• On Simplicity Marc Thiele

    In 2014 already, Bastian Allgeier has written about Simplicity. A week ago, he has written about Simplicity again. And again it was one of those articles I kept nodding along. We love to talk about s…

    Today · 03:05
  • Underground World & the man who (thought he) knew everything John Boardley

    Often described as the man who knew everything, Athanasius Kircher (1602–80) was a German Jesuit polymath of international renown during his own lifetime. He was a prolific author with an astounding…

    Yesterday · 23:51
  • Sniglet is a Font for Avoiding Font Loading Mistakes Lorna Mitchell

    I am not a designer, nor will I ever be. Things look perfectly fine to me a very long time before they look OK to anyone else! Along with that, I don't always find it easy to tell fonts apart. ……

    Yesterday · 13:45
  • Error Danger: Communicating Risk WonderProxy

    QA engineers should not only look for errors, but also assess any risks that apply to normal operation. Learn more about evaluating and communicating risk.…

    Yesterday · 04:00
  • Behind the Curve ★★½ Rob Weychert

    Behind the Curve is an examination of the growing community of people who fervently believe the earth is flat. While the film doesn’t support their cause, it doesn’t ridicule them eith…

    Two Days Ago · 21:59
  • Sacrifice Susan Robertson

    This past weekend two different things have led me to think about how willing we are to back up our beliefs with any type of personal sacrifice. And I’ve found, in recent years, that most people don…

    Two Days Ago · 18:00
  • Unleashing the web multiverse at web unleashed Christian Heilmann

    I’m in the lounge at YYZ waiting for my flight back to London after attending Web Unleashed in Toronto for the second time. Sadly enough I couldn’t be there for the whole event, but arrive…

    Two Days Ago · 14:57
  • Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 3 – Research as a weapon Leisa Reichelt

    This is the third in a series of posts examining some of the most common and most problematic problems we need to consider when looking to scale research in organisations. You can start with the first…

    Three Days Ago · 04:40
  • This searing light, the sun and everything else Simon Collison

    We stood before Ian Curtis' earliest handwritten lyrics for Love Will Tear Us Apart. Hurried words and edits; deeply personal poetry the r…

    Four Days Ago · 18:00
  • Weeknotes: ONA19, twitter-to-sqlite, datasette-rure Simon Willison

    I’ve decided to start writing weeknotes for the duration of my JSK fellowship. Here goes! I started the fellowship last week, and this week I’ve been attending the Online News Association conferen…

    Four Days Ago · 15:35
  • Five dysfunctions of ‘democratised’ research. Part 2 – Researching in our silos leads to false positives Leisa Reichelt

    This is the second in a series of posts examining some of the systemic problems that organisations tend to rub up against as they seek to ‘scale’ research activity in their organisation. W…

    Four Days Ago · 12:10
  • Meditations on Snowflakes John Boardley

    Born in December 1571 in southwest Germany, Johannes Kepler would go on to become one of the greatest observational astronomers of all time. He would also write books that forever transformed our view…

    Four Days Ago · 09:52
  • Monthly Web Development Update 9/2019: Embracing Basic And Why Simple Is Hard Smashing Magazine

    Editor’s note: Please note that this is the last Monthly Web Development Update in the series. You can still follow the Web Development Reading List on Anselm’s site at https://wdrl.info. Watch ou…

    Four Days Ago · 05:17
  • Stop chasing the shiny! Cal Evans

    Dear Reader, Developers love shiny things. We love to play with new toys, try out new APIs, and libraries. If it was featured on Hacker News, we will find a way to shoe-horn it into a project, just to…

    Four Days Ago · 05:00
  • Book: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Brad Feld

    Amy and I arrived in Homer this evening for some time in a different place. We are TV-free up here, so that means, well, books. She fell asleep early so I finished off The Bookish Life of Nina Hill wh…

    The Other Day · 22:29
  • head is locked Remy Sharp

    Yesterday I posted a little historical insight into why the closing </p> tag is optional, but in passing I mentioned you'll not see any new elements proposed for the head element. Though I can't…

    The Other Day · 18:00
  • The Passing of Two of My Childhood Business Heroes Brad Feld

    Two of my childhood business heroes, T. Boone Pickens and H. Ross Perot, died this year. Perot passed away this summer at age 89 and Pickens passed away yesterday at age 91. As I was typing this, I th…

    The Other Day · 09:06
  • I Am Going to Be at Scriptconf 2019 in Linz. And You? Marc Thiele

    OK … just planned everything for ScriptConf. Even though it would be more sensible not to go, as beyond tellerrand Berlin takes place just two weeks later, but hey … life is short ;) Who else is…

    The Other Day · 07:20
  • A Re-Introduction To Destructuring Assignment Smashing Magazine

    If you write JavaScript you’re likely familiar with ES2015 and all the new language standards that were introduced. One such standard that has seen incredible popularity is destructuring assignment.…

    The Other Day · 06:00
  • This Is How to Deal With Technical Issues Marc Thiele

    I was watching Stevic’s Shitshow (it is the guitar player of Twelve Foot Ninja). He recently released an interview with Devin Townsend on his YouTube channel. One of the recommendations in the sideb…

    The Other Day · 05:30
  • Create a body of work Cal Evans

    Dear Reader, Q: What is the best way to convince a potential employer or client that you can do the job? A: Show them that you have already. Every developer should have a public portfolio of code that…

    The Other Day · 05:00