Today ended up a bit different than expected. I was supposed to be getting on a plane to go to Mexico for a vacation... but my wife tore her ACL playing tennis this morning. It’ll be a surgery, but she’ll be okay. Needless to say, my parenting duties have just skyrocketed. Gonna be an exhausting few months.
??? I dunno.
Finished Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler. A great depiction of how a loud-mouthed, pathetic loser became the world’s biggest authoritarian monster.
An excellent retelling of this moment in history. My biggest criticisms were that the war was fairly quick, especially from an American perspective. The Holocaust was extremely underplayed, I think it would have further illustrated Hilter’s decrepit descent.
📝 I blogged about using a Worker to create a color cycle animation on the new paravelinc.com homepage https://daverupert.com/2018/09/color-cycling-image-pixels-with-workers/
Recreating that animation effect was a fun and rewarding opportunity.
I read about half of the Hilter book yesterday. It's amazing story telling and the characterization of Hitler as a total loser with a big mouth is really thought-provoking.
Picked up some graphic novels. One on Hitler's rise to power and one on Japan from 1944 to 1953. Should be relaxing reads. 😅
Struggling to find ways to relax on the weekend. Almost any Netflix show or movie I want to watch has violence or cursing. If I fire up the Switch or a game of Overwatch, I have a 5yo in my armpit asking me endless questions. Books are hard to sink into.
So I just read this dumb phone.
Maybe I need a recliner? Or I should blog? Or graphic novels? Or I should draw?
Signed, Hobbyless in Austin.
Google wants to kill the URL:
> But it’s important we do something, because everyone is unsatisfied by URLs. They kind of suck.
Wat. Who's everyone? I don't think they do. I think they're pretty great in fact.
The variable fonts tool in Firefox 62 basically make it the best browser. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/
Hear me out... A middle ground would be nice.
A tale of two browser companies:
1. Google purchases your credit card history from Mastercard to link ads you saw to offline purchases. https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/30/17801880/google-mastercard-data-online-ads-offline-purchase-history-privacy
2. Firefox goes full anti-tracking https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/08/30/changing-our-approach-to-anti-tracking/
The new canonical.
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