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Sunday, June 26th, 2022

What if it turns out that DALL·E2 is really a project to train humans how to write good descriptive alt text?

“Oh, you’d like an image? No problem. Describe it.”

Time passes…

“Here’s an image. Describe it.”

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Reading The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @phloe_

I mean, “the line of command” sound pretty awesome actually!

Replying to a tweet from @simonw

Your challenge—should you choose to accept it—is to rewrite the documentation in such a way that the phrase is only ever used as an adjective or only ever used as a noun. 🙂

Replying to a tweet from @simonw

If used as an adjective, a hyphen helps disambiguate where to split the three words: “command-line tool.”

But used as a noun, a hyphen isn’t needed: “tool for the command line.”

Same with “front-end developer” and “the front end.”

Waitaminute… did Google deliberately ship support for the HTTP 103 status code in Chrome version 103? Or is this a numeroligical coincidence?


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @Amy_Hupe

Bar Casa Vallés in San Sebastian is where it was invented in the 1940s but it should be pretty much ubiquitous in most pintxo places.

Replying to a tweet from @Amy_Hupe


Have you been having gildas too?

Guindilla + olive + anchovy = yum!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

A beautifully drawn colour illustration of a fox running past a gnarled old oak tree with badgers sheltering among its roots.

Listening to a pre-release of the new @WildernessYet album and it’s wonderfully witchy stuff!

Replying to a tweet from @kevinmarks

Try it now (I just gave the server a kick).

Replying to a tweet from @bramus

In practice I found it didn’t work too well—it was fine with the first build but then lumped subsequent builds into one slide.

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @stephband

I use the excellent abcjs library from @Rosen_Paul:

Replying to a post on

The story I’ve heard is that the “second wife” referred to in the title is …his fiddle!

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @seldo


I blame you.

Cameron smiling in front of Brighton’s futuristic-looking i360, a moving torus on a tall steel tower. Cameron clutching his cutlery and grinning over an overloaded plate of Sunday roast in a very British pub.

Giving @TheManInBlue a whistle-stop tour of Brighton.

Replying to a tweet from @justingoboom

I don’t know about doing it purely with CSS, but here’s good advice on what ARIA to consider:

Or for the simplest use case, perhaps you could use the details element in HTML?

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @rem

No, we’re like vampires—we have to be invited in.

Friday, June 17th, 2022

A group of musicians sitting in a circle playing on concertinas, fiddles and banjo.

Playing tunes at a house session.

Reading The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova.

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Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @adactio

Sorry, wrong link. This is where I wrote about it: