No Need For Strava – When I go riding with my beard, I don’t need a smartphone app to tell me I’m the king of the mountain.
The next time you read somebody declaring the death of RSS, you can just smile to yourself as you mark it as read in your favorite reader and move on to the next article.
SharePoint 2013 branding tip
When you create an HTML Master Page using SP2013’s Design Manager, do not rip out
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> (so you can use
<meta charset="utf-8"> instead). It gets the conversion to a .master file wrong so character entities (things like ®) will end up prefixed with squiggles.
It took me quite a while to figure out what I’d done wrong, there…
Today brings some sad news: Editorially is closing its doors. The application will remain available until May 30, at which point the site will go offline. We encourage all users to export their data.
US patent 4634021 describes “A release mechanism is disclosed for releasing an object such as a ball from a body under the force of gravity. A bimetallic element obstructs or opens an opening in the body for retaining or releasing the object depending upon the temperature of the bimetallic element. The release mechanism may be incorporated into a novelty “brass monkey” for “emasculating” the monkey when the temperature decreases to a predetermined temperature at which the balls in the “brass monkey” are permitted to drop to a base which is designed to produce an audible sound when struck by the balls.”
…that’s the most coherent argument I can find; there are dozens of other arguments for zero-indexing involving “natural numbers” or “elegance” or some other unresearched hippie voodoo nonsense that are either wrong or too dumb to rise to the level of wrong.
The first film was made the year before my Dad was born and I was five years old when they made the second one. Given how much of the world seems to have changed since then, it’s amazing how similar the 2013 film looks.
2013 Junior Downhill MTB World Championships
1. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain, 0:04:52.001
2. Danielle Beecroft, Australia, + 07.512
3. Tegan Molloy, Australia, + 19.448
4. Fiona Ourdouillie, France, + 21.731
5. Ayaka Nakagawa, Japan, + 01:13.791
"What’s the best part about living in Switzerland?"
"I don’t really know, but the flag is a big plus."
This isn’t some flashy lifestyle business. This isn’t some plucky young disruptive startup. This is the British government, an organisation so stodgy and bureaucratic that there are multiple sitcoms about its stodginess and bureaucracy.
Gov.uk is an inspiration. If the slowest-moving organisation in the country can turn itself around, embrace a whole new way of working, and produce a beautiful, usable, responsive site, then the rest of us really have no excuse.