Democratising dev

I met up with a supersmart programmer friend of mine a little while back. He was describing some work he was doing with React. He was joining up React components. There wasn’t really any problem-solving or debugging—the individual components had already been thoroughly tested. He … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Telling someone about the lovely line-up for @dConstruct, I realised it sounded like the set-up for a joke: “A calligrapher, a musician, and a neuroscientist walk into a conference…” https://2022.dconstruct.org/

Telling someone about the lovely line-up for @dConstruct, I realised it sounded like the set-up for a joke: “A calligrapher, a musician, and a neuroscientist walk into a conference…” https://2022.dconstruct.org/ | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Reading The Alchemy Of Us by Ainissa Ramirez.

Reading The Alchemy Of Us by Ainissa Ramirez. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session — with Jessica

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session 🎻🎻🎶 — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Dover Castle. Tuesday night session — with Jessica

Checked in at Dover Castle. Tuesday night session 🎻🎶 — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Directory enquiries

I was talking to someone recently about a forgotten battle in the history of the early web. It was a battle between search engines and directories. These days, when the history of the web is told, a whole bunch of services get lumped into the category of “competitors who lost to … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at The Park Crescent. New Monday evening session ☘️ — with Jessica

Checked in at The Park Crescent. New Monday evening session ☘️🎶 — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

My buddy Brody is very handsome (and A Very Good Boy).

My buddy Brody is very handsome (and A Very Good Boy). | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

A field in England.

A field in England. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Reading The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

Reading The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

There’s an interesting Venn diagram to be made of the people in my social circles mourning the passing of James Lovelock, Bernard Cribbins, and Mick Moloney today.

There’s an interesting Venn diagram to be made of the people in my social circles mourning the passing of James Lovelock, Bernard Cribbins, and Mick Moloney today. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Gave blood. 🩸 The NHS *really* needs more supplies right now, so if you can donate, please do: https://www.blood.co.uk/

Gave blood. 🩸 The NHS really needs more supplies right now, so if you can donate, please do: https://www.blood.co.uk/ | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session — with Jessica

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday evening session 🎻🎻🎻 — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

It’s time to end the suspense… Here’s the line-up for @dConstruct on Friday, September 9th: https://adactio.com/journal/19317 Hope to see you there! https://2022.dconstruct.org/

It’s time to end the suspense… Here’s the line-up for @dConstruct on Friday, September 9th: https://adactio.com/journal/19317 Hope to see you there! https://2022.dconstruct.org/ | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

The line-up for dConstruct 2022 …revealed!

Alright, I’ve kept you in suspense for long enough. It’s time to reveal the magnificent line-up for dConstruct 2022. I’ll now put names to the teasing list of descriptions I previously provided… A technologist, product designer, and writer who defies categorisation. They’ve hea … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Control

In two of my recent talks—In And Out Of Style and Design Principles For The Web—I finish by looking at three different components: a button, a dropdown, and a datepicker. In each case you could use native HTML elements: button, select, and input type="date". Or you could use … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session ☘️🎶🎻 | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Last night: dancing to @TheAfghanWhigs. Today: watching Der Himmel Über Berlin at @DukeOfYorks. GenX‽ Moi‽

Last night: dancing to @TheAfghanWhigs. Today: watching Der Himmel Über Berlin at @DukeOfYorks. GenX‽ Moi‽ | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica

Checked in at cafe Rust. Birthday brunch — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Danced my ass off to @TheAfghanWhigs tonight!

Danced my ass off to @TheAfghanWhigs tonight! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Won’t you meet me in the country in the summertime in England, won’t you meet me?

Won’t you meet me in the country in the summertime in England, won’t you meet me? | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Taking @wordridden to Rathfinney for her birthday.

Taking @wordridden to Rathfinney for her birthday. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Wingrove House. A room with a view. — with Jessica

Checked in at Wingrove House. A room with a view. — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Out and about in Alfriston.

Out and about in Alfriston. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Reading All Systems Red by Martha Wells.

