Web dev at the end of the world, from Hveragerði, Iceland

Bookmarks – That one is shaped like an idiot

I’m a wire service for nonsense.

I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say.. "Hey look! That one is shaped like an idiot!

— Awesomeness !! (@AweShadySome) January 9, 2014

But there will be more of them, and they will matter much more. The RSS audience is small. The off-platform audience will be huge. The publishers of tomorrow will become like the wire services of today, pushing their content across a large number of platforms they don’t control and didn’t design.

Is the media becoming a wire service? by Ezra Klein (1461 words).

A tragic backstory to explain/excuse a man being an asshole isn't just lazy writing it's abuser 101. Stop feeding the sympathy for abusers.

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

Make "heroes" fully realized human beings. If they start out as rude or hostile, make them take responsibility for their actions and change!

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

Stop writing one-dimensional cliches and calling them heroes. Too often when you do that you're just giving villains happy ending.

— Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) July 23, 2015

The difference between arrogance and confidence is that arrogance you wave like a flag and confidence you keep in your pocket

— jason spisak (@jason_spisak) July 23, 2015

@kevinmarks Apps are like movie stars, a tiny few are hugely profitable, while everyone else waits tables & sobs quietly into their pillows

— Scott Jenson (@scottjenson) July 23, 2015

Mobile Safari on my IPhone 4S crashes a lot, but that’s only because I keep tapping links to news and magazine sites.

— Eric A. Meyer (@meyerweb) July 23, 2015

This fallacy that we live by now that ideas aren't worth anything unless they are "web scale" just feels incredibly damaging. (2)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

Look at the heaping pile of garbage that is the "web scale" internet. Maybe chasing VC dollars and VC scale wasn't the best idea. (3)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

In the pursuit of massive money, we left so much by the side of the road. We ignored people & ran right over whatever was in our way. (4)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

We're awash in crap "web scale" ideas. Let's go back to human scale. Let's build things, communities, livelihoods, that are small again. (5)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

"Web scale" had its chance, and it's by and large destroyed the web. So let's start over. Let's go back to me-and-you scale. (6)

— dan sinker (@dansinker) July 22, 2015

The one thing I have learned at #oscon is that most people think that #webdev is necessary & many think that #web tools = a solved problem

— Skyler Writes (@skyler) July 23, 2015

These climate mitigation measures we’ll all be banking on in a few decades are going to have to be pretty damn impressive, eh?

— Alex Ingram (@nuttyxander) July 23, 2015

Q: How many content strategists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: Why does the lightbulb exist in the first place?

— James Gunter (@jamescgunter) July 23, 2015

App install ads, pages that dim for pop ups, tiny [x] to close, pages that reformat as they slowly load…. mobile web UX keeps degrading.

— Chris Dixon (@cdixon) July 23, 2015

You can also find me on Mastodon and Bluesky