So today I woke up at the hospital. I was rushed in last night after chest pains.

I feel fine now, but this was not the day I planned.

Liverpool 2 - Chelsea 0!

I’ve watched the goal by Mohamed Salah over and over. Surely a contender for goal of the year. ⚽️

For a while we’ve been working on solving problem A. During user research it became clear that our solution was a good one, but it was not a problem they had.

It improved existing functionality, but they would rather like us to solve problem B. 🤔

User research is important!

Independent Web

When I read Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman it felt life-altering. It totally changed my view on web development. (As I believe it has done for many developers.)

I got back to work fired up with ideas of how we could create better software using semantic html. And we did.

15 years later I’m still passionate about creating great accessible software for the web. But I’m surprised I still have to convince other developers that we have to use semantic html.

In Nothing Fails Like Success Zeldman talks about the complicated relationship between money and tech on the web.

And asks the question if IndieWeb can save us?

I ❤️ the movement, and hope to use for a very long time.

And hopefully piece by piece we can create the parts needed to never hear words like “let’s just put up a Facebook page” again.

I got this 15 years ago. A great machine with great games.

I still enjoy playing on this from time to time. But recently it’s been my kids who use it the most. And I find that even more enjoyable. 🕹

Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP. Mario Kart Super Circuit on screen.