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📢 I'm working on a prototyping tool. It's made from web components, CSS and a bit of Houdini. It's called Bruck.

The term 'halfwit' is ableist because it refers to people with learning disabilities.

Can I suggest using 'fuckwit' instead? 'Fuck' is indeterminate, but can mean 'fuckery' i.e. bigotry, nonsense, bad ideas. It designates beliefs not abilities, and is therefore not offensive.

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I think this is my favorite piece of guitar music ever. Smoulders gently, then implodes into screeching, wailing oblivion. Makes my soul feel really nice.

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@heydon I solved it this way:

-> A watcher in the high level component expecting a certain ref in the component. Then putting focus on the element with said ref.

Neotropic is still making records! Fantastic female producer in a post-trip hop/experimental world of white boiz. Her "La Prochaine Fois" is one of my favorite records of all time.

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Was on using the NVDA screen reader.

The reader described the alt text for Pickering's book cover as "a circuit board powering a bright light".

I laughed at myself for missing that entirely and simply thinking "liney lightbulb" the first time I saw it.

Idea: A Megadeth covers band called Megadeath.

Learning from Wikipedia that Tom Araya is a devout Catholic and believes God is all-loving. Kerry King wishes he had a super power whereby he could burst churches into flames with his mind. It's kind of touching that they've worked together for so long.

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»There's plenty of time to do just the stuff that matters.

Because not a lot of it exists.«

@heydon at Fronteers 2018

Who called it "domestic dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits, hamsters, rats, monitor lizards, turtles, chinchillas, and guinea pigs" when they meant quadrapets?

I just learned that Brad Wilk auditioned for Lock Up (Morello's previous band) and was turned down. Imagine passing up having Brad Fucking Wilk as your drummer.

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@heydon if you get a service worker on the go too, each subsequent request will be local anyway 👍

My icon component uses fetch, because I don't like the limitations of <use>. This way, I can use the same SVG resources with my component, or directly with img[src]. DRY.

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When I was a geisha he was a samurai /
Somehow I understood him when he spoke complete bollocks
— Nicki Minaj

Don't talk to me about designers who can code. I'm a designer who started coding more than 10 years ago, and now most people just think I'm a developer.

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If you didn’t read it yet (or even want to read it again…!) you can always listen to the audiobook on Audible. The whole book takes less than an afternoon…

The advantage and disadvantage of CSS Grid is that it strictly defines columns, even in the absence of content. That's why Flexbox and Grid should be used together and in parallel.

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