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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."

02 April 2018

When You Want It Done Your Way

Open Source isn’t Burger King. You can’t always expect to have it your way. Sometimes you need to do it yourself.

30 March 2018

YouTube Must Be Destroyed

If web pages are bloated (and they are), YouTube embeds are one of the biggest culprits. Never embed what you can link!

12 March 2018

CSS Frameworks Considered Harmful

Any web developer who chooses to use a CSS framework in the absence of pressure from management is going to regret it once I take over their project and find out where they live.

03 February 2017

I Became a Programmer to Avoid Grunt Work, Dammit

I don’t mind working hard, but I hate doing repetitive, tedious work. Especially when it involves cleaning up after somebody else’s mistakes.

24 January 2017

Creating a System Serif Font Stack for Web Development

An overview of the use of system UI fonts in stylesheets, with ideas on how to do the same with serif and monospace fonts.