: sometimes we miss a …

2024-02-29: “Where I’m at on the whole CSS-Tricks thing – Chris Coyier”

2024-02-29: “Platforms are selling your work to AI vendors with impunity. They need to stop.”

2024-02-29: Wached a recommended film youtuber after googling to make sure that they weren’t a rabid …

2024-02-28: You can argue against the EU’s efforts at regulation all you like, but when Apple time and time …

2024-02-28: “On Being an Outlier - Gegenüber - Goethe-Institut” For disabled people, it has been viscerally, …

2024-02-28: “More Files Please - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” This is the thing that’s missing from the web because …

2024-02-28: “AI and Democracy”

2024-02-28: “No big surprise, Matt does it again.” Turns out free/open source software isn’t immune to the …

2024-02-28: ‘The Stubborn Myth of “Learning Styles” - Education Next’ It seems harmless enough, but when …

2024-02-27: ‘The Automattic “AI” thing’ But Automattic has shown their true colors and this goes …

2024-02-27: “AI Videos: Creepy, Boring, Remixed” There are so many AI-generated images out there and they all …

2024-02-27: “Chris’ Corner: Some AdviCSS – CodePen”

2024-02-26: “What the heck is going on with the UX job market?” This doesn’t look particularly good.

2024-02-25: Watched The Lion in Winter yesterday for the first time, and—damn—if it doesn’t have some of the …

2024-02-24: And a couple of shots of one of the local ravens in transit.

2024-02-24: Photos from today’s mental health walk. Scenes near Varmá river here in Hveragerði.

2024-02-24: For today’s #caturday, vintage cat photos. These are photos my sister took of the cat we had …

2024-02-23: “JavaScript Bloat in 2024 @ tonsky.me” This is obscene. JS payloads this big are just outright …

2024-02-23: “Event currentTarget to the rescue - Piccalilli” This is a classic problem that appears regularly. …

2024-02-22: Debating business issues, such as the business risks of generative models, standardisation, or …

2024-02-22: “Unexplanations: query optimization works because sql is declarative”

2024-02-22: One of my new year’s resolutions was to stop debating the incoherent AI claims MBA and tech bro …

2024-02-22: “PWAs wont replace native iOS apps” The reason? Bugs, bugs, and more bugs.

2024-02-22: “AI search is a doomsday cult” To even entertain the idea of building AI-powered search engines …

2024-02-22: I’d use the phrase “he’s the sort of person who would enthusiastically tries to get his posts to the …

2024-02-21: I wonder if people writing about how the sound or colour transformed cinema, or how TV changed …

2024-02-21: “Tell that watcher at the gates of your mind to eff off — Chocolate and Vodka” This post is …

2024-02-21: “It’s a process; not a product – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2024-02-21: “JSR first impressions” All those words and not one of them on the issues caused by ownership of a …

2024-02-21: “Why is JavaScript fragile? | Go Make Things” Devs often dismiss HTML and CSS as toys. But the …

2024-02-21: “How Allowing Copyright On AI-Generated Works Could Destroy Creative Industries | Techdirt” I …

2024-02-21: “Husbands ‘create extra seven hours of housework a week’ | The Independent | The …

2024-02-20: “Dopamine for Me, Addiction for Thee – mssv” It is wrong to use dopamine in place of “addiction” or …

2024-02-20: “Microsoft Is Spying on Users of Its AI Tools - Schneier on Security” This is an inevitability with …

2024-02-20: “The AI community needs to take copyright lawsuits seriously” Maybe people will take this more …

2024-02-20: Clearly, I’m taking Linkedin by storm. The Linkedin king. That’s me.

2024-02-20: “On The Enshittification of Everything!” It’s remarkable to discover just how many people have both …

2024-02-20: “A Global Documentation Platform - Piccalilli”

2024-02-20: “How Google is killing independent sites like ours - HouseFresh” Sites that do genuine research and …

2024-02-20: “Subprime Intelligence” I hope I am wrong. I hope that the bottom doesn’t fall out of AI, and …

2024-02-19: “Static Site Generators and CMS’s | Go Make Things” I had totally missed the weird EOL of …

2024-02-19: “The State of the Culture, 2024 - by Ted Gioia” This turned out to be a better read than I expected. …

2024-02-19: “What’s the fun in writing on the internet anymore?” The purpose of expression is expression.

2024-02-19: “’Novel’ AI-made materials not actually new – study” Published report ‘should be …

2024-02-18: Took these two photos just for fun.

2024-02-18: This is one of the houses that the cat rescue, Villikettir Suðurlands, uses to shelter cats until …

2024-02-18: There are few things more relaxing than listening to a waterfall, even a small one like this one in …

2024-02-18: “Tailwind marketing and misinformation engine”

2024-02-18: Friðmundur’s cat is on Þorvaldur’s tractor again.

2024-02-18: “ChatGPT 4 fails at solving a Captcha and progress is slow” Some things feel fast because they are …

2024-02-18: “AI hiring tools may be filtering out the best job applicants - BBC Worklife”

2024-02-18: conf.11ty.dev/tickets/4…

2024-02-17: “Rotten Apple” All Apple is being asked to do is offer the same level of choice on …

2024-02-17: “The digital equivalent of wearing a fake Chanel bag”

2024-02-17: “‘AI’ is pretty much just shorthand for mediocre” This happened more quickly than I had expected, …

2024-02-17: “Air Canada found liable for chatbot’s bad advice on plane tickets | CBC News” Now that we’re …

2024-02-16: Quite a few people have a rule of thumb that anybody who has self-published a book on a topic is a …

2024-02-16: This is neat “Syntax highlighting code blocks with Prism and the Custom Highlight API”

2024-02-16: “Zero to Unmaintainable in 1.2 Commands - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2024-02-16: “Against Technoableism | A Working Library”

2024-02-16: “Advocating for Protections for the Information Ecosystem | by Emily M. Bender | Feb, 2024 | Medium”

2024-02-16: “Apple makes it official: No Home Screen web apps in the EU • The Register” This is disappointing. …

2024-02-15: No matter whether you’re talking about Apple’s thingamajiggy or “AI”, it’s risky to assume the …

2024-02-15: People keep defending Mozilla along these lines: “This single thing you’re criticising them for …

2024-02-15: “Bootstrapped to death: why America’s favourite saying is strangling mobility — Joan …

2024-02-14: “Achievements will no longer be available in the Community · community · Discussion #106536 · …

2024-02-14: “File over app — Steph Ango” Anybody who’s had to deal with software over a meaningful period of …

2024-02-14: “Some use cases for revert-layer - Piccalilli”

2024-02-14: “Mozilla downsizes as it refocuses on Firefox and AI: Read the memo | TechCrunch” Going forward, …

2024-02-13: “Immutable array updates with Array.prototype.with | Blog | web.dev” Today I learned about this.

2024-02-13: “StyleSheet Parfait” I’m a big fan of CSS layers. Hope to ship a project built using them in the …

2024-02-13: “I Stopped Using Passwords. It’s Great—and a Total Mess | WIRED” I remain sceptical about …

2024-02-13: “The Case For Design Engineers, Pt. II - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2024-02-13: “Social media is the creator’s dilemma. — Joan Westenberg”

2024-02-12: I know it’s probably just the season (near-peak SAD in Iceland) and the times (gestures …

2024-02-12: “How does Plastic get into the Ocean – Plastic Pollution from Roads - Celtic Water” The ICUN …

2024-02-12: “dax-sh - npm” This package demonstrates Deno’s problem in a nutshell. Anything nice built for the …

2024-02-12: “A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco - The Verge” I have no doubt that we’re …

2024-02-11: “Literacy crisis in college students: Essay from a professor on students who don’t read.” If you’re …

2024-02-11: “Don’t Disable Form Controls — Adrian Roselli”

2024-02-10: My sister sent me these three photos of her cat listening intently to the barks of the dog next …

2024-02-10: “Séamas O’Reilly: If it feels like scams are thick on the ground - it’s because they …

2024-02-10: Seeing more ravens in the area lately.

2024-02-10: “Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 With Fix for Text Overlapping Bug” could cause text to get …

2024-02-10: “Apple Releases iOS 17.3.1 With Fix for Text Bug - MacRumors” could cause text to unexpectedly …

2024-02-10: “The Truth™ about encoding SVG in data URIs / Stoyan’s phpied.com” Though, if you’re …

2024-02-10: “Looney Tunes Movie Coyote vs Acme Expected to Be Destroyed Forever” The feel-good story of a …

2024-02-10: “The Rot Economy - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At” Today’s must-read.

2024-02-09: “Miniver Cheevy: Decision-based evidence-making”

2024-02-09: A recurring story over the past four decades of Icelandic budget airlines Iceland’s …

2024-02-09: “I think about AI like I do Plastics. | Apple Annie’s Microblog” Accurate.

2024-02-08: Eruptions are, as always, a little bit distracting. Hard to focus on work when you keep checking the …

2024-02-08: “The web is mostly links and forms | Go Make Things” And many devs grossly underestimate the power …

2024-02-08: “Apple broke web apps in iOS 17 beta and hasn’t fixed them • The Register” What a fucking shit …

2024-02-08: “FTC files complaint against Microsoft for recent Xbox layoffs” The thing about developing a …

2024-02-08: Eruption! This time in a more convenient location, roughly the same place as the December eruption …

2024-02-07: ‘No, AI user research is not “better than nothing.” It’s much worse. | by Pavel Samsonov’

2024-02-07: Looking through threads in the last listserv I’m on and most threads over the past couple of weeks …

2024-02-07: Has anybody written about the accessibility of the asciinema player? Not finding anything in the …

2024-02-07: “Maybe it’s not us who are broken. Maybe it’s the system.” The creative industries, like so many …

2024-02-07: “Will the new judicial ruling in the Vizio lawsuit strengthen the GPL?” That the GPL can be enforced …

2024-02-07: “Romance Novels Aren’t Stupid, You Just Hate Women - grain of salt mag” Agree completely with this. …

2024-02-06: My neighbour’s cats are climbers. This, for example, is not a patio but my balcony.

2024-02-06: There are many reasons not to be interested in Apple’s Vision thingamadoohickey—closed platform, …

2024-02-06: Even though I’m not an accessibility person, just accessibility adjacent insomuch as …

2024-02-06: “You won’t scale | Go Make Things”

2024-02-06: “Today’s YouTubers are repeating the mistakes of yesterday’s bloggers – A Whole Lotta Nothing”

2024-02-06: “A ‘$3,500 Chastity Belt’: Early Apple Vision Pro Adopters Alarmed to Learn VR Porn Doesn’t …

2024-02-05: “Snap is cutting 10 percent of its staff - The Verge” The difference between Snap on the one hand …

2024-02-05: “Inside the Underground Site Where ‘Neural Networks’ Churn Out Fake IDs” What was the line again? …

2024-02-05: “The creator economy can’t rely on Patreon. — Joan Westenberg”

2024-02-05: “My Call Screening is Now Using My Recreated Voice as the Automated Voice : r/GooglePixel” Would …

2024-02-04: ‘Resisting Dehumanization in the Age of “AI” - Emily M. Bender’ This is a danger zone for ML tech …

2024-02-04: “The four phases” In our new relationship, software isn’t just set up to surveil us to report on …

2024-02-02: “The Good, The Bad, The Web Components—zachleat.com”

2024-02-02: “Whose risks? Whose benefits? | everything changes”

2024-02-02: “Treating the Symptoms - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2024-02-01: “Happy international box sizing awareness day - Piccalilli”

2024-02-01: “How France’s Film Industry Works” Not linking to this for the explanation but out of my surprise …

2024-02-01: “Stripping the web of its humanity” A world where everyone uses an app like this is a death spiral …

2024-02-01: “The LLM search engine | Links | hidde.blog” Who’s going to make the input these tools grab …

2024-02-01: “The Tremendous Yet Troubled State of Gaming in 2024 — MatthewBall.co” A long but interesting …

2024-01-31: “Adactio: Journal—Switching costs”

2024-01-31: “The Performance Inequality Gap, 2024 - Infrequently Noted” The performance budget for the JS-Heavy …

2024-01-31: Hardware keyboard + iPad autocorrect + micro.blog native app is a bad combination. It randomly …

2024-01-31: “Google spent billions of dollars to lay people off - The Verge” Layoffs are incredibly expensive …

2024-01-30: “The Feature Trap: Why Feature Centricity Is Harming Your Product — Smashing Magazine”

2024-01-30: “A highly configurable switch component using modern CSS techniques - Piccalilli”

2024-01-30: “Research Suggests A Large Proportion Of Web Material In Languages Other Than English Is Machine …

2024-01-30: “ChatGPT is leaking passwords from private conversations of its users, Ars reader says | Ars …

2024-01-30: “Serious New Warning As Google AI Targets Billions Of Private Messages” The AI Bubble is …

2024-01-29: “Why I Find LLMs Frustrating” Essentially, this is a “using an LLM for this use case was an …

2024-01-29: “What we ask in our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) interviews: Tips to prepare for an EDI …

2024-01-29: “Should links open in a new tab?” You are taking a piece of self-determination from your visitors …

2024-01-28: “In Loving Memory of Square Checkbox @ tonsky.me” Ugh.

2024-01-28: “Web components for (mathematical) writing, continued”

2024-01-28: “Nicer Text Wrapping with CSS text-wrap / Coder’s Block” One of the nice things about CSS is …

2024-01-28: “New GitHub Copilot Research Finds ‘Downward Pressure on Code Quality’ – Visual …

2024-01-27: “The Fucks and How We Give Them (A Manifesto) – Rhoneisms” These kinds of posts are a bit of a …

2024-01-27: “The LLM Misinformation Problem I Was Not Expecting | RIPE Labs” 😬

2024-01-27: “Google doesn’t actually care about AI generated articles and that you will not be penalized for …

2024-01-27: Also looks like Apple won’t apply EU regulations to the EEA unless forced to, even though EU …

2024-01-27: “Big, beautiful, beefy focus states with :focus-visible | daverupert.com”

2024-01-27: “iPad users will miss out on third-party app stores, browser engines, and more - 9to5Mac” For fuck’s …

2024-01-26: “Nuberodesign > Blog > In Praise of Buttons – Part One”

2024-01-26: “A unified theory of fucks | A Working Library” Yes.

2024-01-26: “One World, One Web, One Love :: Aaron Gustafson”

2024-01-26: “Low-tech Eleventy Categories - Piccalilli”

2024-01-25: So, looks like the built-in test runner, testing and mocking tools in the latest Node LTS release …

2024-01-25: “Five Things: January 25, 2024 — As in guillotine…” 😁

2024-01-25: “Deciphering Glyph :: Unsigned Commits” It is not merely decorative; the words in the document …

2024-01-24: “Concatenating text” My wish for 2024 is that everyone gets the epiphany that React is legacy tech …

2024-01-24: “The myth of technological inevitability - by Dave Karpf” The broader lesson is that inevitability …

2024-01-24: “Echoing Wirth’s plea for lean software”

2024-01-24: “Not clear if Iceland will take part in Eurovision - RÚV.is” it seems that the demand to boycott …

2024-01-24: “The Open Source Sustainability Crisis ❧ Open Path by Chad Whitacre” Not convinced by the proposed …

2024-01-24: “The time to unmaintainable is very low | daverupert.com”

2024-01-24: “93% of Paint Splatters are Valid Perl Programs | Colin McMillen” 😄

2024-01-24: “eBay will lay off 1,000 employees — 9 percent of the company - The Verge” Mass layoffs while you’re …

2024-01-23: Yesterday I wrote a retrospective on Uncluttered, a course I launched a couple of months ago I think …

2024-01-23: “GitHub - nodejs/corepack: Zero-runtime-dependency package acting as bridge between Node projects …

2024-01-22: “Adactio: Journal—Continuous partial ick” It’s not something I can describe, but there’s just …

2024-01-22: “A 2024 Plea for Lean Software (with running code) - Bert Hubert’s writings” It is not just …

2024-01-21: “Choosing Consideration, Not Consumption - by John Warner” More importantly, where is the next …

2024-01-20: “RSS in HTML: A Follow-Up - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2024-01-20: “SourceHut network outage post-mortem” Our provider in PHL has been acquired twice over the past …

2024-01-20: Taken in Selfoss, by the river, a couple of days ago.

2024-01-19: “The Value of Open Source Software by Manuel Hoffmann, Frank Nagle, Yanuo Zhou :: SSRN” We find …

2024-01-19: “Database Performance Simplified”

2024-01-19: ‘”AI” as unregulated space’

2024-01-18: Had to hop over to Selfoss earlier and the local ravens had clearly found something interesting in …

2024-01-18: “Reality Check #3: Building out a layered hero grid layout from Dribbble - Piccalilli”

2024-01-18: “Death should be the end – Bigmouth Strikes Again: Carrie Marshall’s blog”

2024-01-18: “No, Oscar Wilde did not say “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to …

2024-01-17: ‘Google lays off “hundreds” more as ad division switches to AI-powered sales | Ars Technica’ To be …

2024-01-17: “OpenAI CEO Altman says at Davos future AI depends on energy breakthrough” First off, …

2024-01-17: “The Complex But Awesome CSS border-image Property — Smashing Magazine” The syntax is a bit hard to …

2024-01-17: “Google Search Really Has Gotten Worse, Researchers Find” This has become trivially obvious to …

2024-01-16: “Why Your Computer is Slow” Not wrong.

2024-01-16: “Disillusioned with Deno” Wasn’t quite in the right headspace to continue with my …

2024-01-16: “Your code base should look like one person wrote it (even when you have a team) | Go Make Things” …

2024-01-16: “Can I disable autocorrect on send? : iphonehelp” This is yet another example of Apple following the …

2024-01-15: “More thoughts about print” A few additional thoughts on pursuing print as a strategy …

2024-01-15: “Disasters are Distracting but work has to continue” Trying a new thing with the …

2024-01-15: “Burning out is not a growth hack. | by Joan Westenberg | Jan, 2024 | Medium”

2024-01-15: It certainly looks like you can protect a town, at least up to a point, from a volcanic eruption, …

2024-01-15: “The incredible shrinking podcast industry | Semafor” Podcasting was in a bubble, but it’s still one …

2024-01-14: “Kind of annoyed at React” If you’ll allow me a short “I told you so” moment. I was a big fan of …

2024-01-14: It’s a little bit shocking to see Icelandic “influencers” use hyperbolic language like “this is the …

2024-01-14: To quote the reporter on the scene at Grindavík: “this probably isn’t good news.” True words.

2024-01-14: And the last few pictures from the fog walk yesterday

2024-01-14: Even the precursor to the fog was atmospheric.

2024-01-14: Feels almost inappropriate to post this now but yesterday I saw that a fog bank was heading towards …

2024-01-14: “Exposed RSS – Chris Coyier”

2024-01-14: Well, this isn’t good. www.ruv.is/english/2…

2024-01-13: Kolka, my sister’s cat, always looks mildly astonished. #caturday

2024-01-12: “Where have all the websites gone?” So here’s the bad news— we are the ones who vanished

2024-01-12: “Sharing links | hidde.blog” I need to rethink my link sharing this year as well.

2024-01-12: “A print project retrospective: the biggest problem with selling print books is the …

2024-01-12: “Hypercritical: I Made This”

2024-01-11: I wrote this pretty much exactly a year ago and now we’re several iterations into this loop …

2024-01-11: “Insights: Mobile accessibility | Fable”

2024-01-11: “Swallowed up without a trace by a crevasse” news like this is pure nightmare fuel …

2024-01-11: “The Intelligence Illusion: stepping into a pile of ‘AI’” Where I talk about how you can …

2024-01-11: “Curation is the last best hope of intelligent discourse. — Joan Westenberg”

2024-01-11: “You can make a React app in only minutes with AI” 😬 “AI” is going to make harmful practice …

2024-01-11: “Google confirms it just laid off around a thousand employees - The Verge” I’d like to remind you …

2024-01-10: “Just Say No to Artificial Intelligence In Your Creative Pursuits, Please, JFC, WTAF – Chuck Wendig: …

2024-01-10: Part three of my two year review: “Sunk Cost Fallacy: chasing a half-baked idea for much too …

2024-01-10: “communication - How to get coworkers to stop giving me ChatGPT-generated suggestions - The …

2024-01-10: You can tell that much of the tech punditry has never worked in retail, online retail, or had to pay …

2024-01-09: My post from yesterday where I go over some of the principles of entrepreneurial thinking that …

2024-01-09: Following up on what I wrote yesterday, today I go over the book I wrote and published in 2022, Out …

2024-01-09: “The Online Photographer: Why Would a Film Photographer Shoot Color?” Looking around at the film …

2024-01-09: “Editing has always been an integral part of photography — aows”

2024-01-08: “Cutting out the RSS middleman – Six Colors”

2024-01-08: “men are hitting on my scheduling bot because it has a woman’s name — Ask a Manager” I will …

2024-01-08: Massive link post to start off the year Almost a month’s worth of links

2024-01-08: “2022-23 years in review: to plan a strategy you must first have a theory of how the hell …

2024-01-08: “We Need to Talk About the Front Web - Part 5 : Ge Ricci” I don’t believe that those who want …

2024-01-08: “We Need to Talk About the Front Web - Part 4 : Ge Ricci” If we don’t address the front web …

2024-01-08: “We Need to Talk About the Front Web - Part 3 : Ge Ricci” our users are beginning to notice the …

2024-01-08: “We Need to Talk About the Front Web - Part 2: The Three Strengths of the Front Web : Ge Ricci”

2024-01-08: “We Need to Talk About the Front Web / Part 1: Introduction : Ge Ricci” we just keep making it …

2024-01-08: ‘Notes from “An approach to computing and sustainability inspired from permaculture” by Devine …

2024-01-07: “Generative AI Has a Visual Plagiarism Problem” As a consequence of using benchmarks intended to …

2024-01-07: “Silicon Valley runs on Futurity - by Dave Karpf” Tech co stocks will get annihilated once the AI …

2024-01-06: So, my “simple” end-of-year overview has ballooned into a series of blog posts analysing the past …

2024-01-06: “Fix The System Problem, Not The People Problem – Paul Taylor” Always post a link to somebody …

2024-01-06: “A lot of what people use React for would be better handled with vanilla JavaScript | Go Make …

2024-01-06: “What’s next for Mozilla? | TechCrunch” he also believes that AI will become part of everything …

2024-01-06: “jwz: My dinosaur just threw up in its mouth a little” Are we allowed to criticise Mozilla now? …

2024-01-06: “Advice for new software devs who’ve read all those other advice essays • Buttondown”

2024-01-06: “Simple and Small Git Hosting” It feels like every time I read about Git I learn something new. And …

2024-01-05: “The Website vs. Web App Dichotomy Doesn’t Exist | jakelazaroff.com” The taxonomy here looks …

2024-01-05: “Only you can give meaning to your career: How to mark moments that matter by planting a …

2024-01-05: “An Unreasonable Investment – Rands in Repose”

2024-01-05: “Five Things: January 4, 2024 — As in guillotine…”

2024-01-05: “Should you use an SSG or SSR to build your static site? | Go Make Things”

2024-01-05: “Cold-blooded Software - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” This still remains one of the better analogies on …

2024-01-05: ‘Questionable Advice: “My boss says we don’t need any engineering managers. Is he right?” – …

2024-01-05: “NPM registry prank leaves developers unable to unpublish packages | SC Media” Making this single …

2024-01-04: “Harmful complexity: using React for static content | Go Make Things” That people do this is …

2024-01-04: “Reflections on 2023. Reflections on changes, work, home… | by Sarah Drasner | Jan, 2024 | Medium”

2024-01-03: “#AudioEye Has Dropped Its Suit Against Me — Adrian Roselli” Thank $DEITY. I have to hope that with …

2024-01-03: “Only you can give meaning to your career: How to mark moments that matter by planting a flag”

2024-01-03: “In Case You Missed It: 2023—zachleat.com”

2024-01-02: Controversial web dev opinion of the day: view transitions are amazing but honestly not worth …

2024-01-02: “Level Access crosses the line; buys accessibility overlay company · Eric Eggert”

2024-01-02: “The I in LLM stands for intelligence | daniel.haxx.se” Yet more evidence that the AI Bubble …

2024-01-02: ‘”Inheriting” grid dimensions from siblings with subgrid’ Really enjoy this blog design …

2024-01-02: “Not all automated testing tools support Shadow DOM in web components - Manuel Matuzovic”

2024-01-02: “Is a ChatGPT Takeover Really Inevitable?”

2024-01-01: “2023 book review | Read the Tea Leaves” 😎

2024-01-01: Not a huge fan of fireworks.

2023-12-31: “Reflections on a Month with BBEdit and Nova — Sympolymathesy, by Chris Krycho” If I ever switch …

2023-12-31: “Shadow DOM and the problem of encapsulation | Read the Tea Leaves” I really enjoyed this post but …

2023-12-31: This may be excessively Icelandic* of me, but I strongly prefer the term “platform decay” over …

2023-12-31: The whole vibe with LLMs is “wow, this is much better at language than anything else, surely it must …

2023-12-31: “Big layoff at Duolingo : r/duolingo” Pretty sure that the AI Bubble is kicking of a round of …

2023-12-31: “Tech issues: The myth of inevitable technological progress - Vox” The myth of inevitable …

2023-12-30: I really should be writing blog posts and updating the newsletter but I honestly haven’t had the …

2023-12-30: “Increased probability of a new eruption | News | Icelandic Meteorological office” As magma …

2023-12-30: “Things are about to get a lot worse for Generative AI” Like I and quite a few others have been …

2023-12-30: “AI does not produce reliable information. As Trump’s former lawyer has fucked around and …

2023-12-29: “AI and Lossy Bottlenecks - Schneier on Security” Two points: A lot of previously sensible people …

2023-12-29: “Adactio: Links—Cold-blooded software”

2023-12-29: “Dark Visitors - A list of known AI agents on the internet”

2023-12-29: “Blind CSS Exfiltration: exfiltrate unknown web pages | PortSwigger Research” If you allow unvetted …

2023-12-29: “WCAG 2: Guidelines and Guardrails · Eric Eggert”

2023-12-29: Huh? Looks like micro.blog doesn’t properly delete posts? 😑

2023-12-29: Deleted a post because I hadn’t realised it was a Bryan Lunduke article. I do not trust him as a …

2023-12-29: What we will be left is teachers who cannot do instructional design, students who cannot learn, and …

2023-12-28: “More than calculators: Why large language models threaten learning, teaching, and education” So …

2023-12-28: “Diane Duane on Tumblr” “Can you add AI to the hydraulics system?” We’re in the middle …

2023-12-28: I see the punditry commenting on the NYT lawsuit is is pretending that current era LLMs aren’t …

2023-12-27: A short walk around Reykjavík.

2023-12-27: “The New York Times Sues OpenAI, Microsoft for Copyright” This was inevitable. Especially if search …

2023-12-27: “Adactio: Journal—Words I wrote in 2023”

2023-12-27: “Sergio - The Comics Journal” Sergio Aragonés is probably the world’s greatest cartoonist. One of a …

2023-12-26: “Covid: It’s That Bad”

2023-12-26: “Is software getting worse? - Stack Overflow” The rare “yes” answer.

