Recent Notes

Smaller observations, thoughts and links shares posted regularly.

Screenshot 2022 10 18 115617 has been updated so you can cycle through accessible combos for a particular colour. Currently supports any CSS colour name. They also added a helpful palette menu for a few common options.

Tom Scott visits the Swiss Military Museum in Full where there's the last remaining example of a 1970s tank-driving simulator. But there's no virtual worlds here: it's connected to a real camera and a real miniature model.

Cropped Wreck Map

Ireland's Wreck Viewer maps thousands of sunken ships in Irish waters, many with gripping stories. Full article here at Big Think.

A video walkthrough from Kyle Van Deusen on how to set it up on a button click, page load, or form submission using Fathom Analytics EVENT TRACKING

Ddev logo

DDEV v1.21.2 is out. PHP8.2, Craft CMS explicit support, TYPO3 v12, global project_tld, and loads of other improvements and fixes.

Making fonts look good at low resolutions - many thought the problem insolvable - two men started Adobe and proved them wrong. Professor David Brailsford renders the story.

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Tig Notaro stepped into a role originally performed by fellow comedian Chris D’Elia. She gave separate performances and was digitally added in Chris's place. More on how and why from director Zach Snyder here. Corridor Crew break down what an excellent job they did here. More on Army of the Deads' VFX here.

Css podcast

Follow Una Kravets and Adam Argyle, Developer Advocates from Google, on The CSS Podcast where they gleefully breakdown complex aspects of CSS into digestible episodes covering everything from accessibility to z-index.

Tanora Slushies

Tanora slushies made in the ice-cream maker. Tonight I'll experiment on what alcohol goes best! Tanora is a uniquely flavoured tangerine flavoured carbonated drink, and sold in Ireland, predominantly in Cork!

Compressed fm podcast - An excellent weekly podcast about web design and development from James Q Quick and Amy Dutton.

Thunder client vscode

A VS Code extension to replace the need for Postman. The Thunder Client extension for VS Code can do all I need when testing HTTP Requests.

Nice take from Jeremy Keith on FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). Google Chrome is running an origin trial that allows for behavioural advertising. Jeremy argues that this is not a technology that serves the end-user. It is a technology that serves third parties who want to target end-users and its targeting could be applied for more nefarious purposes.

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