I'll keep using console.log until I die

Hi there. I'm Charlie.

I build websites and try to make the web a better place.

Unfortunately for my career I've got a bad case of The Principles, which makes just being an everyday web developer a bit of a problem.

I try to get around this by speaking at conferences and pretending I know far more than I do.

I espouse:

  • Putting people before code.
  • Replacing Capitalism with something kinder.
  • Choosing simple solutions before technological masturbation.
  • The benefits of long walks on the beach.
  • Building robust sites before jumping at fragile frameworks.
  • Using tech for the greater good.
  • The need to remind everyone and their dog that Facebook is fundamentally evil.

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2019.09.22, 17:43

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Checked in at Katie's Blue Cat

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Checked in at Panther Restaurant

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A plate of pancakes on a wooden outside table.

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A Few Notes on the Culture, by Iain M Banks

It is, arguably, in the elevation of [The Market], this profoundly mechanistic (and in that sense perversely innocent) system to a position above all other moral, philosophical and political values and considerations that humankind displays most convincingly both its present intellectual [immaturity and] - through grossly pursued selfishness rather than the applied hatred of others - a kind of synthetic evil.

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2019.09.21, 22:51

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2019.09.21, 18:33

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Thread by @Collabblues: "A story with , in english, with the amazing translation of @240185"

History of EU lols.

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2019.09.20, 13:37

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2019.09.20, 13:30

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Here to take part in the Berlin Climate Strike, 2019

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2019.09.20, 12:03

All my love to every single bloody person - especially kids and teens - on the #climatestrike today. ♥️

An HTML attribute potentially worth $4.4M to Chipotle - Cloud Four

An excellent argument for web standards and not trying to re-engineer what already exists in the browser.

I would personally make that field into a free text field that accepts YY or YYYY and do some validation on the client and server.

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2019.09.20, 10:42

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2019.09.20, 08:30

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2019.09.19, 17:59

This is such a lovely thread. But I can't stop thinking about "Geoff" and his ability to hate others so easily, then suddenly realising they're fellow humans. It distresses me how much hate comes from people living inside their tiny mental boxes and never, ever seeing others.

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Berlin’s Five-Year Rent Freeze Explained

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2019.09.19, 08:07

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2019.09.19, 08:05

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To decarbonize we must decomputerize: why we need a Luddite revolution | Technology | The Guardian

To decarbonize, we need to decomputerize.

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We should destroy machinery hurtful to the common good and build machinery helpful to it.

I'm at that point in my life where I'm quite happy to see every computer in the world get pissed on until it shuts down forever.

Computers were great at first, but I'm not seeing what good mass computerisation is bringing to the world now.

Or maybe this is all a nostalgic yearning for the 1980s.

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