Random links that catch my fancy, part two of ∞

Part two of this week’s epic bookmark dump.



























A collection of thoughts, experiences, ideas that I like, and ideas that I have been experimenting with over the last year. It covers HTML semantics, components and approaches to front-end architecture, class naming patterns, and HTTP compression.

About HTML semantics and front-end architecture by (2269 words).



Here’s the weirdest part: Lepore isn’t wrong; she’s just from another universe. Her day-to-day activities likely don’t include modern superhero comics (despite authoring a book about the origins of Wonder Woman), so there’s no reason to understand them within their context. She deals in history and literature and, from that standpoint, modern comics can be confusing and strange. I could pick an article out of The New Yorker and take it out of context, and my critique would be correct, too. Those opinions would look just as strange and wrong as hers do regarding A-Force. We’re just from two different Battleworld fiefdoms, coming into conflict when we interact.

A-Force and ‘Your Universe,’ an owner’s manual by Carla Hoffman (1034 words).


An experiment by Australian scientists has proven that what happens to particles in the past is only decided when they are observed and measured in the future. Until such time, reality is just an abstraction.

Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past by Stephen Morgan (1042 words).


Indeed, mobile ad revenue grew 78% in 2014, to$19 billion, and was 37% of all digital ad revenue, according to eMarketer data. As with general display advertising, Facebook is the leader in mobile display, and by a larger margin. In 2014, the company took in more than one-third ($3.5 billion) of the $9.6 billion mobile display ad market. And these revenues continue to grow as a share of Facebook’s digital ad revenue, accounting for about two-thirds in 2014. (The company’s most recent earnings report puts mobile at around 73% of Facebook’s total ad revenue in the first quarter of 2015.)

Facebook’s deal with publishers a stark reminder of digital ad gulf by Kristine Lu (730 words).


There is an “easy” answer to this.

Write all characters as human beings in all their glorious complexity and contradiction.

That’s a decent answer, although rarely easy to pull off in practice, but it’s not really answering the question I’m getting asked.

Standard Disclaimer One: In no way am I suggesting anyone has to write women in a particular way or that they have to write women at all. Write what you want to write. That’s what I do. This post is for the people who have asked the question to me directly or in a more general way to themselves.

Standard Disclaimer Two: I’m barely scratching the surface here. There is so much more that can be said. Think of this essay as part of the journey rather than the destination.

Writing Women Characters as Human Beings by Niall Alexander (3368 words).