2023-12-26: “Adactio: Journal—Books I read in 2023” The Intelligence Illusion by Baldur Bjarnason. Refreshingly …

2023-12-24: Don’t make me come over there and explain yet again that the “Jólabókaflóð” is not a tradition like …

2023-12-24: “Google Search Overwhelmed By Massive Spam Attack” They say “days” here because this is in addition …

2023-12-24: Purely anecdata at this point but I’m hearing from a couple of different source that book sales here …

2023-12-23: Did the traditional Icelandic Christmas thing of visiting the graves of relatives. The cemeteries …

2023-12-23: “Untangling Threads - Erin Kissane’s small internet website” Finally got around to reading …

2023-12-23: For the holiday #caturday I managed to take a few photos of Kolka, my sister’s cat, in person. 🙂

2023-12-23: “Michael Tsai - Blog - iOS 17 Autocorrect” People are saying that autocorrect improves after a few …

2023-12-23: “‘Where Do You Get Your Ideas?’ AI and the Creative Industries – Oisín McGann” I can’t think of a …

2023-12-22: “Artificial intelligence can find your location, alarming privacy experts : NPR”

2023-12-22: “Warner Bros Discovery Eyes Paramount Merger, Because Its Last Two Disastrous Mergers Apparently …

2023-12-22: Do I understand it correctly that Zack Snyder’s has somehow managed to, essentially, do a boring …

2023-12-22: “Deep Cloning Objects in JavaScript, the Modern Way” Love structuredClone. Probably overuse it TBH 😄

2023-12-22: If this would help us drop 100k rich text editing widgets then I hope every browser gets on board …

2023-12-21: Wow has this year been shit.

2023-12-21: “They Want You To Forget What A Film Looks Like - Aftermath” There’s an entire portion of the …

2023-12-21: “They Want You To Forget What A Film Looks Like - Aftermath” But the modern application of much of …

2023-12-21: “LH units are cool - Piccalilli”

2023-12-21: “Enough of the homogenous and soulless content all around the internet | Zell Liew” Me, I’m …

2023-12-21: “Child sex abuse images found in dataset training image generators, report says | Ars Technica” …

2023-12-21: “How Marketing Changed OOP In JavaScript — Smashing Magazine” IMO, the primary reasons to use …

2023-12-21: “Duane Puryear and the Quilt Panel — The Dallas Way” He would have been 59 yesterday

2023-12-20: “Tech Billionaires Need to Stop Trying to Make the Science Fiction They Grew Up on Real”

2023-12-20: “This year for the games industry has been an absolute bloodbath”

2023-12-20: “The Road to Accessible Drag and Drop (Part 2) - TPGi”

2023-12-20: “Pluralistic: What kind of bubble is AI? (19 Dec 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory …

2023-12-20: “Why accessibility is good for business (according to my mechanic) – The Interconnected”

2023-12-20: “Eigensolutions: composability as the antidote to overfit • Lea Verou”

2023-12-19: People regularly ask why the security restrictions around eruptions here in Iceland are so strict. …

2023-12-19: “Inside the First ‘SEO Heist’ of the AI Era” The lesson here seems to be that Google is …

2023-12-19: Here’s a fairly convincing, IMO, thread over on twitter outlining how the Hasbro layoffs are most …

2023-12-19: Whenever you encounter the phrase “to be clear, I am not against the idea of regulations” in social …

2023-12-19: “Software Is Beating The World” Effective Accelerationists are not builders; they’re crybabies that …

2023-12-19: “Software Is Beating The World” In many ways, venture capital hasn’t incentivized creating …

2023-12-19: “Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real”

2023-12-19: “CSS animation-composition | 12 Days of Web”

2023-12-19: This kind of view is a bit disconcerting. Kinda glad the view from Hveragerði was more limited. “Is …

2023-12-18: “Bad AI Business Models, Lazy AI Criticism, Queer Holiday-themed movies, and a bunch of …

2023-12-18: It’s the time of the year where I explain to weary relatives and family members why Love, Actually …

2023-12-18: That thing when a series of dev influencers all in unison say that some feature has arrived—as if …

2023-12-18: “inessential: On Mastodon Support in NetNewsWire” IMO the only sensible conclusion.

2023-12-18: “MongoDB issues weekend warning of breach • The Register” Breaking the trend, this is not a case of …

2023-12-17: “Rebuilding emoji-picker-element on a custom framework | Read the Tea Leaves”

2023-12-17: I do enjoy the low-light photos the iPhone takes even without all of the super-heavy computational …

2023-12-17: “Just Stop Oil activist jailed for six months for taking part in slow march | Environmental …

2023-12-16: “Baseline Does Not Really Cover Baseline Support — Adrian Roselli”

2023-12-16: “The await event horizon in JavaScript”

2023-12-16: This one climbed up onto my balcony in an attempt to inspect the bird feeder before I shooed her …

2023-12-16: Usually, I only get the random unrelated tourism results in my duckduckgo searches, but the …

2023-12-16: “The birth & death of search engine optimization - Xe Iaso”

2023-12-16: “The Trouble with European Green Electricity Certificates - Industry Decarbonization Newsletter” …

2023-12-16: “A (more) Modern CSS Reset - Piccalilli” This is a very reasonable set of defaults. I disagree the …

2023-12-14: “Bad Business AI: Channel 1” Where I relentlessly mock “the world’s first …

2023-12-14: “Etsy lays off 225 workers after ‘essentially flat’ sales, says CEO” Shrinking your profitable …

2023-12-14: “Who Needs This Blog? Robin Ince on why we create”

2023-12-14: You all will, perhaps, forgive me for having a bit of fun with this one. I just published “Bad …

2023-12-14: That feeling when neat but way too complex project ideas stick in your head for days like persistent …

2023-12-14: “The easiest way to get and set CSS Variables in JavaScript | Zell Liew”

2023-12-14: “The Largest Money-Printing UI Element Ever Made - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-12-14: “Google Promises Unlimited Cloud Storage; Then Cancels Plan; Then Tells Journalist His Life’s Work …

2023-12-14: Seeing Mark Millar go all ComicsGate makes me glad that I’d mentally filed him away as a talentless …

2023-12-13: “Apparently …” … the thing I call TDD might not quite be TDD. Also some speculation, and …

2023-12-13: ‘Adactio: Journal—button invoketarget=”share”’ Considering that basic support for using invokers to …

2023-12-13: Has Mozilla lost interest in maintaining a browser? Every announcement I see from them these days is …

2023-12-13: “Puppeteer Support for the Cross-Browser WebDriver BiDi Standard - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer …

2023-12-12: You know Christmas is drawing near when my neighbour has put the light-up Santa in the driver’s seat …

2023-12-12: “One YouTube Embed weighs almost 1.2 MB—zachleat.com” Yikes.

2023-12-12: You can tell that I’m a dev because my project ideas go from “that is nicely scoped and …

2023-12-12: Finally got around to wiping my makeshift blackboard clear post-launch.

2023-12-12: Yesterday’s newsletter broke my recent streak of, roughly, losing one subscriber a day for the …

2023-12-12: “Chris’ Corner: More Surprising Powers of CSS – CodePen”

2023-12-12: “Not-so-random pandemic thoughts on Author Platforms — As in guillotine…” It’s an …

2023-12-12: “Canon TDD - by Kent Beck - Software Design: Tidy First?”

2023-12-12: “WebKit Features in Safari 17.2 | WebKit” Big fan of the custom highlights API as it would have …

2023-12-12: “Can we please talk about the user experience of this years reddit recap? : UXDesign” This sort of …

2023-12-11: I have to say that I’ve been quite enjoying the new Doctor Who specials after having lost …

2023-12-11: “Feeling The Itch” This week I’m thinking out loud about the itch to make …

2023-12-11: “Television: one of the most audacious pranks in history was hidden in a hit TV show for years.” I …

2023-12-11: “Dear anonymous internet user asking for help.. - Bert Hubert’s writings”

2023-12-11: “One Foot Tsunami: Package Camoflague”

2023-12-11: The frosty weather makes the steam rising from the geothermal park next door quite a bit more …

2023-12-11: ‘“Human error” means they don’t understand how the system worked – Surfing Complexity’

2023-12-11: “The surprising connection between after-hours work and decreased productivity | Slack” Surprising? …

2023-12-10: So, Mastodon users are super fond of snitch tagging, huh? I thought we had left that kind of shit …

2023-12-10: ‘cohost! - “enshittification is what happens when a disney adult learns about …

2023-12-10: “Correctly Configure (Pre) Connections – Harry Roberts – Web Performance Consultant”

2023-12-09: “EU AI Act briefing” I’ll need to update my post on the draft to note that the final version was …

2023-12-08: “iA Writer in Paper” I won’t ever buy one of these, but this is supremely cool.

2023-12-08: “is-land Web Component—zachleat.com” One of the more versatile custom elements around.

2023-12-08: ‘Google calls Drive data loss “fixed,” locks forum threads saying otherwise | Ars Technica’ One more …

2023-12-08: Medium has become the place where blog posts go to die, hasn’t it?

2023-12-08: “Michael Tsai - Blog - FastSpring Risk Screening” I had a very rough time dealing with payment …

2023-12-08: “CSS Wrapped: 2023! | Blog | Chrome for Developers” A lot of good stuff got cross-browser support …

2023-12-08: “Please, Expose your RSS • Robb Knight” I second this.

2023-12-08: “The Invokers Are Coming Part II | That HTML Blog” Very excited about this one since it looks like …

2023-12-07: “Is AI leading to a reproducibility crisis in science?” “AI” research itself has had a massive …

2023-12-07: “Simplicity” Who ever got promoted for deleting Google code? We revel in the code we have. …

2023-12-06: This one’s dedicated to all of the reply-guys on Mastodon 🙂️ “Don’t be a correctness …

2023-12-06: “NLRB Files Case Against Mozilla for Not Hiring Apple Labor Activist - Bloomberg” The possibility …

2023-12-06: “Five-Second Testing: Taking A Closer Look At First Impressions (Case Study) — Smashing Magazine” …

2023-12-06: “SQLite Myths | Fractaled Mind”

2023-12-06: “Fediverse Governance Successes & Gaps | Tiny Subversions” Then we are going to make strong …

2023-12-06: “Root & Branch - Erin Kissane’s small internet website” This sounds cool.

2023-12-05: “Baseline’s evolution on MDN | MDN Blog” This is really useful, but it feels a bit weird that …

2023-12-05: The interesting thing about the Invokers proposal isn’t just the ability to wire together …

2023-12-05: A slightly simpler newsletter entry this week: links, so many links. And a few of the photos I …

2023-12-05: Really would like to find the time to restart work on this in the new year. I have an idea for …

2023-12-05: “What happened to the 90s’ coolest failed operating system?: What we can learn from running BeOS on …

2023-12-05: That thing where a bug in Apple’s software catches the public’s attention and the usual suspects …

2023-12-05: “Silicon Valley vs. teenage girls - by Ryan Broderick” That even with the hundreds of millions of …

2023-12-05: Went on public transport here in Iceland yesterday and, again, was the only person masking Everybody …

2023-12-05: “Why Do Pigeon Nests Look So Shitty? An Investigation | Defector”

2023-12-04: “Professionalism And The Software Industry – Flameeyes’s Weblog”

2023-12-04: I can’t believe I watched and enjoyed an entire four-hour video on plagiarism among youtube …

2023-12-03: “Let’s learn how modern JavaScript frameworks work by building one | Read the Tea Leaves”

2023-12-03: “1824831 - Can’t sign in with FIDO2 key on office.com” If this bug report is to be trusted, it …

2023-12-02: “Microsoft’s new Outlook client quietly moves your email to the cloud” We do all realise that …

2023-12-02: “You don’t need JavaScript for that - HTMHell” The rule of least power It’s one of the …

2023-12-02: My sister sent me a new batch of photos of her cat, Kolka, a rescue who was originally found outside …

2023-12-02: “Merge vs. Rebase vs. Squash” This is good advice.

2023-12-02: “Responsible Disclosure: XSS in Codeberg Pages – Terence Eden’s Blog” Gives you an inkling of how …

2023-12-02: “RFC processes are a poor fit for most organizations - Jacob Kaplan-Moss”

2023-12-01: “The Bluffer’s Guide to Principles of Software Engineering Management – Codemanship’s Blog”

2023-11-30: “IA Writer 7” IA Writer releases are always interesting. The idea here of tracking …

2023-11-30: “My Journey Away from the JAMstack | The Spicy Web” Catching up on the “JAMstack is dead; long live …

2023-11-30: “Thoughts on Framework Churn”

2023-11-30: “Gall’s Law” Still not sure how well ‘Yellow’ works as a video product …

2023-11-30: Reading all of the jokes people are making about Kissinger finally being dead has thrown my morning …

2023-11-30: “The Internet Is Full of AI Dogshit - Aftermath” But apparently it helps managers write their …

2023-11-30: Finally, some good news.

2023-11-29: What Hveragerði looked like today at noon

2023-11-29: “Losing the imitation game” Always link to posts that cite “Programming as Theory …

2023-11-29: “Rogue Amoeba - Under the Microscope » Blog Archive » A Word of Caution on MacOS Updates”

2023-11-29: I just published “On code smell and gut feeling” It’s an extract from the …

2023-11-29: “OpenAI’s Custom Chatbots Are Leaking Their Secrets | WIRED UK” So, as you might guess, I think …

2023-11-29: “Tech Will Never Love You Back | Jason Rodriguez”

2023-11-29: “Creative use of CSS gradients | Kitty Giraudel”

2023-11-29: “CSS { In Real Life } | Oh No, Overflow!”

2023-11-29: “siderea | Up the Slope: On Mastodon and What Social Engineering Should Be”

2023-11-29: “CSS { In Real Life } | Hide and Debug Empty Elements with CSS” This is a neat feature.

2023-11-29: “The Bluffer’s Guide to A Spiral Model of Software Development and Enhancement – Codemanship’s …

2023-11-29: “(css-color-4) (ok)lch implementations break the entire purpose for authors · Issue #9449 · …

2023-11-29: “Unity Software with a ‘company reset’ walks away from film VFX and the Wētā Deal. – fxguide” …

2023-11-28: Default apps for 2023 This is a thing people are doing. Decided to complete the list to see what I use. 📨 Mail Client: …

2023-11-28: “How to Use Responsive HTML Video (…and Audio!)” This looks useful.

2023-11-28: I got several reports yesterday of people not being able to buy the bundle. I think Teachable had …

2023-11-28: “Some Google Drive for Desktop users are missing months of files - The Verge” Like I said when the …

2023-11-28: “Doctor Who | Writers reportedly not receiving residuals after move to Disney+ | Film Stories” Like …

2023-11-28: “After 151 years, Popular Science will no longer offer a magazine - The Verge” Between VCs/hedge …

2023-11-28: “Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated Writers” That these sites don’t seem to …

2023-11-27: The view from my living room window this morning.

2023-11-27: “Pluralistic: The real AI fight (27 Nov 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow” Where I …

2023-11-27: “Red Jacket Defends Native American Religion, 1805”

2023-11-27: “LukeW | Until the Right Design Emerges…” Your first design, while it may seem like a …

2023-11-26: “Why I Don’t Dig the Singularity” Eight years old but still relevant.

2023-11-26: Reminder: Black Friday Bundle 2023, everything I have made for only $49 Tomorrow will be the last …

2023-11-26: “HTML Web Components are Just JavaScript? | OddBird”

2023-11-26: “Meta’s Free AI Isn’t Cheap To Use, Companies Say - Slashdot” Llama 2 out of the box …

2023-11-26: “You’re Not a Fearmonger. You Have Sentinel Intelligence.”

2023-11-26: “California Man’s Plot to Avoid Tickets With ‘NULL’ Vanity Plate Nets Him $12K in …

2023-11-26: “How Sam Altman Ran Afoul of the Keepers of the AI Faith | The Nation” I really hope these articles …

2023-11-26: Making God by Emily F. Gorcenski A fairly detailed overview of the history of the singularity cult …

2023-11-26: “Effective obfuscation - by Molly White - Citation Needed”

2023-11-25: I have a Black Friday Bundle deal running for only $49: Uncluttered, a 21k words on import maps and …

2023-11-25: Listening to people talk about their productivity, esp. those evangelising LLMs, is like listening …

2023-11-25: “Uncluttered: free yourself from Node with import maps and test-driven web development” …

2023-11-25: “The elevator pitch for Web Components | Go Make Things” This. But also the fact that most of our …

2023-11-25: “William Davies” Interesting interview.

2023-11-25: The next door neighbour.

2023-11-24: Hveragerði has been accused of being picturesque.

2023-11-24: “Launching a new course with a massively discounted Black Friday bundle” …

2023-11-24: Anyway, I’m probably going to be mentioning both the new course and the Black Friday bundle …

2023-11-24: “Launching a new course with a massively discounted Black Friday bundle” …

2023-11-24: “Adactio: Links—Shadow DOM is for hiding your shame”

2023-11-24: “Shadow DOM is for hiding your shame”

2023-11-24: “The Failed Commodification Of Technical Work — Ludicity” This is what drove most of the changes to …

2023-11-24: “CSS { In Real Life } | Why You Should Hold Onto Your Devices For Longer” The biggest environmental …

2023-11-24: “The Bluffer’s Guide to Managing The Development of Large Software Systems – Codemanship’s …

2023-11-24: “The CSS property you didn’t know you needed 👈 - DEV Community” And it looks like the isolate …

2023-11-24: “Don’t Use Fixed CSS height or width on Buttons, Links, or Any Other Text Containers | Ashlee …

2023-11-24: “openai-message-to-board.md · GitHub” It’s next to impossible for an outsider to gauge the accuracy …

2023-11-24: “Google’s New Gmail Tool Is Hallucinating Emails That Don’t Exist” This tech is just so incredibly …

2023-11-23: “git branches: intuition & reality”

2023-11-23: “Binance gets hit with crypto’s worst possible fate: compliance – Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain” …

2023-11-23: My hopes for a snow-free winter have been dashed.

2023-11-23: “No feature” A writing app that thinks for you is a robot that does your jogging. Interesting …

2023-11-23: “Desktop progressive web applications | Trys Mudford”

2023-11-23: “Apple Annie’s Weblog · Working for a Living When Your Living isn’t Working, Part III”

2023-11-23: “The Bluffer’s Guide to The Design of Everyday Things – Codemanship’s Blog”

2023-11-23: ‘A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal” | MIT Technology Review’ …

2023-11-22: “ChatGPT Replicates Gender Bias in Recommendation Letters | Scientific American” A new study has …

2023-11-22: Recording some audio for a bonus feature for the Black Friday bundle. 😁

2023-11-22: The thought pops into my head that free/open source, and by extension software in general, shares …

2023-11-22: “Comic Book Page Rates again: lower than they were 14 years ago” It’s becoming increasingly hard to …

2023-11-21: “The Tension and Future of Jamstack—zachleat.com”

2023-11-21: ‘Boston meetup: “Why do tech workers deserve a union?” — Ethan Marcotte’

2023-11-21: “The Lack of Compensation in Open Source Software is Unsustainable | Thomas Stringer” The …

2023-11-21: “lessons from bad Apple experience – MacInTouch” I think in the EU/EEA the window for returns would …

2023-11-21: “On OpenAI: Let Them Fight - by Dave Karpf” These do not look like serious people. They look like a …

2023-11-21: “Width and Height in CSS - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-11-20: “You are not updating Node.js” Not sure what to do with the fact that people aren’t updating node, …

2023-11-20: “Clear evidence of uplift in Svartsengi | Icelandic Meteorological office” The rapid, ongoing …

2023-11-20: “The creepy AI-driven surveillance that may be infiltrating your workplace “ FFS.

2023-11-20: This is a thing I’m doing this year. A big Black Friday bundle of pretty much everything I …

2023-11-20: “Notes on Tidy First? | Irrational Exuberance”

2023-11-20: “Cloudflare does not consider vary values in caching decisions” Another data point to support the …

2023-11-20: “EU issues Adobe with antitrust warning over $20 billion bid for Figma - The Verge” Good. This is …

2023-11-20: Just heard from my grandmother that she’s been fielding calls from our american relatives (of which …

2023-11-20: Watching Icelanders re-report on social media what geologists are saying in Icelandic media is like …

2023-11-20: “Messin’ around with web components. Also—JavaScript, generally • Lee Reamsnyder”

2023-11-20: Fucking Apple just went and fucking changed how you get the emoji popup when using a hardware …

2023-11-20: “The Bluffer’s Guide to The Mythical Man-Month – Codemanship’s Blog” Still one of the best …

2023-11-19: “Weekend Reading — AI cycling — Labnotes (by Assaf Arkin)”

2023-11-19: “Smart drugs aren’t so smart after all | BPS”

2023-11-19: “htmx ~ Why I Tend Not To Use Content Negotiation”

2023-11-19: “Getting started with CSS container queries | MDN Blog”

2023-11-19: “An Attempted Taxonomy of Web Components—zachleat.com”

2023-11-19: I’m probably the prime target audience for The Marvels. Big nerd. Big fan of the characters in both …

2023-11-18: It’s always fun to see Icelandic media try to “both sides” a potential eruption by finding that one …

2023-11-18: Idle thought: much of modern web dev tooling is built in Rust and available as WASM. Frameworks …

2023-11-18: “I Saw ‘Coyote Vs. Acme’ And It’s As Wonderful As Everyone Says It Is” Dave …

2023-11-18: “dprint - Code Formatter” I hadn’t heard about this Rust-based code formatter before. I’d heard …

2023-11-18: “Deprecation of formatting rules - ESLint - Pluggable JavaScript Linter” This makes sense.

2023-11-17: ‘No, “the Church” did not kill Joan of Arc, you credulous dullards – Going Medieval’ IDK who you …

2023-11-17: “Is Your Team Caught in the Solution Fixation Trap?” The solution fixation trap emerges when a team …

2023-11-17: “Five Things: November 16, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-11-17: “Sweden’s Tesla Blockade Is Spreading | WIRED UK”

2023-11-17: “Byte by byte | Corporate Europe Observatory” The concerted lobbying attempts of Big Tech to avoid …

2023-11-16: “Adactio: Articles—Of Time And The Web”

2023-11-16: “A New Technique for Image Optimization: SVG Short Circuiting—zachleat.com”

2023-11-16: “Web components for (mathematical) writing, a first problem” Turns out counters are tricky.

2023-11-16: “Exclusive accordions exclude · Eric Eggert” It’s unacceptable that we introduce native barriers in …

2023-11-16: What I’ve been working on. Ready soon. Would love to hear feedback on the pitch 🙂 I read it all, …

2023-11-15: So, I’ve updated the course description page yet again. Think it’s getting close to …

2023-11-15: “Warner Bros. Reverses Course on ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ After Filmmakers Rebel”

2023-11-15: ‘David Zaslav Admits Striking Writers Were “Right About Almost Everything”’ 😬️

2023-11-15: That “isn’t this funny” story that’s going around involving a horse that got …

2023-11-15: “Don’t Turn a Table into an ARIA Grid Just for a Clickable Row — Adrian Roselli”

2023-11-15: “Bruce Lawson’s personal site : Formstack, autocomplete and accessibility”

2023-11-15: “Don’t read the comments” is one of those rules that is sometimes great, sometimes causes you to …

2023-11-15: Me to brain: “Why am I so stressed?” Brain to me: “You’re launching a major …

2023-11-15: “HTML Web Components: An Example - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” I’ve been following the discourse around HTML …

2023-11-15: “Productivity vs Insight, Tools for Reflection, and Other Questions Answered”

2023-11-15: “We are drowning in Google’s magnanimity - kpassa.me”

2023-11-15: “Reality Check #2: Building out a fancy 404 page - Set Studio”

2023-11-14: This whole “will there be an eruption or not” situation is distracting Unfortunately, it’s likely …

2023-11-14: “Fieldwork: Adding improv to the mix — Chocolate and Vodka” I got into reading books on improv a …

2023-11-14: The video in this feed shows how extensive the damage to Grindavík is. Half the town sank by an …

2023-11-14: “Stop deploying web application firewalls”

2023-11-13: Looks like volunteers managed to rescue from Grindavík today: 49 cats 4 hamsters 90 pigeons as well …

2023-11-13: Looks like they managed to rescue most of the remaining animals and the ones that remain on the list …

2023-11-13: “HTML Web Components - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-11-13: “Residents of the eastern part of the city allowed in to collect their belongings - RÚV.is” Still …

2023-11-13: “Fauxtomation | A Working Library” But perhaps a more instructive question is, how will the work be …

2023-11-13: Hearing about a company that’s switched over to Microsoft Authenticator for all of their company …

2023-11-13: “Inside New Orleans’ struggle with facial-recognition policing - POLITICO”

2023-11-12: Not sure many people outside of Iceland understand why it’s important for us to see even only …

2023-11-12: “scrollback — ello learns”

2023-11-12: “The product manager role is a mistake - Software Product Development Pills”

2023-11-12: The neighbourhood cats don’t seem concerned about a potentially impending natural disaster or world …

2023-11-12: “Iceland: experts predict feared volcanic eruption could destroy town near Reykjavik | Iceland | The …

2023-11-11: Neyðarsöfnun Rauða Krossins vegna jarðhræringa við Grindavík www.raudikrossinn.is/styrkja/s…

2023-11-11: “CSS { In Real Life } | Stop Using AI-Generated Images” By choosing AI-generated images over those …

2023-11-11: So, turns out the Swedish series Anxious People (Folk med ångest), that’s on Netflix, is a lot …

2023-11-11: Just the earthquakes alone seem to have caused a lot of damage in Grindavík. …

2023-11-11: “Crisis point in AI? - by Gary Marcus - Marcus on AI” If meaningful AI regulation gets scuttled here …

2023-11-11: “How git cherry-pick and revert use 3-way merge”

2023-11-11: “Your Small Imprecise Ask Is a Big Waste of Their Time | Stay SaaSy” In all the years I’ve been …

2023-11-11: So, at this point we just got to hope that either the magma just gives up at the last minute or that …

2023-11-10: Looks like we’re about to have another volcanic eruption. Boo. www.ruv.is/english/2…

2023-11-10: ‘Thoughts on “generative AI Art”’ Your reaction of “this is exactly what I imagined” …

2023-11-10: “Is the Internet really broken? – Elizabeth Tai” The Internet hasn’t been a pleasant place for …

2023-11-10: “Adactio: Journal—HTML web components”

2023-11-10: “The Commit that Updated a Thousand Demos—zachleat.com” This feels like an elegant way of solving a …

2023-11-10: “The Anti-Workforce - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At” Those in control do not …

2023-11-10: “Google Should Fire Sundar Pichai” Fire him today and replace him with someone else. If you make …

2023-11-10: “Businesses don’t hire designers for their good work | Koos Looijesteijn”

2023-11-10: “Monaspace” The good thing about bad companies releasing interesting stuff with an open license, …

2023-11-10: “Matt on Tumblr on Tumblr” Matt tries to explain to us how “we’re running Tumblr on a bare-bones …

2023-11-09: “‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Shelved by Warner Bros, Taking $30M Tax Writeoff – Deadline” Sure looks like the …

2023-11-09: This male blackbird is the main customer of my bird feeder. The starlings come and go, but this guy …

2023-11-09: Blue Lagoon closes for a week www.ruv.is/english/2… They should have closed days ago. Even …

2023-11-09: “AI pivots” at software companies usually mean that they’ve lost interest in fixing existing issues …

2023-11-09: “HTML DOM — Phuoc Nguyen” I need to set aside some time to go over this.

