Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

The Core Web Platform Loop

Here's a tiny sketch to help illuminate how web platform development _works_.

Hobson's Browser

Mobile OSes and their most successful apps have drained browser choice of meaning for more than a decade. The situation today is a complex web of intent-subverting cul de sacs that lead users to confusion and loss of control over data. Web developers, meanwhile, face higher costs and reduced ability to escape walled gardens. It's time for the charade to end.

Git Worktrees Step-By-Step

All the tutorials I found for Git Worktrees assumed detailed knowledge of Git internals. In case you, like me, never dug that deep here's a quick end-to-end shell transcript to get worktrees set up locally for an existing GitHub project.