1. Turns out that performing a GET request on a data URI from PHP works if file_get_contents is used, not if cURL is used. I wonder what support is like for other server side languages — using data URIs in with could be the basis of some interesting .

  2. Good grief, I should have known that in the week before I go to , and I’m packing up my workshop, I’d get loads of emails about work :/ Politely turning them all down and suggesting alternatives until I get back.

  3. Holed myself into my bedroom, now trying to watch spirited away on my iPad, surrounded by gurdies, half finished guitars and lutherie equipment. Eating cake and listening to Oscar flute in the other room.

  4. Is it a hallmark of Ghibli films that I don't remember the actual storyline, just small, nonsensical plot details — I.E. exactly the opposite of how remembering is supposed to work?

  5. Laurent Eschenauer I love — I use it every time I’m thinking about performance, to remind me just how much slowness is down to all that decoration and fancyness :) And also to see just how crappily marked up modern “web apps” often are ahem facebook ahem