Exploring the HTTP Archive data on Big Query. It’s interesting but demo queries with `/* warning: this costs several hundred dollars to run. */` sure add a little unwanted excitement to the mix.
It kinda makes me proud to see this blown up and displayed at the new job’s offices. If memory serves, The Age was among a vast majority of news outlets to call it out at the time.
A macOS podcast called This Dongle Life hosted by Sarah Koenig during Serial’s off-season.
As my AWS free period comes to an end, I’m trying to work out if the billing console predicts based on previous use or previous costs. It looks like costs (which is useless) but that may be because my site is over-engineered for its up to dozen visitors per day.
One of the most interesting CMS projects in the country is for the Age, SMH & AFR’s Product/Tech team. It’s good to be back with the team, this time in-house after working with them as an HM client a few years ago. https://medium.com/metro-product-technology/welcome-to-the-metro-product-technology-blog-2a51ba8e749f
Great to see Google has expanded its guide to robots.txt https://developers.google.com/search/reference/robots_txt Remember robots.txt will not prevent a site from being indexed, only a noindex meta tag/HTTP header will do that. https://yoast.com/prevent-site-being-indexed/
Tomorrow’s my last day at Human Made before starting a new gig later this-week. It was lovely to spend a week with around half the company at WCEU recently, they really are a delightful crew.
So many models of Enigma machines at the Spy Museum 🕵️♂️
About 10% of the audience of @thewebprincess’s #wceu talk work daily in a second language. It’s a challenge of remote.
I’m pleased about how much control I’ve taken over my news intake recently. Blocking sites in my user CSS has helped, of course, but I’m less focused on bad news. It’s become habit now so I’ll unblock them in a couple of weeks.