Recent Miniposts

Travelogue to the regular locations of my Dreams

I have noticed a pattern in my dreams. There are places that I dream, that remain consistent, that have no equivalence in the waking world. When I dream them, I can navigate to them, and am confident in where they are located, despite the fact that their location changes from dream to dream. Frequently they are places in the cities and towns I’ve grown up in, but not always. Often times I’ll forget their familiarity until I dream of them again - so I’ve written this travelogue to document them; mainly for myself, since for the most part others are uninterested in what other people dream.…
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Neubrutalism: A Consideration, and Ruleset

I was recently investigating gumroad and was quite pleased with their new design system. I liked how all their features were summed up as simple taglines (“Go from zero to $1”, as an example), and how the vibrant color pallet drew me between each explanitory diagram. At the time, I googled “Gumroad design scheme” and came up empty with a name for it. However, weeks later, I noticed Figma did a similar design for their own website.…
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Permashortlinks & Cloudflare Webworkers

I’ve been investigating more deeply about Indieweb, namely their idea of a permashortlink - put succinctly, it is inevitable that shortlinking providers will either Fold, or Deprecate underused links. This means that relying on them - and they are awfully convenient - is a net negative to the longevity of any web content you produce - and we’ve already seen it happen. The Indieweb solution to this deprecation problem is, of course - to roll your own.…
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