2023-11-09: “Omegle, the Site That Paired Strangers for Video Chats, Is Dead”

2023-11-09: “Øredev 2023: Under-Engineered Patterns — Adrian Roselli”

2023-11-09: “Universe 2023: Copilot transforms GitHub into the AI-powered developer platform - The GitHub Blog” …

2023-11-08: So, I wrote a bit of a rant on Mastodon and it was long enough to warrant compiling and editing into …

2023-11-08: “How do build tools break backwards compatibility? | Go Make Things”

2023-11-08: “CSS { In Real Life } | (Don’t) Mind the Gap”

2023-11-08: “What Does and Doesn’t Matter about Apple Shooting their October Event on iPhone 15 Pro Max — …

2023-11-07: “A fountain of fakes – Bigmouth Strikes Again: Carrie Marshall’s blog”

2023-11-07: “An Intermittent Platform Bug – Chris Coyier” These kinds of bugs are essentially impossible for a …

2023-11-07: “Cruise Self-Driving Cars Struggled to Recognize Children” Who’s willing to bet against me that …

2023-11-06: “A new Eleventy mascot from David Neal! — Eleventy” I like this one. A much more defined character.

2023-11-06: “Rebase: what can go wrong?” Honestly, I’m personally more of a “commit histories should be true and …

2023-11-06: “Chatbots May ‘Hallucinate’ More Often Than Many Realize” When summarizing facts, …

2023-11-06: And I’m glad to see that there isn’t a browser in existence that I can’t lock up …

2023-11-06: When did Firefox make bookmarking all tabs in a window so involved? I swear there used to be a …

2023-11-06: This week’s notes are a bit more grumpy than usual, but not too grumpy I think? Sort of …

2023-11-06: “As Good as HTML - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-11-05: “Will We Kill the Humanities? - by John Warner”

2023-11-05: “Ian Betteridge - On Steven Sinofsky’s post on regulating AI” Sinofsky was, IIRC, the dude …

2023-11-05: I’m a big movie buff, always have been, but I generally avoid going to the cinema after COVID hit …

2023-11-05: “The next frontier in IP parasites: codec royalties on content. – Rocknerd” Software patents, …

2023-11-05: Every time the US has one of it’s rare genuine union action, it immediately becomes obvious that US …

2023-11-04: “No, Okta, senior management, not an errant employee, caused you to get hacked | Ars Technica”

2023-11-04: Still working on the pitch page for the course and still trying to figure out how best to convey …

2023-11-04: “Web browsers kind of suck | Go Make Things” This. If I didn’t have bills to pay I’d start brushing …

2023-11-04: “When not to use a subdomain – Chris Coyier” Accurate.

2023-11-04: “Naming things needn’t be hard - Classnames” Bookmarking for future reference.

2023-11-03: This week’s links and notes are so late they’re almost next week’s “Notes, …

2023-11-03: What the fuck? All of a sudden all of my GitHub repositories return a 404!

2023-11-03: Before, when I stumbled on a web dev blog post that spent hundreds of words saying nothing: “Wow, …

2023-11-03: Looking good. 😄

2023-11-03: “Ecosystem rot | Go Make Things” This. Especially the last paragraph.

2023-11-03: “Embeds and Quotations in Writing - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-11-03: “Audio Hijack adds automatic transcription – Six Colors” Automatic transcription remains the least …

2023-11-03: “How I’m using the fragments of social media now - Andy Bell”

2023-11-02: Today’s mood www.youtube.com/watch

2023-11-02: “Confusing git terminology” An incredibly useful blog post that explains so so many of the things …

2023-11-02: “Silicon Valley is the Church of Moore’s Law — Crooked Timber” Moore’s Law only seems special …

2023-11-02: “Videography For Dummies” People think lights and crews are cheating? Because there’s VFX in …

2023-11-01: “Technical Standards Bodies are Regulators”

2023-11-01: “The Online Photographer: AI Imaging is a Pox, a Fraud and a Thief”

2023-11-01: “The Beauty of Finished Software – Pixel Envy”

2023-11-01: “The beauty of finished software | Jose M.”

2023-11-01: “What The Goddamn Hell Is Going On In The Tech Industry? — Ludicity” This understates the problem …

2023-11-01: “Use the accessibility shortcuts on iOS to speed up your testing workflow · Eric Eggert”

2023-10-31: “Advice on Blogging - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-10-31: “Why We Don’t Report Website Carbon Emissions | DebugBear” Website CO2 calculators measure page …

2023-10-31: Me, writing a course on web dev: “I’m not going to be opinionated and alienate the …

2023-10-31: “People expect technology to suck because it actually sucks @ tonsky.me” Three years old but still …

2023-10-30: “Passkeys: A No-Frills Explainer On The Future Of Password-Less Authentication — Smashing Magazine”

2023-10-30: “Why I Get Sick Selling A Curriculum To Homeschool Parents | HuffPost HuffPost Personal”

2023-10-30: “Everything wrong with tech in 2023 (in no particular order) — Joan Westenberg”

2023-10-29: “Land is rising close to Svartsengi” This is bad news because the Svartsengi power …

2023-10-29: “Pushing for a lower dev estimate is like negotiating better weather with a meteorologist”

2023-10-29: “Seriously, Write Your API Spec First | Ready, Set, Cloud!”

2023-10-29: “The Squirminal Web Component—zachleat.com”

2023-10-29: “Adactio: Links—Let’s reinvent the wheel ⚒ Nerd”

2023-10-29: “Let’s reinvent the wheel ⚒ Nerd”

2023-10-28: “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Browser”

2023-10-28: “Computers, Amirite? - by Dorian Taylor”

2023-10-28: “So you’ve been publicly accessibility-shamed | daverupert.com”

2023-10-27: “Quality software deserves your hard‑earned cash — Steph Ango”

2023-10-27: “CSS is fun again” It really is.

2023-10-27: “Chatbot Hallucinations Are Poisoning Web Search | WIRED” Last week, Griffin discovered that his …

2023-10-27: “Journaling in private with my friends”

2023-10-26: I decided to stop noodling around and just publishing this: “Web Developer Coaching” …

2023-10-26: “The Handcrafted Artisanal Web – nadreck.me”

2023-10-26: “Five Things: October 26, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-10-26: “Introducing Mozilla’s AI Guide, the developers onboarding ramp to AI” Is it just me or has the vibe …

2023-10-26: “How Netlify rebranded their app in just 6 weeks” I wonder what the ROI is of massive rebrands like …

2023-10-26: “Web Components Will Outlive Your JavaScript Framework | jakelazaroff.com”

2023-10-26: “Testing ChatGPT-4 for ‘UX Audits’ Shows an 80% Error Rate & 14–26% Discoverability Rate – …

2023-10-25: Just had to deal with an “AI” customer service chatbot for the first time The software …

2023-10-25: “On the deck-chairs of HTTP/2 — Varnish version trunk documentation”

2023-10-25: “Who can you trust with your online business? – Cloud Four” Managers and owners preferring bad …

2023-10-25: “It’s 2023, here is why your web design sucks.”

2023-10-25: “mjg59 | Defending abuse does not defend free software”

2023-10-24: “Wait, is cloud bad? - by Forrest Brazeal - Good Tech Things” Anytime you hear an appeal to …

2023-10-24: “Microincentives and Enshittification – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow”

2023-10-24: I just did a short rewrite of the landing page for the upcoming test-driven web development course. …

2023-10-24: This is happening today in Iceland www.theguardian.com/world/liv…

2023-10-24: “Monopoly Power Is the Elephant in the Room in the AI Debate”

2023-10-24: “JavaScript Is Enabled by Default in Web Browsers - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” Browsers don’t turn off …

2023-10-24: “1Password discloses security incident linked to Okta breach” ‘Put everything into the cloud’ they …

2023-10-24: “This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI” Unlike Glaze, their …

2023-10-23: Moving very slowly through the kitchen so as to not spook the blackbird feeding on the balcony.

2023-10-23: “Notes, Links, and Weeknotes (23 October 2023)” …

2023-10-23: I’ve just published “How do you even web dev without node? A quick introduction to …

2023-10-23: Honestly, whenever I use SASS I end up regretting it because of some subtle incompatibility with …

2023-10-23: “Why you should roll your own auth — Begin Blog”

2023-10-23: “Robin Rendle — Cut the Intro” This advice works with most types of writing: blog posts, books, …

2023-10-23: “the rat truth” she wanted us to focus on the art, on the innovation of heated plumbing, on the …

2023-10-22: “Narrative - You’re All Set: Casual Language, Embedded Advertising, And The Decline Of …

2023-10-22: “Pixels of the Week – October 22, 2023 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

2023-10-22: “AI’s Electricity Use Is Spiking So Fast It’ll Soon Use as Much Power as an Entire …

2023-10-21: I just published “How do you even web dev without node? A quick introduction to test-driven …

2023-10-21: “Okta stock falls after company says client files accessed by hackers via support system” Rolling …

2023-10-20: “Meta in Myanmar (full series) - Erin Kissane’s small internet website”

2023-10-20: “P&B: Jim Nielsen – Manu”

2023-10-20: “People and Blogs and Me - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-10-20: Looks like somebody’s figured out how to scrape netlify project domains. Started to get …

2023-10-20: That thing where somebody’s techno-optimist bullshit stinks so bad that even Wired columnists take …

2023-10-20: It’s kind of impressive how ChromeOS just keeps getting worse. “No, I don’t want …

2023-10-20: “The nuances of base64 encoding strings in JavaScript | Articles | web.dev”

2023-10-19: So, the fact that Microsoft’s Language Server Protocol, the protocol that’s become the …

2023-10-19: “Ten Things I’ve Learned - Milton Glaser” PDF warning.

2023-10-19: “Good is the enemy of the great. - Airbag Industries”

2023-10-19: “I’m banned for life from advertising on Meta. Because I teach Python. — Reuven Lerner”

2023-10-18: “Don’t build your castle in other people’s kingdoms” Old post but evergreen advice.

2023-10-18: “Why can’t our tech billionaires learn anything new?” these are anti-democratic …

2023-10-18: “Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture” A fairly convincing argument that VS Code …

2023-10-18: “Web performance and parallel vs. waterfall downloads | Go Make Things” IMO bundling, for standard …

2023-10-18: “Does working from home damage productivity? Just look at the data. | The Hill”

2023-10-18: ‘“Massive” | everything changes’

2023-10-18: “Unless Explicitly Specified Otherwise, Open Source Software With Users Carries Moral Obligations” …

2023-10-18: Mastodon and Bluesky present interesting contrasts. On Mastodon you can expect a lot of replies, …

2023-10-17: “I Will Fucking Haymaker You If You Mention Agile Again” Which absolute fucking maniac …

2023-10-17: Tried to watch an episode of the 2017 Twin Peaks revival series and couldn’t even get through …

2023-10-17: “Not setting up Find My bricked my MacBook | TokyoDev” Yikes.

2023-10-17: “Adactio: Journal—Decision time”

2023-10-17: “AI is Becoming a Band-Aid over Bad, Broken Tech Industry Design Choices - Scientific American” …

2023-10-17: “The Web Is For User Agency”

2023-10-17: “The Three Cs: Concatenate, Compress, Cache – Harry Roberts – Web Performance Consultant”

2023-10-16: “The Techno-Optimist Manifesto | Andreessen Horowitz” This manifesto is one of the more horrific …

2023-10-16: Might as well link to this again, since I’m here: “The Elegiac Hindsight of Intelligent …

2023-10-16: This week’s notes post! www.baldurbjarnason.com/2023/week… Has notes on burnout in the …

2023-10-16: “The Cost of Avoiding Annoyance - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-10-16: “Report finds few open source projects actively maintained | InfoWorld”

2023-10-15: Strongly considering unsubscribing from Disney + and only resubscribing when the next season of Only …

2023-10-15: “Adactio: Journal—Increment by increment” That’s great company to be in.

2023-10-14: “Paul Barton: The Pianist of Elephants - DanHonMusic”

2023-10-14: “Paul Barton: The Pianist of Elephants - DanHonMusic”

2023-10-14: ‘“Maybe I’ll never feel that motivation again.” | by Sara Wachter-Boettcher | Nice Work | Medium’

2023-10-14: So, for this #caturday I’d like to celebrate the fact that my sister’s rescue, Kolka, has been with …

2023-10-14: “The Interface of Kai Krause’s Software”

2023-10-14: “Building The Next Web” We’re not far from not having a Web left. It’s been so captured …

2023-10-14: “We need web progress, not pessimism” I disagree with the premise of this post. Progress requires a …

2023-10-14: “Meta in Myanmar, Part IV: Only Connect” Our new platforms and tools for global connection have …

2023-10-13: I just published “The Elegiac Hindsight of Intelligent Machines” It’s essentially …

2023-10-13: “Scrollbars are becoming a problem” The current state of scrollbars is, on the face of it, objective …

2023-10-13: “Frugal Computing – On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards …

2023-10-12: “Where to Put Focus When Deleting a Thing — Adrian Roselli”

2023-10-12: “CSS { In Real Life } | Greenwashing and the COP28 Website”

2023-10-12: “Fast(er) JavaScript on WebAssembly: Portable Baseline Interpreter and Future Plans” This is …

2023-10-12: “AI’s Electricity Use Is Spiking So Fast It’ll Soon Use as Much Power as an Entire …

2023-10-12: The first snows have hit my area of Iceland. Both of the main roads are closed (or about to be). …

2023-10-11: “Joint Statement by Free Software Foundation Europe and Software Freedom Conservancy Regarding …

2023-10-11: “16 things you believe about software: A retrospective on the Searls-Briggs Type Indicator®”

2023-10-11: “Google Insiders Question Usefulness of Bard AI Chatbot - Bloomberg”

2023-10-11: “Adobe previews AI upscaling to make blurry videos and GIFs look fresh - The Verge” That everybody …

2023-10-11: “Using Web Components on My Icon Galleries Websites - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-10-11: “Ian Betteridge - Publishers need to wake up to the truth about Google traffic” Hard to see how this …

2023-10-10: “Tech Leaders Are Obsessing Over the Obscure Theory E/acc. Here’s Why” 😬

2023-10-10: “Word Count 60: Writerly practice, US author income survey — Chocolate and Vodka”

2023-10-10: “Adactio: Journal—Making the Patterns Day website” I didn’t use any build tools. There was no …

2023-10-10: “Adactio: Links—Did technology kill the craftsman? - The Progress Network”

2023-10-10: Here I thought the biggest news of the day here in Iceland would be bad weather It’s notable that he …

2023-10-10: “AI hype is built on high test scores. Those tests are flawed.”

2023-10-10: “Naming Variables In CSS”

2023-10-10: “1491342 - Atomics.wait(sb, 0, 0, delay) might fail unpredictably on notify(sb, 0) - chromium”

2023-10-10: “Ian Betteridge - GitHub Copilot costs more per user than it charges” People generally don’t realise …

2023-10-09: “Adactio: Links—Against Scale”

2023-10-09: “Against Scale”

2023-10-09: “AGI Researchers Stop Quoting White Supremacists Challenge (Impossible)” That the AGI …

2023-10-09: “Notes, Links, and Weeknotes (9 October 2023)” I’m trying a slightly different format …

2023-10-09: “Hey designers, they’re gaslighting you. By Sara Wachter-Boettcher | Nice Work” They tried so, so …

2023-10-09: “Absolutely Do Not Change Your Blogging Platform (unless you have to)” As somebody who has migrated …

2023-10-09: “Adactio: Links—Kinopio’s Design Principles”

2023-10-09: “Kinopio’s Design Principles”

2023-10-08: “The Labor Market Returns of Being An Artist: Evidence from the United States, 2006-2021 by Christos …

2023-10-07: “What Happened to Separation of Concerns in Frontend Development · Jens Oliver Meiert”

2023-10-07: “A Note From WIRED Leadership | WIRED” One of the benefits of being old enough to remember the 90s …

2023-10-07: “Meta in Myanmar, Part III. The Inside View” Again, all the content warnings. But also this: I …

2023-10-07: “Meta in Myanmar, Part II: The Crisis - Erin Kissane’s small internet website” ALL the content …

2023-10-07: “Robin Rendle — The Cascade”

2023-10-06: “Ro Salarian: rosalarian: I spent ten years building up a…” I don’t want to make “content,” …

2023-10-06: “There aren’t really big gaps in OKLCH where it just doesn’t render any color at all. - …

2023-10-06: We have, what, maybe a decade left of our current hyperconnected global tech industry left before it …

2023-10-06: “Who Is OpenAI’s Sam Altman? Meet the Oppenheimer of Our Age”

2023-10-06: “Target says it’s closing 9 stores due to theft. The crime data tells a different story.”

2023-10-05: “Imposter Syndrome Driven Design and a Bedfordshire Clanger - Stephanie Stimac’s Blog”

2023-10-05: “Why side projects are essential for creatives—and employers should embrace them | Jonas Downey”

2023-10-05: “My Books Have Been Banned or Challenged in 16 States” Even if the book banners do read …

2023-10-05: “Fair Warning: For as long as there has been AI research, there have been credible critiques …

2023-10-05: “Navigation API · Issue #34 · WebKit/standards-positions · GitHub” If we get both the Navigation API …

2023-10-04: I expected the AI bubble to get bad, but the scale of the bullshit still hits hard Only those who …

2023-10-04: “Seven lies in four sentences” Rumors that LLMs have solved then hallucination problem are greatly …

2023-10-04: “Don’t Build Microservices, Pursue Loose Coupling - DevOps.com”

2023-10-04: “Adactio: Journal—Websites in the dock” I wonder if there’s much point using wrappers like Electron …

2023-10-03: And I wrote about how making or using generative models is, all else being equal, a dick move. …

2023-10-03: I also published my weeknotes yesterday, with the links for the week. …

2023-10-03: Quick reminder that I’ve set up a pre-order page for the print edition of Out of the Software …

2023-10-03: “Adactio: Journal—Crawlers”

2023-10-03: “Nine things automated accessibility tests can’t test | daverupert.com”

2023-10-03: “Return to Office Is Bullshit And Everyone Knows It - Dhole Moments” Executives are genuinely bad at …

2023-10-03: “Boys will be boys | Revert to Saved: A blog about design, gaming and technology” I’m not sure …

2023-10-03: “NASA satellites reveal restoration power of beavers”

2023-10-02: “Scammers Are Using AI to Sell Ripped Off Versions of Other People’s Books”

2023-10-02: “OpenAI’s ChatGPT Can Actually Make Workers Perform Worse” I’m pretty sure that the overall …

2023-10-02: “Opening remarks on “AI in the Workplace: New Crisis or Longstanding Challenge” | by Emily M. Bender …

2023-10-02: “Making a Website is for Everyone - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” This.

2023-10-02: “The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Must Know About Unicode in 2023 (Still No Excuses!)”

2023-10-02: “They Studied Dishonesty. Was Their Work a Lie? | The New Yorker” Certainly starting to look like …

2023-09-30: What is it with 80s/90s movies presenting predatory sociopaths destroying people’s lives as …

2023-09-30: “‘I follow you for tech, not politics’ | Go Make Things” My friend, all tech is political.

2023-09-30: “table-saw Web Component—zachleat.com”

2023-09-30: “Adactio: Links—Just Another Music Monday - by Rusty Foster - Today in Tabs”

2023-09-30: “Sam Altman Says He Intends to Replace Normal People With AI” AGI is a religion and it isn’t one of …

2023-09-29: My aunt’s husband has been making violins for forty years so there’s going to be a show dedicated to …

2023-09-29: “Microsoft comes under blistering criticism for “grossly irresponsible” security | Ars Technica” No, …

2023-09-29: “Compromised Microsoft Key: More Impactful Than We Thought” This includes managed Microsoft …

2023-09-29: “The Gravitational Pull Of Business As Usual – Paul Taylor”

2023-09-29: “Meta in Myanmar, Part I: The Setup - Erin Kissane’s small internet website” Fucking hell.

2023-09-29: “Why We’ll Never Live in Space - Scientific American” I’ve always been a big fan of space …

2023-09-28: “Open Source does not win by being cheaper”

2023-09-28: “Pre-order the hard-cover print edition of Out of the Software Crisis“ So, this is a …

2023-09-28: That Ive/Altman “AI phone” thing is going to reach Segway levels of hype isn’t it? Ugh.

2023-09-28: ‘The FTC Sues to Break Up Amazon Over an Economy-Wide “Hidden Tax”’

2023-09-28: “Google accidentally leaking Bard AI chats into public search results” Mass layoffs followed by …

2023-09-28: “NODE_ENV Considered Harmful” Not a huge fan of “considered harmful” these days but, in addition to …

2023-09-28: “We Don’t Need CEOs Anymore and AI Could Easily Replace Them” Can’t be any more dysfunctional …

2023-09-27: “Why multi-page apps? | Go Make Things”

2023-09-27: “Robots.txt - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” What he said. Robots.txt is a convention based on a social …

2023-09-27: So, Shopify is the only option I have for setting up pre-orders for the print edition of Out of the …

2023-09-27: Switching to career Plan N+1 (where N is wherever I was) means I need to rethink what I’m …

2023-09-27: “Failing Without Knowing Why: The Tragedy Of Performative Content - DaedTech”

2023-09-27: “Jim Nielsen’s Notes” Just say “No!” to A/B tests. This might be a trend.

2023-09-27: “Optimizing for Taste”

2023-09-27: “Summary of the 2023 WGA MBA” So, most of the details here are outside of my wheelhouse, but the …

2023-09-26: “Classic rock, Mario Kart, and why we can’t agree on Tailwind”

2023-09-26: “Introducing Railway V2” They say the day you delete all the Kubernetes code from your …

2023-09-26: “Software is What We Learned Along the Way - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-09-26: “13 super rad web dev tricks you don’t know about (but should) | Go Make Things”

2023-09-26: “Generative Artificial Intelligence is slowly entering children’s lives - AlgorithmWatch”

2023-09-26: “Enhance: SSR for Web Components”

2023-09-25: ‘The Illusion Of Developer “Productivity” Opens The Door To Snake Oil – Codemanship’s Blog’ …

2023-09-25: “The Beat is looking for a Managing Editor”

2023-09-25: “Elon Musk and the Infinite Rebuy - by Dave Karpf”

2023-09-25: “Weeknote: 25 September 2023” A long one this week. Mostly because I’m using the …

2023-09-25: “Build Great Software By Repeatedly Encountering It - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-09-25: “WordPress Kills The Blogger Star – Flameeyes’s Weblog”

2023-09-24: “The invisible problem – Scott Jenson” Text editing on mobile isn’t ok. It’s actually much worse …

2023-09-24: “Writing Is Thinking - by John Warner” Easily this week’s best read.

2023-09-23: “Google’s New Gmail Tool Is Hallucinating Emails That Don’t Exist” 😬️

2023-09-23: “Writers and talkers and leaders, oh my! | everything changes”

2023-09-23: “React is slow at its very core | Go Make Things” The golden rule of JavaScript: more abstractions …

2023-09-23: “How to escape CSS selectors in JavaScript | Stefan Judis Web Development”

2023-09-23: “Elegant and powerful new result that seriously undermines large language models” Like I’ve been …

2023-09-23: ‘”AI”, and the trouble with inaccessible SaaS - localghost’

2023-09-23: “Speeding up the JavaScript ecosystem - Polyfills gone rogue”

2023-09-22: “Google Books – search results confuse reviewers with authors – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2023-09-22: “Patterns for Reactivity with Modern Vanilla JavaScript | Frontend Masters”

2023-09-22: I see that AI boosters advocating we change copyright law, globally, in ways that contravene …

2023-09-22: “Adactio: Links—Statement on Generative AI | Ben Myers”

2023-09-22: “Statement on Generative AI | Ben Myers” Agree completely.

2023-09-22: “Building like it’s 1984: A comprehensive guide to creating intuitive context menus - Height” …

2023-09-22: “ChatGPT Caught Giving Horrible Advice to Cancer Patients” Like I’ve said in the past: this AI …

2023-09-21: “Don’t prematurely optimize for performance | Go Make Things”

2023-09-21: “Why I chose Codepen PRO over Copilot - CodePen Blog”

2023-09-21: “Why I chose Codepen Pro over Copilot” So, the standard advice in any creative industry on improving …

2023-09-21: “Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff hiring boomerang employees” I’ve been saying over the past year that …

2023-09-21: “Why not React? - DEV Community”

2023-09-21: “CSS Shorthand Syntax Considered an Anti-Pattern – CSS Wizardry – Web Performance Optimisation” This …

2023-09-21: “Accessibility is not binary | Erik Kroes - Accessibility Consultant”

2023-09-21: “Writers: use the Spoken Content accessibility feature to have your Mac and iPad read words and help …

2023-09-21: “AI data training companies like Scale AI are hiring poets - Rest of World” Scabs.

2023-09-20: “Bullet Points: Oh-just-shut-up edition - by Dave Karpf”

2023-09-20: “Blocking AI Scraper Bots - Chris Coyier”

2023-09-20: “Adactio: Links—Get it shipped — building better relationships with Devs”

2023-09-20: “Get it shipped — building better relationships with Devs | by Ness Grixti | Sep, 2023 | Redesigning …

2023-09-20: “Impostor phenomenon’s origin story — Chocolate and Vodka” Interesting deep dive.

2023-09-20: “Microsoft AI researchers mistakenly leaked 38TB of company data” Reporting on all of Microsoft’s …

2023-09-19: “Adactio: Links—Tailwind, and the death of web craftsmanship”

2023-09-19: “Tailwind, and the death of web craftsmanship” I’ve wondered too about the field’s refusal to …

2023-09-19: “Browser Video Players Review”

2023-09-19: “A (more) Modern CSS Reset - Andy Bell”

2023-09-19: “Go Direct — Audacious” There should rarely be more than three people involved in delivering …

2023-09-19: “38TB of data accidentally exposed by Microsoft AI researchers | Wiz Blog” Over the past thirty …

2023-09-19: “WebKit Features in Safari 17.0 | WebKit” Looks like a solid release.

2023-09-19: “AI at the Crossroads – EduGeek Journal”

2023-09-18: So, Hveragerði is a quiet town and I live next door to the Geothermal Park. This means that if I …

2023-09-18: “The JS community on Twitter is dead.” Yup.

2023-09-18: “Sustainability and Tech and Us · Jens Oliver Meiert” What I find troubling is how in tech, we’re …

2023-09-18: “Which Kinds of Tests Should I Write? Revisited - The Code Whisperer”

2023-09-18: “Notes from “Weathering Software Winter” by Devine Lu Linvega - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-09-18: “The Rules of Margin Collapse” Honestly, margin collapse in CSS was probably a bad idea and because …

2023-09-17: My dad has a bit of a retro approach to listening to music.

2023-09-17: “Ableist interactions | hidde.blog” I agree with everything in this post but would like to emphasise …

2023-09-17: “Scope vs Shadow DOM” I have never personally needed shadow DOM. Every time I dig in to assess it, …

2023-09-16: Black and white photos from said bad weather photography walk.

2023-09-16: Went for a short bad weather photography walk

2023-09-16: “Book Review: Kill It With Fire – Manage Ageing Computer Systems by Marianne Bellotti – Terence …

2023-09-16: “David Golumbia, 1963–2023 – Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain”

2023-09-16: “Adactio: Links—We’re still not innovating with AI-generated UI.”

