The .last word

Here’s a little trick to end the need for .last classes on the last column in a row of grid elements. Grids often require gutters — the vertical negative space between grid columns which spaces them out from each other. The following used to be a pretty common way of achieving this: <div class=”grid”>First</div> <div class=”grid”>Second</div> [...]

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14.99

For the past three months I’ve been eating a Weightwatchers diet. I’ve been passively tracking my progress and weighing myself every week (and sometimes sporadically when passing the scales). 236 pounds My ‘starting weight’ was nearly 240 pounds, about 16 pounds heavier than Mike Tyson when he was heavyweight champion of the world. I’m nearly [...]

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On Losing Your Mother

After nearly a decade of prolonged respiratory illness my mother recently died. Her body fought a genetic vulnerability exasperated by half a century of smoking cigarettes. Writing this is a way of capturing my feelings and thoughts and to (hopefully) remind us that it’s later than we think. Live life!

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Football and Fascism

As the World Cup gets into full-swing, and the cagey, unconvincing start to the tournament finally staggers into a more coherent, free-flowing format, I found myself looking back at the history of the tournament and the regrettably close relationship that football has with politics and, more specifically, fascism. Are there any remnants of that relationship [...]

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Striking Out

So I’ve finally got round to designing and developing my personal site. Designing something that’s so implicitly personal is always difficult as a designer. Naturally we’re paid to design sites that have a predetermined set of ideals and goals. When it comes to personal sites we’re really left to our own devices and all of [...]

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