1. Zachary Kain ☯: @BarnabyWalters I use <pre> for poetry, since it is pre formatted text. I don't know if I'd ever warrant using a <br>

    Zachary Kain as pre retains all whitespace it might be dangerous to use it for poetry — e.g. preserved indentation, lack of minification ability. In poetry’s case, br is more semantic — it represents the presence of a line break. Also you don’t get wrapping (although you may want it).

    As usual, the “read the spec, make up your own mind, be willing to change it” rule applies :)

  2. Laura Kalbag: And <br/> tags used instead of <label>s in forms makes me downright stabby.

    Laura Kalbag my current pet peeve is a h1, then a h2 directly below it which is not a header, just a paragraph the author wanted to make look bigger (or a subheader, like bootstrap does with the downright weird h1 -> small). I saw it once a while ago, now I’m seeing it everywhere :/

  3. Kyle Weems: I dislike having to deal with kludgy browsers too. But I also know my clients aren't interested in turning away many of their customers.

    cssquirrel Zepto is nice for browser extensions, where the browser will always be modern and capable

  4. That Icelandic register things is a great example of technology making bureaucracy redundant. Ironically, having said that, there are some prime examples of technology mindlessly being applied and increasing bureaucracy and waste here…

    I’m looking at you, fancy touch screen machines who’s only function is to spit out a bit of paper (average life span maybe 2 mins?) which tells me when a desk is free to serve me :/

  5. The completeness of Iceland's National Register has eliminated the need for the country to conduct a regular census: population statistics can be obtained by simply querying the database.

    Iceland are way ahead of the rest of us. (emphasis mine, source)

  6. This evening’s project: catching up on a bit of dev. :

    • remove lines — whitespace FTW
    • get rid of crappy AJAX+backbone for calling new note UI into notes page, replace it with iframe+postMessage
  7. Loving so far. Advanced globbing, git status in the prompt and super-intelligent command autocomplete… why did I ever use bash?