1. Government web services are fun to use. It takes three web forms to download, then upload, a PDF form. I heard you like forms…

  2. Rediscovered my love of sewing whilst modifying a guitar strap to work with my , now desperately wanting to make something with fish leather.

    btw, best place to get needle+thread in Reykjavik 101 is the art supplies shop on Skólavörðastigúr — Tiger sells needles cheaper but no thread (wat)

  3. Barry Frost: I've installed Barnaby Walters' clever Weave browser extension for Twitter.com to expand truncated POSSE tweet copies of #IndieWeb posts. If you're viewing this on my site or on the Twitter website with Weave then you should be reading my whole post, not just the ~140-character summary.

    @barryf it worked! Thanks for the mention and great work on !

  4. django.test.TestCase and subclasses don’t warn you if the fixtures specified in their fixtures list don’t exist — double check naming if your tests mysteriously start failing or run suspiciously quickly

  5. : the music and sound effects heard in The Clangers are audible interpretations of how the Clangers themselves perceive their surroundings — similar to the way bat detectors turn sonar into human-audible tones.

  6. John Nye: @BarnabyWalters last time I used mozilla it was poor experience (2011), but validation of extensions was a manual process by someone.

    .@john_nye all the stores I’ve submitted extensions to do manual reviews. Mozilla:

    • gives two review options (fast and slow),
    • runs loads of automated tests in a web interface to suggest things to fix,
    • gives you the choice of which review to use, and creates a public URL from which the extension can be installed while the review’s in process

    Safari and Opera have fairly basic, boring forms for uploading stuff, and are extremely picky and unclear about exact image sizes for screenshots and icons. There’s also no “review in progress” page, but otherwise acceptable.

    Obviously I’ve not been able to actually submit an extension to the Chrome store, but I’d hope that it’s a damned good experience for $5. If they are doing automatic reviews, then the price becomes even more counter-intuitve. If they’ve automated it, surely it’s cheaper and quicker for them?

  7. Jack Way: @BarnabyWalters I think it's to authenticate devs and reduce spam.

    .Jack Way no other extension store (mozilla, apple, opera) demands payment, or requires it for verification. Also, Mozilla offers a far superior extension upload experience. Google has no excuse :)

  8. Google demands developers pay them $5 for the privilege of letting people put extensions on the Chrome Store.

    I think not.

  9. Physics of emotions — some convert easily between each other (e.g. frustration is easy to turn into positive creative energy), others are much harder to change and require significant outside energy (e.g. jadedness)

    Are those even emotions, in the strictest sense? More thought patterns or alignments?

  10. Charles Stanhope: @BarnabyWalters Is Facebook's behavior different from Twitter's t.co in this regard? (I don't use Facebook, so genuinely curious.)

    @cstanhope Twitter do indeed shorten all links, they’re just a little bit more honest about it. But I’m certainly going to make the extension unshorten them all too (there’s enough info in the HTML do to that without extra HTTP requests).

  11. Facebook use shady javascript to replace legit-looking link URLs with their own tracking endpoint.

    I made a browser extension which removes this: facebook-anticlickjack.

    It uses javascript to remove javascript from what should just be HTML. I call it “aggressive degredation”.