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Scott Andrew makes stuff for the web, writes songs and plays in bands. He thinks you're pretty cool.

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The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:06:11 +0000

Paleoartists attempt to interpret what modern animals would look like based only on their skeletons, thus illustrating how wrong our guesses as to what dinosaurs looked like could be. I will say that the elephant illustration looks like a particularly badass critter. Also: enjoy the mental image of dinos with soft, kissable lips: One of … Continue reading The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art

Shariff: social sharing without privacy leaks

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:15:57 +0000

Shariff is an open source code library that allow you to add social media sharing buttons without all the privacy-invading tracking code. I’m adding this to Neat Hobby! soon. Also available as a WordPress plugin.

CSS is Awesome

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:55:24 +0000

Brandon Smith dissects the CSS bug the famous displayed on every web developer’s favorite coffee mug.

The Pharaohs Of Silicon Valley

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:47:21 +0000

A fictional tour of Google as a dystopian circus of technological horrors. I read this article a few years ago and cursed myself for not bookmarking it. After an almost impossible Google search, I finally found it at Clickhole! On the front lawn outside the enormous office complex there is a 50-foot marble statue of … Continue reading The Pharaohs Of Silicon Valley

Billy Eichner Had a Road Map for His Career. It Didn’t Go as Planned

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:35:44 +0000

Short, fun overview of Eichner’s path to being one of the most sought-after comedians.

Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:32:20 +0000

Sound advice. My new favorite thing is how some apps will notify you that you haven’t turned on push notifications.

Back from Australia, on to Disney

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:05:37 +0000

Kirby Krackle is back from two weeks in Australia performing at the Supanova Expo. Sometimes it’s hard to explain what it’s like to be in this band, because telling stories about it sounds a lot like describing dreams to annoyed friends. “So I’m in Australia, and Thor is there, and that one guy from The … Continue reading Back from Australia, on to Disney

Song recommendation: “The Outfield” by The Night Game

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:16:23 +0000

To be clear, this isn’t a new song by The Outfield, but a song by The Night Game called “The Outfield” which, in my opinion — and possibly not by accident — channels The Outfield. A bona-fide mood-boosting earworm. (h/t Kyle.)

The Lady and the Shark

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:08:52 +0000

I bookmarked this blog post from horror author Joe Hill a few years ago, and I come back to re-read it every few months. The non-fiction premise: is there a connection between a famous unsolved New England murder and the filming of JAWS? The press dubbed her the Lady of the Dunes and at the … Continue reading The Lady and the Shark

Nerds On Tour (a podcast)

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:57:38 +0000

Been digging Abraham Levitan’s new interview series. Cool discussions with musicians like Jason Narducy, John Roderick, Kelly Hogan and John Doe.

Octopus Pie (a webcomic), concluded

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:59:13 +0000

Meredith Gran’s decade-long webcomic concludes today. What an achievement.

Kirby Krackle is headed to Australia this month

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:23:27 +0000

It’s true! A week from today I and my bandmates will be headed to Australia as guests of the Supanova comic-con and gaming convention. Assuming we are not immediately swallowed whole by saltwater crocodiles the moment we deplane, we’ll be playing multiple shows during our stay, in both Sydney and Perth. It’ll be my first … Continue reading Kirby Krackle is headed to Australia this month

11 things I learned reading the flexbox spec

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:19:26 +0000

Some interesting takeaways from the CSS Flexbox specification. Filed for further reading. Also, a thing to note: WC3 specs are fairly easy reads.

Ray Harryhausen’s “Little Red Riding Hood”

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:28 +0000

Posted to BoingBoing a few weeks back, I finally took the time to watch this early work from acclaimed stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen. Created in 1949, long before his better-known work on movies like Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans. There are a handful of outstanding moments. The way the grandmother leaps … Continue reading Ray Harryhausen’s “Little Red Riding Hood”

Add colorful terminal text to your Node applications

Wed, 31 May 2017 12:17:11 +0000

This colors NPM package looks handy for colorizing the terminal output of your Node application. See also these tokens that can be inserted into JavaScript strings to add colorized text.