Hello, I'm Shaun. I build software for a living and pretend to have time to write music and words.
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- 1 July 2020
Optimistic User Interfaces: A good kind of lie
Optimistic UIs are full of little lies that attempt to make the web feel more responsive and real-time. The truth can be predicted. Most of the time.
- 31 August 2019
App privacy, part I: Apps are not private
It's hard to build cloud-synced collaborative apps if you genuinely care about user privacy. Most apps are not private by default by design. They should be.
- 3 August 2018
Bizarre browser behaviour: SVG in the Cypress Tree
Pain is relative. Things are getting better.
- 9 July 2018
It breaks all by itself
It sometimes feels inevitable that code over time will eventually break itself, but this isn't quite true.
- 30 March 2017
Twitter brought me here
I always found Twitter less of a burden than other networks, with higher signal to noise.
- 17 May 2016
Where songs start
I've not played many gigs this year, so I've not spent as much time practicing as I did last year.