(Not so) Silly product ideas I have bouncing around in my head:

The "Bottle Brush"
The Multi-Lock for Bikes
2FA for online and card-not-present bank transactions

Free ideas - someone go make them!

rosswintle.uk/2018/09/product-

Wow. Such a busy week. I'm totally flagging today.

But then I’m the guy that has this crazy idea that congestion is caused by a combination of finite road network capacity and too many vehicles.

🤷‍♂️

I find it bizarre that my council asks the public what they think of solutions to traffic congestion. We don’t have survey data. We don’t have modelling software. I assume the traffic planners do? Can’t we make expensive decisions based on data rather than guesswork and opinion?

Oooh. Email spam with a valid-but-very-old password quoted in it. Interesting. That's gonna freak a LOT of people out!

Hello friends I know I mentioned this last week, but it’s time for a new challenge. I’m looking for a design and / or front-end dev role in a product team.

More info: hankchizljaw.io/hire-me

I love
#a11y, #ProgressiveEnhancement and generally making good things that positively impact people.

Boosts appreciated 💖

Wintle’s first law of Tomboladynamics (the prize conservation principle) states that there is a set of objects in the world whose sole purpose is to be tombola prizes. Without these objects the Tombolaverse will collapse into entropy.

The series 4 Apple Watch has advanced health tracking features to help you detect a heart attack the moment you see the price of an iPhone Xs

2) for helpful, supportive people who take an interest, are positive, help you grow and gently nudge you to new ideas (rather than forcefully dragging you into them) - these are the people the world needs more of.

Two today:

1) for the organisers, staff, volunteers, runners and supporters that made the Swindon Half Marathon (in my home town) a brilliant successful event on Sunday!

I got this going on Twitter - it's good, so cross-posting on here.

Your challenge: find (at least) one person or thing to be thankful for each day and Toot your appreciation publicly with .

There's ALWAYS something (and often many things) and it's a great discipline to be in to find things to like in the world.

Wow. Really hadn't realised there were so many strong opinions about CSS-in-JS or not. Is there some kind of basic, impartial primer on the pros and cons of each? I mean, I could guess/work it out. But...

You're probably aware of the recent Twitter hot drama about CSS, so instead of accusing people of doing front-end wrong, I thought I'd explain it all in a little tutorial instead.

Hopefully, this will make folks who did get it wrong feel a little better.

hankchizljaw.io/wrote/css-spec

This is years old. But reminded of it today. It’s still all I got.

Parenthood: The sum of my knowledge

rosswintle.uk/2012/05/parentho

I’m just too pragmatic for this Tooting thing. 😕

I keep sending this link to folks who are new to Mastodon, so I thought I might as well keep a link to it.

Kev does a great job of explaining how it all works in human-terms which is really crucial in getting a wide spectrum of people understanding and using Mastodon.

His email analogy to explain how users from other instances interact is very good too.

Link: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

hankchizljaw.io/links/32/

@hankchizljaw Has the global RSS feed from your site stopped working? Last update was 7 days ago?

Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out.

Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.

Some things on the internet are inexplicably difficult. e.g. Bloom (WordPress email opt-in plugin) + MailChimp + Groups + GDPR fields. They really do NOT work together.

Yet.

rosswintle.uk/2018/08/blooming

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