2023-09-16: “We’re still not innovating with AI-generated UI.” I generally feel like companies with poor …

2023-09-16: “Fixing Search” However, browsers selling users to search engines to keep the web going is a bit …

2023-09-15: Found my dad’s old typewriter. Might be a bit of a project but it would be fun to get it into proper …

2023-09-14: ‘Microsoft Publishes Garbled AI Article Calling Tragically Deceased NBA Player …

2023-09-14: So, this is happening. I can already see that the final version needs to have a gloss, not matte, …

2023-09-14: “The Myth of Artificial Intelligence - The American Prospect”

2023-09-14: “Critical WebP bug: many apps, not just browsers, under threat” One of the issues with the …

2023-09-13: This book is required reading for everyone involved in looking at Generative AI for their business …

2023-09-13: After noodling around with mocha and deno, I’m pretty sure it’s possible to set up a …

2023-09-13: “The A.V. Club’s AI-Generated Articles Are Copying Directly From IMDb” This was utterly …

2023-09-13: Starlings relaxing after raiding my bird feeder. Blurry phone picture as they scarpered as soon as …

2023-09-13: “Bricolage | Some notes on Local-First Development” I think Local-First is going to be an essential …

2023-09-13: “The death of unity” Looting your customer base.

2023-09-12: Found out that my granddad owned a .22 pistol in the 60s which was honestly out of character Then my …

2023-09-12: “I think I kind of hate lazy loading – Terence Eden’s Blog” I ran into this quite a bit back when I …

2023-09-12: “Team size isn’t a measure of success - Jacob Kaplan-Moss”

2023-09-12: “Your feedback means more to small teams | daverupert.com”

2023-09-12: “On exponential growth of LLMs” LLMs aren’t growing exponentially. Even if they were …

2023-09-11: “Can Large Language Models Reason?” See Betteridge’s law On a dataset of …

2023-09-11: “If a hammer was like AI…”

2023-09-11: A new weeknote, where I talk about dev environments, cross origin isolation, Dario Argento, and Jack …

2023-09-11: “Ian Betteridge - No, the UK government did not back down on its plans to spy on encrypted messages”

2023-09-11: “TBM 242: The Simplicity Fetish - by John Cutler”

2023-09-10: “The hardest part of building software is not coding, it’s requirements” The problems have become …

2023-09-10: We’re pretty much caught up on the history of my amateur photography. Around 25 years of photos …

2023-09-10: Other than the ravens, 2023 was light on photography for me. The highlight was probably our trip to …

2023-09-10: And once in a blue moon you’d get a raven that’d just post for you. Pretty far away on the top of a …

2023-09-10: The thing about youths of any species is that they Do Not Sit Still. It’s a universal law. And my …

2023-09-10: The photographic highlight of 2023 so far was the raven parliament Raven youths congregate …

2023-09-10: “Advanced NLP with SpaCy | Hacker News” The world cannot migrate all its current NLP models for …

2023-09-10: “Pixels of the Week – September 10, 2023 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

2023-09-10: “Design Under Pressure – Simply Secure”

2023-09-10: “Storing UTC is not a silver bullet | Jon Skeet’s coding blog”

2023-09-09: “On productivity metrics and management consultants – Surfing Complexity”

2023-09-09: Now that the starlings have discovered my bird feeder my balcony railing has become a bit of a …

2023-09-09: “OpenAI confirms that AI writing detectors don’t work | Ars Technica” Yeah.

2023-09-09: The only real opportunity I got for photography in 2022 was a trip to the caves near Hella. They’re …

2023-09-09: Now we’re in the depressing part of my photographic history. Things got pretty rough after the …

2023-09-09: “Remembering Molly :: Aaron Gustafson”

2023-09-08: “Silicon Valley’s Slaughterhouse” This, in my mind, began tech’s age of empty innovation, …

2023-09-08: “Microsoft announces new Copilot Copyright Commitment for customers” I see that some of …

2023-09-08: I’m not pessimistic about technology. I’m disappointed and let down. The distinction is …

2023-09-08: This here is the last picture I took in 2021. It’s also my grandmother’s favourite because that’s …

2023-09-08: The place is also a stop for the raven population in the sout of Iceland. We don’t have that many of …

2023-09-08: Hveragerði itself can be pretty picturesque, though. There’s something photogenic in pretty much …

2023-09-08: So it’s not entirely surprising that I don’t have that many photographs to show from that year. Most …

2023-09-08: The view from my balcony of the industrial greenhouse next door. Nice folks Another turn in 2021: my …

2023-09-08: We’re up to 2021 in my photographic history. I had just found an apartment in a small but nice town …

2023-09-08: “Read terrible books, too - Austin Kleon” Terrible media is can be fearless and inventive despite …

2023-09-07: Where my mind is at regarding web dev. github.com/baldurbja… Going to see how well this works …

2023-09-07: “Why are we not still using tables-for-layout? – Rachel Andrew”

2023-09-07: “Remembering Molly, one of the greats - The History of the Web”

2023-09-07: “The room-temperature superconductor that wasn’t | Ars Technica” Oh, well.

2023-09-07: The last two photos I found from 2020 that I liked were these two photos of ravens flying over the …

2023-09-07: One of the projects I did in 2020 was to document my mother’s radio documentary on the discovery of …

2023-09-07: We’re up to 2020 in the history of my amateur photography and I’ll be honest: it was rough. Every …

2023-09-07: “Memories of Molly – Eric’s Archived Thoughts”

2023-09-07: “Bruce Lawson’s personal site : Goodbye Molly Holzschlag–a memoriam post”

2023-09-07: “Bogus CVE follow-ups | daniel.haxx.se”

2023-09-07: “CVE-2020-19909 is everything that is wrong with CVEs | daniel.haxx.se”

2023-09-06: Newsletter update “Fear Of Missing Out is lethal when somebody invents a footgun” …

2023-09-06: My last attempt at serious photography in Montréal was in the middle of the lockdown. I went around …

2023-09-06: After a year where my mother had had a serious health scare (now fine), racists locked up the …

2023-09-06: I visited Iceland that Christmas. Not just to celebrate the holiday but also to prepare my move back …

2023-09-06: We’re up to autumn 2019 in the history of my amateur photography and none of us had any idea of what …

2023-09-06: “How often do you get to rewrite and rethink?”

2023-09-06: “Rewrite & Rethink - Chris Coyier”

2023-09-06: “Tucson’s Molly Holzschlag, known as ‘the fairy godmother of the web,’ dead at 60 …

2023-09-05: Finally, I always enjoy pictures where people look more like abstract shadowy or silhouette-y …

2023-09-05: Double-decker buses always feel a bit out of place in Iceland, but apparently they’re used for …

2023-09-05: In the summer 2019, we went on a bit of a tour of the lighthouses of the Reykjanes peninsula.

2023-09-05: We’re into spring 2019 with this triptych of spring sports in Parc Jarry. These images don’t work …

2023-09-05: “Embrace Complexity; Tighten Your Feedback Loops” the culture and the order imposed to …

2023-09-05: “cola: a text CRDT for real-time collaborative editing”

2023-09-05: “Out of the Software Crisis: Gardening - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” So far, I’ve really been enjoying these …

2023-09-05: “Chris’ Corner: Web Components Don’t Need You - CodePen Blog”

2023-09-05: Hopefully Tuesday will be less groggy and grumpy than Monday.

2023-09-04: “Nine Essential Information Architecture Practices | Jorge Arango”

2023-09-04: Edited my weeknote to be a little bit more coherent. Having a bit of a foggy Monday. …

2023-09-04: All seasons must end eventually and winter is no exception. Spring must arrive eventually. This is …

2023-09-04: Other than that, winter in Montréal is how you imagine winter in storybooks. That makes it pretty …

2023-09-04: We’re up to winter 2018/19. This is probably my mother’s favourite photo. Here, familiarity with a …

2023-09-04: “siderea | Software Development Worst Practices”

2023-09-04: “«When AI systems are used, they are usually used for surveillance» – Schweizer Monat”

2023-09-04: It’s striking how much harassment authors on social media get from anti-copyright blowhards and …

2023-09-03: “PATH” Explaining the PATH variable is a missing step from so many tutorials online.

2023-09-03: Finally, today’s photo history ends with a few pictures from autumn 2018/winter 2019 that only work …

2023-09-03: OTOH, whereas the previous photo worked pretty well in both monochrome and colour, these just plain …

2023-09-03: So, here’s a colour experiment from 2018. Same photo. Same processing. Only difference which …

2023-09-03: ‘“Out of the Software Crisis”: Dependencies - Jim Nielsen’s Blog’ 😁

2023-09-03: “Pixels of the Week – September 3, 2023 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

2023-09-03: “Like The Social Dilemma Did, The AI Dilemma Seeks To Mislead You With Misinformation | Techdirt”

2023-09-03: “Generative AI closes off a better future - by Paris Marx”

2023-09-02: The trip to Iceland was educational in terms of photography. Took a lot of pictures. Tried a lot of …

2023-09-02: These pictures, taken in the ruins of an abandoned WW2 hospital in Hvalfjörður (and like many …

2023-09-02: We’re still in 2018 in my personal history of amateur photography and I’m about to try my hand at …

2023-09-01: “Why do companies become hostile to their customers? – On my Om” Software companies are particularly …

2023-09-01: “ChatGPT, Ethics & Careers in Computational Linguistics”

2023-09-01: I did learn though that some pictures just plain have to be in colour. This here is probably my …

2023-09-01: I’ve always favoured black and white, although I keep experimenting with colour. The issue here is …

2023-09-01: Early on I decided to focus on Parc Jarry. It was close to where I lived and I made documenting it …

2023-09-01: I also decided to be more proactive in going out and looking for things to photograph. It was one of …

2023-09-01: We’re up to 2018 and I was feeling limited by the phone camera for a simple reason: I’m just not a …

2023-09-01: “How to add syntax highlighting to code as a user types in realtime with vanilla JavaScript | Go …

2023-09-01: “A lot of stuff is just fine. - Chris Coyier” True. One major wrinkle, tho. Just how fine any given …

2023-09-01: “AI Startups Are Already Running Into Some Serious Problems”

2023-08-31: “siderea | I Blame the W3C’s HTML Standard for Ordered Lists”

2023-08-31: That thing where a community fork of a project, by most of the core contributors, makes you feel …

2023-08-31: I began to feel stifled by the iPhone’s camera and realised I really did enjoy photography so I …

2023-08-31: Then I moved to Montréal in 2016. In hindsight, this was a mistake, for reasons that have nothing to …

2023-08-31: The high point in my iPhone photography is probably the trip we took to the top of Snæfellsjökull. …

2023-08-31: We’re up to 2015 in my amateur photography and I’ve discovered that, in good light, iPhones had …

2023-08-31: “How often do you get to rewrite and rethink?” 😁

2023-08-31: “Book Notes: “Out of the Software Crisis” by Baldur Bjarnason - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” 😁

2023-08-31: “milen.me — Premature Optimization: Universally Misunderstood”

2023-08-31: “Money Is Pouring Into AI. Skeptics Say It’s a ‘Grift Shift.’” Tech is inflating a new financial …

2023-08-30: “You Are Not The Man In The Arena” Much like cryptocurrency, the AI conversation almost always …

2023-08-30: “Safari Un-Intelligent Tracking Prevention: Data loss by design”

2023-08-30: Experiment of the day: turns out deno run --allow-all npm:@11ty/eleventy works. At least for the …

2023-08-30: So, this looks like a very interesting module github.com/WebReflec…

2023-08-30: That feeling when best-laid plans turn out to be only middling well-laid and you need to turn a …

2023-08-30: Bath, UK, which is where I was living in 2015, is similarly picturesque. Hard to go wrong with these …

2023-08-30: The photos from the iPhone 6 are for the most part spur-of-the-moment snapshots. That’s freeing, but …

2023-08-30: We’re up to 2011 in my personal history of my amateur photography and I had given up on dedicated …

2023-08-30: This opinion, though unusually clearly stated here, is getting quite common and is why I’m writing …

2023-08-30: “Educational Sensational Inspirational Foundational”

2023-08-30: “Why are websites embarrassing?” I mean, fundamentally it’s because managers in charge of websites …

2023-08-29: I just published “That thing where you change your mind” For the past few weeks, I’ve …

2023-08-29: Fucking micro.blog dropped three whole photos from the cross-post. That’s after a fifteen minute lag …

2023-08-29: That thing where micro.blog just fucking refuses to publish a post unless you post another to flush …

2023-08-29: So, we’re up to 2010 and I’ve been asked by my friend, Tom Abba, to document the making of a project …

2023-08-29: “Falling For Oklch: A Love Story Of Color Spaces, Gamuts, And CSS — Smashing Magazine”

2023-08-29: “Cerebus: Misogyny and Madness – Literate Machine” It’s also thousands of pages of unbridled hate …

2023-08-28: That thing where micro.blog’s Mastodon poster posts entries out of order.

2023-08-28: Not that I wasn’t also taking landscapes like everybody else. You’re practically required by law to …

2023-08-28: Here we get to the problem. The pictures I personally liked the most were pictures everybody else …

2023-08-28: Then, late 2008, I go myself a Canon G9, a digital camera with a built-in zoom lens. It was …

2023-08-28: Until around 2008, I was mostly a DSLR photographer. My frustration with photography was mounting. I …

2023-08-28: “LLM Security”

2023-08-28: “The value-destroying potential of AI” 👇🏻 A lot of the people trying to deploy AI as a business …

2023-08-27: This one, from last year, is of a male blackbird in the same tree.

2023-08-27: It’s the time of year when the local starlings and blackbirds hoover up the berries of the rowan in …

2023-08-27: Most of the pictures I took during this period were of people—friends and family. The only ones I’m …

2023-08-27: I’ve always limited my spending on photography Spending creates obligations and those will …

2023-08-27: One of the early excuses to “camera” I got with my first DSLR was a free midday concert that …

2023-08-27: “iCloud sucks and it really shouldn’t” It really does and it really shouldn’t

2023-08-26: My sister sent me a few more pictures of her #cat to post for #caturday. She, very sensibly, isn’t …

2023-08-26: I’m posting pigeon photos because during that time most of my photos were of people, at events and …

2023-08-26: In 2006 I finally got myself a digital SLR, a low-end Canon 350D. Taking pictures in Bristol meant …

2023-08-26: “Visiting OpenAI – jill/txt” Seems like OpenAI has started a charm offensive. Wining and dining …

2023-08-26: “Pants on Fire – Pixel Envy” But Evans does not give nearly enough weight to how often big industry …

2023-08-25: My first attempt at digital photography involved fairly low-end cameras. Despite not being the …

2023-08-25: Continuing with my posting of photos from my archives. These two photos couple of notable failures …

2023-08-25: That thing where somebody breathlessly talks about a “great” AI feature being added to an app they …

2023-08-24: “GitHub - orlp/polymur-hash: The PolymurHash universal hash function.”

2023-08-24: Final photos of the day. These were taken at an outdoor commitment ceremony for a couple of my …

2023-08-24: For some reason, I really enjoy photos of mundane, day-to-day, stuff. These are probably from 2003, …

2023-08-24: I’ve always been fond of taking pictures in urban green spaces, even when there’s no “there” there. …

2023-08-24: I’ve been posting some of the older photos I’ve taken. This one is one of the last pictures I took …

2023-08-24: “Ugly Numbers from Microsoft and ChatGPT Reveal that AI Demand is Already Shrinking” A huge amount …

2023-08-24: “The Rise and Fall of ChatGPT? - by Gary Marcus” In less than a year, ChatGPT has gone from being …

2023-08-23: “Pluralistic: Supervised AI isn’t (23 August 2023) – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow” …

2023-08-23: “Use web components for what they’re good at” This is a solid and practical overview of …

2023-08-23: “Reclaiming AI as a theoretical tool for cognitive science” In this paper, we have …

2023-08-23: “Reclaiming AI as a theoretical tool for cognitive science” Any factual AI system …

2023-08-23: “Pros and cons of using Shadow DOM and style encapsulation” I’ve generally found …

2023-08-23: This old photo was taken in Ashton Court in 2002 or 2003, I think? I was using the Werra camera made …

2023-08-23: This photo was taken in the old cemetery in Clifton (I forget the name, it’s the one belonging to …

2023-08-23: Continuing with the reposting of my old photos. These are all from 2000, still using the battered …

2023-08-23: Is it possible to hyperventilate for two weeks straight? Just ordered review copies of the books …

2023-08-23: “Worrying about the NPM ecosystem | Sam Bleckley”

2023-08-23: “How to protect yourself from npm – Timo Tijhof”

2023-08-23: “less code, more software: The principles of product development flow” I’ve enjoyed all of …

2023-08-23: “View Transitions Break Incremental Rendering — ericportis.com”

2023-08-22: “Reloading a Document (and Preserving Query String Parameters) Using Only HTML - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-08-22: “Progressively Enhanced Form Validation, Part 3: Validating a checkbox group – Cloud Four”

2023-08-22: “Please size your inline SVGs :: Aaron Gustafson”

2023-08-21: “The modern era of research-backed software delivery” Essentially, making projects …

2023-08-21: “Lightweight software delivery methods” Following the example set at Honda, the …

2023-08-21: “Early software delivery models” Though not the intention… This phrase is …

2023-08-21: “A brief history of software delivery” These three essays provide a good overview of the …

2023-08-21: “Mail, run. — Ethan Marcotte”

2023-08-21: ‘“We’re All Just Temporarily Abled” - Jim Nielsen’s Blog’

2023-08-20: Took this one using a Carl Zeiss Jena Werra about twenty years ago in Ashton Court, Bristol, IIRC.

2023-08-20: “Granularity walkers for textual descriptions”

2023-08-20: “Dialogue Is Still Really Hard to Hear – Pixel Envy” In my experience, there is generally a clear …

2023-08-19: “The New Gatekeepers: How Disney, Amazon, and Netflix Will Take Over Media” A report by …

2023-08-19: “Netflix and other streamers wield too much power over labor. Use antitrust law to break them up” …

2023-08-19: “Netflix and other streamers wield too much power over labor. Use antitrust law to break them up” …

2023-08-19: “Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies - by Alena Smith” Without regulation of these monopolies, …

2023-08-19: “Make Hollywood Great Again - BIG by Matt Stoller” The best way to understand what’s happening to …

2023-08-19: “Artificial Intelligence Lawsuit: AI-Generated Art Not Copyrightable – The Hollywood Reporter” This …

2023-08-18: “Short session expiration does not help security”

2023-08-18: Interesting looking clouds over Hellisheiði.

2023-08-18: “85. Timnit Gebru Looks at Corporate AI and Sees a Lot of Bad Science - Initiative for Digital …

2023-08-18: “Can’t lose what you never had: Claims about digital ownership and creation in the age of generative …

2023-08-18: “No, streaming is not more expensive than cable TV” This comparison was always bogus, not just …

2023-08-17: “Microsoft pulls AI-written article telling tourists to visit the Ottawa Food Bank - The Verge”

2023-08-17: “aria-haspopup and screen readers - Manuel Matuzović”

2023-08-17: I would love to read a financially-literate article that digs into how much of the streamer …

2023-08-17: “EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Wu and the Silence That Speaks Volumes” Now that they know that I could be dead …

2023-08-17: “New York Times considers legal action against OpenAI as copyright tensions swirl” The problem with …

2023-08-17: ‘The “Hero’s Journey” Is Nonsense - Tales of Times Forgotten’ The “Hero’s Journey” …

2023-08-16: “Why the Hollywood strike matters to all of us | Cognoscenti”

2023-08-16: “You Deserve a Tech Union is here! — Ethan Marcotte”

2023-08-16: “Don’t Throw “Consulting Services” Onto Your Website - DaedTech”

2023-08-16: “Accessibility is a part of inclusive design and disability rights) · Eric Eggert”

2023-08-16: “The Imminent Enshittification of the Internet” Generative models are an existential threat to …

2023-08-16: “Don’t expect quick fixes in ‘red-teaming’ of AI models. Security was an …

2023-08-16: “Google Chrome will summarize entire articles for you with built-in generative AI - The Verge” I …

2023-08-16: “WordPress 6.3; breaking decades of CSS!” This issues I’ve highlighted are a product of seemingly …

2023-08-15: “ChatGPT answers more than half of software engineering questions incorrectly” That 40% didn’t spot …

2023-08-15: “/bɑs ˈtjɛ̃ no ˈse ʁɑ/ (hadess) | News: New responsibilities” Relevant to what I wrote the other day …

2023-08-15: I just published “You can’t debate bullshit” where I vent some of my frustrations with …

2023-08-15: “Unraveling the Digital Markets Act” Those defending Facebook should reevaluate their stance …

2023-08-15: “What exactly are the economics of AI? - by Gary Marcus” just because something is powered by AI …

2023-08-15: “It’s pretty rude of OpenAI to make their use of your content opt-out | hidde.blog”

2023-08-14: “There’s Meaning in the Ordering of the Web’s Tech Stack - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-08-14: “The bad year | Go Make Things” I relate so much to this. Been a shitty year on the whole. Hopefully …

2023-08-14: There’s an Icelandic phrase I’ve found to be extremely useful lately: “Þetta endar …

2023-08-14: “Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG? - TPGi”

2023-08-13: What possesses programmers to deliberately try to make OSS LLM systems for generating whole fiction …

2023-08-13: “No regrets: Gender-affirming chest surgery in adults has long-term satisfaction | Ars Technica” …

2023-08-13: “AddyOsmani.com - Write about what you learn. It pushes you to understand topics better.”

2023-08-13: “What if Generative AI turned out to be a Dud?” Like I’ve been saying for months, the functionality …

2023-08-13: “These Women Warned Of AI’s Dangers And Risks Long Before ChatGPT – Rolling Stone”

2023-08-13: “ChatGPT In Trouble: OpenAI may go bankrupt by 2024, AI bot costs company $700,000 every day”

2023-08-12: “Not so private room: Zoom’s AI privacy fiasco exposes how vulnerable we are to Big Tech’s …

2023-08-12: I don’t think it’s possible for anybody who has read Ursula Franklin’s The Real World of Technology …

2023-08-12: “AI Is Starting to Look Like the Dot Com Bubble” The similarities have been obvious for months now. …

2023-08-12: “Unions strike to save the world from bad TV and movies | New Scientist”

2023-08-12: “Zoom AI Backlash: TOS Update Says No Customer Content Used in Training - Variety” Must have found …

2023-08-11: Is it no longer possible to change the crop of image uploads in the micro.blog iOS app? Feels like …

2023-08-11: There are those who take photographs arranged beforehand and those who go out to discover the image …

2023-08-11: I just published “Authorship” This is a bit of a self-indulgent post where I’m …

2023-08-11: “AI Causes Real Harm. Let’s Focus on That over the End-of-Humanity Hype - Scientific American”

2023-08-11: “LoFi software and inverting our relationship to The Cloud – chadkohalyk.com”

2023-08-11: “Negative Space - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At” I strongly relate to what Ed is saying …

2023-08-11: “Fantasy Meets Reality – cabel.com”

2023-08-11: “As HashiCorp adopts the BSL, an era of open-source software might be ending” Relevant to what I …

2023-08-10: “Adactio: Journal—Automation” The problem I see with using LLMs for large-scale automation is that …

2023-08-10: “Progressively Enhanced HTML Accordion — Adrian Roselli”

2023-08-10: “Amazon removes books ‘generated by AI’ for sale under author’s name | Books | The Guardian” The …

2023-08-09: “Forgive The Writers, For We Are So Tired – Chuck Wendig: Terribleminds”

2023-08-09: “Google says AI systems should be able to mine publishers’ work unless companies opt out | …

2023-08-09: “Scientists discover new ecosystem underneath hydrothermal vents” This is very cool.

2023-08-08: “What helps people get comfortable on the command line?”

2023-08-08: “How to piss off your entire audience in one simple step” This. Also, because tech cos broke the …

2023-08-08: “Maðurinn sem fór í leyfisleysi í Surtsey kærður til lögreglu” Do not fucking set foot on Surtsey …

2023-08-08: “Stop using Brave Browser - by Corbin Davenport” Another reason to stop using Brave is one you can …

2023-08-07: “I Would Rather See My Books Get Pirated Than This (Or: Why Goodreads and Amazon Are Becoming …

2023-08-07: “Zoom’s Updated Terms of Service Permit Training AI on User Content Without Opt-Out”

2023-08-06: “Language Is a Poor Heuristic for Intelligence” While the human brain may have been the inspiration …

2023-08-06: “Degenerative AI in education | code acts in education” Resignation to AI as an inevitable feature …

2023-08-06: “Cleaning up a baby peacock sullied by a non-information spill | by Emily M. Bender | Aug, 2023 | …

2023-08-05: “Patreon issues are causing paused payouts and canceled subscriptions - The Verge” We’re seeing an …

2023-08-05: “Adactio: Links—Just normal web things.”

2023-08-05: “Just normal web things.”

2023-08-04: “Energy makes time | everything changes”

2023-08-04: ‘“AI” Hurts Consumers and Workers – and Isn’t Intelligent’ In their joint statement, US …

2023-08-04: “Non-Thoughts on the Open Source Initiative”

2023-08-04: “AddyOsmani.com - The value of a prototype is in the insight it imparts, not the code.”

2023-08-03: [“The Age Of Mediocrity - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed …

2023-08-03: ‘“If It Sounds Like Sci-Fi, It Probably Is” - Linguistics professor Emily M. Bender separates …

2023-08-03: “Five Things: August 3, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-08-03: Almost got annoyed into a writing a blog post on some AI bullshit, but the feeling thankfully went …

2023-08-03: “Microsoft comes under blistering criticism for “grossly irresponsible” security | Ars Technica” I’m …

2023-08-03: Always a bit annoying how consistently some tech types degrade themselves by insisting that language …

2023-08-03: “Movie extras worry they’ll be replaced by AI. Hollywood is already doing body scans : NPR”

2023-08-03: “‘It’s destroyed me completely’: Kenyan moderators decry toll of training of AI models | Artificial …

2023-08-02: “Google’s Plan To DRM The Web Goes Against Everything Google Once Stood For” Basically, the …

2023-08-02: “Why women were overrepresented in tech layoffs.” I know of at least one woman who was laid off …

2023-08-02: My 89 year old grandmother went to see the Barbie movie and heartily approved of it. Apparently it …

2023-08-02: “Tech experts are starting to doubt that ChatGPT and A.I. ‘hallucinations’ will ever go away: ‘This …

2023-08-02: “Knowledge Laundering - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-08-02: “Adactio: Links—Splitting the Web”

2023-08-02: “Splitting the Web”

2023-08-02: “Legal Subreddit Bans All Ex-Twitter Links Due To Safety Risk | Techdirt” This is going to happen a …

2023-08-02: “A New Attack Impacts ChatGPT—and No One Knows How to Stop It | WIRED”

2023-08-01: “Other People’s Busted Software is an Opportunity - Chris Coyier”

2023-08-01: Trying out Manjaro with Gnome instead of the usual Ubuntu. Immediately ran into wifi driver issues, …

2023-08-01: Look, heaven knows we need a counterweight against the fishing industry mafia here in Iceland so I …

2023-08-01: “Word Count 54: SAG-AFTRA has entered the game — Chocolate and Vodka” Again, if actors can’t earn a …

2023-07-31: “The Future of the Web is VNC – Terence Eden’s Blog” Google desperately needs to be broken up. …

2023-07-31: Was wondering why I felt wonky today. Then I went to check out loftgaedi.is and saw that sulphuric …

2023-07-31: “Remote Synthesis | Is Jamstack Officially Finished?”

