Middle aged white guy trying to become less ignorant over time. I build websites the "traditional" way.
I’ve been building websites for ~20yrs. Progressive Enhancement, HTML/CSS/JS, and accessible practices will always be core to quality work. Frameworks come and go.
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The mis-selling of Tailwind is honestly the biggest weight around everyone's necks.
Of course engineers like it. They're sold it as a cure-all to their design woes. They're ignorant of what CSS and HTML even do beyond their initial need of "make my thing look good". So of course they can be mis-sold a solution.
The problem compounds because it further devalues the actual things HTML and CSS exists to answer that are not just "how things look".
And tailwind users think they're using...
Weird to properly internalise that we (and everything, really) are just very very short lived blips crawling around on little rafts of land that are floating about on a big ball.
And that even our most gigantic issues - even our species entire evolution - is barely noticeable at this level of scale. https://mastodon.social/@coreyspowell/111134221689484833
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Anyone else see "AI" and just switch off?
If I'm looking for some new software or a SaaS, or I open an article and it mentions AI, I immediately go back or close the tab. I'm just so fed up of it appearing in everything.
I get it has a use (I wouldn't even say it's a purpose) but it seems some products have gone hard on it and I'm just bored of hearing about it now.
I was about to post a rant about Cruella Braverman. Then I caught myself.
Anyway, aren’t puppies cute? Puppies are great. Imagine a little puppy having a snooze on your desk right now. It’s tiny little breathing.
Isn’t that better. Lovely.
I have written functioning code! 😤
It is ugly and arranged like baby's-first bash script but God damn it works and solves an actual problem for me. 😎
People that ask questions; so you point to a source that answers their question pretty quickly. And then they ask something more about it.
Nah mate, I just pointed you at the answer. I’m not going to fucking read it out for you. Go read what you couldn’t be arsed to Google but got shown to you.
I have a low tolerance for zero effort people.
Wait up… is “money game: part three” techno? Thats a new one for Ren!
Wait, how the hell do you get techno and the sort of insightful commentary of the previous money game songs mixing?
Aaaaand my machine just hard crashed.
I'd also had photoshop open to edit a screenshot.
Now, I don't want to make aspersions about Adobe's software quality - but over the years, when I've had the rare hard crash to reboot on my Mac... Photoshop being open in the background is the number one common denominator.
Ok, since when has the Chrome "Responsive Design" tool not shared the log-in state with the exact same page that's not in the Responsive view?
Because holy mother of Satans left bollock - that's been hours of "what's wrong with my code?" and there is nothing wrong with my code. It's just Chrome behaving like I'm logged out IF I'm in responsive mode in the Inspector, and logged in if I'm not!
So, I'm logged in - but Right Click, Inspector > Toggle Device Toolbar will act as though I'm not.
When you have a Twitch stream on in the background you've zoned out of, but then snap to attention when you hear the normally calm person loudly protesting:
"Fuck you Safari, you garbage ass browser - you always ruin my day!"
And toggle over to see - sure enough - "caniuse" and that lone column of red.
Safari has such a huge hole it dug for itself that it's still got to climb out of.
I don't like OO code, or Classes in general.
Give me functional programming please.
I've just hit sufficient complexity in one project to require using ESM modules "properly", with
import, because it's loading some things asynchronously and functions that were manipulating the DOM needed to be called post-interaction rather than just after page load.
All of which is to say:
- I like ESM quite a bit
- You don't always need bundlers
- Starting simple will take you far
Fascinating world of ancient #glass: A #Roman glass model of a #boat, dating 2nd c. AD. It was found in St. Aldegund in a 4th-century woman's grave. Six of such boats are known. We don't know their function: Were they used as women's urinals, as components of water clocks and sundials, as drinking cups?
Further information on glass boats:
Photo: GDKE Rheinland-Pfalz
How do you know Apple don’t understand UK units?
Find My has a single switch between imperial and metric.
Dear America - I know this is stupid - but for a couple of generations of UK citizens, we use imperial for large distances (miles) and we use metric for everything else.
I want to know how far on a map in miles. I want to know how far my keys are in meters.
The thing with anxiety and depression is it’s so hard to realise you have it.
Which is why I encourage everyone to listen to that episode I linked.
When I moved away from home, I walked around the edges of my rental flat for weeks because I was worried the floors would collapse if I walked in the middle. Emotionally worried. I have thrown up outside pubs from pure worry about being out with friends. I did not realise any of this was abnormal or a problem.
Syntax is one of those web-tech podcasts I find hit and miss. This episode is a big hit, and I encourage everyone to have a listen.
Identifying anxiety and what to do about it.
With an actual Dr.
Oh just fuck off.
I am so weary of the entire topic of AI and it's use almost entirely by corporations stealing the work of others to profit for themselves - by running an insanely energy in-efficient tool - when paying an employee to do a good write-up would solve the issue better, cheaper, and nicer.
"Our service makes things easy"
Uh huh :)
"It's built to solve your problem"
Uh huh! :D
"It's so simple to theme, using Tailwind"
“Assumed consent” is not consent. https://toot.cafe/@thereisnocat/111103280372876467
Dearest coffee plant,
just a quick note to say thank you for being you.
Much love, and continual appreciation,
Can we animate to
display: none;reliably yet?
(Edit: in pure CSS)
A surprise photo of Rishi Sunak gazing hollowly out at you is never a fun thing to randomly see on a site.
Is there life behind the dulled eyes and plastic smile? Out of frame, are his hands in his pockets playing with some spare £100 bills?
Let's keep scrolling.