spent some time this week tweaking my website (again), trying to find the right combination of accessibility, standards-compliance, bandwidth-friendliness, and aesthetics: https://beta.vero.site/
spoilers, in some sense of the word
i was a bit confused by the medium and (shall we say) paratext of this website, but signs point to it being carefully handcrafted HTML
this person's website is also fascinating, right down to the HTML source code as well: https://www.robinsloan.com/
r/T_D on trans people, via birdsite (+?)
did you hear about the Dora the Explorer live-action movie?
apparently there's a *novelization* https://www.amazon.com/Dora-Lost-City-Gold-Deluxe/dp/0062946897/
i realized in bed i forgot to add alt-text to the image, so: it's a screenshot of glimpse (the fork of gnu image manipulation software, not that they're visually distinguishable yet) except almost all the icons are replaced with little broken crossed-out file icons because i am not, in fact, a leet hacker
whoa I want randomly generated passphrases in iambic tetrameter
From games to infographics, 5 online typography exercises to improve your skills
I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.
This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.
I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.
US pol, industrial disaster
incredible birdsite series of threads on the philadelphia refinery explosion: https://twitter.com/gwensnyderPHL/status/1142551735191384064
i was slightly more skeptical by default just because it's a twitter thread but things seem generally corroborated: https://www.inquirer.com/business/philadelphia-refinery-fire-explosion-chemicals-20190623.html
wow, i might actually call my congresspeople over this
whoa, i've been learning regular expressions* all wrong: http://benlynn.blogspot.com/2018/06/regex-derivatives.html
* the formal language / computability theory concept, not the thing in actual programming libraries and such
puzzler, front-end-ish programmer, math and type-system nerd, blogger, shower singer, (very) part-time dragon.