2023-07-31: Seeing flaws in your work is an advantage, because it means you learned something from making said …

2023-07-30: ‘Eschatology › The “Promise” of “Easier” Programming’ It’s like saying we won’t need writing and …

2023-07-30: “Worldcoin: a solution in search of its problem”

2023-07-30: Me: constantly dissatisfied with everything I write, to the point of living with a constant …

2023-07-30: ‘“Ensuring Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI”: What those seven companies avoided committing to | by …

2023-07-30: “Pull Requests are cake or puppies - Textual”

2023-07-30: “Cis woman shares relentless transphobic attacks on her gender”

2023-07-29: Artificial Intelligence.

2023-07-29: “Shakespeare Serif – an experimental font based on the First Folio – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2023-07-29: ‘“AI” content and user centered design’ There are benefits to one-click-content-creation for …

2023-07-29: “Axess Lab | Toggles suck!”

2023-07-29: “Mastodon is easy and fun except when it isn’t - Erin Kissane’s small internet website”

2023-07-29: “The ChatGPT revolution is another tech fantasy”

2023-07-28: “Techdirt’s down to zero results on Bing; meanwhile, Bing shows 1,760 for Lucire”

2023-07-28: “The size of the World Wide Web” I know it’s only one metric, but it sure does look like Bing is …

2023-07-27: “Weizenbaum examines computers and society - The Tech” I think the computer has from the beginning …

2023-07-27: “Nobody cares about your blog.”

2023-07-27: As if I was sad enough already about her death. From six years ago. “Sinead O’Connor is donating …

2023-07-26: “The First Room-Temperature Ambient-Pressure Superconductor” Really hoping that this research on …

2023-07-26: Fucking Taylorism. Still the tech industry’s default mode of management. Anyway, this is …

2023-07-26: “The boom times are over.” Amy Hoy is right, as usual.

2023-07-26: “Eleventy and CloudCannon: New Best Friends—zachleat.com” Feels like a good fit for both Eleventy …

2023-07-26: “Does writing really have to be so solitary? — Chocolate and Vodka” I’ve struggled with …

2023-07-26: “AI Does Not Help Programmers” What use do I have for a sloppy assistant? I can be sloppy just by …

2023-07-25: “Blockquotes in Screen Readers — Adrian Roselli”

2023-07-25: “Vision for W3C” Our vision is for a World Wide Web that is more inclusive, and more …

2023-07-25: That thing where you find an interesting blog that doesn’t have an RSS feed… “Too …

2023-07-25: “Formative posts – Eric Bailey” Seriously good reading list.

2023-07-25: “The Power of Being New: A Proven Recipe for High Impact | Hazel Weakly”

2023-07-24: Disinterest. Fucking hell is this shit tedious.

2023-07-24: “Writing Tools” One of my favourite books on writing.

2023-07-24: “Oppenheimer and AI — Emily F. Gorcenski” Rather, it’s the wholesale death of culture, the mass …

2023-07-23: “Antitrust Guidelines and Overthrowing a Corrupt Priesthood”

2023-07-22: The tourist urge towards self-destruction continues. A group of 60 tried to disregard warnings and …

2023-07-22: “Stop treating all of your content as if it were news – Rachel Andrew” This! x1000 this!

2023-07-22: “The affordance loop - Erin Kissane’s small internet website”

2023-07-21: If an app manages to look okay on every platform, but is actually so full of annoying UX bugs and …

2023-07-20: “Study claims ChatGPT is losing capability, but some experts aren’t convinced” I remain …

2023-07-20: “Business Model Fueling Silicon Valley Tech Companies May Be Illegal” This is what many of us in …

2023-07-20: “Google Tests A.I. Tool That Is Able to Write News Articles - The New York Times” These companies …

2023-07-19: “siderea | How Professional Ethics Work” If I didn’t have a profession with an ethical code …

2023-07-19: “The Hereditarian Hypothesis and Scientific Racism - Kevin Bird” However, the …

2023-07-18: “Chris’ Corner: More Like CSBest - CodePen Blog”

2023-07-18: “AddyOsmani.com - Software engineering: problem-solving and critical-thinking”

2023-07-15: “The shady world of Brave selling copyrighted data for AI training”

2023-07-13: “Signal’s Meredith Whittaker: ‘These are the people who could actually pause AI if they wanted to’” …

2023-07-13: “Adactio: Links—Pulling my site from Google over AI training – Tracy Durnell”

2023-07-13: “Pulling my site from Google over AI training – Tracy Durnell” Definitely going to have a closer …

2023-07-13: ‘New Low in the Accessibility “Industry:” Overlay Company Sues Globally-Recognized Accessibility …

2023-07-12: ‘How to Identify “Truthy” Tech Trends’

2023-07-12: “Stop Being Fancy - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-07-11: “Adactio: Journal—Permission” We can rescind our invitation to Google.

2023-07-10: “The Wizard House” Either it’s all of us or it’s none of us, because if we leave the …

2023-07-10: “Nowhere to retvrn | Red Pepper” The idea that women had no business outside the home not only …

2023-07-08: “How to report better on artificial intelligence - Columbia Journalism Review”

2023-07-08: “The new font-face syntax”

2023-07-07: “Adactio: Links—Legibility”

2023-07-07: “RFC 9413: Maintaining Robust Protocols”

2023-07-06: So NImona is a lot of fun. Different from the graphic novel in structure but in a way that works.

2023-07-06: Sure sounds like Mozilla is planning on pushing ahead with “AI” garbage in MDN once the …

2023-07-06: “Can We Query the Root: The complexities of containment, overflow, and” What I’ve …

2023-07-06: “Scams upon scams: The data-driven advertising grift” This. Absolutely this.

2023-07-06: “Language-Level Toll Roads - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” I really disagree with this framing. The KV …

2023-07-06: “Deno 1.35: A fast and convenient way to build web servers” I really enjoy working with Deno. …

2023-07-06: “Talking about a ‘schism’ is ahistorical | by Emily M. Bender | Jul, 2023 | Medium”

2023-07-05: “How elite schools like Stanford became fixated on the AI apocalypse: A billionaire-backed …

2023-07-05: “A Deep Dive Into SVG Path Commands”

2023-07-05: “Tiffin Tom: Fish, chips and a side of identity theft” This is an amazing story about …

2023-07-05: ‘Adactio: Articles—“Web3” and “AI”’

2023-07-04: So, earlier today I published “The LLMentalist Effect: how chat-based Large Language Models …

2023-07-04: “Google Says It’ll Scrape Everything You Post Online for AI” 😬

2023-07-04: “the article element and screen readers - Manuel Matuzović”

2023-07-04: “Word Count 53: The state of AI and the Goodreads fiasco”

2023-07-01: “Gulls choose what to eat by watching humans, study suggests | Science | The Guardian”

2023-07-01: “MDN can now automatically lie to people seeking technical information · Issue #9208 · mdn/yari · …

2023-06-30: “On Hate Scaling Laws For Data-Swamps” Highly recommended. This paper looks at the effects of scale …

2023-06-30: “That old WIRED ideology - by Dave Karpf” If you’re too young to remember just how awful Wired used …

2023-06-30: “Bullet Points: the SSC lives, VC financial logic kills everything it touches, and the difference …

2023-06-30: “The massive bug at the heart of the npm ecosystem”

2023-06-30: “Out and Proud for the Miners” Great interview.

2023-06-30: “Authors Sue OpenAI Claiming Mass Copyright Infringement of Novels – The Hollywood Reporter” …

2023-06-29: “ChatGPT maker OpenAI faces class action lawsuit over data to train AI - The Washington Post”

2023-06-29: Always bear in mind that most tech companies have lost between 10-20% of their staff. Moderation …

2023-06-29: “Next-gen content farms are using AI-generated text to spin up junk websites | MIT Technology …

2023-06-28: “The Perils of ‘Innovator’ Mindset” Confident idiots who think regulation is for …

2023-06-28: “2,200 Forgotten Vintage Computers Are Being Liberated From a Barn in Massachusetts” …

2023-06-28: “Adactio: Links—Why I moved on from Figma – No Handoff”

2023-06-28: “Why I moved on from Figma – No Handoff” What I do instead is work directly on …

2023-06-28: “The AI is eating itself - by Casey Newton - Platformer”

2023-06-27: I see that a bunch of ostensibly business-minded people either have immediately forgotten about all …

2023-06-27: Just got a weird phone call from somebody pretending to be from the FTC and trying to keep me on the …

2023-06-27: “AI is killing the old web, and the new web struggles to be born - The Verge” I have mixed feelings …

2023-06-26: “How to Kill a Decentralised Network (such as the Fediverse)”

2023-06-26: “Ecological doom-loops: Why ecosystem collapses may occur much sooner than expected” …

2023-06-25: “XML is the future” About developer hype culture. Or the pop culture as Alan Kay used to …

2023-06-25: “Arnold’s Docuseries: A Case Study in Online Content Pollution – On my Om” The new stuff on …

2023-06-23: “How AI can distort human beliefs. Models can convey biases and false information to …

2023-06-23: “Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human - The Verge”

2023-06-23: ‘Get a clue, says panel about buzzy AI tech: it’s being “deployed as surveillance”‘

2023-06-22: “Adobe Stock creators aren’t happy with Firefly, the company’s ‘commercially …

2023-06-22: “Amazon’s allegedly “dangerous and illegal” warehouses spur Senate probe | Ars Technica”

2023-06-22: “The Best Time to Regulate A.I. Is Today – Pixel Envy” Give existing regulators extra …

2023-06-22: “In new AI hype frenzy, tech is applying the label to everything now” But they also …

2023-06-22: “AI Expert Says ChatGPT Is Way Stupider Than People Realize”

2023-06-21: “Announcing my new book, You Deserve a Tech Union. — Ethan Marcotte”

2023-06-21: “Daring Fireball: DPReview Found a Buyer: Gear Patrol” There’s something fundamentally wrong with a …

2023-06-21: “Cascade Layers are useless* - Manuel Matuzović” Layers have only been out for a short while but …

2023-06-20: “You Can Have It All – Cloud Four” The web today is an amazingly capable platform let down by …

2023-06-20: “The Next Phase of Eleventy: Return of the Side Project” Big fan of Eleventy, used it …

2023-06-20: “How to Prepare for the Deluge of Generative AI on Social Media”

2023-06-20: “The Dot-com surge - The History of the Web” Those are the glory days that today’s tech industry is …

2023-06-20: “The cavalry have arrived. But not for long. – Hi, I’m Heather Burns”

2023-06-20: Hashing

2023-06-20: “Exclusive: OpenAI Lobbied E.U. to Water Down AI Regulation | Time” I had been wondering …

2023-06-19: “Button types” I really like this idea. Declarative button actions would make many web …

2023-06-19: Today’s post, “A prayer wheel for capitalism”, should lose me a few newsletter …

2023-06-19: “The New CSS · Matthias Ott – User Experience Designer”

2023-06-19: “Google doesn’t want its employees using Bard code • The Register” Who’s willing to bet that …

2023-06-18: “🤦🏽‍♂️ No, GPT4 can’t ace MIT” Most “AI” research is bad science whose only “value” comes from …

2023-06-18: “The Elements of AI Ethics”

2023-06-17: “If You Have an Enemy, Then Buy Them a Car: Gig Workers vs. Multinational Corporations in India”

2023-06-17: “AI Hype-Driven Development - Parallels in History. Recurring Patterns from Simulmatics to the …

2023-06-17: “I Am a Careless Person and AI Is Smarter. A Self Fulfilling Prophecy” I was struck by …

2023-06-17: “Probable events poison reality - by Rob Horning”

2023-06-17: Warner Bros included a deepfake of George Reeves as Superman in the new Flash movie? That can’t be …

2023-06-17: It’s kind of weird to see frequent “the camera didn’t destroy painting; AI art won’t destroy art” …

2023-06-17: Happy independence, Iceland! youtu.be/7IwuFU4aw…

2023-06-16: Just a reminder that we’re solidly in bubble territory now, which means that you need to be …

2023-06-16: “The customers might be human, but the audience is Google” Looks like most of Google’s …

2023-06-15: “How CRDTs make multiplayer text editing part of Zed’s DNA” Even long edit …

2023-06-15: “The gotchas of CSS Nesting | Kilian Valkhof” Sometimes it feels like I’m the only web …

2023-06-14: “The Curse of Recursion: Training on Generated Data Makes Models Forget” Indeed, the …

2023-06-14: “Good work is not enough — aows” We do not become what we are today overnight; …

2023-06-14: “My thoughts on Apple Vision Pro” Thus, I would implore developers to charge separately …

2023-06-13: “Positioning anchored popovers | hidde.blog”

2023-06-13: “Adactio: Journal—Days of style and standards”

2023-06-13: “Minute Rice, Minute Text, Minute Websites - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” The difference is …

2023-06-13: “margin-trim as a best practice? - Chris Coyier”

2023-06-13: “Did GPT-4 Hire And Then Lie To a Task Rabbit Worker to Solve a CAPTCHA?” Note that the …

2023-06-12: “Plagiarism Engine: Google’s Content-Swiping AI Could Break the Internet | Tom’s …

2023-06-12: “What’s the game?” Where I ponder a bit about WTF I’m doing.

2023-06-12: “GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes - Meta Stack Exchange”

2023-06-12: “Ghost in the Cloud | Issue 28 | n+1” AGI and the singularity is such a fucking …

2023-06-11: “Dashboard is reborn in macOS Sonoma. Apple: bring back these lost Mac features too” …

2023-06-11: “Is GitHub Copilot Any Good? — Sympolymathesy, by Chris Krycho” basically everything it …

2023-06-10: “LLMs are good at playing you - lcamtuf’s thing”

2023-06-10: “As Smoke Fills the Sky, Google’s New AI Gives Wildly Inaccurate Info on Air …

2023-06-10: “Iceland passes historic conversion therapy ban and yes, it’s trans-inclusive” Some good …

2023-06-10: It’s disconcerting how many people assume current tech can be scaled exponentially over the …

2023-06-10: “Modern CSS For Dynamic Component-Based Architecture | Modern CSS Solutions”

2023-06-10: “Cascade Layers | 12 Days of Web”

2023-06-09: “Today’s AI is unreasonable - Anil Dash” Good post. Tactfully elides the fact that …

2023-06-09: “ChatGPT Goes to Court. The fault lies not in our machines, but… | by Jeff Jarvis | Whither …

2023-06-09: “On Jackpot Technologies, or, what Apple’s new headset is actually for“ A grim …

2023-06-09: “Vertical rhythm using CSS lh and rlh units | pawelgrzybek.com” TIL that this exists.

2023-06-09: “No, ‘AI’ Will Not Fix Accessibility — Adrian Roselli”

2023-06-09: “AlphaDev uncovered new sorting algorithms that led to improvements in the LLVM” As …

2023-06-09: “Assume the Position—A Labelling Story - TPGi”

2023-06-09: “Using linear() for better animation”

2023-06-08: “Deepfake Porn Victims Are Seeking Federal Protections Through Legislation | Teen Vogue” …

2023-06-07: “History revealed – Bigmouth Strikes Again: Carrie Marshall’s blog”

2023-06-07: “Web Apps on macOS Sonoma 14 Beta” I know it’s popular to only acknowledge …

2023-06-07: “Introducing Jetpack AI Assistant in WordPress.com” Do you think this will: Level up …

2023-06-07: “Modern CSS in Real Life - Chris Coyier”

2023-06-07: “FBI warns of increasing use of AI-generated deepfakes in sextortion schemes | Ars …

2023-06-07: “TV’s Streaming Model Is Broken. It’s Also Not Going Away.”

2023-06-06: ‘Google’s Top Result for “Johannes Vermeer” Is an AI-Generated Version of …

2023-06-05: “AI chatbots lose money every time you use them. That’s a problem.” AI chatbots have a …

2023-06-05: “Microsoft 365, including Outlook and Word, goes offline for thousands” “Why do we …

2023-06-05: “Modern software quality, or why I think using language models for programming is a bad …

2023-06-05: “Dear Stack Overflow, Inc.” Specifically, moderators are no longer allowed to remove …

2023-06-05: “Tech Elite’s AI Ideologies Have Racist Foundations, Say AI Ethicists”

2023-06-04: “Speed and Efficiency are not Human Values - by John Warner”

2023-06-04: There’s a good chance that in a year or two we’ll see a spike in hard to replicate bugs, where …

2023-06-04: “Crypto collapse? Get in loser, we’re pivoting to AI – Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain”

2023-06-04: “Maps To The “Gold”” The current state of the art’s been creeping up …

2023-06-04: “Ayyyyyy Eyeeeee. The lie that raced around the world… | by Cory Doctorow | Jun, 2023 | …

2023-06-04: “Notes apps are where ideas go to die. And that’s good” This is what I use most …

2023-06-02: “How the media is covering ChatGPT - Columbia Journalism Review”

2023-06-02: Incredibly disappointing to see a bunch of smart poeple do a “nonono I don’t actually agree with the …

2023-06-02: “Watch Transitions in Slow Motion in Chrome’s DevTools - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-06-02: “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”

2023-06-02: That article about an “AI” drone killing its operator in a simulation is a complete fabrication. …

2023-06-01: “I can just suck up all of the data in the world to build my model and not pay anybody anything” …

2023-06-01: “On Understanding Power and Technology” The current “existential threat” framing is …

2023-06-01: “Lessons from Soviet Russia on deploying small nuclear generators | daverupert.com”

2023-06-01: We’re going to need to come up with AI bubble coping strategies. The epic “AI voice” is taking over …

2023-05-31: “What is the real point of all these letters warning about AI?” Quotes some smart …

2023-05-31: “Biden’s former tech adviser on what Washington is missing about AI - The Washington …

2023-05-31: “Against Predictive Optimization”

2023-05-31: “‘This robot causes harm’: National Eating Disorders Association’s new chatbot advises people …

2023-05-31: “Yes, you should be worried about AI – but Matrix analogies hide a more insidious …

2023-05-31: It’s heartening that I’m starting to get anti-AI SEO hustle emails 😄

2023-05-30: One thing’s for sure. As long as the primary focus of AI discourse is either AGI nonsense or similar …

2023-05-30: Oh, ffs! I come back to work after a bank holiday weekend and see that the AI industry is ramping up …

2023-05-29: this is our second blast of abusive traffic from an AWS customer today apparently from an AI company …

2023-05-29: “AI statement” From Clarkesworld We believe that governments should be seeking advice …

2023-05-28: “Excluding GPLed code from training data sets and only training on permissive licenses is …

2023-05-28: I know Harlan Ellison is a bit of controversial figure (i.e. a dick) but on this he wasn’t …

2023-05-28: I wish I was more optimistic about large language models, but everything I’m seeing at the …

2023-05-28: “Chile’s Atacama Desert has become a fast fashion dumping ground”

2023-05-28: “How Congress Fell for OpenAI and Sam Altman’s AI Magic Tricks”

2023-05-28: “Workers Are Terrified About AI, So What Can They Do About It?”

2023-05-28: “Brown M&Ms | blarg” Canary questions.

2023-05-27: “Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People” What it really is is a form of …

2023-05-27: “Opinion: AI tools like ChatGPT are built on mass copyright infringement - The Globe and …

2023-05-27: “Absentee Capitalism - Ed Zitron’s Where’s Your Ed At” Executive excitement …

2023-05-27: “The Next Larger Context. “Always design a thing by considering… | by Camille Fournier | May, …

2023-05-26: “Optimum tic-tac-toe” ­> Something to keep in mind the next time someone tries to …

2023-05-26: “Link Preload as Image - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-05-26: “AI and book bans are pretty existential in terms of the threat they represent to …

2023-05-26: “Where does my computer get the time from?”

2023-05-26: It strikes me that ChatGPT-style fine-tuning is in effect specifically optimising for The Barnum or …

2023-05-26: “Why we’re bad at CSS” I like this. Personally, tho, I think it’s less that the …

2023-05-25: “Markdown images are an anti-pattern” HTML image markup is also easier to remember, IMO.

2023-05-25: “Origin Stories: Plantations, Computers, and Industrial Control”

2023-05-25: “Five Things: May 25, 2023”

2023-05-25: “Thought experiment in the National Library of Thailand | by Emily M. Bender” The only …

2023-05-25: “Tina Turner remembered by Mad Max director George Miller: ‘She was the opposite of a diva’ | …

2023-05-24: Wrote a short blog post explaining why I felt the need to make needtoknow.fyi “‘Generative AI: …

2023-05-24: “New EPIC Report Sheds Light on Generative A.I. Harms” Had a quick read through this …

2023-05-24: “Generative AI: What You Need To Know” gives you an overview of the main topics in …

2023-05-24: I’ve rejigged “Generative AI: What You Need To Know” to work as a free resource. …

2023-05-24: “Webinar: Alex North in conversation. Join us at 19:00 BST on Thursday 8 June for a …

2023-05-24: I wonder how many people realise that the theme of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream Electric …

2023-05-23: “What Will Transformers Transform?” If you are interacting with the output of a GPT …

2023-05-23: “What Will Transformers Transform?” GPT-n cannot reason, and it has no model of the …

2023-05-23: “Just Calm Down About GPT-4 Already And stop confusing performance with competence” No, …

2023-05-23: “Review by glecharles - The Intelligence Illusion | The StoryGraph” Whether …

2023-05-23: “TV writer David Simon weighs in on the Writers Guild of America strike : NPR” If …

2023-05-23: “A Well Known URL For Your Personal Avatar - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” Any reason why this …

2023-05-23: If you have to complain about EU behaviour, complain about the drive to break End-to-End encryption …

2023-05-23: Predictably the tech industry is reacting with outrage at the EU deciding that the US is …

2023-05-22: Remember back when tech bubbles were lightweight fluff like “NoSQL means you don’t need …

2023-05-22: Apparently “I let ChatGPT control my life for X days/hours” has become a genre of Youtube videos. 🤨

2023-05-22: I decided I didn’t like the original title for this week’s newsletter entry, so I …

2023-05-22: In addition to being potentially vulnerable to black-hat keyword manipulation and plundering the …

2023-05-22: Watch for bait-and-switch. Intentionally or not, some leader-level positions with purportedly large …

2023-05-22: “The Hawthorne Effect or Observer Bias in User Research” Rather than mitigating it, IME most rely on …

2023-05-22: “The Interpretive Dance”

2023-05-22: They should not call themselves “I” and they should not refer to themselves and humans as “we.” …

2023-05-22: “Resisting AI: A Review”

2023-05-22: ‘There was all sorts of toxic behaviour’: Timnit Gebru on her sacking by Google, AI’s dangers and …

2023-05-21: “The Senate’s hearing on AI regulation was dangerously friendly” A number of experts …

2023-05-21: “The Urgency of Moving from Bias to Power”

2023-05-21: An important thing to note is that whenever an AI vendor says that “we don’t understand …

2023-05-21: “Why Timnit Gebru Isn’t Waiting for Big Tech to Fix AI’s Problems“

2023-05-21: Is there another micro.blog client that has a usable sharing widget? Because if I can’t find a …

2023-05-21: Well, this sucks. Micro.blog’s new iOS client is a complete downgrade on the iPad. Scaled up phone …

2023-05-21: That thing when romance author Twitter shows a deeper and more technical understanding of language …

2023-05-21: So is there a greater bullshit phrase than “latent spaces” as used by AI fans?

2023-05-20: Worrying in public seems to be the theme of the day for me. Just published “Writing when tech …

2023-05-20: “Data Statements: From Technical Concept to Community Practice - ACM Journal on Responsible …

2023-05-20: “Pluralistic: Venture predation”

2023-05-19: “Drag Your GAN: Interactive Point-based Manipulation on the Generative Image Manifold” …

2023-05-19: “It continues… – Neil Clarke” Every paying outlet—even many that only ‘pay’ in attention—is going to …

2023-05-19: “The Fanfic Sex Trope That Caught a Plundering AI Red-Handed” If, like me, you get the login wall, …

2023-05-19: “Debt Collectors Want To Use AI Chatbots To Hustle People For Money” So, this sort of stuff is …

2023-05-18: Just been collecting some of what people have said about my two books and I’m honestly …

2023-05-18: So, I managed somehow, in some way without realising, to close all tabs in iPad Safari. Again. And I …

2023-05-18: “The web’s most important decision - The History of the Web”

2023-05-18: “This Is Catfishing on an Industrial Scale - WIRED” Generative AI is amazing for fraud. It’s quickly …

2023-05-18: “Respeecher’s CEO on working on Star Wars, Book of Boba Fett Luke, & more” Human voice gives …

2023-05-18: I don’t think people appreciate just how much work people do to accomplish some of the more …

2023-05-17: The Intelligence Illusion is full of practical down-to-earth advice based on plenty of research …

2023-05-17: I just published “The truth about the EU AI Act and foundation models, or why you should not rely on …

2023-05-17: “Adactio: Journal—Nailspotting” 🙂

2023-05-17: “Adactio: Links—The Industrial Hammer Complex”

2023-05-17: “The Industrial Hammer Complex”

2023-05-17: “Patience is its own reward — Chocolate and Vodka”

2023-05-17: Even if AGI weren’t science fiction, the first successful one would be less “skynet destroys us all” …

2023-05-17: “Texas A&M Professor Wrongly Accuses Class of Cheating With ChatGPT – Rolling Stone”

2023-05-17: “Model Card Regulatory Check” This Space matches information in model cards to proposed regulatory …

2023-05-17: “Ethics & Society at Hugging Face - a Hugging Face Space by society-ethics”

2023-05-17: “Model Card Regulatory Check - OECD.AI” So Hugging Face and its ethics team is doing an amazing job …

2023-05-16: “On cats – Going Medieval” medieval people fucking loved cats.

2023-05-16: “ChatGPT is not ‘artificial intelligence.’ It’s theft.” If the tech industry wanted to …

2023-05-16: I’m going to have to write a blog post on what the current version of the EU AI Act actually …

2023-05-16: “Indirect Prompt Injection via YouTube Transcripts”

2023-05-16: “Indirect Prompt Injection via YouTube Transcripts · Embrace The Red” 🤨

2023-05-16: “I just did a test to apply as a front end developer – and things aren’t going well - Christian …

2023-05-16: I expected VC types and hangers-on to uncritically accept lies about the EU AI Act. That’s normal …

2023-05-15: “Ireland’s privacy regulator is a gamekeeper-turned-poacher”

2023-05-15: “Algorithms’ Transparency Problem is Everyone’s Problem”

2023-05-15: Tech punditry “EU AI Act means that OSS language models don’t get safe harbour protections! Model …

2023-05-15: Looks like the tech industry and media is having an apopleptic fit about the proposed EU AI act. …

2023-05-15: So far, generative AI is a one hit wonder among consumers. The only service with uptake is ChatGPT. …

2023-05-15: I just published “Google Bard is a glorious reinvention of black-hat SEO spam and …

2023-05-15: “Adactio: Links—Google’s AI Hype Circle”

2023-05-15: “Google’s AI Hype Circle” Medium-free link to Doctorow’s post.

2023-05-14: “The Slow Death of Hollywood” From 2019, but useful background to the current situation.

2023-05-14: “The Algorithm is a Lie” But when it comes to picking and choosing what TV shows and …

2023-05-14: “Can a Writers Strike Save Hollywood from Monopoly?”