Reading All Systems Red by Martha Wells. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Going to Alfriston. brb

Going to Alfriston. brb | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Scale

A few years back, Jessica got a ceiling fan for our living room. This might seem like a strange decision, considering we live in England. Most of the time, the problem in this country is that it’s too cold. But then you get situations like this week, when the country experienced … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Subscribing to newsletters

I like reading RSS feeds. I’ve written before about how my feed reader feels different to my email client: When I open my RSS reader to catch up on the feeds I’m subscribed to, it doesn’t feel like opening my email client. It feels more like opening a book. And, yes, books are … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

The line-up for this year’s one-off @dConstruct event is complete …but I’m not telling you what it is. Yet. If you’re the first person to figure it out, you’ll get a free ticket: https://adactio.com/journal/19291 The game is afoot!

The line-up for this year’s one-off @dConstruct event is complete …but I’m not telling you what it is. Yet. If you’re the first person to figure it out, you’ll get a free ticket: https://adactio.com/journal/19291 The game is afoot! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

The line-up for dConstruct 2022

The line-up for dConstruct 2022 is complete! If you haven’t yet got your ticket, it’s not too late. Now here’s the thing… When I announced the event back in May, I said: I’m currently putting the line-up together. I’m not revealing anything just yet, but trust me, you will want … | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Next challenge: Go to the @IEEEorg website and find our what the letters IEEE stand for: https://www.ieee.org/ (Again, it's easy to find this out beyond the site, but can you find the answer just from their own website? I couldn’t.)

Next challenge: Go to the @IEEEorg website and find our what the letters IEEE stand for: https://www.ieee.org/ (Again, it’s easy to find this out beyond the site, but can you find the answer just from their own website? I couldn’t.) | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Up for a challenge? Go to the @BIMA website and find out what the letters BIMA stand for: https://bima.co.uk/ (No cheating now—you can find out by searching on the web, but can you figure it out just from their own website? I couldn’t.)

Up for a challenge? Go to the @BIMA website and find out what the letters BIMA stand for: https://bima.co.uk/ (No cheating now—you can find out by searching on the web, but can you figure it out just from their own website? I couldn’t.) | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Listening to the 30(!) year old album It’s A Shame About Ray by @TheLemonheads. I remember it being good, but it’s even better than that—somehow each song is even better than the one before. https://thelemonheadsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Listening to the 30(!) year old album It’s A Shame About Ray by @TheLemonheads. I remember it being good, but it’s even better than that—somehow each song is even better than the one before. https://thelemonheadsmusic.bandcamp.com/ | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday session

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday session | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Awesome!

Awesome! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

I’m very much enjoying the excitement of Space Twitter today! If you’re not already, you should be following @MarinaKoren, @ShannonMStirone, @LorenGRush, @NadiaMDrake, @AstroKatie, and @ArielWaldman — the best science communicators!

I’m very much enjoying the excitement of Space Twitter today! If you’re not already, you should be following @MarinaKoren, @ShannonMStirone, @LorenGRush, @NadiaMDrake, @AstroKatie, and @ArielWaldman — the best science communicators! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Looking at the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope—beautiful!

Looking at the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope—beautiful! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Armada Hotel. One last session — with Jessica

Checked in at Armada Hotel. One last session — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Clery's. Lovely tunes! — with Jessica

Checked in at Clery’s. Lovely tunes! — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Clery's. Next session — with Jessica

Checked in at Clery’s. Next session — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Playing in Friels.

Playing in Friels. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Friels Pub. First session of the day

Checked in at Friels Pub. First session of the day | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Seamus Sands, James Kelly, and Antóin Mac Gabhann—amazing fiddlers, and it turns out they all use thesession.org!

Seamus Sands, James Kelly, and Antóin Mac Gabhann—amazing fiddlers, and it turns out they all use thesession.org! | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Playing all afternoon.

Playing all afternoon. | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Clery's. In a big session — with Jessica

Checked in at Clery’s. In a big session — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Clery's. Next session — with Jessica

Checked in at Clery’s. Next session — with Jessica | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Clery's. Fantastic music!

Checked in at Clery’s. Fantastic music! 🎶 | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago

Checked in at Hillery's. Early session

Checked in at Hillery’s. Early session | Continue reading


@adactio.com | 1 year ago