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…
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.
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.
I moved all of my subscriptions and stars over to Feedbin (via Google Takeout) about a week ago. It seems to be nice enough so far, and syncs with Reeder (albeit only the iphone/ipod version - but the web front end works very well on the ipad).