1. 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

    Archived here for posterity and public commentary.

  2. There is value to seemingly insignificant atoms of personal content (e.g. the stereotypical what I’m eating/doing/feeling right now) — providing context for more significant pieces of content; self reflection and the creation of new content molecules

  3. Pondering the utility of a “draft blog post titles” listing on my homepage, partly as a teaser, partly as a reminder to myself

  4. Aitor García Rey: I should write something about the unintended small interactions emerging in digital platforms eg. star a tweet to acknowledge wo. comment.

    @_aitor looking forward to reading it, I’m working on a comparison of the tangible outcomes of micro-interactions (like, favourite) across various different silos. Lots of work being done on likes.

  5. Hydro-fold, a 3D printer of sorts.

    By adding water to printer ink and printing fold patterns onto regular paper, self-folding origami is possible. Whilst not quite as impressive as conventional 3D printers, the possibility of printing a self-assembling structure with volume from a normal printer is somewhat exciting

  6. The fact that I’m considering splitting examples lists into “publishing” and “consuming” is testament to the progress which has been made in the past month