Performance Budgets

Infrequently Noted I’m on a mission at the moment to bring in performance budgets at work. Page load speed has been disregarded for such a long time that it’s become a revolution to even get people thinking about it. Yet PB would complement all our KPIs - Engineering Quality and User Experience, among others. The …

The Main Thread

When should you be using Web Workers? - DasSur.ma Very interesting article about workers and getting non UI tasks off the main thread - with justification (modern “cheap” phones), questioning modern UI frameworks that do all their virtual DOM diffing on the main thread, and some examples on how to shift off that model. In …

Endgame

https://www.monbiot.com/2019/05/15/net-curtains/ Literally every aspect of everything we do, eat, consume, is industrialised beyond sustainability. Owned by the very very few, supported by government, with propaganda fed back to us paid for by us. Smile. How can this go on? How much longer can we sit here paying our mortgages, contributing to this by enjoying consumerism …

It’s not in the paper, it’s on the wall

When I travel I like to look at the graffiti and stickers. It gives you an idea of what the protests are. What is going on in the underground without necessarily being in the papers or in the mainstream media outlets. Here in Konstantz I’m seeing a lot of green revolution messages. Veganism, extinction rebellion, …

Physical Social Health Education

“Once, in Physical Social Health Education, we learnt about drugs, the type that you put up your nose, there was someone who sneezed and part of the middle of their nose fell out.” My son came out with this, 8. I wonder how all this stuff is framed. I wonder how they talk about marijuana, …

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