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2022-12-06 Michael: AI Writing Code Writing actual code is, at least for me, a very small part of my job as a …

2022-12-04 Jonas Degrave: Building A Virtual Machine inside ChatGPT ChatGPT told me a couple times it …

2022-12-02 I read Matthias Ott’s interesting conversation with ChatGPT last night. AI chat bots always feel …

2022-12-01 Lara Aigmüller: How to transfigure wireframes into HTML This year’s HTMHell Advent Calendar is off …

2022-11-30 Now playing: I Was Real by 75 Dollar Bill 🎵

2022-11-30 A happy Blue Beanie Day to everyone out there today. You can read this message thanks to Web …

2022-11-29 Today is Giving Tuesday, a global holiday for charitable giving initiated ten years ago. These days …

2022-11-28 Urban birding: we spotted an Eastern towhee in our yard this evening. This is the sparrow whose song …

2022-11-27 Watched Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies 📺 My household could not escape politics this holiday …

2022-11-26 🥧 One thing I discovered this Thanksgiving: if a holiday dessert (cheesecakes) calls for graham …

2022-11-21 Crystal Preston-Watson: On to The Next One – The Alternative Twitter Instead of looking for a …

2022-11-21 No Depression: Sam Bush performs John Hartford’s ‘In Tall Buildings’ 🎵📺 A faithful version of one of …

2022-11-17 Now playing on the turntable: “Out” by White Heaven 🎵🎶 A friend ordered this and two copies were …

2022-11-11 Matthias Ott: Shitty Code Prototypes Prototyping with code is my favorite way to build prototypes …

2022-11-10 Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my father’s unexpected death. I don’t have dreams about my …

2022-11-01 The New York Times: The Troubling and Humane Photography of Baldwin Lee On every possible level, …

2022-10-25 working from gnome

2022-10-21 Oh, no! This iconic album was released 40 years ago today. 🎵 That’s good!

2022-10-17 Mandy Brown: No one is “non-technical” When we talk about the makeup of our teams, there’s often an …

2022-10-14 Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza: Generation Amazing!!! How We’re Draining Language of Its Power There is …

2022-10-13 Bloomberg: The Unsung Art of Office Design An interview with architects and designers LeeAnn Suen …

2022-10-10 Currently listening to: The Langley Schools Music Project – Innocence & Despair 🎵 A strange …

2022-09-30 Text Cleaner

2022-09-25 Finished reading: The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James …

2022-09-24 Started reading: The Fifties: An Underground History by James R. Gaines 📚

2022-09-24 Finished reading: Severance by Ling Ma 📚

2022-09-19 Started reading: Severance by Ling Ma 📚 Digging into this contemporary apocalyptic zombie novel …

2022-09-19 Finished reading: Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City by Andrew Ross 📚

2022-09-19 I got early access to a managed version of Equalify, an open source accessibility platform by Blake …

2022-09-17 Today I learned that Bert has an identical twin brother, Bart. Based on this image, I assume Bart …

2022-09-15 The Checkup is a promising new email newsletter from MIT Technology Review. Every week I’ll be …

2022-09-12 Know Your Enemy (podcast): On Barbara Ehrenreich (w/ Alex Press & Gabriel Winant) 🎙️ This …

2022-09-12 Celebrating an anniversary: 15 years this week since my spouse and I went on our first date!

2022-09-05 Started reading: The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow 📚

2022-09-05 Finished reading: Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman 📚

2022-09-01 Started reading: Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman 📚

2022-08-21 Video: Dinosaurs, the Sitcom Before Time 📺 I remember watching this series as a little kid (we were …

2022-08-17 Started reading: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino 📚

2022-08-16 Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

2022-08-09 Started reading: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 📚

2022-08-08 Indra Kupferschmid: Evaluating the quality of a typeface I have long been thinking about ways to …

2022-08-06 Current Affairs podcast: Cory Doctorow on The Wondrous World of the Early Internet & How To …