2023-05-14: “Google’s AI Hype Circle” The entire case for “AI” as a disruptive tool worth trillions …

2023-05-14: “How Iceland sold the same Green Electricity twice - Industry Decarbonization Newsletter”

2023-05-14: “Google Bard hits over 180 countries and territories—none are in the EU - Ars Technica” …

2023-05-14: “On browser compatibility and support baselines · molily” My fear is that Google’s Baseline …

2023-05-14: “AI and Data Scraping on the Archive - Archive of Our Own” We’d like to share what …

2023-05-13: “GitHub and OpenAI fail to wriggle out of Copilot lawsuit • The Register” This one is likely to have …

2023-05-13: “Amazon Is Still Running an Injury Mill for Workers”

2023-05-12: TIL that the screenplay for Honey I Shrunk the Kids was written by horror legends Brian Yuzna and …

2023-05-12: I just published “‘What next?’ he asks with trepidation” where I have a low-key anxiety …

2023-05-12: “The Computers Are Coming For The Wrong Jobs”

2023-05-12: ‘Google Neural Net “AI” Is About To Destroy Half The Independent Web – Ian Welsh’ But in the larger …

2023-05-12: “Humans and algorithms work together — so study them together”

2023-05-12: “ChatGPT is powered by these contractors making $15 an hour. Two OpenAI contractors spoke to …

2023-05-12: “The downside of AI: Former Google scientist Timnit Gebru warns of the technology’s built-in …

2023-05-12: “Google wants to take over the web” The threat here isn’t sci-fi fantasies of …

2023-05-12: “Cats Migrated to Europe 7,000 Years Earlier Than Once Thought”

2023-05-12: “Five Things: May 11, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-05-12: “Data Statements: From Technical Concept to Community Practice - ACM Journal on Responsible …

2023-05-12: “Fake Pictures of People of Color Won’t Fix AI Bias - WIRED” “Despite being designed to empower and …

2023-05-12: “Understanding ChatGPT: A Triumph of Rhetoric” Second, we need to stop thinking of ChatGPT as …

2023-05-12: “On the Impossible Safety of Large AI Models” Apparently, the writers of this paper—working for …

2023-05-12: “Data Harm Record – Data Justice Lab”

2023-05-11: “EU lawmakers back transparency and safety rules for generative AI - TechCrunch” This is pretty …

2023-05-11: “A quote from PaLM 2 Technical Report (PDF)” That PaLM 2 models are smaller than PaLM 1 tracks with …

2023-05-11: “’We Shouldn’t Regulate AI Until We See Meaningful Harm’: Microsoft Economist to …

2023-05-10: “Baseline” Looks like a genuinely useful addition to web dev documentation.

2023-05-10: “I unintentionally created a biased AI algorithm 25 years ago – tech companies are still …

2023-05-10: “Pluralistic: Two principles to protect internet users from decaying platforms”

2023-05-10: “On Generative AI and Satisficing - by Dave Karpf” There is not $100 billion+ of revenues to be …

2023-05-10: “Artificial Intelligence: Pearson takes legal action over use of its content to train AI - Evening …

2023-05-10: “MEPs to vote on proposed ban on ‘Big Brother’ AI facial recognition on streets”

2023-05-10: “Writers On Set - Not a Blog”

2023-05-09: All of this research and writing has gone into a book, on the risks of using generative AI at work: …

2023-05-09: The latest link post that gathers up the links I posted last week is here: “Poisonings, …

2023-05-09: I put together an overview of all of my writing on AI here: “My writing on AI; the story so …

2023-05-09: “The Computer Scientist Peering Inside AI’s Black Boxes”

2023-05-09: “Word Count 47: Why we should all care about the WGA writer’s strike — Chocolate and Vodka”

2023-05-09: I wonder how long it’ll take for fans of AI art to discover that it both has a specific aesthetic …

2023-05-08: “AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are - Naomi Klein” Because what we are …

2023-05-07: Always fun to see AI art enthusiasts siding with fascists in denouncing abstract artists like …

2023-05-07: “‘I didn’t see him show up’: Ex-Googlers blast ‘AI godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton’s silence on …

2023-05-07: “Patterns, Prophets and Priests For a good chunk of the past 10 or 12 years, it’s felt to me like …

2023-05-06: “The World Wide Web became available to the broader public 30 years ago : NPR”

2023-05-05: “Meredith Whittaker: Consciousness isn’t AI risk—it’s the corporations”

2023-05-05: “AI is already writing books, websites and online recipes - The Washington Post”

2023-05-05: The last one is “AI code copilots are backwards-facing tools in a novelty-seeking …

2023-05-05: The second is about how incredibly common pseudo-science and snake oil is in AI research. …

2023-05-05: I’ve been publishing extracts from The Intelligence Illusion as essays. The first and most …

2023-05-05: I just published “AI code copilots are backwards-facing tools in a novelty-seeking …

2023-05-05: “Scary ‘Emergent’ AI Abilities Are Just a ‘Mirage’ Produced by Researchers, …

2023-05-04: “The UX Research Reckoning is Here”

2023-05-04: “Google shared AI knowledge with the world — until ChatGPT caught up” When he uses …

2023-05-04: “Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey?”

2023-05-04: “GitHub Copilot AI pair programmer: Asset or Liability?” Copilot can become an asset …

2023-05-04: “We Have No Moat And neither does OpenAI” This is an interesting document, ostensibly a …

2023-05-04: Here’s a ‘fun’ statistic. Microsoft says that among Copilot users: 40% of the …

2023-05-04: “Mojo may be the biggest programming advance in decades”

2023-05-04: “fast.ai - Mojo may be the biggest programming language advance in decades” Mostly vapour at the …

2023-05-04: “Updog” I was writing for me, all along.

2023-05-03: “The other side of egoism” Mandy Brown is easily one of my favourite writers on the web …

2023-05-03: “Prompt injection explained, with video, slides, and a transcript” Between training …

2023-05-03: “Web3’s fake version of Web history - by Dave Karpf”

2023-05-03: “Poisoning Language Models During Instruction Tuning” So, large AI models are a security …

2023-05-03: This essay I wrote back in February remains relevant: “Generative AI is the tech …

2023-05-03: Finally got around to watching this video where Adam Conover interviews Emily Bender and Timnit …

2023-05-03: ‘And my reaction to such claims is like my reaction to crypto: what are they smoking? Or is it …

2023-05-03: I just published “Beware of AI pseudoscience and snake oil” It’s important to be …

2023-05-03: “Don’t use custom CSS scrollbars – Eric Bailey”

2023-05-02: In case you missed it, I have a book out that’s a critical analysis of language and diffusion …

2023-05-02: Too many AI pundits, pro or con, are either misogynistic dudes who really want AGI to happen, or …

2023-05-02: “Artificial General Intelligence and the bird brains of Silicon Valley” 4700 words on the biggest …

2023-05-02: “150 African Workers for ChatGPT, TikTok and Facebook Vote to Unionize at Landmark Nairobi …

2023-05-02: “Give it the Craigslist test - Erica Heinz”

2023-05-02: “‘It’s the opposite of art’: why illustrators are furious about AI”

2023-05-02: I just published “Artificial General Intelligence and the bird brains of Silicon Valley” 4700 words …

2023-05-02: “A Short History of Eugenics: From Plato to Nick Bostrom - Truthdig”

2023-05-02: “The Luring Test: AI and the engineering of consumer trust” Given these many concerns …

2023-05-02: I just published “Artificial General Intelligence and the bird brains of Silicon Valley” …

2023-05-02: I haven’t read the “AI does mind-reading! Hyperventilate!” survey. But it should be noted that …

2023-05-01: “Users demand X! Any business that doesn’t do X will fail!” “Do you have …

2023-05-01: “Are Emergent Abilities of Large Language Models a Mirage?” This is an interesting …

2023-05-01: “AI Chatbots Have Been Used to Create Dozens of News Content Farms”

2023-05-01: “Rise of the Newsbots: AI-Generated News Websites Proliferating Online”

2023-05-01: “Circles and Momentum” This is an improvement over other models. Still the wrong metaphor. Tech only …

2023-05-01: “Blue skies over Mastodon”

2023-05-01: If you want to make a grown Icelandic socialist cry, this’d do it Maístjarnan, “The May Star”. …

2023-05-01: Obligatory, international workers day post youtu.be/UztKxSsEE…

2023-04-30: “A research team airs the messy truth about AI in medicine” In some instances, an AI could lead to …

2023-04-30: Common types of “AI beats humans at X” studies “We compared ChatGPT to a bunch of reddit trolls!” …

2023-04-30: “Avoiding the Rewrite Trap. A common challenge for engineering… - by Camille Fournier - Apr, 2023 - …

2023-04-30: “Why Silicon Valley is bringing eugenics back”

2023-04-30: “Deno KV - Simon Willison’s TILs” This looks really interesting. Looks like you could use the open …

2023-04-29: “Stanford Professor: Mass Tech Layoffs Caused by ‘Social Contagion’”

2023-04-29: It’s becoming quite clear that many—if not most—people working in AI believe that language models …

2023-04-29: “AI in News Reporting: A Test Is Coming for Journalism Ethics - Bloomberg” The signal-to-noise ratio …

2023-04-29: “MEPs seal the deal on Artificial Intelligence Act”

2023-04-29: “EU proposes new copyright rules for generative AI - Reuters” Companies deploying generative AI …

2023-04-28: “The Intelligence Illusion: A practical guide to the business risks of Generative AI” …

2023-04-28: “A Photographer Tried to Get His Photos Removed from an AI Dataset. He Got an Invoice Instead.”

2023-04-28: “ongoing by Tim Bray · Amazon Q1 2023 Financials” And why is it legal for Amazon to be the prime …

2023-04-28: “The Cliffs Notes paradox” I didn’t realise people genuinely thought summaries led to actual …

2023-04-28: Looks like generative AI is going to show us what sort of economic value mediocrity and arrested …

2023-04-28: “Using crypto for crime is not a bug — it’s an industry feature - Financial Times”

2023-04-28: “AI translation jeopardizes Afghan asylum claims - Rest of World”

2023-04-27: “Five Things: April 27, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-04-27: ‘False Alarm: How Wisconsin Uses Race and Income to Label Students “High Risk”’

2023-04-27: Fjandinn.

2023-04-27: “Too Big to Challenge?. I find it deeply disturbing that the… - by danah boyd - Apr, 2023 - Medium”

2023-04-27: ‘“A Critical Division of Starfleet Intelligence”: Section 31 and the Normalization of the Security …

2023-04-27: “Does OAuth2 have a usability problem? (yes!)”

2023-04-26: “Quantifying ChatGPT’s gender bias” We found that both GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 are strongly biased on one …

2023-04-26: “‘As an AI language model’: the phrase that shows how AI is polluting the web - The Verge”

2023-04-26: “Forums will be destroyed by Blogs,” they said. “Forums are doomed.” “Blogs will be destroyed by …

2023-04-25: “FTC Chair Khan and Officials from DOJ, CFPB and EEOC Release Joint Statement on AI” …

2023-04-25: “An AI Scraping Tool Is Overwhelming Websites With Traffic” Why should these companies sit idly by …

2023-04-25: “Noncompliance by default with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/RGPD) · Issue #303 · …

2023-04-25: “Silence Isn’t Consent”

2023-04-24: “Snapchat sees spike in 1-star reviews as users pan the ‘My AI’ feature, calling for its …

2023-04-24: It’s kind of worrying to see how many software developers are convinced that emergent …

2023-04-23: “The Dark Side of the Mac App Store: How Scam Apps and Shady Developers Are Preying on …

2023-04-23: “Deno vs. Node: No One is Ready for the Move” I actually prefer Deno these days, much nicer …

2023-04-22: “A quote from Dan Sheehan”

2023-04-22: “Parrots taught to video call each other become less lonely, finds research - Animal behaviour - The …

2023-04-21: “Adactio: Journal—Read-only web apps”

2023-04-21: That AI is providing some companies with rhetorical cover for doing layoffs that they were planning …

2023-04-20: “Schumacher family planning legal action over AI ‘interview’ with F1 great” What the …

2023-04-20: ‘Discord’s New “AI” Chatbot Is a Useless, Miserable Nightmare’

2023-04-20: “Evaluating Verifiability in Generative Search Engines” On average, a mere 51.5% of …

2023-04-20: “From Bitter Ground” My friend, Tom Abba, has released a narrative experience that weaves together a …

2023-04-19: “OpenAI’s hunger for data is coming back to bite it” These methods, and the sheer size of the data …

2023-04-19: “GayIceland sits down with Álfur Birkir, chairperson of Iceland’s National Queer Organization …

2023-04-19: “See the websites that make AI bots like ChatGPT sound so smart - Washington Post” This kind of …

2023-04-19: “Is Critical Thinking the Most Important Skill for Software Engineers? - The Pragmatic Engineer”

2023-04-19: “Google’s Rush to Win in AI Led to Ethical Lapses, Employees Say” One former employee …

2023-04-19: I’ve put together a web page for my soon-to-be-released book on the business risks of language …

2023-04-19: “Offline Is Just Online With Extreme Latency - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-04-19: “Google CEO peddles #AIhype on CBS 60 minutes - by Emily M. Bender”

2023-04-19: “The Calm Web: A Solution to Our Scary and Divisive Online World - Calibre”

2023-04-19: “Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping to Teach Big A.I. Systems - The New York Times” If you had any …

2023-04-19: “Google calls for relaxing of Australia’s copyright laws so AI can mine websites for information” …

2023-04-19: “AI Users Are Neither AI Nor Users - by Debbie Levitt - Apr, 2023 - R Before D” These are not …

2023-04-19: “Sorry AI, but User Research is More Than Just Predictive Text” Feedback would be generic at best, …

2023-04-18: “Competition authorities need to move fast and break up AI” Without the robust …

2023-04-18: “Google CEO peddles #AIhype on CBS 60 minutes - by Emily M. Bender” if you create ignorance about …

2023-04-18: “Stop Treating AI Models Like People”

2023-04-18: I hesitate to link to debunks, because all too often it doesn’t do much more than help spread the …

2023-04-17: “A Computer Generated Swatting Service Is Causing Havoc Across America” This sounds like a not good …

2023-04-17: “AIs can write for us but will we actually want them to? - Bryan Braun - Frontend Developer” Algogen …

2023-04-16: “The cloudy layers of modern-day programming”

2023-04-16: “It takes a body to understand the world – why ChatGPT and other language AIs don’t know what …

2023-04-16: “Efficiency trades off against resiliency - Made of Bugs”

2023-04-16: “Everybody Lies. Your Users Too. - UX Collective”

2023-04-15: “AI-Generated Images from AI-Generated Prompts — Adrian Roselli” “Anyone suggesting ChatGPT, Bard, …

2023-04-15: “Building LLM applications for production”

2023-04-15: “Building LLM applications for production” Given how fast things are moving, isn’t anybody …

2023-04-15: “New prompt injection attack on ChatGPT web version. Markdown images can steal your chat data”

2023-04-15: “Prompt injection attack on ChatGPT steals chat data - System Weakness” 🤨

2023-04-14: “Poking around OpenAI. - Irrational Exuberance”

2023-04-14: This is what I’ve been working on for the past few months. My new ebook, The Intelligence …

2023-04-14: “The Great Flowering: Why OpenAI is the new AWS and the New Kingmakers still matter” This is why it …

2023-04-14: “I Think I Found a Privacy Exploit in ChatGPT - Development tutorials for modern web development” …

2023-04-14: “Italy’s new rules for ChatGPT could become a template for the rest of the EU” For the tech …

2023-04-14: “General Purpose AI Poses Serious Risks, Should Not Be Excluded From the EU’s AI Act - Policy …

2023-04-12: “Toward a Critical Technical Practice: Lessons Learned in Trying to Reform AI” This 1997 …

2023-04-12: “Federal privacy watchdog probing OpenAI, ChatGPT following complaint - CBC News” I’d missed this …

2023-04-12: “Faster Horses” Speed was never the issue with horses. People bought cars so they wouldn’t have to …

2023-04-12: “Linda Gottfredson - Southern Poverty Law Center” This is the author of the definition of …

2023-04-11: “‘I didn’t give permission’: Do AI’s backers care about data law breaches? - Artificial intelligence …

2023-04-10: “‘It’s called stealing’: new allegations of plagiarism against Roy Lichtenstein” Lichtenstein and …

2023-04-09: “The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be At Risk of Going Under” Stability AI raised $100 …

2023-04-09: “Pixels of the Week – April 10 , 2023 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

2023-04-09: “Tech Companies Are Ruining Their Apps, Websites, Internet” These companies don’t make good software …

2023-04-08: I ran into this blog post the other day and enjoyed it enormously. “Worldwide Story …

2023-04-08: “I tried out SyntheticUsers, so you don’t have to” Niloufar Salehi, who is way more generous …

2023-04-06: OpenAI: we were literally training the model with customer data techcrunch.com/2023/03/0… AI …

2023-04-06: “I’m an ER doctor: Here’s what I found when I asked ChatGPT to diagnose my patients” If my patient …

2023-04-06: The tech sphere at the start of every new innovation seems to utterly forget that laws exist. Then …

2023-04-05: “A quote from Jim Fan” This theorises that Midjourney is collecting user data to fine tune its …

2023-04-05: “Blinded by Analogies - by Ethan Mollick - One Useful Thing” The use of wishful comparisons, where …

2023-04-05: “April 4 - by Rob Horning - Internal exile”

2023-04-05: “Socialtrait App” Good lord. This nonsense is a thing. FFS.

2023-04-05: “Synthetic Users: user research without the headaches” Y’all do realise this is a really bad idea, …

2023-04-05: “Midjourney CEO Says ‘Political Satire In China Is Pretty Not Okay,’ But Apparently Silencing Satire …

2023-04-04: “Copyright lawsuits pose a serious threat to generative AI” Between the lawsuits, EU regulators, and …

2023-04-04: “Closed AI Models Make Bad Baselines”

2023-04-04: “Closed AI Models Make Bad Baselines - Hacking semantics”

2023-04-04: “Italy’s ChatGPT ban attracts EU privacy regulators - Reuters” I told you so.

2023-04-03: “Merchant: How AI doomsday hype helps sell ChatGPT - Los Angeles Times” Scaring off customers isn’t …

2023-04-03: “More Everything With AI - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-04-03: “The Most Dangerous Codec in the World: Finding and Exploiting Vulnerabilities in H.264 Decoders” …

2023-04-02: “AI as centralizing and distancing technology” This touches on one of my concerns with how Microsoft …

2023-04-01: “※ ChatGPT Survey: Performance on NLP datasets” Related to what I noted recently about these large …

2023-04-01: “SoK: On the Impossible Security of Very Large Foundation Models” I’ve only had a quick read of this …

2023-04-01: ‘Statement from the listed authors of Stochastic Parrots on the “AI pause” letter’

2023-03-31: “The web we broke. — Ethan Marcotte”

2023-03-31: “AI is going to make teaching worse, but not in the way everyone thinks - Charles Kenneth Roberts”

2023-03-31: “Buzzfeed Has Begun Publishing Articles Generated by A.I. — Pixel Envy” Predictably, the articles …

2023-03-31: “The Impact of AI on Developer Productivity: Evidence from GitHub Copilot” I can spot at least four …

2023-03-30: “Manton Reece - Introducing Micro.blog podcast transcripts” One of the good things to come out of …

2023-03-30: “The problem with artificial intelligence? It’s not artificial or intelligent” The ultimate risk of …

2023-03-30: “Neither artificial, nor intelligent - hidde.blog”

2023-03-30: “AI and the American Smile: How AI misrepresents culture through a facial expression” …

2023-03-30: “Policy makers: Please don’t fall for the distractions of #AIhype - by Emily M. Bender - Mar, 2023 - …

2023-03-28: “Code, not Chat, in Generative AI” I think the seeming effectiveness of AI-assisted coding is …

2023-03-28: “Types in JavaScript With Zod and JSDoc - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” Definitely an approach I’d like to try …

2023-03-28: “JavaScript import maps are now supported cross-browser” Now all we need are module workers in …

2023-03-28: “Defaulting on Single Page Applications (SPA)—zachleat.com”

2023-03-27: “Ship Small, Ship Fast”

2023-03-26: You see a fashion co revealing their racism and ignorance. I see a multinational attempting a …

2023-03-25: “Content negotiation considered harmful - snarfed.org”

2023-03-25: “The Online Photographer: How Is TOP Doing? (Blog Note)” Looks like all of the old photography …

2023-03-24: “Peerless Whisper – Eric’s Archived Thoughts” Transcription and captioning is exactly the sort of …

2023-03-24: “The machines won’t save your design system” We have too much confidence in our ability …

2023-03-24: “Some Thoughts on Five Pending AI Litigations - Avoiding Squirrels and Other AI Distractions - The …

2023-03-24: It’s in the nature of social media discourse to diverge into extremes. So, it shouldn’t have …

2023-03-23: “The venture capitalist’s dilemma: The embarrassing investor meltdown surrounding …

2023-03-23: “Disruption Killed Innovation”

2023-03-23: “Privacy Violations Shutdown OpenAI ChatGPT and Beg Investigation” Almost as if centralising an …

2023-03-23: “AI Takes Over Because of Human Hype, Not Machine Intelligence - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-03-23: “Here are more details on Ubisoft’s Ghostwriter AI tool from GDC 2023”

2023-03-23: “OpenAI’s policies hinder reproducible research on language models”

2023-03-22: “The Uncanny Valley” People are justifiably frustrated at the fact that the world’s …

2023-03-22: “ChatGPT-4 produces more misinformation than predecessor - NewsGuard” This shouldn’t come as a …

2023-03-22: “Adactio: Journal—Disclosure” Not disclosing that something is AI-generated is so obviously …

2023-03-22: “Adobe made an AI image generator” That this is trained only on images they explicitly have the …

2023-03-22: “DPReview.com to close” The site will be available in read-only mode for a limited period …

2023-03-22: “Don’t trust AI to talk accurately about itself: Bard wasn’t trained on Gmail”

2023-03-22: “The problem with Don Norman’s new book”

2023-03-21: “Web fingerprinting is worse than I thought - Bitestring’s Blog”

2023-03-21: “Chatbots, deepfakes, and voice clones: AI deception for sale” From the US FTC. Also …

2023-03-21: “You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype” On criti-hype and how …

2023-03-21: “Great, Dating Apps Are Getting More Hellish Thanks to AI Chatbots” Tech is digging up its “all …

2023-03-20: A worrying aspect of the wholesale adoption of LLMs in all of our productivity and coding tools is …

2023-03-20: “On Generative AI, phantom citations, and social calluses” The Generative AI age is …

2023-03-20: “ChatGPT in Colombian Courts” The short answer is that they used ChatGPT as if it was …

2023-03-20: “The Nightmare of AI-Powered Gmail Has Arrived” Are you excited for your co-workers to …

2023-03-19: We’ve had over thirty years of experience in assessing the credibility of online source. Dismissing …

2023-03-19: we need to we regulate these devices not based on what they are called or what cases they operate …

2023-03-19: “No Doctor Required: Autonomy, Anomalies, and Magic Puddings – Lauren Oakden-Rayner” By calling the …

2023-03-19: “This Week in AI Doublespeak - by Gary Marcus”

2023-03-19: AI “art” is like moving into a house, painting the living room, and declaring that you built the …

2023-03-19: I’m not against using generative AI tools but, AFAICT there are very few trustworthy actors in the …

2023-03-19: “‘ChatGPT said I did not exist’: how artists and writers are fighting back against AI - Artificial …

2023-03-18: “Google won’t honor medical leave during its layoffs, outraging employees” She was let go by Google …

2023-03-18: “Why open data is critical during review: An example - Steve Haroz’s blog” But OpenAI …

2023-03-18: “What do tools like ChatGPT mean for Math and CS Education?” Nothing could be farther from how a …

2023-03-17: “Epic’s overhaul of a flawed algorithm shows why AI oversight is a life-or-death issue” …

2023-03-17: “Against Predictive Optimization: On the Legitimacy of Decision-Making Algorithms that …

2023-03-17: “Tooled. — Ethan Marcotte” But I’ll just note that labor economics has an old, old term for …

2023-03-17: “OpenAI’s GPT-4 Is Closed Source and Shrouded in Secrecy”

2023-03-17: “Social sponges: Gendered brain development comes from society, not biology”

2023-03-16: “Copyright Registration Guidance: Works Containing Material Generated by Artificial …

2023-03-16: “The stupidity of AI” The belief in this kind of AI as actually knowledgeable or meaningful is …

2023-03-16: JFC, it’s like the past few years’ discussions on bias in training data and issues with shortcut …

2023-03-15: “Modern Font Stacks”

2023-03-14: “How to tell if AI threatens YOUR job” I’ve come to a pretty grim, if obvious, realization: the …

2023-03-14: Remember when we had the ostensibly reasonable side of the tech influencer sphere saying that web3 …

2023-03-14: “Microsoft just laid off one of its responsible AI teams” Building an ethics and responsibility team …

2023-03-13: “The climate cost of the AI revolution • Wim Vanderbauwhede” From this it is clear that large-scale …

2023-03-13: “All data is health data. – Hi, I’m Heather Burns” It is merely contextual. So you need to …

2023-03-13: “Don’t ask an AI for plant advice • Tradescantia Hub” Using AI for specialist problems (which is …

2023-03-13: “TBM 205: “Process” vs. Systems & Habits - by John Cutler”

2023-03-13: “It Took Me Nearly 40 Years To Stop Resenting Ke Huy Quan - Decider” This is so touching.

2023-03-13: “Craft vs Industry: Separating Concerns - hello, yes. I’m Thomas Michael Semmler: CSS …

2023-03-12: Lovely to see AI critics split into adversarial factions over Liliputian which-end-of-the-egg …

2023-03-12: “Vanderbilt Apologizes for ChatGPT-Generated Email” Like I’ve said before, the technical term for …

2023-03-12: “Influencer Parents and Their Children Are Rethinking Growing Up On Social Media - Teen Vogue”

2023-03-10: “Startup Winter is Coming - Stacking the Bricks” A few years’ old but very accurate.

