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The world in microcosm: the volume name of *just one* of the seven discs in this “Mission: Impossible” TV series box set is misspelled ‘MISSION_INPOSSIBLE’. 😞

Yesssss! I love this series. Can’t wait to watch “From The Earth To The Moon” in HD.

Getting ready to move off Shaun Inman's Fever for feed aggregation. Finding it very hard to choose between Feedbin, Feedly, Inoreader, NewsBlur or a self-hosted FreshRSS install. Mostly planning to use Reeder (iOS and macOS) rather than the web UI.

Prepare to be seduced into trying a new editor (unless you’re using IntelliJ already!); in Elm Town 43 Keith Lazuka and AJ Alt share their experience writing the amazing Elm language support package for the IntelliJ family of integrated development environments:

Two levels into Beat Saber, Jess remarks, “This is what I do now. You no longer get to use this.” 😅

Spent a lot of time on screen reader support and testing this week. Did you know JAWS can’t see headings inside of a fieldset/legend? Thank goodness for ARIA attributes!

Star Trek: Discovery Short Treks are now finally available outside of the USA on Netflix under Trailers & More!

Best I can tell, I’m the first person in the world to share photos of LAMY’s new set of 10 Crystal fountain pen inks. Worth a look for my fellow stationery fetishists:

@JPEG Any plans to make Mast support logging into multiple accounts/instances at once?

@JPEG Just bought Mast. Attempting to toot on fails, saves to my drafts. The “user” tab also fails to load (no avatar, says “no toots”). Known issues?

Elm Town 39 is up!

Annaia Berry and Ossi Hanhinen share previously unreleased details of an important client project, and why their choice of Elm cost Annaia her job.

Elm Town 38 with Robin Heggelund Hansen for your listening pleasure!

A deep dive into the improvements to collections in Elm 0.19, and the surprisingly personal story that led to them.

Spent most of the weekend building my first serverless web app (with an UI of course) using the arc framework ( It’s a “face wall” to show random profiles on a large display in each of Culture Amp’s offices.

arc still feels new (with a few buggy features), but saves so much time and complexity. Routing, environment variables, local development, logging … it’s all built in with next to no configuration. I still need to try Serverless to compare, but I'm impressed!

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The big positive out of this is that our Ruby upgrade process (for buildkite and for all our machines too!) will now be documented thoroughly and hopefully mistakes like today’s will be prevented in the future.

I should also say: I got through today mostly unscathed because Culture Amp’s team is incredibly supportive and pitched in a ton to help out.

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Upgraded our buildkite agents from Ruby 2.4 to 2.5 today but not before I broke nearly everyone else’s builds in the process. GO ME

Had a stranger tap me on the arm this morning on my walk to work to ask if the pin on my bag was the Star Trek emblem. When I nodded yes he said “That's so cooool!” and walked off. Made my whole day. 🖖😄

Spent today doing the proof-of-concept work on porting Culture Amp’s integration of CSS Modules with Elm to Elm 0.19. Looks like it's going to work just fine!

(The Game of) Life is a Comonad, says Eli Jordan, using my favourite data structure, a zip list, to illustrate his point!

∀ (for all), ∈ (element of), ⋀ (and), and ∃ (there exists) are quantifiers I now know how to use thanks to David Barri.

“You got chocolate in my peanut butter!”
“You got peanut butter in my chocolate!”
Andrew McCluskey/McMiddlin puts Haskell in our WordPress, showing how the rigor of property-based state machine testing can bring certainty to the messy world of the PHP app that runs 31% of the Web.

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