"Executive director of product delivery" role going at NHS Digital. You've got until the 31st October to apply.



First impression of the series 7 #AppleWatch: A worthwhile upgrade from my Series 5. I notice the faster chip, as well as the new sensors. The feel of the slightly larger display is also very nice. The new keyboard is restricted to English only for now, which is a bummer.

Every search bar looks like a URL bar to users

Computers would be so much better if they never had to deal with users, amirite?!!?

I remember, years ago, working on a mobile web service which had a URl bar - so users could tap in bbc.co.uk on their T9 keypads - and a separate search bar. I thought that was pretty nifty. But it turns out, users tried searching for URls and they trie


#/etc/ #search #web

What Jabber account providers would you recommend that is screen reader friendly and in English? #XMPP #Accessibility

So let me get this straight.

1: you put SSNs in plaintext on a web page
2: you get mad that someone clicked "view source"
3: your actual Highway Patrol patrols the information superhighway?



I'd like to remind you all that while Firefox may not be great, Chrome is a lot worse and telling people not to use Firefox is just going to push most of them back to Chrome. Demanding that people go "all the way" and rejecting incremental steps is pretty high on the list of reasons why free/libre/open/non-megacorp software isn't more popular.


One of my favourites as well! Such great balance of sci-fi, drama, and strong characters.

I recently saw it a second time, this time after having seen Caviezel's performance in Person of Interest. Nice seeing him again.

@Edent I use:

<span id="fnr1"></span> …
<sup><a href="" title="Jump to footnote 1">[1]</a></sup>

Leading to:

<li id="fn1">… <a href="" title="Jump back">↩︎</a></li>

* Link text for a11y.
* Return to start of sentence instead of to the link, especially on small screens to not have to scroll to read where I came from, but also for screenreaders, might have better usability (not confirmed).

PS: Mastodon is turning my back arrow into an emoji. Not actually using emoji here.

'Those "Get The App" Banners' by Chris Coyier css-tricks.com/those-get-the-a

I would really, really like to know what's behind this trend. Is it missing PWA/browser features? Higher engagement numbers for native apps? Greater data collection capabilities? Plain old cargo-culting? I honestly have no idea.

Developer on a World Tour?

Brendan Gregg:
I'd never seen a developer on a world tour. This was going to be big, and would likely blow away my earlier DTrace work.

Of all the tools I had published as open source, I still can't believe socketsnoop.d was included. It wasn't […]


“Transitional Apps with Rich Harris”

“The secret sauce in transitional web apps is progressive enhancement.”

This key to a Kuhn-style paradigm shift: a new model that does a better job of fitting all of the various existing ideas and practices together adactio.com/links/18514


I've not previously thought about combining the two (other than back in the days of IE8 support to improve fallback).

I'm curious what your desire or expectation would be.

Were you hoping that "defer" would win instead? Or were you thinking of some new behaviour that combines parts of both?

I'm having trouble imagining how parts could be combined, but I don't know if that's because I'm too used to them or whether perhaps I know something more. Happy to share if the latter :)

I love Australian humour, but my facial muscles aren't used to laughing this hard. Such high quality writing. Hard to appreciate all the nuance in just one sitting 😉


via mastodon.art/@Joanie/106885470

Apple "has done a somewhat reasonable job". The latest macOS release from August 2021 ships a curl from 2019, and contains only 22 known vulnerabilities. 😅

via @bagder


The Framework laptop is the first laptop to ever score a 10/10 from Ifixit for repairability. But it's no thick-as-a-brick throwback the size of a 2005 Thinkpad - it's approximately the same dimensions as a MacBook.



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