Design

An interrobang on a plain tomato background.

Martin Speckter, type design, and the interrobang

99% Invisible did an episode on the interrobang recently. I was interested to learn that early Greek and Roman writing didn’t have spaces! Rack that up to stuff I took for granted. Apparently an ad man in the sixties developed the interrobang…

Design

An owl stairs into the snow.

Some thoughts on microblogging with self-hosted WordPress

So I’ve been experimenting with microblogging on Mastadon, micro.blog and Tumblr. I decided it’s time we have our own self-hosted WordPress microblog…

Design

A ladybug crawls slowly along a leaf: encryption bugs.

Fixing the HTTPS on a Knight Lab TimelineJS instance

Last year I used TimelineJS to create a nice interactive timeline of some misogynist tweets by Colby Cosh. After we added HTTPS to our website, the article never properly encrypted…

Design

Totally annoying Save-On-Foods receipt from Victoria Canada

UX failure of the Save-On-Foods receipt

The Save-On-Foods grocery receipt has 50 bits on information, but not the information I was looking for which is incredible…

Design

Drawing of a typesetters workspace by A Von Werdt

Holy hell, Batman; I’ve been wrong

There are known-knowns. And then there’s all the fucked up arbitrary shit we believe, and impose on others, for no really good reason, like for example the use of quotation marks …