Agencies, Get Your Act Together by Jan Boddez

This post is kind of secret, intended for RSS subscribers only. It’s a bit of a rant, too, mostly aimed at “non-coding WordPress developers.” Sorry!
I use WordPress, a lot. It helps me build accessible, good-looking sites really quickly.
In that sense, the different WordPress APIs (Meta Box, W…

a post by Ton Zijlstra

Google’s Chrome is not a browser, it’s advertisement delivery software. Adtech after all is where their profit is. This is incompatible with Doc Searls‘ Castle doctrine of browsers, so Chrome isn’t fit for purpose.
Removing Chrome
image by Matthew Oliphant, license CC BY ND Read Chrome to li…

On the topic of scoring in NES Tetris, PAL vs. NTSC by an author

tl;dr: This is nerding out on Tetris scores, and quite frankly, I don’t think the conclusion holds. But there are nice tables along the way.
I’ve been watching Classic Tetris for a few months now, and as a result, I’m also playing it. I am noticeably better after I watched some pro’s scoring Tetris …

Instagram Hates The Internet

https://www.jwz.org/images/scaled/768/2019/ctyp_65699222328826997_fe5da4bde3.jpg Instagram’s most toxic contribution might be “Link in Bio”. In order to lock you in completely, they took the fundamental defining characteristic of The Web — the hyperlink — and destroyed it.
This dark pattern is the…

Taking a year to explain computer things

I’ve been working on explaining computer things I’m learning on this blog for 6 years. I wrote one of my first posts, what does a shell even do? on Sept 30, 2013. Since then, I’ve written 11 zines, 370,000 words on this blog, and given 20 or so talks. So it seems like I like explaining things …