Wednesday 13th June, 2018
Week 491 - Interesting links
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This is a fascinating post about the challenges of modelling the internal workings of the UK parliament.
There’s something slightly sad about defining these things in quite so deterministic a way, Parliament has functioned perfectly well without pinning these definitions down. It’s a fairly minor example, but still we worry a little that we’re taking a system that’s open and adaptive and evolutionary, and trying to make it more amenable to computers. Which aren’t any of those things.
This is an interesting issue which I hadn’t really considered before. — JM
All the way back in 2001, A List Apart stopped delivering a visual design to Netscape 4. Readership among users of that browser went up.
Note to self: remember that serving un-styled HTML to older browsers can give a “good enough” user experience. — JM
Terms of Service; Didn’t Read” (short: ToS;DR) is a young project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”: almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
I particularly like the way they track changes using git/GitHub! — JM
This is a crazy, but fun, project that allows you to make your robot available on the internet for random punters to control using their browser! — JM