1. Just saw ads on the BBC website for the first time — must be because I’m in another country. They look so out of place.

  2. If anyone's wondering what AOL actually do anymore, this screenshot I dug out from a few weeks ago should explain things:

  3. Posting a note from a partly-disembowelled machine in Hakkavelin, Reykjavik. : IP-based location approximation and/or geocoding, i.e. I enter the address and OSM tells me what the lat/long is. Potentially some redundancy between the two could be applied.

  4. Ben Atkin: This is what happens if you tap the screen on a mobile device while reading an article on @medium. #uxfail http://t.co/6lGHE04R9a

    @benatkin “Hmm, that’s an interesting paragraph, I’ll just comment on (taps) … huh, what was I commenting on again?”

  5. I just sent a support email to @github making the following request for better 404 pages:

    Your 404 pages are pretty but useless for actually trying to find stuff which is misspelt, moved or gone. Could you consider implementing some of these improvements?

    • Show the github header on the 404 page for consistency
    • If the path is /real-username/missing-project, show the user’s profile and a list of their repos
    • If the path is /missing-username/*, show a search for “missing-username” or at the very least prefill the search box with that text
    • Keep track of projects which have moved and do HTTP redirects to their new locations

    Thanks for all the great work you’ve done and made possible,
    Barnaby

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