21/12/2018 9:47 Things That Bother Me About macOS
: Evan Miller describes a handful of crazy interface oddities. I happily left closed software behind many years ago, but I remember the precursors to several of these annoyances. Seems that bad UI decisions have a long half-life.
19/12/2018 11:01 What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death
: Good writing describing the functional decay of the author’s iPad due to “advances” in the software on and surrounding it. Serves as an eloquent reminder of why I don’t use Apple stuff. My laptops of the same vintage have gotten faster
due to progress in the open-source software that I use.
5/12/2018 23:54 A Trump Appointee Does Something Meritorious
: Betsy DeVos is as unqualified and disturbing as the typical Trump cabinet member. But Obama’s Title IX legacy was so disastrous that her proposed reforms urgently need support from everyone who cares about fairness and justice.
30/11/2018 17:05 Petrichor
: A lovely word for a lovely phenomenon, nicely treated.
2/11/2018 22:44 Tailwind: style your site without writing any CSS!
: Julia Evans is enthusiastic about this library of CSS utility classes. My own work seems to be evolving toward creating my own less systematic version of this. I’m still not sure whether I think this approach is a good idea, but if you do, Tailwind is a well-regarded implementation.
7/10/2018 12:43 Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey says journalist was murdered in Saudi consulate
: As the two vile governments argue over what happened in this bizarre incident, two facts seem clear: the Saudi government would not have been reckless enough to do what they are accused of as a result of an official act; but, in the heat of the moment, someone in the embassy may have lost his cool (remember the words of Casper Gutman).
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