“When it comes to generating the white heat demanded by modern industry, there are few good options but to burn stuff.” – Lewis Dartnell, Out of the ashes
“This is Britain in 2017. A Britain that increasingly looks like a ‘managed’ democracy. Paid for a US billionaire. Using military-style technology. Delivered by Facebook. And enabled by us.” – The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
Poor @aajhiggs. Thought he could enjoy a quiet pint, instead got me ranting about the performance of his website—and more besides! 😆
Posting to my new microblog from the Micro.blog iOS app. If everything’s setup correctly, this will cross-post to Twitter, also. 🤞🏻
Getting started with Micro.blog. First decision, to import tweets or not to import tweets? I suspect that by hosting content on my own site – and given the slightly longer format also – the content (and possibly tone) of my micro posts will be different to that of any previous tweets. For that reason, think I’ll avoid importing my Twitter archive, at least for now.
Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise and raise your profile. But can you achieve this without drawing on manipulative methods of generating traffic?
Container queries are always a popular topic when discussing the future of responsive design. But do we actually need them anymore?
Facebook started as a way for college students to connect with each other, and has eventually gotten to the point where it’s changing people’s behavior, tracking their usage, and possibly aggregating information for the government.
The problem is that each person, whether he or she uses Facebook or not, is implicated in its system of tracking, relationship tagging, and shadow profiling. But this is particularly true if you are an active Facebook user.
So the most important thing to is to be aware that this is going on and give Facebook as little data as possible.
An alarming – but unsurprising – analysis of the data Facebook collects and who has access to it.
I had braced myself for its eventual fate, but seeing footage of Birmingham Central Library being demolished still brought a tear to my eye.
In the second part of my three-part essay based on the talk I gave at Smashing Conference, I propose a model for thinking about design systems.