2023-03-10: “The long shadow of GPT - by Gary Marcus” I’ve tried hard in my research to be even-handed—try to …

2023-03-09: “The Exploited Labor Behind Artificial Intelligence” The “AI” industry runs on the backs of these …

2023-03-09: “Artists can now opt out of generative AI. It’s not enough.” the problems that generative AI …

2023-03-09: “Can ChatGPT—and its successors—go from cool to tool? - Freedom to Tinker” Where somebody tries to …

2023-03-08: “’Horribly Unethical’: Startup Experimented on Suicidal Teens on Social Media With …

2023-03-08: “Disability, Bias, and AI :: Aaron Gustafson”

2023-03-08: “Employees Are Feeding Sensitive Business Data to ChatGPT” I’m guessing that the reason why OpenAI …

2023-03-07: “Large Language Models and software as a medical device - MedRegs”

2023-03-07: “More than you’ve asked for: A Comprehensive Analysis of Novel Prompt Injection Threats to …

2023-03-07: “I tested how well ChatGPT can pull data out of messy PDFs” Bullshitting, misgendering, …

2023-03-07: “Briefly, my concern with ChatGPT - by Daniel Zollinger”

2023-03-06: “Kodsnack discussion with Tim Urban and Torill Kornfeldt” A really interesting …

2023-03-06: “Diffusion Art or Digital Forgery? Investigating Data Replication in Diffusion Models” This is …

2023-03-06: “New data: what consumers really think about generative AI” People who used Chat GPT find the …

2023-03-06: “Why chatbots fail. The novelty of AI does not make up for… - by Skyler Schain - Mar, 2023 - UX …

2023-03-06: “Lethal words – Bigmouth Strikes Again: Carrie Marshall’s blog”

2023-03-06: “Open source is good for AI but, is AI good for open source? - BCS”

2023-03-05: “Is it time to hit the pause button on AI?” TBH, if the US DoJ or Attorney General said that AI …

2023-03-04: “A Silicon Valley Love Triangle: Hiring Algorithms, Pseudo-Science, and the Quest for …

2023-03-04: “Is remote work in your future? Here’s why more women say yes”

2023-03-04: “Immaterial Sensations - blarg”

2023-03-04: “Historical pragmatism and the internet - James W. Carey, 2005” We are now living with the …

2023-03-04: “On technological optimism and technological pragmatism” Always post a link when somebody points out …

2023-03-03: “A fake news frenzy: why ChatGPT could be disastrous for truth in journalism”

2023-03-03: “Those Meddling Kids! The Reverse Scooby-Doo Theory of Tech Innovation Comes with the Excuses …

2023-03-03: “The Fallacy of AI Functionality” Sounds like policy people have been paying attention to papers …

2023-03-03: “Keep your AI claims in check - Federal Trade Commission” People are starting to notice that AI …

2023-03-03: “WAI is making it easier to create more noise, when all I want is good search” I have no use for an …

2023-03-03: “It’s Scary Easy to Use ChatGPT to Write Phishing Emails - CNET”

2023-03-03: “Shadow Gristle – Dimitri Glazkov”

2023-03-02: “The Great Replacement (Not That One, the Real One)” This society made of of fleshy …

2023-03-02: “Can publishing survive the oncoming AI storm?” Publishing outlets are going to be drowned in …

2023-03-02: “You can just put a folder of files on the internet if you want to. - Chris Coyier” This.

2023-03-02: “The Great Gaslighting of the JavaScript Era - The Spicy Web” Yeah.

2023-03-01: “Linguist Emily M. Bender on How an AI Chatbot Is Not a Human” Read this.

2023-03-01: “Web Interface Guidelines” Generally good points.

2023-03-01: “Indirect Prompt Injection on Bing Chat” It genuinely feels like Bing Chat is the result of a series …

2023-03-01: “Draft2Digital killed my account – angelahighland.info” Eek.

2023-02-28: “Pagi on the App Store” As I’ve been saying, app stores are unsuitable for serious …

2023-02-28: “New AI-generated RadioGPT can broadcast voice, DJ music and find local news stories” The issue, as …

2023-02-28: “World Building With GPT” A little bit 😳 at the cost. I keep forgetting just how expensive this …

2023-02-28: “Apple’s machines are learning more intelligently than Bard and Bing - Macworld” Apple’s …

2023-02-27: “End Users Over All Else, Even In Our Tools - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-02-26: “Agile Leadership. How I’ve Wasted 3 Years of My PM Career 😟”

2023-02-26: “How much of AI’s recent success is due to the Forer Effect? – Terence Eden’s Blog” I hadn’t made …

2023-02-25: “Place your bets - Charlie’s Diary” This is what I’ve been saying all along 🙂

2023-02-24: “The AI Crowd Is Mad” I don’t want to say that these qualities can’t or …

2023-02-24: “People keep anthropomorphizing AI. Here’s why”

2023-02-24: ‘Don’t believe ChatGPT - we do NOT offer a “phone lookup” service’ I don’t think …

2023-02-24: “An update on Robust Client-Side JavaScript · molily”

2023-02-23: I can’t imagine being 18, wondering if there will be any way to get a job in the arts when every …

2023-02-23: “How Shadow DOM and accessibility are in conflict”

2023-02-23: “Chrome’s Headless mode gets an upgrade: introducing --headless=new - Chrome Developers” I’m hoping …

2023-02-22: Boostered! 💉

2023-02-21: “GPT is an unreliable information store - by Noble Ackerson” Ok so obviously it got one fact half …

2023-02-21: ‘This AI chatbot “Sidney” is misbehaving - Nov 23 2022 Microsoft community thread’ It …

2023-02-21: “A Concerning Trend – Neil Clarke” I’ve reached out to several editors and the situation I’m …

2023-02-21: “A Concerning Trend – Neil Clarke” A Sci-Fi/Fantasy short story publisher had to close submissions …

2023-02-20: So many of the AI-related business decisions I’m seeing companies make these days give off such a …

2023-02-20: Do people have opinions on djot? It’s made by John MacFarlane of panddoc fame as an effort to …

2023-02-20: “Notetaking, Tagged Templates, and How Deno is a Clear Improvement Over Node” Project update, a …

2023-02-20: “Shakespeare’s Missing Smile – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2023-02-20: “Vibe Driven Development”

2023-02-19: It’s well established that open offices are really bad for productivity It was extremely popular …

2023-02-19: I just published a new newsletter: “Notetaking, Tagged Templates, and How Deno is a Clear …

2023-02-19: “Can We Trust Search Engines with Generative AI? A Closer Look at Bing’s Accuracy for News Queries”

2023-02-19: “Can We Trust Search Engines with Generative AI? A Closer Look at Bing’s Accuracy for News Querie” …

2023-02-18: “Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing” Exacerbated by how text …

2023-02-18: “How Not to Test GPT-3” “GPT-3 has almost certainly read about this experiment again and again and …

2023-02-17: “Defending against AI Lobbyists - Schneier on Security”

2023-02-17: And now it’s not posting anything at all. I’ll bet it’ll just suddenly publish a …

2023-02-17: micro.blog is having that almost daily thing where it just won’t publish a post, no matter how …

2023-02-17: “Experimental conditional tagged templates for generating HTML strings” This is all …

2023-02-17: “ChatGPT is such a mess of academic dishonesty that it isn’t even necessary to prove its products …

2023-02-17: “Collections: On ChatGPT” “But calling this a hallucination is already ascribing mind-like …

2023-02-17: “Collections: On ChatGPT” “ChatGPT does not understand the logical correlations of these words or …

2023-02-17: “Collections: On ChatGPT – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry” “boosters of this technology …

2023-02-17: “Collections: On ChatGPT – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry” Absolutely nails the description of …

2023-02-17: “SpiderMonkey Newsletter (Firefox 110-111)” “This includes supporting modules in Workers, adding …

2023-02-17: “Safari 16.4 Beta Release Notes - Apple Developer Documentation” Guessing most people will talk …

2023-02-16: “Amazon Begs Employees Not to Leak Corporate Secrets to ChatGPT” Well, this is an interesting …

2023-02-16: “Announcing Squire 2.0—Fastmail releases next generation of open-source rich text editor” Looks …

2023-02-15: Last couple of times I had this strong a sense of “wow, people are really buying into the hype with …

2023-02-15: “Tech Was Supposed to Make Cars Safer. It Didn’t Deliver.”

2023-02-15: ‘Bing: “I will not harm you unless you harm me first”’ “A search engine that summarizes results is …

2023-02-15: “I agree with Blake Stacey”

2023-02-14: I know I’ve said several times that the hype for AI is going to be deafening over the next …

2023-02-14: “It’s not aliens. It’ll probably never be aliens. So stop. Please just stop. - Ars Technica”

2023-02-14: “Declarative Shadow DOM - WebKit” I know knocking WebKit is always fashionable, but lately it’s been …

2023-02-13: “Video Game Voice Actors Doxed and Harassed in Targeted AI Voice Attack” The more this happens, the …

2023-02-13: Some thoughts on how to make a book, three months after I made one So, on Friday I wrote up a few …

2023-02-13: “<3 Deno”

2023-02-13: “Machine learning offers a fantastically powerful toolkit for building complex systems quickly. This …

2023-02-12: “Inside the Heart of ChatGPT’s Darkness” “OpenAI’s current guardrails are only skin deep; some …

2023-02-12: “Automated testing won’t solve web accessibility · Eric Eggert”

2023-02-12: “The Limits of ‘Computational Photography’ - PetaPixel” So, because tech is a pop …

2023-02-11: Whenever you see an AI/ML paper making extraordinary claims remember that the field has a …

2023-02-11: “Some thoughts on how to make a book, three months after I made one – Baldur Bjarnason” Wrote this …

2023-02-10: “Magazine Publishes Serious Errors in First AI-Generated Health Article”

2023-02-10: “Should Schools Tackle Andrew Tate Head On? - Novara Media”

2023-02-10: “The worst part is that the people who give so much over to automation may have no idea that …

2023-02-10: “The dangers of autocomplete: Why we should resist AI’s attempts to eliminate friction …

2023-02-10: For those committed to ignoring history: “the brain works just like this new tech” is a …

2023-02-10: My CSS wishlist is simply to have more time to be able to do things properly. Also my JS, HTML, and …

2023-02-10: “Why I’m not the biggest fan of Single Page Applications - Manuel Matuzović”

2023-02-10: “ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web - The New Yorker” “What use is there in having something that …

2023-02-10: “ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web - The New Yorker” “Generally speaking, though, I’d say that …

2023-02-10: “ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web - The New Yorker” “When we’re dealing with sequences of words, …

2023-02-09: So, somebody in Canada hit one of my blog posts with a 1.5 million requests using a script of some …

2023-02-09: “Automating podcast transcripts on my Mac with OpenAI Whisper – Six Colors” Making audio transcripts …

2023-02-09: “Oops! How Google bombed, while doing pretty much exactly the same thing as Microsoft did, with …

2023-02-09: “Weeknotes: A bunch of things I learned this week, plus datasette-explain”

2023-02-09: That 90s Show feels like one of those show-within-a-show bad sitcoms that’s included in a middling …

2023-02-08: “ChatGPT: Is its use of people’s data even legal?” I’m not the only one to doubt the legality …

2023-02-08: “Nintendo to increase wages 10% despite lowered forecast” A few days ago I posted a link to a 13 …

2023-02-08: Unofficial theme song for my current writing project: www.youtube.com/watch

2023-02-08: “MotherDuck: Big Data is Dead” “The cost of keeping data around is higher than just the cost to …

2023-02-08: “‘Disrespectful to the Craft:’ Actors Say They’re Being Asked to Sign Away Their Voice to AI” The …

2023-02-07: “Applications of Gall’s Law”

2023-02-07: I like how Google decided to take an already controversial tech and use it to go all in on exactly …

2023-02-06: “We come to bury ChatGPT, not to praise it.” “For these players, the seductive …

2023-02-06: “Stable Attribution” This is an interesting experiment in trying to find the original images that …

2023-02-05: “The Market for Lemons - Infrequently Noted” Always post links that reference Akerlof.

2023-02-04: “OpenAI’s Whisper is another case study in Colonisation”

2023-02-04: “Getty Images v. Stability AI – Complaint - Copyright Lately” This is in the US, in addition to …

2023-02-03: “4chan users embrace AI voice clone tool to generate celebrity hatespeech” AFAICT, this is exactly …

2023-02-03: “ChatGPT writes performance feedback” Eeek.

2023-02-03: “You wise up. – Hi, I’m Heather Burns” “Much chatter amongst the chatterati, then, with …

2023-02-03: “Introducing the Slickest Con Artist of All Time”

2023-02-03: “SOLVED! The Case of the Bing Ban Theory - daverupert.com” Bing was marking a bunch of normal blogs …

2023-02-03: “Bradley Robb - WTF is ChatGPT - a No BS Breakdown”

2023-02-03: “Five Things: February 2, 2023 — As in guillotine…”

2023-02-03: “Against risk-based authentication (or, why I wouldn’t trust Google Cloud)” Add to that the …

2023-02-03: “How AI is stealing your art” Even if you think generative AI is the bee’s knees, this is exactly …

2023-02-02: “A patchwork dodo is not a dodo”

2023-02-02: “Netlify Acquires Gatsby, Its Struggling Jamstack Competitor - The New Stack” The only thing I’ll …

2023-02-02: “Gaslighting and reality in AI - by Gary Marcus”

2023-02-02: “Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm – Eric Bailey”

2023-02-01: “Geeking with Greg: Layoffs and tech layoffs” From 14 years ago and still true.

2023-01-31: ‘“Everyone Used to Be a Designer”’

2023-01-31: “An AI app walks into a writers room - Charlie’s Diary”

2023-01-30: “Revised Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence” This …

2023-01-30: “Copyright and Artificial Creation: Does EU Copyright Law Protect AI-Assisted Output?” …

2023-01-30: ‘Qualification of AI creations as “works” under EU copyright law: AI-assisted …

2023-01-30: “No, large language models aren’t like disabled people (and it’s problematic to argue that they are) …

2023-01-30: “Reading code is a different experience to writing code”

2023-01-29: “Leakage and the Reproducibility Crisis in ML-based Science”

2023-01-29: “OpenAI has hired an army of contractors to make basic coding obsolete - Semafor” Not sure what to …

2023-01-29: “My perspective on ChatGPT (and creativity and teaching) – Learning and Technology”

2023-01-28: Seeing people adoringly praise AI art on social media is like having that “so, wait, you actually …

2023-01-28: “AI-generated code helps me learn and makes experimenting faster” If you’re going to use Copilot, …

2023-01-28: “Tolerance for boredom - A Working Library”

2023-01-28: “To help you best, I’d need to know you” AI business models are going to collide so hard with …

2023-01-28: “The contagious visual blandness of Netflix”

2023-01-27: “Monetizing uninformation: a prediction” “Flood the zone with bullshit (or …

2023-01-27: “Use the dialog element (reasonably) - scottohara.me”

2023-01-27: “ChatGPT Cites Economics Papers That Do Not Exist – Economist Writing Every Day” Here’s a bunch of …

2023-01-26: “Deno 1.30: Built-in Node modules” I’ve been using Deno quite a bit for a side project and it’s …

2023-01-25: “Software and its Discontents, Part 2: An Explosion of Complexity - Kellan Elliott-McCrea: Blog” …

2023-01-25: “Software and its Discontents, January 2023, Part 1 - Kellan Elliott-McCrea: Blog”

2023-01-25: “The Best Time to Own a Domain Was 20 Years Ago; The Second Best Time Is Today - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-01-24: “As ComiXology fades, the industry reacts – and wonders what’s next” An overview of what’s …

2023-01-24: “A Short, Totally Unofficial, History of Port Numbers in Web Development - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-01-24: “Why Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata refuses to lay off staff - Polygon” From 2013. But still good …

2023-01-24: “Maybe the Book Doesn’t Need to Be “Disrupted” in the First Place?” “But the fact …

2023-01-22: “SEO Spammers Are Absolutely Thrilled Google Isn’t Cracking Down on CNET’s AI-Generated …

2023-01-22: “What Companies Still Get Wrong About Layoffs”

2023-01-21: “Enshittification truly is how platforms die. That’s fine, actually.”

2023-01-21: “10x Devs Don’t Exist, But 10x Organisations Do” Yesterday’s newsletter. About how the …

2023-01-20: “Technology: What about “Log in with Twitter”? – Adam Chandler’s Blog”

2023-01-20: “Inside the Comixology bloodbath” This’ll either de facto kill off the product category or, if it …

2023-01-20: “UK’s Online Safety Bill Gets Ridiculous: Includes Jail Time For Tech CEOs - Techdirt”

2023-01-19: “AI and Political Lobbying - Schneier on Security”

2023-01-19: “Updates on my Bing ban - daverupert.com”

2023-01-19: “The Anti-Capitalist Web - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-01-19: “24 Seriously Embarrassing Hours for AI - by Gary Marcus”

2023-01-19: “A quote from Justin Etheredge”

2023-01-19: “20 Things I’ve Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer - Simple Thread” Good advice.

2023-01-18: “The Art of Knowing When to Quit - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2023-01-18: “On women who talk, and also write books – Going Medieval”

2023-01-18: “Getty Images is suing the creators of AI art tool Stable Diffusion for scraping its content” There …

2023-01-18: “CNET’s AI-Written Articles Are Riddled With Errors” The web’s signal-to-noise ratio is going …

2023-01-17: “Patrick / articles / (Almost) everything about storing data on the web”

2023-01-17: “My talk on CSS runtime performance - Read the Tea Leaves” Highly recommended if you ever work in …

2023-01-17: “Meaning vs process – The Bottom Line Bulletin”

2023-01-17: “Principles over Process - Silicon Valley Product Group : Silicon Valley Product Group”

2023-01-17: “We invested 10% to pay back tech debt; Here’s what happened”

2023-01-17: “Resilience and Waste in Software Teams – Jessitron”

2023-01-16: “Can dogs smell time?”

2023-01-15: “Exploring the implications and existential terror of AI’s impact on creative industries - Revert to …

2023-01-15: “Producing HTML using string templates has always been the wrong solution”

2023-01-15: “I’m Shadow Banned by DuckDuckGo (and Bing)”

2023-01-14: “State of the World 2023: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky” ‘Big Tech, in financial and technical …

2023-01-14: “Agile vs. Waterfall (And Other Obfuscation) – Charles Lambdin”

2023-01-14: “A Writer Used AI To Plagiarize Me. Now What?” The stochastic parrot strikes again.

2023-01-14: “Life, the UXverse and Everything. So Long UX, and Thanks for All the… - by Lisa Angela - Jan, 2023 …

2023-01-13: ‘“Beyond Command and Control” (Book Review) – As I learn …’

2023-01-12: “JavaScript, Community—zachleat.com”

2023-01-12: “Silicon Valley’s Loophole Arbitrage on Display Yet Again with OpenAI – The Trichordist”

2023-01-10: There’s a kind of post I encounter quite a bit on Twitter that falls squarely under …

2023-01-08: “The Power of Indulging Your Weird, Offbeat Obsessions - by Clive Thompson - Jan, 2023 - Medium” How …

2023-01-07: ‘Ten Years Since NYT’s “Snow Fall” - Chris Coyier’

2023-01-05: “The App Store does not protect consumers”

2023-01-04: “State of the Windows: How many layers of UI inconsistencies are in Windows 11? – NTDEV” This is one …

2023-01-03: Taking ten days off over the holidays only made me more aware of just how tired I am 😬

2023-01-03: “Adactio: Links—We Live In The Age of The Bullshitter ❧ Current Affairs”

2023-01-03: “We Live In The Age of The Bullshitter ❧ Current Affairs” “A liar knows what they are saying is …

2023-01-03: “Reentry - A Working Library”

2023-01-02: “Why Not Mars (Idle Words)” There’s a reason why everybody is linking to this.

2023-01-01: “I am not a supplier”

2022-12-31: “Is ChatGPT Really a “Code Red” for Google Search?”

2022-12-29: Grant me the confidence of the “thought leader” who has absolute conviction in their predictions, …

2022-12-29: “TBM 56/52: The NPS Effect - by John Cutler”

2022-12-26: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting … GPT-4”

2022-12-26: You should not take a stroll on Iceland’s beach of death. It’s a lethal hazard even in still …

2022-12-22: “Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of …

2022-12-22: ‘Moving Fast and Breaking Things’ ‘They always believe that they alone are worthy. They never have …

2022-12-20: “Why I’m Not Losing Sleep Over AI – Rhetorical Thinking”

2022-12-20: “The Performance Inequality Gap, 2023 - Infrequently Noted”

2022-12-19: “Gamification gone wrong: stop the streaks - by Ben Davies-Romano - Dec, 2022 - UX Collective”

2022-12-18: “All-knowing machines are a fantasy - Emily M. Bender and Chriag Shah » IAI TV”

2022-12-16: “ChatGPT hype in the Washington Post” The hype train is barrelling forward at max speed.

2022-12-16: “Stability AI plans to let artists opt out of Stable Diffusion 3 image training - Ars Technica” This …

2022-12-15: “Select The Right Tool For The Job - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-12-15: “Pulling on the corkscrew of life: Why my cats are lyonized (and you may be too)”

2022-12-14: “Space debris expert: Orbits will be lost—and people will die—later this decade - Ars Technica”

2022-12-14: “Code brushes for GitHub Copilot - Christian Heilmann” This is a much more interesting direction …

2022-12-13: “The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me—without my consent - MIT Technology Review”

2022-12-11: “An Update On My Thoughts on AI-Generated Art - Whatever” Given how little money there is in most of …

2022-12-10: “AI’s Jurassic Park moment” “It is no exaggeration to say that systems like …

2022-12-09: “Horribly low pay is pushing out my fellow authors – and yes, that really does matter - Joanne …

2022-12-08: “Your platform is not an ecosystem — Crooked Timber”

2022-12-07: Wild how regulatory actions are shaping up. On the one hand people are debating whether the very …

2022-12-07: “Freaking Out About ChatGPT—Part I”

2022-12-07: “I’m Never Assigning an Essay Again. And you shouldn’t either.”

2022-12-07: “Twitter turns its back on open-source development - ZDNET” This is going to happen a lot more as …

2022-12-05: “How come GPT can seem so brilliant one minute and so breathtakingly dumb the next?”

2022-12-02: ‘“The politest possible version of blood libel” – Bigmouth Strikes Again’

2022-12-02: “How to Start a Fire - The Forum - Ben Miller”

2022-12-01: “83% of Developers Suffer from Burnout - 01” There’s something seriously wrong with this industry.

2022-12-01: “The current and future state of AI/ML is shockingly demoralizing with little hope of redemption : …

2022-12-01: “Reading Notes, November 2022 - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-12-01: “Too much efficiency makes everything worse: overfitting and the strong version of Goodhart’s law - …

2022-11-30: This is kinda cool. “FFMPEG.WASM”

2022-11-30: “It’s Time For ‘Maximum Viable Product’ - by Clive Thompson - Debugger” Feature creep is also one of …

2022-11-29: “Why Big Teams Keep Getting Bigger – Paul Taylor” “I have literally seen Brook’s law happen in real …

2022-11-29: “Shadow DOM and accessibility: the trouble with ARIA - Read the Tea Leaves”

2022-11-29: “Slip Through Your Fingers: Thoughts on Andor” This.

2022-11-28: ‘“Thinking in Systems” (Book Review) – As I learn …’

2022-11-28: ‘How to split JavaScript strings into sentences, words or graphemes with …

2022-11-24: “My old Richter scale for system outages, revisited (Interconnected)”

2022-11-23: “LGBTQ+ Icelanders face ‘dehumanising’ new form of abuse – barking”

2022-11-23: “The Perks of a High-Documentation, Low-Meeting Work Culture”

2022-11-22: “Adactio: Links—Word Persons and Web Persons · roytang.net”

2022-11-22: “Word Persons and Web Persons”

2022-11-22: So, I published this yesterday: “Programming is a Pop Culture” …

2022-11-21: “A quick hypothetical situation, or, your crash introduction to the real world – Hi, I’m …

2022-11-21: “Tools for Thought as Cultural Practices, not Computational Objects” Interesting analysis. Honestly, …

2022-11-20: “Don’t specialize, hybridize — Stephan Ango”

2022-11-19: “GitHub Copilot Isn’t Worth the Risk” What she said

2022-11-19: “Web technology optimism hour”

2022-11-18: “WTF is a Framework?” Where I have a go at coming up with a constructive definition of …

2022-11-17: Starting to get distinct “Wired in the early 2000s” vibes from The Verge. (This is not a …

2022-11-16: “Constant churn in a software development team, both among the programmers and designers, is …

2022-11-15: “Inclusion doesn’t come for free with open source software by Amy Hupe, content designer.”

2022-11-15: “Obscure Things Power the Imagination - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-11-14: “Adactio: Links—Jack Rusher ☞ Classic HCI demos”

2022-11-12: “Defensive CSS” Not dug into this but seems useful in concept.

2022-11-12: “Introducing iA Presenter, the story-based presentation app” UI designs from iA are consistently …

2022-11-10: “Browsers, JSON, and FormData - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” FormData is great.

2022-11-10: “Don’t build Cities of Nowhere – Dan Slimmon” Posting this almost entirely for the Le Corbusier …

2022-11-09: “Don’t work with psychopaths. Unless you are a trained therapist. - by Livia Labate - Medium”

2022-11-09: “Dialogs, modality and popovers seem similar. How are they different? - hidde.blog”

2022-11-09: “Mastodon is just blogs” Blogs remain the reference point for federated social media.

2022-11-09: “Position Statement for the 2022 W3C TAG Election – Lea Verou” One of the smartest people in web …

2022-11-09: “What Does The Back/Forward Cache Mean For Site Speed? - DebugBear” From an end user perspective …

2022-11-07: “Adactio: Journal—Negativity bias” View Transition API shipping for both SPAs and MPAs would be a …

2022-11-07: “Is Open Graph Protocol dead? – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2022-11-05: “Adactio: Journal—Time for transitions” I’m a bit conflicted about this. I share his excitement but …

2022-11-04: “Removing the camera overlay icon on images in Microsoft Edge - Christian Heilmann” I absolutely …

2022-11-03: “Privacy as Product”

2022-11-03: “Your compliance obligations under the UK’s Online Safety Bill; or, welcome to hell – Hi, I’m …

2022-11-02: When it comes to all trends digital, I’m less interested in questions like “is it legal?” or “is it …

2022-11-02: “Invasive Diffusion: How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model” The AI …

2022-11-01: “Why Musicians & Other Creative Professionals Will Soon Get Their Revenge on the Old Guard” …

2022-11-01: “Don’t remove a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place”

2022-10-31: “Website Fidelity: Browser Perspective - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-10-30: One day I’ll post my blogroll—the blogs I follow regularly—but cleaning up my feed list is a bit of …

2022-10-30: “Blogroll - Max Böck” These are all very good blogs to follow.

2022-10-29: “Getting started with Mastodon”

2022-10-28: “Accessibility in the Fediverse (and Mastodon) · Eric Eggert”

2022-10-28: “Underjord - Complex Systems All The Way Down”

2022-10-28: “Optimize For Nothing - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-10-28: It would be a fulltime job to maintain a blog that does nothing but correct DHH’s misconceptions and …

2022-10-28: “Adobe steals your color”

2022-10-27: “Why does my office smell of sulphur?” Turns around. Sees the open window facing the geothermal park …

2022-10-27: “Scroll to Text Fragments - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” One of my fav new additions to the web stack. Two …

2022-10-27: “Adactio: Links—Programming Portals”

2022-10-27: “Programming Portals” These ideas would not be out of place in the original Smalltalk systems which …

2022-10-27: “The shorter the feedback loop, the better” Excellent point. This applies to product design and …

2022-10-26: “A beginner’s guide to Chrome tracing - Read the Tea Leaves”

2022-10-26: “OKLCH in CSS: why we moved from RGB and HSL—Martian Chronicles, Evil Martians’ team blog”

2022-10-26: “How to balance software architecture goals with limited resources”

2022-10-26: “What if the team assumes my functional JavaScript is slow?”

2022-10-25: ‘What “Work” Looks Like - Jim Nielsen’s Blog’

2022-10-25: “WebKit Features in Safari 16.1 - WebKit”

2022-10-24: “Why ‘dark mode’ causes more accessibility issues than it solves - by H Locke - Medium”

2022-10-24: “Strategic and necessary”

2022-10-23: “Style performance and concurrent rendering - Read the Tea Leaves”

2022-10-22: “The Shared Element Transition API is FLIPping Cool - Chris Coyier” If there’s one proposal that I …

2022-10-21: “Let’s talk about web components - Brad Frost”

2022-10-21: “The cost of convenience — surma.dev”

2022-10-21: “Seeing vs. Using - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-10-20: “Why We’re Breaking Up with CSS-in-JS - Brad Frost”

2022-10-20: “ConwaysLaw” “Pretty much all the practitioners I favor in Software Architecture are deeply …

2022-10-20: “Bad UX Might Have Just Ruined My Girlfriend’s Career - Simple Thread”

2022-10-20: “We’re drowning - snarfed.org”

2022-10-20: “Adactio: Journal—JavaScript” Against profligate client-side JS.