2022-08-03 Todd Libby: Use Firefox for accessibility testing, featured on the A11y Project. A terrific overview …

2022-08-01 Seven years since we brought this little buddy home. 🐶

2022-07-31 Today I learned that Lowly Worm’s birthday is in November. Not sure the exact date. If more …

2022-07-29 Jason Li: Alternatives to Amazon: Online booksellers that support local and/or offer free shipping …

2022-07-27 Intention vs. Drift

2022-07-26 Emily Campbell: Design and Motherhood This was a hard time in my life. I felt tired, undervalued, …

2022-07-24 ‘Knoxville, Tennessee’ is a poem written by Nikki Giovanni about the summers of her youth spent in …

2022-07-24 Registered for PWA Summit, happening in October this year. A free, online, single-track conference …

2022-07-23 I love this business concept: Overnight Website: Hassle-free websites built while you sleep Not for …

2022-07-22 Security Checklist from brianlovin.com Just some really great tips for staying safe on the Internet. …

2022-07-22 staff.design

2022-07-22 Got a request at work to take down an outdated site. It was actually one I have been after for years …

2022-07-21 Dwayne Monroe: How to Interpret Tech Propaganda (the case of the machine gun toting robot dog) – …

2022-07-21 Finished reading: The Shame Machine by Cathy O’Neil 📚

2022-07-20 Currently listening to Madvillainy by Doom and Madlib (2004, Stones Throw Records) 🎵 My local …

2022-07-20 Zoltan Hawryluk: Understanding Success Criterion 6.1.1: Give a Shit (parody, not a real W3C …

2022-07-19 New York Times: For Blind Internet Users, the Fix Can Be Worse Than the Flaws Last year, more than …

2022-07-18 Want to read Included: Redefining Accessibility for the World Wide Web by Molly E. Holzschlag 📚 In …

2022-07-17 Currently reading: The Shame Machine by Cathy O’Neil 📚 I picked up O’Neil’s last book ‘Weapons …

2022-07-17 Finished reading: The Idiot by Elif Batuman 📚

2022-07-17 Happy National Ice Cream Day (U.S.A.) to all who celebrate.🍦

2022-07-16 Listening to Nevada Jukebox by 60,000,000 Buffalo🎵 A great 50 year old album by a shortlived band …

2022-07-16 Hyper allergic: The Met Hosts an Exhibition of Employees’ Art, Open to the Public for the …

2022-07-15 Once in a while you stumble on a site not using webfonts, just good old Georgia or Verdana. Those …

2022-07-14 Finished reading South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a …

2022-07-13 A wonderful picture book for kids (and adults too): The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by …

2022-07-12 We’ve been hosting family visits for several weeks this summer, most recently with my wife’s sister …

2022-07-08 Fontshare

2022-07-08 Andy Bell: Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager This is an excellent presentation and …

2022-07-07 Anne Helen Petersen: So You’ve Decided to Bungle Your Company’s Flexible Work Plan Just …

2022-07-07 Let’s Make a Design System!

2022-07-06 Here’s a majestic photo of Zelda, taken by my brother-in-law earlier this week. 🐶

2022-06-23 I was reminded today that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed 50 years ago …

2022-06-21 My mom is visiting this week. She asked the concierge at her hotel about discounted admission to our …

2022-06-19 Listening to The Essential Paul Robeson, a double LP featuring several selections from Robeson’s …

2022-06-17 Started reading: The Idiot by Elif Batuman 📚

2022-06-17 Fifty Years After the Watergate Break-in

2022-06-16 Finished reading: Citizen Cash: The Political Life and Times of Johnny Cash by Michael Stewart Foley …

2022-06-10 Started reading: The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James …

2022-06-06 Started reading: Citizen Cash: The Political Life and Times of Johnny Cash by Michael Stewart Foley …

2022-06-05 For all the reimaginings of Netflix, Amazon, and even Craigslist, I’ve never seen an unsolicited …

2022-06-05 Finished reading: Freedom of Choice by Evie Nagy 📚 This is (I’m pretty sure) the only authorized …

