yes, as a passionate apprentice to a typesetter, you might say I've got a burning yearning concerning learning kerning

The European Parliament voted for a resolution that would among other things require batteries in electronics to be user-replacable with off-the-shelf tools.
The Council of Ministers still needs to decide their position, but, tentative yay?
I hope Apple explodes. :p

OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR spot in line for coffee!

Now that ReMarkable has gone subscription, it's time to look at other e-ink notepads. Any input? I want good responsiveness, a backlight, and no BS.

Boox Nova Air is an early frontrunner but I've heard concerns about them violating open-source licensing.

Any input from the e-ink set? Boosts welcome.

@bookandswordblog FYI, just in case you're unaware: Guy Windsor just released an online I.33 course, soon to be enhanced with a master class from Roland Warzecha. swordschool.teachable.com/p/me

food 

Monkfish has a mild taste and tender texture, but it's also a garbage fish that would never have made it to market if we hadn't systematically overfished everything better.

Anyway, monkfish gumbo for dinner tonight, kids!

Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

@sydneyfalk I'm a big proponent of Occam's Kitchen Razor: "Logic boards should not be multiplied without necessity."

me, joking: it's the future. why doesn't every object have am antenna poking out on top

me, seriously: why do we have to create the grand internet of every fucking object out of perfectly good appliances, drink containers, and lotion bottles ffs

Two of the most astute IP scholars I know also happen to be two of the best legal writers I know, and also happen to work at one of the worst IP abusers in the country: Jennifer Jenkins and James Boyle, of Duke University, the nation's leading academic trademark abuser.

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Scholarly publishing; Elsevier; not directly rated to Elsevier being evil 

Apparently over 400 works have cited a nonexistent paper... that Elsevier provides as an example reference in its author's guide / paper template.

harzing.com/publications/white

controversial technology opinion 

I seem to be in the minority here but a web page should be able to load its content without needing JavaScript. If your page only loads an empty wireframe without JavaScript, you’ve failed at the web. Bare minimum, load the fucking content. If it’s being pulled dynamically, do that server side and then generate a damn page.

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.

A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

#/etc/ #html5 #web #weeknotes #work

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