2022-10-20: “Transferable skills - Chris Coyier”

2022-10-20: “Ro Salarian: iraprince: weird little brain tweak/reframing that…” Good explanation of what …

2022-10-19: That thing where a web app or service doesn’t allow Icelandic characters in names or …

2022-10-18: “Why Rust” I need to find a good excuse to learn Rust.

2022-10-18: “Think About Minsky for a Moment - by Stephanie Kelton”

2022-10-18: “The Proprietary Syndication Formats - Chris Coyier”

2022-10-18: “Monarch”

2022-10-17: “Three baffling claims about AI and machine learning in four days, statistical errors in top …

2022-10-14: “André Staltz - The Myth of Mass Collaboration”

2022-10-14: “Streaming services lost the plot - Jeff Geerling”

2022-10-14: ‘No one is “non-technical” - A Working Library’

2022-10-14: “Upgrading colors to HD on the web – Bram.us”

2022-10-13: “Two JavaScripts”

2022-10-13: “Adactio: Links—Progressively enhance for a more resilient web :: jjenzz”

2022-10-13: “Progressively enhance for a more resilient web :: jjenzz”

2022-10-13: “Adactio: Links—The Web’s Next Transition - Epic Web Dev by Kent C. Dodds”

2022-10-13: “The Web’s Next Transition - Epic Web Dev by Kent C. Dodds”

2022-10-12: “Adactio: Journal—Knowing”

2022-10-12: “Pluralistic: 11 Oct 2022 Trusting (machine learning) trust; The housing market turns (more) toxic – …

2022-10-12: “TBM 46/52: (F)acts, (A)ssumptions, (B)eliefs”

2022-10-12: “Everything in its write place: Cloud storage abstraction with Object Store - Dropbox” An …

2022-10-12: “Wired.com: 20 years later - Stopdesign” One thing I love about RSS feeds is when a blog comes to …

2022-10-11: “Stripe is Paypal circa 2010”

2022-10-10: “Pluralistic: 09 Oct 2022 $100 billion later, autonomous vehicles are still a car-wreck – …

2022-10-10: It’s really annoying when web.dev writes about tech that’s Chrome-only and not on a path towards …

2022-10-10: “Novelty fallacy: why new isn’t always better - Ness Labs”

2022-10-09: “Works as currently designed”

2022-10-09: “Take a Break You Idiot”

2022-10-08: “Why Streaming Doesn’t Pay”

2022-10-08: “Understanding Your System Beats Recruiting People Every Time – Paul Taylor”

2022-10-08: That thing where a blog you followed fifteen years ago, and whose feed is still in your feed reader …

2022-10-08: “5:00am is the enemy” Sleep deprivation is not a sustainable strategy. And one rule of thumb that …

2022-10-08: “Michael Tsai - Blog - iOS Action Discoverability” iOS usability is horrendous. It’s essentially …

2022-10-08: “Adding Components to Eleventy with WebC—zachleat.com” Interesting. Not sure if I would use it but, …

2022-10-07: Always interesting to see somebody evangelise the four day work week who you know for a fact expects …

2022-10-07: “Unless you’re in the mafia, your company isn’t your family - Christian Heilmann”

2022-10-05: “Descriptive engineering: not just for post-mortems – Dan Slimmon”

2022-10-05: That thing where you think all of the “State of..” surveys are quite misguided but feel obligated to …

2022-10-02: Hveragerði in a nutshell

2022-10-01: “Reading Notes, September 2022 - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-10-01: “The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website”

2022-09-30: “Five Types of Links - Jorge Arango”

2022-09-30: “Few People Get Promoted For Asking Difficult Questions – Paul Taylor”

2022-09-29: “Debut - Sonic Symbolism • Mailchimp Presents” Gonna have to give this a listen. Björk digs into …

2022-09-29: “The Quietus - Features - Anniversary - Into The Pre-Gap: Forty Years Of The CD”

2022-09-28: “Ships have feelings - A Working Library”

2022-09-28: “Let Go of the Learning Baggage - Farnam Street”

2022-09-28: Why are designers obsessed with hiding stuff on web pages? Scrolling works! Just let me scroll the …

2022-09-27: “Introducing workerd: the Open Source Workers runtime” While their recent “our CEO …

2022-09-27: Current operating theory: if your app truly needs to be offline-first then you should go all the way …

2022-09-27: “Outdated vs. Complete”

2022-09-26: “Marco’s Rule (Expanded) — Sympolymathesy, by Chris Krycho”

2022-09-25: “ImperialViolet - Passkeys” How to implement passkey support from scratch. Looking forward to this …

2022-09-25: “The Patchability of the Open Web”

2022-09-24: “Stable Diffusion Based Image Compression” Interesting application of ML-generative art. Trying to …

2022-09-23: “The sum of all knowledge - Christian Heilmann”

2022-09-23: “The New Sport of Misrepresenting AI Criticism”

2022-09-22: Nice autumn day.

2022-09-22: A rule of thumb of mine that’s absolute certainly completely unfair, but has served me over …

2022-09-22: “Introducing LiteFS · Fly” This looks interesting

2022-09-22: “Moving With Prototypes - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-09-22: “Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 154 - WebKit” “Enabled Scroll To Text Fragment by …

2022-09-21: “You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list - Ctrl blog”

2022-09-21: “Consenting to decisions - A Working Library”

2022-09-20: “Doubt explanations - Derek Sivers” “Stop asking people for explanations, and ignore the ones …

2022-09-20: “Trajectory - by Dorian Taylor - The Making of Making Sense”

2022-09-20: “Opinion - We warned Google that people might believe AI was sentient. Now it’s happening. - The …

2022-09-19: “Thoughts on Print Equation Layout” Linked to this earlier but it deserves another push: on maths …

2022-09-19: “Accidental Dismissal of Overlays: A Common Mobile Usability Problem”

2022-09-19: “Playacting genius: the performative logic of reasoning from first principles – Baldur Bjarnason” I …

2022-09-19: “Form, function, and the giant gulf between drawing a picture and understanding the world”

2022-09-18: “squoze - family of fast, reversible unicode hashes”

2022-09-18: “Font Family and supports - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-09-18: “Thoughts on Print Equation Layout” Interesting essay that’s ostensibly about maths layout on the …

2022-09-18: “Doing the Work. How to Write When You Suck - by Cory Doctorow - Sep, 2022 - Medium”

2022-09-17: A loooot of people are confusing “reasons from first principles” with “fast …

2022-09-16: ‘Spotting Misinformation in “Studies Have Shown” – Chelsea Troy’

2022-09-16: “If A Third Of What We Do Is Waste – Why Can’t We See It? – Paul Taylor” If a post in my feed cites …

2022-09-16: “Performance is the Moat » Mike Industries”

2022-09-16: “Against Superficial Simplicity - Jorge Arango”

2022-09-16: “Replit - History++ - A Better Way to Do Versioning” Interesting experiment. It seems to use OTs, …

2022-09-15: “A new collaboration with Adobe” So, let’s hope that as far as you’re …

2022-09-15: “Comments - Did GoogleAI Just Snooker One of Silicon Valley’s Sharpest Minds?”

2022-09-14: “We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business – Eye on Design” This was more …

2022-09-13: “Always time for the important things in life – Burningbird”

2022-09-13: The responses on Twitter to The Verge’s redesign are like from a parallel universe. The tech …

2022-09-13: I see that The Verge has decided it doesn’t like having readers. Chaotic and unreadable front …

2022-09-12: “The details and summary elements, again - scottohara.me”

2022-09-12: “Take Care of Your Blog”

2022-09-11: “Quality Is Systemic - Jacob Kaplan-Moss” Comes with the obligatory Deming citation

2022-09-11: “Adactio: Links—Giving your future self a little credit with progressive enhancement - Blog - Pixo - …

2022-09-11: “Giving your future self a little credit with progressive enhancement - Blog - Pixo - Apps, …

2022-09-09: A common factor in most of the so-called “zero configuration” and “easy to …

2022-09-09: “The self-fulfilling prophecy of React - Josh Collinsworth blog” “React keeps getting …

2022-09-09: “Paged.js — Paged Break, the long overdue update” This has worked well for PDF generation for me in …

2022-09-08: “Lightning CSS” I have no idea what this library is like but I’m enjoying this aesthetic

2022-09-08: “Adactio: Links—What it’s like working with an editor”

2022-09-08: “What it’s like working with an editor”

2022-09-06: “Why your website should work without Javascript. - endtimes.dev”

2022-09-06: “Meet Understanding Privacy, A New Smashing Book By Heather Burns — Smashing Magazine”

2022-09-06: “Why Are We Adding Another Modal?: The ripple effects of including software developers in product …

2022-09-06: “Generating an EPUB File in the Browser” I got something like this working in 2015 for a project. …

2022-09-05: ‘“Writing an app is like coding for LaserDisc” – Terence Eden’s Blog’

2022-09-05: It’s shaping up to be the warmest day of the year here in Hveragerði, Iceland. The thermometer …

2022-09-05: “The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse” This was as depressing a …

2022-09-05: Browsing my morning feeds and between statements along the lines of “language models are …

2022-09-05: “After self-hosting my email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has …

2022-09-04: “You Paid for Your Tech but You Don’t Really Own It – Review Geek” “A Large Part of the Problem is …

2022-09-03: “Be good-argument-driven, not data-driven - Richard Marmorstein”

2022-09-03: “Lessons learned from the Wayback Machine – Burningbird”

2022-09-03: “Statement on Stable Diffusion” Some of the things you seem to be able to generate when running on …

2022-09-03: “Spreading the Disease and Selling the Cure – Krebs on Security” “The sad truth is that most booter …

2022-09-02: “Cloudflare protests over Kiwi Farms customer - Protocol”

2022-09-02: “Intent to Prototype: OriginPrivateFileSystem” When Firefox ships this we’ll have a full set. I’ve …

2022-09-02: “The ancient fabric that no one knows how to make - BBC Future” I’m a bit obsessed with lost tech …

2022-09-02: “Meet the CSS highlight pseudos - delan azabani”

2022-09-02: “Five Things: September 1, 2022”

2022-09-02: “The Money Is In All The Wrong Places - Defector” Nobody ever seems to believe me when I tell them …

2022-09-02: “Validating HTML - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-09-01: “American Publishing is Rooted in Theft - by Anne Trubek”

2022-09-01: “Why Is A British Baroness Drafting California Censorship Laws? - Techdirt” This is not good.

2022-08-31: “The End of Professional Photography”

2022-08-31: “Adactio: Links—Folk Interfaces”

2022-08-31: “Folk Interfaces”

2022-08-31: “Exploring 12 Million of the 2.3 Billion Images Used to Train Stable Diffusion’s Image …

2022-08-30: Techies continue to be unable distinguish between a bundle of garbage code and a sentient mind. A …

2022-08-30: “Forget Crypto, Blockchain, NFTs, and web3: The Next Phase of the Web is defined by AI Generation - …

2022-08-29: “Landing Page - Alpha” This looks promising. I loved my alphasmart back in the day.

2022-08-28: “Pixels of the Week – August 28, 2022 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

2022-08-28: “Janet Jackson had the power to crash laptop computers - The Old New Thing”

2022-08-27: “How to Avoid Misplacing Things - Jorge Arango”

2022-08-27: “What happened when we disabled Google AMP at Tribune Publishing? Shockingly little. So you should …

2022-08-25: The fact that most software developers seem to not only think that death marches are inevitable but …

2022-08-25: “Why your website should be under 14kB in size - endtimes.dev”

2022-08-25: “Twitter Whistleblowing Report Actually Seems To Confirm Twitter’s Legal Argument, While Pretending …

2022-08-24: “Adactio: Journal—Work ethics” Also, just noodling around is work as well. It creates the space …

2022-08-24: “Adactio: Journal—Work ethics” Also, sometimes just noodling around is work. It creates the space …

2022-08-22: Have an offline-first thingamabob I’m working on (so client-rendered out of necessity) and …

2022-08-21: “The Tools Don’t Matter: Why are product managers so obsessed with tools?”

2022-08-19: “‘I got really grounded and loved it’: how grief, going home and gabber built Björk’s new album - …

2022-08-19: “All communication is lossy - A Working Library”

2022-08-19: “The web is a harsh manager - daverupert.com” “I’d argue for a “CSS Engineer” title, someone who …

2022-08-19: “Does Bionic Reading actually work? We timed over 2,000 readers and the results might surprise you” …

2022-08-18: So, what are the odds that node vs deno vs bun is going to play out along the old “familiarity …

2022-08-18: “Files That Change Together Should Stick Together”

2022-08-18: I’m guessing that if the health effects of leaded petrol were just being discovered today, our …

2022-08-17: Perennially relevant to software dev: ‘I’m so totally impressed at this Way New …

2022-08-17: “Instagram, TikTok, and the Three Trends – Stratechery by Ben Thompson” Lot of poorly founded …

2022-08-16: “Rust in Perspective — linusw”

2022-08-16: “Hacking the terrorist timepiece - Interaction Magic”

2022-08-16: “Daring Fireball: The Fit and Finish of the All-New System Settings on MacOS 13” Appreciate Apple …

2022-08-16: “A Well-Known Links Resource - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-08-15: “Big Changes Ahead for Deno” Not quite sure what I think about this.

2022-08-15: I’m trying to figure out whether markdown or HTML should be the primary notes format for …

2022-08-14: “The open source paradox - ”

2022-08-14: According to the authorities 17 people needed assistance from rescue squads yesterday at the …

2022-08-14: “10 Observations on Tragedy in a Digital Age - by Ted Gioia” “the tragic protagonists of our own …

2022-08-13: 18 people needed assistance from rescue teams at the eruption site yesterday according to the …

2022-08-13: “Things You Can And Can’t Do - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-08-13: “Breaking apart the monolith · GitHub” Interesting outline of the problem. It kind of glosses over …

2022-08-13: That thing where you read an ‘influencer’ see the exact same situation as you, outline exactly the …

2022-08-12: “Litestream backups for Datasette Cloud (and weeknotes)”

2022-08-11: “Adactio: Journal—Democratising dev” People keep assuming there is no middle ground between no …

2022-08-11: “Let websites framebust out of native apps - Holovaty.com” We need this.

2022-08-10: According to officials almost 2000 tourists disregarded the safety closure of the eruption site over …

2022-08-10: Maybe what’s needed for websites and web apps is a kind of Prepper Web Dev? Code that assumes …

2022-08-10: Browsing through social media today and I see that it’s still the norm in tech to think that …

2022-08-06: That thing where you find an article that’s interesting. A decent read certainly. But it has a …

2022-08-05: “Adactio: Links—Douglas Engelbart - Hidden Heroes”

2022-08-05: “Douglas Engelbart - Hidden Heroes” Back when I was teaching interactive media I used to make …

2022-08-04: So, the fact that tour guides have been taking tourists by the thousands on a 17km hike, over …

2022-08-04: “The anomaly of cheap complexity”

2022-08-04: “s12e44: Yet Another DALL·E-related Reckon”

2022-08-02: Iceland living: overall quite nice. Closer to family: overall good. Manageable subarctic heatwaves. …

2022-08-02: I’ve said this before, but it’s kind of interesting how common it is for US-based ‘influencers’ on …

2022-08-02: “Navigate, don’t search - thesephist.com”

2022-08-01: “Just hit publish - Marco Heine - Freelance Web Developer”

2022-08-01: Typescript is quite useful most of the time I still regularly run into the situation where the types …

2022-08-01: “Open-Source Security: How Digital Infrastructure Is Built on a House of Cards - Lawfare”

2022-07-31: “Reading Notes, July 2022 - Jim Nielsen’s Blog” Bunch of good links in this one.

2022-07-31: “The future needs files – Scott Jenson”

2022-07-31: “The cost of opinion – Dimitri Glazkov”

2022-07-31: “When Leaders Talk About Innovation, Always Be Sceptical – Paul Taylor”

2022-07-30: “What is Refactoring? - The Code Whisperer”

2022-07-29: “On disavowing sexual assault – Going Medieval” In the context of recent statements by those making …

2022-07-28: Back when I was working in the publishing crowdfunding scene, I was trying to explain what it was to …

2022-07-28: “GitHub - cloudflare/svg-hush”

2022-07-27: “SQLite Internals: Pages & B-trees · Fly”

2022-07-27: The web I experience as a user is a slog. But browsers are fast JS engines themselves are high …

2022-07-26: “The (Mostly) Complete Unicode Spiral – Terence Eden’s Blog”

2022-07-25: TIL: const response = new Response(readableStream); const blob = await response.body(); …will …

2022-07-24: “TBM 31/52: Those Pesky Question-Askers - by John Cutler”

2022-07-23: “Potential fabrication in research images threatens key theory of Alzheimer’s disease - Science - …

2022-07-22: “Fixing the UK’s Online Safety Bill, part 0: no, it’s not fixable. – Hi, I’m Heather Burns”

2022-07-22: “Four Comments on Netflix’s _Persuasion_”

2022-07-21: “Adactio: Journal—Subscribing to newsletters” This. Every major newsletter platform automatically …

2022-07-20: “Finding Stuff to Write About - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-07-20: “Soft Deletion Probably Isn’t Worth It — brandur.org”

2022-07-18: “A practical guide to changing code so you can understand it: Automated refactoring tools basics”

2022-07-18: “Peering into the accessibility of Dark Mode - by Dora Cee - UX Collective” “Whether you use Light …

2022-07-17: “Not Too Late”

2022-07-16: What does “vanilla JS” mean to people? Does it mean JS with no dependencies (write everything …

2022-07-16: “Help Me Help You: A Guide to Asking for Help - Kitty Giraudel”

2022-07-16: It’s kind of remarkable how lower my computing requirements are now that I don’t use Slack. Memory …

2022-07-15: Kind of impressive how useful it is, when you’re working on something complex, to regularly …

2022-07-15: “The New Numbers on Music Consumption Are Very Ugly”

2022-07-15: “Giving a Shit as a Service - Allen Pike”

2022-07-15: “Perceived affordances and the functionality mismatch - Tink - Léonie Watson”

2022-07-15: “Colors don’t solve problems”

2022-07-15: “The week the open web won – Hi, I’m Heather Burns”

2022-07-14: “What is the best way to mark up an exclusive button group? – Lea Verou”

2022-07-13: “Distraction-free writing environment” is not something an app can deliver. Everything in a writing …

2022-07-13: “The CSS behind Figma - Ahmad Shadeed” Lot’s of interesting tactics there.

2022-07-12: Idle thought of the day: if you assume that environmental crises, political instability, and …

2022-07-12: “Activation - macwright.com”

2022-07-12: “In Praise of Shadows” Essay on photography in a weirdo format. If you’re like me and the title …

2022-07-11: Life’s too short to debate the absurd opinions of web dev influencers on social media.

2022-07-11: “Your compliance obligations under the UK’s Online Safety Bill; or, welcome to hell” Got to hope …

2022-07-11: “Good Managers Write Good - Stay SaaSy”

2022-07-10: “The Fediverse can be pretty toxic”

2022-07-10: “Maintaining Software Correctness”

2022-07-10: “My Office Space - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-07-08: “New Covid subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are the most contagious yet – and driving Australia’s third …

2022-07-08: “It’s Mid-2022 and Browsers (Mostly Safari) Still Break Accessibility via Display Properties — …

2022-07-07: “How to to Clean Our Indoor Air Properly Against COVID-19 - Time”

2022-07-06: ‘“Magic links” can end up in Bing search results — rendering them useless.’ This is not …

2022-07-05: “Cory Doctorow: The Swerve – Locus Online”

2022-07-05: “I don’t care how you web dev; I just need more better web apps” Published this yesterday. We …

2022-07-04: MBAs and wage stagnation - Going to business school makes you a dick - by Cory Doctorow - Jun, 2022 …

2022-07-02: “Software Over Time - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-06-30: “The time horizon outlook: an alternative to technical debt – Dan Slimmon”

2022-06-29: “Color.js Released • Chris Lilley”

2022-06-29: “Releasing Color.js: A library that takes color seriously – Lea Verou”

2022-06-29: “Complexity”

2022-06-29: “Pluralistic: 28 Jun 2022 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow” On the deterioration of web …

2022-06-28: “One Foot Tsunami: The Wonk-Eyed Bonus Pig Shall Not Be Forgotten”

2022-06-27: “SPAs: theory versus practice - Read the Tea Leaves” Nolan consistently writes blog posts that I …

2022-06-27: “How we built a $1M ARR open source SaaS - Plausible Analytics”

2022-06-27: “DOC — The vanishing designer”

2022-06-26: Random COVID-fogged thought of the day: machine learning-based generative art (like that of DALL-E …

2022-06-25: “Random notes around service workers development and testing · mmazzarolo.com”

2022-06-25: “When You Should Prefer Map Over Object In JavaScript”

2022-06-25: ‘Part 2 of 2, of “In defense of blocks for local scopes”’

2022-06-24: “I’m not saying that all those ‘underground fringes’ that Anderson celebrated have …

2022-06-23: “GitHub Copilot and open source laundering” “leveraging this platform for this move is a deep …

2022-06-23: “Adactio: Articles—In And Out Of Style”

2022-06-23: “Style scoping versus shadow DOM: which is fastest? - Read the Tea Leaves” Love these sort of …

2022-06-23: “Achievement Unlocked: Intent to Mathify”

2022-06-23: “Doing Well - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-06-22: Fuck. I’ve finally caught covid after avoiding it for over two years. Picked it up from my dad who …

2022-06-22: “Text-overflow: ellipsis considered harmful · Eric Eggert” Like all “considered harmful” essays, it …

2022-06-22: “What will a Chromium-only Web look like?” Paints a pretty dire picture.

2022-06-20: “FIDO passkeys are an existential threat to fintech startups” This is your regular reminder that US …

2022-06-19: Every time I see somebody use the word “seminal” unironically in a blog post or article I flashback …

2022-06-17: “The cost of convenience — surma.dev”

2022-06-17: Hæ hó jibbíjei og jíbbíjei, það er kominn sautjándi júní youtu.be/ZVHVZMYWC…

2022-06-17: “Pop-ups are dead, long live pop-ups: or, the bait-and-switch hidden in today’s cookie announcement …

2022-06-16: “Not cancelled – Bigmouth Strikes Again”

2022-06-16: “How to make absolutely any app look like a macOS app — Martian Chronicles, Evil Martians’ team …

2022-06-16: “Goodbye Ed-tech, and Good Riddance”

2022-06-15: “Dialogs and shadow DOM: can we make it accessible? - Read the Tea Leaves”

2022-06-15: “Reading the news is the new smoking - by Adam Mastroianni” One day I’ll manage to quit reading the …

2022-06-12: “What does it mean when an AI fails?”

2022-06-10: “The collapse of complex software - Read the Tea Leaves” Must read blog post of the week.

2022-06-10: “The Spam Has Arrived - Miriam Eric Suzanne” Tackbacks, pingbacks, webmentions—they all seem to …

2022-06-09: “RFC 9205 - Building Protocols with HTTP”

2022-06-09: “Why Ventura System Settings is bad, Part 2”

2022-06-08: Every time I take another look at Shared Element Transitions the more convinced I get that …

2022-06-08: People who spread Wired Mag’s ‘scary accurate predictions’ from 1997 are giving …

2022-06-08: “Why Ventura System Settings is bad” macOS used to have a substantial UX advantage over other OSes. …

2022-06-08: “Alrighty Then — Pixel Envy” “They lack the visual clarity and integrity of great Mac software.”

2022-06-07: “A New Definition of HTTP”

2022-06-05: “Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly - by Adam Mastroianni” Not convinced by the cited causes but …

2022-06-04: “How much research is just enough research? How much is too much?”

2022-06-03: Yesterday I published “On online collaboration and our obligations as makers of …

2022-06-02: “The tech tool carousel - Andy Bell”

2022-06-01: “Keyboard-Only Scrolling Areas — Adrian Roselli”

2022-05-31: “Adactio: Journal—Re-evaluating technology”

2022-05-29: Midnight sun

2022-05-28: “Reading Notes, May 2022 - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-05-28: “You should be reading academic computer science papers - Stack Overflow Blog”

2022-05-28: “Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable · Caffeinspiration”

2022-05-27: “The Case for Design Engineers - Jim Nielsen’s Blog”

2022-05-27: “Learnings from 5 years of tech startup code audits - Ken Kantzer’s Blog”

2022-05-26: “Smaller is better (The rise, fall, and rise of flat file software) - Wilcosky”

2022-05-26: “More thoughts on SPAs - Read the Tea Leaves”

2022-05-24: “My Stance on Toxicity About Programming Languages - Xe”

2022-05-24: I’ve never understood the view I sometimes hear from Americans that increased customer rights and …

2022-05-23: “Ghost 5.0” What are people’s impressions of Ghost these days? I seem to recall …

2022-05-22: “The balance has shifted away from SPAs - Read the Tea Leaves” What can I say except that I totally, …

2022-05-22: ‘”Disregard the Words” - Internet Blue’

2022-05-21: “Experimental: components - Playwright” Looks useful. Thought quite weird that it does not seem to …

2022-05-21: “The startup slump may be a blessing in disguise” Gonna see a lot of acquihires or crypto pivots in …

2022-05-21: “Deep Dive into Text Wrapping and Word Breaking / Coder’s Block”

2022-05-20: “A Return to Analog — The Focus Course”

2022-05-19: “Glitch acquired by cloud service provider Fastly” I have confessed to an anti-Glitch …

2022-05-19: “Readability: The Optimal Line Length – Articles – Baymard Institute”

2022-05-18: “Hog Bay Software – Bike: Tool for thought” I’d definitely try this out if I were still a macOS …

2022-05-17: “The Surprising Truth About Pixels and Accessibility: should I use pixels or rems?”

2022-05-17: So, turns out Joe Lycett and Bill Bailey were in my neck of woods (I live in Hveragerði) this …

2022-05-17: Yesterday, I published “The different kinds of notes” Which would be the post where I …

2022-05-17: “More common accessibility issues that you can fix today”

2022-05-16: “The Blanc Media 8-Week Work Cycle with Sabbaticals — The Focus Course” I know of a few companies …

2022-05-16: “GitHub - yisibl/resvg-js: A high-performance SVG renderer and toolkit, powered by Rust based resvg …

2022-05-14: “Angelheaded Hipsters Burning for the Ancient Heavenly Connection” On Twitter.

2022-05-13: It’s beginning to look a bit like spring around here.

2022-05-13: “Test in many browsers - hidde.blog” I’ve been using Playwright to test in multiple browser engines …

2022-05-12: “Adactio: Links—The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website”

2022-05-12: “The CADT Model” “Let’s call it the “Cascade of Attention-Deficit Teenagers” …

2022-05-12: “The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website” I have some thoughts on this.

2022-05-10: “The Case Against Collaboration – Paul Taylor”

2022-05-10: I’m beginning to think that complex note-taking systems that supposedly make you smarter …

2022-05-10: ‘A simple string of “and”s seems to crash Google Docs pages - Engadget’

2022-05-10: “Questions for a new te