"Transparency and the AMP Project"
This thread absolutely reeks of Upton Sinclair's quote:
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"
When you say 'keep politics out of tech', you mean 'your politics', you don't feel the existing politics of white supremacy and misogyny because you are so used to it you can't feel it anymore or you are actively contributing to and benefiting from it.
Web design is hard. Show more
A newspaper website I read had lost all whitespace in certain places when using Chromium.
You know, unimportant places like all article headings and teasers.
After a few days I realized that it must be my system. I eventually tracked it down to an emoji font I had installed a few days agao.
For some reason, Chromium was falling back to it for spaces.
TFW a long email thread predictably turns into an intellectual pissing contest between men.
Although I long ago dropped out of research #mathematics, I really love asking working mathematicians to explain whatever it is they are interested in. I have enough general knowledge that they can usually simplify things enough for me to get the gist of their work. Plus, they're usually really enthusiastic about explaining what they do, because most strangers they meet cannot or will not follow!
Great fun to see them light up and have them tell me the metaphors they've developed for their art.
The Fields Medal should return to its roots https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00513-8
TWF visual regresion test indicate that line-breaking in Chrome not deterministic. 🙀
OSS toxicity Show more
Today: devs too lazy to debug their own security failures.
It's clearly so much easier to stop debugging once you've tracked your security issue down to an OSS tool you're using. It's open source -- much easier to make a ruckus on their tracker!
Result: they debug the problem for you! for free! (thanks to gallons of privilege) And when it turns out you've been passing unsanitized user input? Ah, don't worry; nobody will remember that part.
Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:
Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!
Mother: Oh no.
Father: It looks good ...
Mother: Can you find the things we need?
... (long pause) ...
Father: No ...
“AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant”
Those are some good points.
Firefox as default browser Day n+1 Show more
Major annoyance: restoring a tab with a codepen just lost me a bit of work.
As in Chrome restoring tabs often loads stale content (e.g., GitHub issues have that problem); I think the state of last fresh visit or something.
Unfortunately, codepen obliges to auto-save -- and poof goes the work done in between. Sigh.
LaTeX to web IRL Show more
a custom text env with
* a custom labeling macro that increments the equation label counter
* then a stretchy brace with a parbox
* inside that parbox, an enumerate environment (with text and math mode in items)
There's really no good way out of this in TeX (except a change in mindset). And forget about transforming such a beast into web content at scale.
I've just discovered that Pearson have renamed "MyMathLab" to "MyLab Math".
I eagerly await "MathMyLab".
“No. It used to be about men. And now it’s not.”