Modern JavaScript for Ancient Web Developers

Postlight engineer director Gina Trapani tries to make sense of the modern JavaScript landscape.

March 24, 2017

Pump Six and Other Stories, by Paolo Bacigalupi

(Amazon link) A collection of brain-melting short sci-fi stories from a polluted and impoverished future that is a lot less depressing than I just made it sound. This has been out since 2010 but I recently re-read the whole thing. RIYL Ted Chiang, et al.

March 23, 2017

Mare Internum (a webcomic)

Adventures beneath the surface of Mars, by Der-shing Helmer, author of The Meek, another webcomic I haven’t started in on yet. Helmer’s biology background makes for some interesting Martian fauna. Backed by me on Patreon.

March 22, 2017

DUST: sci-fi short films

An independent streaming channel featuring short science fiction films. Also on YouTube.

March 21, 2017

CSS Font Stack

Web-safe font stacks, complete with browser support. (Cue sound of designers weeping Helvetica support.)

March 20, 2017

The three reasons YouTubers keep imploding, from a YouTuber

A post-mortem on the PewDiePie fiasco. The always-on, always-producing YouTuber culture sounds exhausting.

March 17, 2017


A lightweight Unix CLI for automating tasks. Intended primarily for test automation but probably a useful replacement for the Linux-exclusive inotifywait. (Via)

March 16, 2017


Tons of free and paid HTML 5 templates to use and dissect.

March 15, 2017

Disabling auto-playing video on OS X

Useful. (via)

March 14, 2017

Hinges (a webcomic)

Meredith McClaren’s charming adventure story about a city of clockwork people concluded in February. (I burned through it in one sitting.)

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