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Writing

  1. One Year with Ember
    Thoughts on Ember after a year of use.
  2. Encouraging individual sovereignty and a healthy commons
    Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto outlines his vision for a centralised global colony ruled by the Silicon Valley oligarchy. I say we must do the exact opposite and create a world with individual sovereignty and a healthy commons.
  3. Optimism is your weapon!, Inherently Good, and the Public Good
    This essay aims in a very Lakoff way to introduce readers to key words that hopefully will stick and roll off the tongue when recalled. Its quality is also the product of being pressed for time but…
  4. Before Trump Takes Office
    A description of the high-water mark before Trump takes office.
  5. Animating SVG with CSS
    How to use SVG and CSS to create dynamic imagery
  6. Travel Writing - Redux, Italy & Switzerland Edition
    How travel does not provide new perspectives or meaning.
  7. #isotsp Instagram: Society of the Spectacle Project
    An exhibition open to Instagram users from October 6th 2016 until it completes in 2017.
  8. A mix for musicForProgramming.net Podcast
    a DJ set of ambient, drone and EDM intended to help concentration.
  9. Installing (encrypted) Arch Linux on an Apple MacBook Pro
    A howto guide for installing encrypted Arch Linux on an Apple MacBook Pro with battery optimization and the Awesome window manager.
  10. A Retrospective — Responsive Design
    Not too long ago, there was a great debate between two sides of the web. The 'Responsive' web vs the 'm.'' web. One pushing for a single codebase that responds to user-context and another pushing for a second, mobile-only approach (typically using a subdomain starting with m.) Its clear now, the responsive web has won.
  11. Development Lifecycle with Docker and Elastic Beanstalk
    This article explains the advantages of using Docker over automated configuration management tools, and describes a workflow from development through QA and into production deployment using Amazons' Elastic Beanstalk.
  12. When to Use Git Merge vs Git Rebase
    This article will attempt to provide an overview to the different workflows, and explain when merge and rebase are the more appropriate workflow to use.
  13. “So what do you do?” — How Idle Conversation Escalates Tensions in Class Inequality
    Performativity in idle conversation is annoying and harmful
  14. Approaches for Pushing Do Not Track to the edges
    Do Not Track (DNT) is dying a slow death, but we can take some simple steps to encourage its wider adoption.
  15. Understanding Media, Reversal of the Overheated Media
    Understanding Media, even more relevant today.
  16. Best Practices for Writing CSS
    Conventions to help writing performant, maintainable stylesheets
  17. A Study of Adobe Photoshop Scrollbars
    Evaluating software quality on visual polish
  18. Travel Writing
    How travel provides new perspectives and meaning.
  19. Visual Commentary Propaganda Pastiche
    A visual commentary on the Keep Calm and Carry On poster
  20. Hikikomori/Otaku Japans Latest Out-Group - Creating Social Outcasts to Construct a National Self-identity
    This article will describe an overview, differentiation from otaku, potential social causes, victimization, and the social impact of acute social-withdrawl or hikikomori in Japanese society.