The Cost of Best Practices on the Web

Posted in Front-End

Those of us who were building websites a decade ago remember the Internet Explorer tax. Project managers budgeted anywhere from 25% to 50% of additional engineering effort for building a site compatible in IE6 & …

The Many Buttons of GTA5

Posted in Games

I’ve been working through the PS4 version of Grand Theft Auto 5 recently. It’s something like the 7th game in the series (after GTA3 added a number of sequels labeled GTA3 but were fully-fledged titles), …

Accounting for Autonomous Failure

Posted in Engineering, Technology

This tweet came across my timeline today on what an extremely automated road network could look like, with autonomous cars self-navigating through busy intersection: Looks impressive to the naked eye, doesn’t it? Square colleague and …

Too Many Loaded Terms; Did Not Read

Posted in Rant, Reading

Early in the year, I decided that not everything that looked interesting was actually worth reading. Instead of stubbornly sticking with an article or a book or a story to its miserable conclusion, I figured …