Started reading: The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow ๐Ÿ“š


Finished reading: Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman ๐Ÿ“š


Started reading: Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman ๐Ÿ“š


Video: Dinosaurs, the Sitcom Before Time ๐Ÿ“บ

I remember watching this series as a little kid (we were an ABC TGIF household) in the early 1990s, but I donโ€™t remember this having such a Point of View.

Behind the animatronics and full body puppets brought to life by the Jim Henson Company were messages about religion, capitalism, feminism, social control, colonialism, and the environment.

There was an episode that mirrored the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearings, which were going on at the time. A bunch of the surnames in the show were actual fossil fuel companies, and the company the main character worked for had a logo reminiscent of the Dupont corporation. Spoilert alert: Environmental destruction and actions taken by Earlโ€™s employer bring about a mass extinction event at the very end of the series.

Looking at it now, Iโ€™m a bit surprised that this was something my Reagan and Bush supporting parents (my dad was also a Rush Limbaugh listener) allowed us to watch, watched with us, and bought toys based on. But they were also fans of All in the Family, which along with The Flintstones, was an inspiration behind this show.

Kevin Clash, the performer behind the Baby Sinclair puppet, was also the puppeteer and voice of Sesame Streetโ€™s Elmo, and Jessica Walter, who voiced the mother, would later portray Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development.


Started reading: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino ๐Ÿ“š


Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman ๐Ÿ“š


Started reading: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman ๐Ÿ“š


Indra Kupferschmid: Evaluating the quality of a typeface

I have long been thinking about ways to better assess the quality of different typefaces…Educators and seasoned designers alike will tell you that โ€œit takes years to seeโ€, but without some pointers what to look out for it can feel really hard to compare and pick fonts.


Current Affairs podcast: Cory Doctorow on The Wondrous World of the Early Internet & How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism ๐ŸŽ™


Todd Libby: Use Firefox for accessibility testing, featured on the A11y Project.

A terrific overview of the built-in accessibility dev tools in the Firefox browser, as well as extensions you can install to make the browser a super-powered accessibility testing tool.