Not the most notable, but possibly my favourite #CityNatureChallenge 2022 sighting: a dancing caterpillar!
Sadly, this isn’t an extremely rare musical species which will revolutionise animal rhythmic entrainment research! It’s a defensive behaviour triggered in this case by the fly which I was actually trying to photograph.
That’s a total of 260 observations over the four days, of which 106 have already been IDed to species. I’ll wait a few days before posting my usual unique and notable species analysis, and will update it a few times as more observations get IDs.
Showing Aaron the local wild hamsters:
This one was particularly friendly!
Easily one of the worst front-end web failure modes I’ve ever seen, apparently caused by Ghostery blocking access to gapi, which is completely unnecessary for reading the article
@seaotta the best way is to start writing them!
But IMO a big part is normalising the idea that anything which people would currently write as a tweet thread would be better off as a blog post. Normalising the idea the blog posts don’t need to be polished, or to have stock photos, or even a title.
And then build on that: tweet what would have been the first tweet of the thread, with a link to the full post. Use something like brid.gy to gather responses from twitter as a comment thread.
Might be worth replying to threads we enjoy with “hey, I love your writing, do you have a blog?” to remind people that they exist and would be read
Apparently FB learned nothing from the classic “I bought a toilet seat on amazon and now amazon’s trying as hard as it can to fuel the toilet-seat-collecting hobby I’m apparently hooked on” problem
A little-appreciated benefit of (British) English speakers learning a european language: you can look up recipes in that language and be guaranteed that they’ll use metric units
This amazing comic from @Gingerhazing proves yet again that the best thing to come out of Star Wars is the lovingly crafted fan works which go places and tell stories the originals never would have dared.
Parts 1-2 https://twitter.com/Gingerhazing/status/1489747577541070850
Parts 3-8 https://twitter.com/Gingerhazing/status/1491149997676822530
(Really hoping that they compile these into a nice readable format somewhere, it is just too good to be lost in the depths of twitter)
Annoyed by websites hijacking your favourite browser keyboard shortcuts? Here’s how to disable it in firefox (tested in ff 95, probably works in other versions).
On a site-by-site basis: Go Tools → Page Info (cmd/ctrl + I also works, if it’s not hijacked), and block keyboard shortcuts:
Or you can disable it browser-wide so that it never bothers you again, in about:config, by setting
3 should prompt you on a site-by-site basis, but it doesn’t seem to work, sadly.