16256 #steps today
#exeterweb conversation summaries:
Doing acceptance #testing in a different language to your application is philosophically a good idea.
When syndicating data, the quality can be used to determine the canonical version even if the separate versions don't link to each other (example: photographer takes RAWs, gives TIFF to client, RAW is proof of provenance) #POSSE
Not drinking tea and not having cream on cream teas reduces the day to day hassle, stress and confusion of living in Devon by approximately 90%.
Checked into Localeyes, Ashburton for the two-yearly eye excercise session. First time I’m having to pay for it (not being in school is scary)
14273 #steps today
#watching Insect Dissection. Amazing stuff, but I wish they'd stop using “insect” and “bug” interchangeably.
Jack Way Cmd + F5, Ctrl + alt + a and see what it says :)
And the compliment of that #universallaw: the simpler the text-publishing service, the more interesting uses it’s users will put it to, provided it paves their cow paths (e.g. Twitter with RTs, #hashtags and @-replies).
Give users constraints and simplicity, see what they do, then solidify that functionality — or, from an #indieweb point of view, give yourself constraints, then pave your solitary cowpaths.
It doesn’t matter what the original intention of the service was, if it allows people to publish text on the web, it will be used as a chat room, a blog and an advertising outlet.
@willnorris aw crap, an order of magnitude out! Thanks for the heads up :)
10460 #steps today
Getting to grips with voiceover on the mac for #accessibility testing. Initial observation is that datetimes are horrible — perhaps providing a relative datetime in the title attribute would be better?
em to embolden search terms in results listings? #html
Anil Dash talks about browsers removing the ability to run arbitrary extensions — personally I am more bothered about websites banning their users for creating those extensions #indieweb #ownyourcontent
The Implausible Impossible, the Plausible Impossible, the Plausible Possible and the Implausible Possible.
Like conscious competence/known unknowns — there’s a pattern emerging here.