ContentedWeb
Web accessibility, photos, travel and random noise

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This is the complete works. You can also browse my posts by photos, travel entries, web related content or general tidbits.

You can also find all the websites I helped produce whilst working for Minervation - still my favourite employers, although not where I currently work.

  • JavaScript for the ages

    Thanks to a post by Jeremy Keith, I came across this post by Remy Sharp on the changing web and framework fatigue.

  • NearlyFreeSpeech.Net

    This site is hosted on NearlyFreeSpeech.net. I've been using them since 2006 and I couldn't recommend their service highly enough. They are essentially a pay as you go service, where you pay for what you use. This makes them incredibly cheap for low use sites like mine. This site costs me less than $1 a month in hosting charges.

  • Privacy - how GDPR is meant to work

    Finally a company that has got rid of all non-essential cookies and therefore does not need to annoy it's users with annoying privacy popups, often purposefully designed to confuse you into choosing the least private option. Well done to GitHub for removing all non-essential cookies and getting rid of privacy popups.

  • Eleventy, webmentions and my new site

    It's finally done. I migrated my site from WordPress to a static site generated by eleventy. I've also managed to get webmentions working of a sort. Many thanks for all the great help available on the internet.

    I list here some sites I found especially helpful, but of course there are many others who gave me a nudge in the right direction.

  • Introducing the ROBIN Stack

    Following this idea I saw on Chris Ferdinandi's site, of defining our stacks using our name, I present you the ROBIN stack:

  • Welcome Back

    Welcome to the fourth redesign of my personal website. I've been working on my own personal website since about 1998. In that time it has had four designs, which roughly follow the evolution of the web.

  • Sites I have helped produce

    This is a quick overview of all the sites I have produced over time. (As you can see I no longer build sites!)

  • Angie

    A golden retriever happily running and jumping at the camera.

    Christmas Day, 2020

  • Five coping strategies

    Here's a nice post on coping strategies: https://thepilcrow.net/five-coping-strategies-backed-by-science/

  • Power

    Those who want power do not deserve it.
    And those who deserve power do not want it.

    J.K.Rowling, ~2000 AD

    ...

    Only those who do not seek power are qualified to hold it.

    Plato, ~400 BC

    ...

    Nothing new under the sun...

  • Equality, Equity, Fairness

    Two images I like which illustrate beautifully fairness, equality and equity.

    Equality and Equity

    Image showing that equality is three people of different height, each standing on a box to look over a fence at a baseball match. But for the shortest it is not enough. Then it shows that equity is the tallest giving his box to the shortest, who now has two boxes to stand on. Now all three can see over the fence.
    Image from Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire.

    Fair and Equal

    Image showing jungle animals, including a monkey, bird, elephant, fish and hyena, standing in front of an exam invigilator. The invigilator says "For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: please climb that tree".
    Taken from Mr Smart Tax

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 10

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this final part of the series we look at articles 11 to 15 of the directive.

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 9

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this 9th part of the series we look at articles nine and 10 of the directive. The previous parts of this series are:

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 8

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this 8th part of the series we look at article eight of the directive. The previous parts of this series are:

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 7

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this 7th part of the series we look at article seven of the directive. The previous parts of this series are:

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 6

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this 6th part of the series we start going through the articles of the directive, covering articles one to six. The previous parts of this series are:

  • Mushrooms

    Black mushroom

    Red munshroom

    Local mushrooms in the autumn.

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 5

    This is a 10 parts series examining the WAD. In this 5th part of the series we finish off going through the introductory recitals, starting with recital 47. The previous parts of this series are:

  • Sunrise tree

    Sunrising through the branches of a tree

    Bofferdange, 31 October 2020.

  • Dissecting the WAD, part 4

    In part 1 of this series about the WAD, we covered the title and heading sections.  In part 2 and part 3 of the series we continued by looking at the first 32 recitals. In this fourth part we continue going through the introductory recitals which give the background to the directive. The official text is available here.

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