Update on April 19th at noon Pacific time: Chrome has just released version 58.0.3029.81. We have confirmed that this resolves the issue and that our ‘epic.com’ test domain no longer shows as ‘epic.com’ and displays the raw punycode instead, which is ‘www.xn--e1awd7f.com’, making it clear that the domain is not ‘epic.com’. We encourage all Chrome users to ...Read More
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Let's not forget to give credit where credit is due.
How the humanities survive on exploitation.
He says that, before he became a senior adviser to the President, he was a successful player in the film industry. But what did he actually do?
I’ve claimed throughout this book that many bad typography habits have been imposed upon us by the typewriter. Here, I’ve collected them in one list.
- Straight quotes rather than curly quotes (see straight and curly quotes).
- Two spaces rather than one space between sentences.
- Multiple hyphens instead of dashes (see hyphens and dashes).
- Alphabetic approximations of trademark and copyright symbols.
- ellipses made with three periods rather than an ellipsis character.
- Non-curly apostrophes.
- Pretending that accented characters don’t exist.
- Using multiple word spaces in a row (for instance, to make a first-line indent.)
- Using tabs and tab stops instead of tables.
- Using carriage returns to insert vertical space.
- Using alphabet characters as substitutes for real math symbols.
- Making rules and borders out of repeated characters.
- Ignoring ligatures.
- underlining anything.
- Believing that monospaced fonts are nice to read.
- Abusing all caps.
- Thinking that the best point size for body text is 12.
- Ignoring kerning.
- Ignoring letterspacing.
- Too much centered text.
- Only using single or double line spacing.
- Only using the line length permitted by one-inch page margins.
A software engineer from Instagram recently provided some new insight into how their feed algorithm works.
A few weeks ago, I was preparing a talk on WordPress at a local university. I knew that posting here at Notes from the Metaverse was on the erratic side in recent months. Yet it was something of a shock to discover that more than a year had gone by!
Further to the points I made in "Self-hosted microblogging - where does it fit?" I've been having more thoughts on how best to use Micro.blog and fit it into my own online ecosystem.
At 40 I lost my wife, my home, and my job. And many of my friends.
New documents show David Charles Hahn was reported to authorities in 2007, 2010.
A beloved WordPress.com theme, improved for simplicity and speed.
'Stop Making Sense' filmmaker succumbs to esophageal cancer
The first ever WordCamp for Publishers will be held August 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. The niche WordCamp will be open to anyone who uses WordPress to manage a publication, no matter what size. Orga…
Automattic is hosting a free, remote conference called Design and Exclusion on April 21. The event will bring together design and technology experts who will discuss solutions for the ways that dig…