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This week I’m sick of it

Swings and roundabouts but this week I am sick of it.

  • I’m sick of sanitising when I open the gate to our block of flats
  • I’m sick of sanitising as I grab a take-away coffee
  • I’m sick of sanitising as I enter the supermarket
  • I’m sick of going shopping at 7am to avoid people
  • I’m sick of doing the covid-shuffle as I pass strangers on the street
  • I’m sick of walking on grass or rocks to maintain my distance when walking along the shared path
  • I’m sick of Zoom
  • I’m sick of being excited to get on a Zoom
  • I’m sick of catching up with friends over Zoom instead of spending three hours talking shit in a restaurant
  • I’m sick of movies going straight to streaming because people need it right now
  • I’m sick of this fucking home office
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Nick Cave’s stream is not the problem

I don’t think the stream, per se, was the problem with the Nick Cave concert last night. It’s was a Vimeo embed, they know how to stream and devices optimise for video. It’s the page around it that @dicefm needs to fix.

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Vote Yes! Pull Request

Vote Yes! Pull Request is a small collection of custom styles to replace the approve button in Bit Bucket. ?️‍?

Add the following to the bitbucket domain using Stylish.

@import url(https://peterwilsoncc.github.io/vote-yes-pull-request/bb.css);

Why? Because I am not one to let an offhand comment go unimplemented.

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2015 in review

2015 was a good year, a lot of things going on professionally and personally.

In crib note form, here are some of the highlights:

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Speaking is not the only reason I get nervous at conferences

I used to get nervous in the weeks leading up to a conference talk because I was talking at a conference.

These days, it appears I get nervous for an entirely different reason: casual homophobia. Unfortunately in my industry – web development – comments such as these are not rare transgressions.

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CSSConf Australia ’15 – Day two summary

The second day of CSSConf Australia ’15 took place last Friday.

The day started with Sara encouraging developers to switch to SVG rather than unsemantic CSS hacks, and finished with a call for the open-source community to welcome designers by Una.

Here are my notes from day two.

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CSSConf Australia ’15 – Day one summary

CSSConf Australia ’15 is on at the moment.

The first day started with Matt reminding us to consider the human element of design, and finished with Ben showing how animation can be used to cheat time and add delight.

Here are my notes from day one.

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Web Directions Respond ’15 Summary

I had the pleasure of speaking at Web Directions Respond yesterday. It was a great opportunity to listen to designers and developers from both Australia and internationally.

I took notes throughout the day, some of which you will have seen if you follow me on Twitter. The full set are in bullet point form below.

A disclaimer upfront, this is the first conference I’ve spoken at where tickets cost more than $50. Attendees invested a substantial chunk of their PD budget to be there. The quality of my notes waver as a I get various waves of nerves & adrenaline crashes. Chris Wright has published his notes too.

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One click indieweb for WordPress

I was discussing one click indieweb for WordPress with David Shanske on the IRC channel. The aim is to make it as easy as possible for a WordPress user – not a developer – to implement an indieweb site.

I’ve decided to put it up as a brain dump.

There are two aspects to consider: features and data attributes.

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BrowserStack hack

A BrowserStack email apparently sent to all users makes it abundantly clear they have been hacked or have a very disgruntled member of staff. Possibly both.

The Internet as a whole is asking if this is true, BrowserStack is currently showing a maintenance page.

The question people should be asking is “should I cancel my credit card?”.