Y'all watch this seriously. Great job @aral
It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"
So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.
I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: https://gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/3754e00a37fe81aa43aad3eb9543f3ce
So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”
The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.
"404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner https://thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page-not-found-wagner
"Because websites had to either become apps or self-optimize for mobile, web design declined from its creative, more variegated heights to become flat, highly minimalistic, and multi-platform, and the results are, frankly, fucking boring."
Loved everything about this post. A great homage to the old, user-centric web.
"Save-Data Usage" by Tim Kadlec https://timkadlec.com/remembers/2019-08-29-save-data-usage/
So the Save-Data header is reportedly sent in 4%-20% of page loads? Maybe I should be using this.
Introducing Small Technology Foundation, Site.js, and Tincan
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“I don’t think I’ve had my last beating”
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Former Ice Cream Truck driver,
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