Les Orchard <me@lmorchard.com>

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blog.jim-nielsen.com: Cheating Entropy with Native Web Technologies

Take a moment and think about this super power: if you write vanilla HTML, CSS, and JS, all you have to do is put that code in a web browser and it runs. Edit a file, refresh the page, you’ve got a feedback cycle.

This is pretty much where all my headspace is on webdev side projects, these days. If I can: No tooling. No bundles. Maybe a script to copy some files around. Otherwise, just ES6 modules, CSS with variables, plain HTML. Few dependencies if any - ideally just included straight from a vendor directory or unpkg URLs.


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  • 1 year ago A river, not an inbox
    Feed readers work best for me when they're rivers, not inboxes.
  • 1 year ago Done with Google’s Feed
    For the past year or so, I've been using Google's Discover feed from my phone's home screen for part of my daily news habit. It's been mostly okay and often relevant. But, little paper cuts have finally hit my annoyance threshold.
  • 1 year ago I ❤️ Glitch
    Lately, when I start tinkering with a side project, I reach for Glitch.
  • 2 years ago GOTO Hell
    Here's a spoopy little story I wrote. The gist of it comes from a dream. There's blood, murder, an unhealthy relationship, and a bit of existential angst.
  • 2 years ago Generating a Firefox static theme from a web page
    Folks would like to export their themes from Firefox Color as standalone theme add-ons. These can be submitted to AMO and allow for further advanced tinkering not supported by the theme editor in Color. Up until today, I was thinking that we'd need to do this with server-side code like an AWS Lambda function. But, with more due diligence, I realized all the pieces exist to make this happen completely in the browser.
  • 2 years ago Insultron2000 is here to serve!
    It was a rainy, chilly day this past Sunday. I had been meaning to work on Picodon. But I was feeling low enthusiasm for that project. So, I spun my Wheel of Side Projects. It landed on "ActivityPub insult bot"--a similar theme but it felt like something I could actually get working in a day. So, Insultron2000 was born!
  • 2 years ago Embracing stasis to get unstuck
    By letting things I've made go static, I can shed encumbrances to try new things. And I want to try new things to see if I can remove limiters on my writing.
  • 2 years ago When Yak Shaving is The Point
    I've been working on some side projects lately. I feel good about that. But, I usually don't finish them. I feel bad about that. I always feel bad about that. But, maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself.

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