- Reposted post on Twitter
I have come to suspect that slowly redesigning your website (forever) provides almost exactly the same kind of ligh… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1338160419769208832
My Christmas tree decoration #christmastree #bahhumbug
Six years after I tried it and initially questioned the pricing, I guess Slack knew what they were doing. Not bad for a spin-off from a MMORPG. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/dec/01/salesforce-to-buy-slack-microsoft
I’ve been using @tailwindcss for a few weeks and surprised myself by how much it clicked. Like many, I thought it was blasphemy, but building with it is fast and addictive. Happy to see dark-mode support and more in 2.0.
I love the new Raspberry Pi 400 😍. Major nostalgia for my beloved Acorn Electron and other keyboard-computer micros from the eighties.
Source control in the 1980s using a pink dinosaur, part of Paul Fellows’ tales of Acornsoft, Arthur and RISC OS:
We had 7 or 8 guys trying to write an operating system to go into a ROM, so you’ve got to get it right, and they’re all doing different bits of it and some of these share system files. No CVS, no source control, no Sourcesafe, none of that. The solution was the main system header file with all the constants, SWI numbers and addresses of everything lived in. You could edit that if you had the pink dinosaur on your desk. If you did not have the pink dinosaur on your desk you could not edit it. If you edited it without the pink dinosaur, my Australian friend, Brian Cockburn, would come round and see you.
Some code I’ve contributed to open-source projects is now being stored in vaults in the Arctic, thanks to GitHub’s Archive Programme. Very cool (excuse the pun).
Ready to listen along to one of my favourite ever albums, Olympian by Gene #timstwitterlisteningparty
This weekend’s IndieWebCamp in London has sensibly been switched to online-only because of the current health concerns.
A big well done to the organisers, Cheuk, Calum and Ana, for their initial attempts to keep it going and then swiftly reconfiguring for an online event. Communication with attendees during the week has been exemplary.
I’m very much looking forward to joining tomorrow’s sessions from the comfort and safety of my home office.
I went to @GrowableMeetups’ Serverless talks at @CazooUK this week. I find real-world examples much more compelling than theory, and @bobthemighty’s and Scott’s stories of rapid scalability and what can be built with small teams were very impressive.
Tried Apple Pay’s Express Mode on the Tube this morning and it worked beautifully. Lightning fast and no risk to barrier etiquette. FYI set up your “Express Travel Card” in your Wallet first.
Highly recommended: Stewart Lee’s Sharknado / Alan Bennett routine. Even better when the stage props fail.
New wallpaper: the global #ShowYourStripes climate crisis graphic to remind me every time I pick up my phone.
In enemy territory for a meeting
Pre-ordered an iPhone 11 Pro earlier this afternoon, silver, 256GB. And so begins the passing down of devices through the family.
I seriously considered the 11 but have been spoiled by the OLED screen on my X and didn’t want to downgrade to LCD.
Hottest day of the year (up around 34C) at the local village fete. Tombola win, burger, nice pint of real ale, ice cream and now home to cool down in front of the cricket.