2022-05-30 I spent a little time this weekend adding an accessibility statement to my personal website. This is …

2022-05-30 Andy Bell: The tech tool carousel I can relate to Andy’s feelings here. I am not always on the …

2022-05-27 The favorite band of everyone under 9 months old—The Ramones! 🎵

2022-05-26 Sergey - the little static site generator Sergey is a no-configuration SSG that will render your …

2022-05-23 Started reading: South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a …

2022-05-23 Listening to Simple Songs by Jim O’Rourke (Drag City 2015) 🎵

2022-05-22 Finished reading: Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 📚 Fascinating global …

2022-05-21 Some of the bright spring blooms in our yard 🌱

2022-05-18 West Virginia University: A User-Focused Process for Building University Websites A great content …

2022-05-18 New favorite crypto news source: Web3 is going just great

2022-05-16 Ryan Bateman: A Guide to Writing About Digital Accessibility …If you’re considering writing …

2022-05-14 Finished reading: Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tamara Shopsin 📚 I laughed and cringed my way through …

2022-05-14 A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good. Original …

2022-05-13 Started reading Worn: A People’s History of Clothing by Sofi Thanhauser 📚

2022-05-12 Tranquility🐶 This is my phone’s Lock Screen (when it’s “asleep”)

2022-05-12 Quite possibly the best contact page I have ever encountered on the internet. Via Susan

2022-05-11 Jeremy Keith: Declarative design Thinking about web design tools and approaches on a spectrum …

2022-05-10 Finished reading: The South: Jim Crow and its Afterlives by Adolph L. Reed, Jr. 📚 A good, brief book …

2022-05-10 In 2007, when I was still a design student, I signed up to get Emigre’s font catalogues sent in the …

2022-05-09 Jamelle Bouie: Why Republicans Are So Angry About the Supreme Court Leak When McConnell led the …

2022-05-07 🎵 Listening to Shadow Planet, by The Cotton Modules

2022-05-02 Word Wrap Podcast: Does valid and semantic HTML still matter?🎙 Great discussion with Ben Myers. Our …

2022-05-02 Want to read: Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff 📚 Told by one of our …

2022-04-30 Someone in the neighborhood left this out on the curb. The miniature dresser will be a great …

2022-04-30 I’m canceling Spotify Premium next month. 🎵 I have been buying more of my favorite albums on vinyl, …

2022-04-29 Reading the pacifier Wikipedia entry. An invention I didn’t give much thought to before having a …

2022-04-26 This week seems like as good as any for re-reading Erin Kissane’s ‘Ditching …

2022-04-26 Just setting up my microblog.

2022-03-04 I’m a dad! Eleanor and I welcomed the arrival of our daughter this morning.

2021-11-11 Me with Dad at my cousin’s wedding in 2019. Dad died early Tuesday morning at his home in …

2021-10-09 IndieWeb Create Day

2021-09-25 What it's like to be the target of a COVID conspiracy

2021-09-19 You’re not so terrific and that’s OK

2021-09-11 My first theme.json

2021-09-11 Open UI: Solving a Multi-Decade Problem

2021-09-09 We found rage in a hopeless place

2021-09-08 How we win our readers (and help them too)

2021-09-08 Log off.

2021-09-06 Different realities

2021-09-05 The Ordinary Things

2021-09-04 Hello World

2020-11-07 James Turrell American, b. 1943 Blue Pesher, 1997-99 Cheekwood (Nashville, Tenn.)

2020-11-07 Jenny Holzer American, b. 1950 Survival Series: In a Dream You Saw a Way, 1997 Cheekwood (Nashville, …

2020-10-24 OK OK OK OK

2017-12-18 It Is What It Is (Lookeba, Oklahoma)

2017-12-17 Lookeba, OK

2017-12-17 Lookeba, Oklahoma Cactus Rescue

2016-12-30 Wide sky yesterday (Outside Santa Fe, NM)