Reading

14 April 2015

FreakAngels

I know, I know, I know! More Warren Ellis, but I did say in the last post that I'm on a bit of kick with his comics, so I'm reading all I can get my hands on.

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13 April 2015

UX accessibility with aria-label

“As I already covered, aria-label is favored in accessible name calculation. Apart from aria-labelledby, it will override all additional naming methods. This means you can use it to provide better text for assistive technologies without altering text intended for visual users.”

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13 April 2015

Forgetting again

“If you want to imagine a truly frightening scenario, imagine an entire world in which people entrust their thoughts, their work, and pictures of their family to online services in the mistaken belief that the internet never forgets. Imagine the devastation when all of those trivial, silly, precious moments are wiped out. For some reason we have a hard time imagining that dystopia even though it has already played out time and time again.”

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13 April 2015

100 words 016

“We once took on the tropes of print design and tried to apply them to the web. I fear that today we run the risk of treating web development no different to other kinds of software development, ignoring the strengths of the web that John highlighted for us. Flexibility, ubiquity, and uncertainty: don’t fight them as bugs; embrace them as features.”

Reading

11 April 2015

Global Frequency

Last night was a rainy spring evening in Portland, so I settled in with a glass of wine and Global Frequency by Warren Ellis.

Reading

10 April 2015

Amy and Isabelle

I finished up a novel the other night by an author I'd never read before, Elizabeth Strout. A different novel of hers made its way onto my wish list for library loans some time ago and when I looked into it more deeply, I decided to read her first novel first.

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09 April 2015

The Sculptor

Last weekend my turn finally came up on the library hold list to check out The Sculptor by Scott McCloud.

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06 April 2015

My Quantified Email Self Experiment: A failure

“So that’s what I learned. That’s why the experiment was a failure. This is the era of the quantified self and radical transformation. And I’ve made charts and counted and poked around. I can tell you the top 20 words for each of my years, the number of times I wrote about weight loss, the first time I started thinking about being a father. My basic self is just this single, continuous, thread — quantifiable, in the form of actuarial tables, bank account statements, square footage owned, number of children. But counting things doesn’t change them.”