My family, without any prior warning, assigned my birthday this year a unicorn theme. All other things being equal, we made a good time of it. 🦄 🎈

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“Our impression is that many developers never understood it was happening; in many cases, changes to third-party JavaScript embedded on websites introduced link decoration without web developers’ knowledge.” Yikes.

Me: Oh my goodness, it’s the incredibly rare temparate Atlanta day. I think I have to open my windows and enjoy it!

Leaf blowers: Think again, jackass.

‪We cancel and un-cancel so many people on a — not daily, hourly — over shreds of information ‬no more or less substantive than single lines of throwaway quotation in a blog from god-knows-where and I’m just so exhausted by all of it. I can’t keep up.

Netflix Auto-Playing Previews

Megan Quinn on Twitter:

Netflix auto-playing previews for every single show is one of the most pronounced user-hating experiences online in a while. I get that it helps juice the audience count, but it turns browsing into a game of hot potato.

‪It’s seriously the most unnecessarily anxious experience. You have to keep moving, like a shark; lest you get assaulted by weird loud royalty-free music in trailers. I don’t understand how they could so badly not see through their users’ eyes.‬

Things normal people do a few glasses of wine in: Watch Netflix, laugh, DT their friends Things I do: Theorycraft the API design of a Slack client I have no intent of actually making

What if Netflix remade 1985’s seminal Clue, and it was multi-path like Bandersnatch, but didn’t give the viewer the choice and seamlessly randomized the path? 📽😈