People bathe in the warm Laugarvatn lake

A gull flies through a faint mist of flies. The volcano Hekla peeks through the haze behind

The old boarding school at Laugarvatn, now a hotel

“Toxic Positivity & The Decline of UX - by UX Uncensored - Medium”

“Pixels of the Week – July 18, 2021 by Stéphanie Walter - UX Researcher & Designer.”

“Underjord - Trust in Software, an All Time Low”

Software quality in general seems to be deteriorating. Ease-of-use, reliability, even aesthetics have taken a hit.

“Accessibility of the section element - scottohara.me”

‘Semantically, the section specifies an explicit “section” in the document outline, but this is not actually exposed in reality’

“Hobson’s Browser - Infrequently Noted”

“How many happy users did your product have this month? - Christian Heilmann”

“Collections: The Queen’s Latin or Who Were the Romans? Part III: Bigotry and Diversity at Rome – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry”

“America’s Abstract Freedom”

“A bad accessibility trend I’ve noticed – Eric Bailey”

“Stop the Medium”

“The rise of JavaScript compilers and micro-libraries - Go Make Things”

“Tip: not everyone has macOS to hide those ugly scrollbars”

“A privacy war is raging inside the W3C”

😕

Parts of the W3C have been dysfunctional (and coopted by ad cos, remember Google) for quite a long while now. But it seems to be escalating.

Pretty much, yeah.

www.youtube.com/watch

“D.C. Circuit overturns FDA ban on shock device for disabled students - Reuters”

The US keeps descending into cartoon villainy.

“Scroll Snap Challenges - Adrian Roselli”

“Redesign: Content Migration ・ Robin Rendle”

One problem with being an early adopter of projects like Astro is you don’t know yet what the second-order effects are of the core design decisions

“How Intel Financialized and Lost Leadership in Semiconductor Fabrication - naked capitalism”

I see the Personal Knowledge Management industry (what used to be called ‘notes’) is becoming even more cult-like than before. I expect people to step up their rhetoric to ‘singularity’ (aka rapture for nerds) levels soon.

“Behind the scenes, AWS Lambda”

“Decentralization and the templated society”

“Discovery vs. Design - Silicon Valley Product Group”