My name is Andre and this is my personal part of the Internet. Here I publish all the stuff I create that (I hope) might be worth sharing: from my thoughts about the society, languages, technologies, religions and politics, through some fiction and poetry, to my open-source programming projects.
Software engineer, proud 🇪🇺 European, currently living in 🇳🇱 Rotterdam, 🏳️🌈 gay / pan, 💞 poly, 🍑 naturist, ⚛ atheist️, 🗽 liberal, 🕊 pacifist, 🌍 globalist.
For quite a while my VPS was misconfigured – any HTTP requests it got but couldn’t assign to a vhost, it redirected to the main website, avris.it. I didn’t think it would be a big deal, until I recently found out that my post Ungoogling is indexed by Google under https://askara.avris.it/blog/ungoogling
This subdomain hadn’t existed for a long time already, my server doesn’t serve a certificate for it anymore, but it requires HSTS, so browsers end up showing users a scary error message.
I had to do something about it.
I like multi-column design. Alas, it’s really annoying to work with. If your tiles don’t all have the same height, it looks awful.
That’s why we have Masonry (and alternatives) – alas, they use absolute positioning (which can be problematic for lazy loading of images, dynamically adding more elements, etc.). We can try doing it with plain CSS – alas, it either breaks the order of tiles or requires knowing the height of the container in advance.
But I think I might have a solution to that: DEMO
As much as I despise DailyMail’s usual hatred and and shittiness, I can’t stand on the side of their recent “victims”: Harry and Meghan Windsor and Elton John. Calling out the hypocrisy and entitlement of the rich is what press is supposed to be doing.
No, honestly, why not? I know why yes, that question is boring, I don’t need anyone convincing me that it’s possible and probably very rewarding to love and be in relationship with more than one person, or that having legal protections for such relationships would be nice.
But I’m curious what would the challenges of such a possibility be.
Politics sucks. Even people who are honestly interested in all the political games often admit: it’s shit.
I would compare it to the Scrum methodology – it might be a useful tool to get your team to get the shit done, but it often ends up resulting in more meetings about what to do than actually doing it.
What if instead of elections we just had a draw?