Long live ActivityPub. Long live discourse.

The best things that Mastodon brought into my life were connecting with the disabled community, connecting with queer people, and learning about the open source community. Not everything I learned about the open source community was good, but I did learn about it.

At this point, I've got such a sour taste from the whole experience, I'm not going to hang out here. ActivityPub is beautiful, and I'm looking forward to when it grows beyond Masto. Until then, peace and love.

My friends have been asking for a slack bot to make youtube playlists for a good three years. So, even though I have three other major projects currently in the works, I'm going to try and see if I can knock out a slack bot this weekend. I've never done it before, so I could wrong.

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The inverse of Conway's Law is also true: the way an organization communicates eventually comes to resemble the design systems through which they communicate.

Lat, Long, Alt VS Long, Lat, Alt 

So, everywhere outside of math and comp sci, everyone has always stuck to the convention of ordering coordinates of latitude, longitude. However in math, the convention of spacial reckoning is X,Y, which translates into Long, Lat. When you add a third coordinate for altitude, that's the Z coordinate in geometry. The convention most developers have gone with is to do X,Y,Z, or long, lat, alt. I see the logic, but am struggling to accept it.

search engine giant - AMP - @beep 

Ethan Marcotte has been writing about Goo🅱️ le's use of its market dominance to further expand its footprint in the mobile web ecosystem through AMP. They're moving to an open governance for the AMP standard but continue to exhibit anti-competitive behavior with AMP's integration into other services. ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/revamp


I hate pretty much every change they’ve made to the chrome UI. It really feels like a case of fixing something that’s not broken. Like, taking the url bar away from the url bar and combining with search in the middle of the page. Oh so those two decades I’ve trained to look for the URL bar at the top. You want me to unlearn that.

> A security researcher has found out that due to a vulnerability in WebKit (a rendering engine used by Safari browser), it takes only a few lines of CSS code to crash an iPhone or an iPad.


Doing research for my novel tends to get me to some pretty interesting places pretty quickly. Impossible triangles in a Borromean ring.

i thought the path had started
but it was just another stepping stone

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Hello Pals,

I'm looking for a new challenge. I'm looking to go back into a UX and design role, but I'm also into front-end development, so a hybrid role could work too.

I made a ​page describing what I'm looking for: hankchizljaw.io/hire-me

Boosts are very much welcomed, thank you 🙂

I know a crossroads when I see them, see them.


Discussion of XHTML from 2002 says that if someone is using Netscape 4 they probably can't use most of the internet these days.

> On 28 December 2007, the Netscape developers announced that AOL had canceled development of Netscape Navigator, leaving it unsupported as of 1 March 2008. Despite this, archived and unsupported versions of the browser remain available for download.

There they are, haha.


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Are there any browsers in use anywhere in the world that understands XHTML but not HTML5 at this point? Does someone have some old cheap device with a native browser which only understands XHTML? I don't want to have to write valid XHTML for anyone but who is that person?

book on the history of ASD 

Reading the synopsis of "The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" by Steve Silberman now I understand why the term "Aspergers" is not being used anymore. Not quite sure what to make of this book. It doesn't help that the Wired article linking to it was not great. Color me skeptical.


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