> [A]t some point you have to stick with something, because any gains in efficiency are lost in the time spent looking for a solution.
> Facebook’s behavior isn’t just anti-competitive; it’s anti-consumer.
Reposted https://twitter.com/SaraSoueidan/status/1445107375006945282 by Sara Soueidan.
> While we’re at it: if you don’t have a Web site of your own and you’ve been blogging and creating content on third-party platforms, now might be a good time to reconsider creating one and owning your own little corner of the internet. 🔑
me: video is neat
internet: great idea, every tutorial is a video now
me: but what about searchable, accessible text?
internet: nope, all video now. also tech support is a chat and the faq is pinned messages that make no sense out of context
me: but what if there were some kind of *extended* text format that could embed other media types in it like video clips when they're context-relevant; a "hypertext" if you will
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It’s probably always been there, but I only just now noticed what looks like a tracking pixel in a FeedBurner RSS entry.
My feed reader had turned fairly slow, apparently because I was running HTMLPurifier on every entry’s title. Replaced with `strip_tags()`, which is less safe, but we should be sanitizing titles and such on _retrieval_ anyway. (And then run output through `htmlentities()` or similar, which we do. Except for content, because we want that to be HTML. Which was previously sanitized.) Slowly getting there.
Like, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick a theme that _almost_ does what you want, that you could then extend with just a tiny bit of custom code? (And if blocks get you 98% there instead of the previous 82%, all the better!)
How about a Tailwind-like set of utility classes that can be stacked on top of each other, without having to actually code? Either that, or, you know, use … CSS.
“Should Users Be Able To Select More Than One Block Style?”
Looking to add a bit of top margin to feed reader items that start with an image, i.e., with no text node in front (the image itself can still sit within a `figure`, `p`, etc., nested deeper, even). (Line-height doesn’t “stick out” above most images, and `:first-child` doesn’t work because it ignores text nodes.) Used a bit of JS but might look into PHP’s DomDocument functions again.
I’m basically rewriting X-Ray, slimming it down in the process. Getting posts to look consistent, whether they’re microformats or RSS or Atom or JSON Feed. Then wrapping all that in a fairly minimal feed reader, with support for “plugins,” i.e., WordPress-style packages you can turn on or off, just like that. All runs on just PHP + MySQL. Should probably publish soon—I’ve been saying that for, like, a year.
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