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Sat, Apr. 27th, 2019, 10:48 am
What can board game strategy tell us about the future of the car wash?

I'm increasingly convinced that Friedemann Friese's 2009 board game Power Grid: Factory Manager (BoardGameGeek) presents gamers with a highly-digestible model of the energy economy in a capitalist society. In Factory Manager, players aim to financially-optimise a factory over time, growing

https://danq.me/2019/04/27/factory-manager/

Fri, Apr. 19th, 2019, 07:16 pm
Edge Blink and Progressive Web Apps

As I've previously mentioned (sadly), Microsoft Edge is to drop its own rendering engine EdgeHTML and replace it with Blink, Google's one (more of my and others related sadness here, here, here, and here). Earlier this month, Microsoft made available the first prerelease versions of the browser,

https://danq.me/2019/04/19/edge-pwas/

Sun, Apr. 14th, 2019, 07:24 am
The Four-Handed Condom

Content warning: rape.

You've probably seen the news about people taking a technological look at the issue of consent, lately. One thing that's been getting a lot of attention is the Tulipán Placer Consentido, an Argentinian condom which comes in a packet that requires the cooperation of two

https://danq.me/2019/04/14/the-four-handed-condom/

Wed, Apr. 3rd, 2019, 03:15 pm
Non Stop Hammer Ti.me

You know how sometimes I make a thing and, in hindsight, it doesn't make much sense? And at best, all it can be said to do is to make the Internet more fun and weird?



I give you: NonStopHammerTi.me.

Things that make it awesome:

Well, the obvious.
Vanilla Javascript.
Using an

https://danq.me/2019/04/03/nonstophammertime/

Tue, Mar. 12th, 2019, 09:56 pm
Dead Dad Day

I'm not sure that I process death in the same way that "normal" people do. I blame my family.



When my grandmother died in 2006 I was just in the process of packing up the car with Claire to try to get up to visit her before the inevitable happened. I received the phone call to advise me

https://danq.me/2019/03/12/dead-dad-day/

Fri, Mar. 8th, 2019, 09:24 pm
Logitech MX Master 2S

I'm a big believer in the idea that the hardware I lay my hands on all day, every day, needs to be the best for its purpose. On my primary desktop, I type on a Das Keyboard 4 Professional (with Cherry MX brown switches) because it looks, feels, and sounds spectacular. I use the Mac edition of the

https://danq.me/2019/03/08/mx-master-2s/

Tue, Mar. 5th, 2019, 05:08 pm
Modern CSS on DanQ.me

The current iteration of my blog diverges from an architectural principle common to most of previous versions of the last 20 years. While each previous change in design and layout was intended to provide a single monolithic upgrade, this version tries to provide me with a platform for continuous

https://danq.me/2019/03/05/modern-css-on-danq-me/

Wed, Feb. 27th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Happy Metamour Appreciation Day, JTA

Apparently the NCSF (US) are typing to make 28 February into Metamour Day: a celebration of one's lover's lovers. While I'm not convinced that'll ever get Hallmark's interest, I thought it provided a good opportunity to sing the praises of my metamour, JTA.



I first met JTA 15 years ago at

https://danq.me/2019/02/27/metamour-appreciation-day/

Sun, Feb. 24th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Debugging WorldWideWeb

Earlier this week, I mentioned the exciting hackathon that produced a moderately-faithful reimagining of the world's first Web browser. I was sufficiently excited about it that I not only blogged here but I also posted about it to MetaFilter. Of course, the very first thing that everybody there

https://danq.me/2019/02/24/debugging-worldwideweb/

Wed, Feb. 20th, 2019, 11:27 am
WorldWideWeb, 30 years on

This month, a collection of some of my favourite geeks got invited to CERN in Geneva to participate in a week-long hackathon with the aim of reimplementing WorldWideWeb - the first web browser, circa 1990-1994 - as a web application. I'm super jealous, but I'm also really pleased with what they

https://danq.me/2019/02/20/worldwideweb/

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