Noticed the Big Tower Of Light Pollution, then a smudgy green cloud, which turned into the northern lights. They really are astonishingly beautiful.
Watched for 30mins from Arnarhóll. Harpa and the peace tower looked pathetic in comparison to even the weakest of the shimmering curtains.
Did 20 #pushups
Trying to find some creativecommons.org licensed folk/trad recordings — any ideas?
Government web services are fun to use. It takes three web forms to download, then upload, a PDF form. I heard you like forms…
@benwerd I’d go for a ruler
Rediscovered my love of sewing whilst modifying a guitar strap to work with my #gurdy, 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)
Another thing I love about the web: users have the power to take control of their UIs and improve their own experiences.
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
#headcanon: 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.
.@john_nye all the stores I’ve submitted extensions to do manual reviews. Mozilla:
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?
.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 :)