I was asked to write an introduction for Mat Marquis’ new book on images and performance, which I loved. (I think you’ll love it, too.)
The company forced employees to delete the document, which stated that a Chinese partner would have “unilateral access” to user data.
The vast, impressive, and arid landscapes of Gansu Province in Western China.
These secret cities of the former Soviet Union point to a “perfect technocratic future that never happened.”
Here at Clearleft, we’ve recently been doing some front-end consultancy. That prompted me to jot down thoughts on design principles and performance:
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American.
Sending the project to committee
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Project (AMP) has announced it’s moving to a more open governance model, which is great. I still have some questions.
Today we’re excited to introduce Cloudflare’s IPFS Gateway, an easy way to access content from the the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) that doesn’t require installing and running any special software on your computer.
A new kind of social network There’s a new social network in town. It’s called Mastodon. You might have even heard of it. On the surface, Mastodon feels a lot like Twitter: you post “toots” up to 500 characters; you follow other users who say interesting things; you can favorite a toot or re...
The weather here in Suzhou has been much cooler and more humid these past days, so I’m thinking warmer, drier thoughts of our California road trip earlier this year that took us through Joshua Tree.
Today, in a vote that split almost every major EU party, Members of the European Parliament adopted every terrible proposal in the new Copyright Directive and rejected every good one, setting the stage for mass, automated surveillance and arbitrary censorship of the internet: text messages like...
The company has been quietly collaborating with the Chinese government on a new, censored search engine—and abandoning its own ideals in the process.
Those in favor say they’re fighting for content creators, but critics say the new laws will be ‘catastrophic’
The designers behind Are.na explain the thinking that led to their nascent social platform, winner of the 2018 Innovation By Design General Excellence award.
Counting down the charts—what will be in the number one spot?
We join Grant Imahara in examining where the Home of the Future goes next.
A tale of two principles.
To prevent overfishing and to improve the quality of the environment, fishing is banned on Lake Tai for 6 months of the year. On 1 September, the first day of the finishing season, I was invited out on one of the boats.
Had fun exploring the less visited, more wild parts of Hangzhou with @lands_remote this weekend.
As digital marketers, we find ourselves limited on the most valuable resource: time.
Lately, I’ve been reflecting on some of the language I use to talk about accessibility. It might be language you use, too.
Harnessing the data that companies collect about you sounds like a great idea, but how much are they willing to share?
Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?
Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users from continuing to automatically publish their tweets to Facebook…
There is so much to know about making websites fast. It’s rather incredible. Things like understanding servers and networks, how browsers parse things and make decisions, efficient coding...
The different landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park 🌵⛰🌴🏜
Earlier today, Barry Schwartz published a piece over on Search Engine Roundtable called Google Does Not Use rel=me Microformats. The article got shared around Twitter a lot, and those tweets surfaced on the microformats IRC channel. In it he mentions a few things that I would like to respond to, tha...
Bluewater is making Baltic Sea water drinkable for visitors to the tiny Swedish island of Sandhamn–and helping other water-strapped communities thrive.
As WordPress provides sufficient insight into how visitors use my website through Jetpack, I’ve now removed Google Analytics tracking from [scottmallinson.com](https://scottmallinson.com). Immediately seen an increase in performance.
More from our Southern California roadtrip. We stopped at Salvation Mountain ⛰ to witness one man’s commitment to God.
Trekking the 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Southern California earlier this year
Already thinking about my next trip 🤔 Somewhere away from the oppressive heat of the city, like the hike we did earlier in the year in Ninghai 🚶🏻♂️🏕⛰
Has it been a week already since Tioman Island?! 😯🌴☀️⛰
Things I love about MacOS… NOT! Hello MacOS, please meet iCloud Drive.
Is it valid to write … enclosing a whole page’s content, navigation etc. within a schema type?
Trying to work out a publishing strategy that combines the benefits of POSSE, captures engagement through webmentions, and importantly makes sense.
Back in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Spent the evening wandering around Kowloon taking in the Blade Runner-esque sights
It’s fascinating to see how Shanghai has changed since its portrayal in 1987’s Empire of the Sun. Whilst the Bund remains largely unchanged, the same can’t be said for the rest of the city. The skyline is quite different!
China's first national hiking system, the National Trail System - Ninghai, offers 500km of waymarked hiking trails through the mountains near Ninghai city in Zhejiang province, China. Ninghai is just 2.5 hours south of Shanghai on China's highspeed train.
Hard work but had great fun getting away from the office, and into nature on this trail.
That feeling when the web service you’re pulling data from changes their encoding, doesn’t do any testing nor informs you of the changes 🤦
Finally getting the hang of #webmentions. Managed to successfully poll and retrieve responses for scottmallinson.com and landsremote.co.
The only emails I seem to receive from Apple are either invoices or to sell me a new product. As someone who has invested a lot of 💰 in Apple products, would it hurt to send the occasional email offering advice on how I can get the most out of my purchases?!
There are definitely worse ways to spend your Saturday morning/lunch. Devouring excellent food at The Commune Social in Shanghai.
Excited to see Bill Bailey in Shanghai!! #internationalcomedyfestival
Trying to get my head around microblogging, #IndieWeb, WebMentions, valid RSS feeds, and a #POSSE strategy.
New toy. For work, of course! #raspberrypi
We haven’t quite managed the 50km of the Ninghai Trail we intended to do, but we’re happy with the 35km or so we’ve covered. Resting our feet before catching our train later.
Yesterday we managed between 18 and 21km on the Ninghai Trail (distance varies between GPS watches). Attempting to do another long stint today. Had a cold night camping with a colder one to come.
Breakfast at @McDonalds. On our way to Ninghai for a long weekend of camping and hiking.
Since getting a @Sonos speaker I’ve found I’m listening to a lot more music and, through @Spotify, discovering more artists 🤘🔊 https://www.last.fm/user/boardstupid/library?from=2018-03-01&rangetype=month
Prepping for hiking the Ninghai Trail this weekend. Aiming to complete 50km over three days. Need to test out our tent 🏕️, make sure our packs 🎒 aren’t too heavy, whilst ensuring we’ve enough food and water!
CloudFlare’s new DNS 184.108.40.206 blocked in China 🤷♂️
Fun afternoon-into-evening in Shanghai drinking coffee, beers, cocktails meeting up with friends, old and new.
Busy, productive day 👨💻😓💪 followed by drinks and food🍹🍔. Hello weekend!
Had a productive meeting with a local web development agency here in #Suzhou to undertake a priority project 🤞
So I’ve set up a little micro.blog over at [https://scottmallinson.com] as a means of POSSE-ing to Twitter and Facebook. If I’ve set up Webmentions correctly, comments and likes should backfeed to my website 🤞
Let’s see if this works…
This month marks my fifth anniversary of working in China, and it’s time I started to share some of the interesting, wonderful and frustrating things I encounter in the Middle Kingdom.
I will be writing posts documenting insights I’ve gathered over the past few years, as well as observations and findings on society, culture and technology related to my personal and professional life.
Being in China limits my access to social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter (which I’ll cover in time), so if you have any questions, concerns or observations of your own, feel free to comment on any of the posts using the form below.31.3097078120.7282254
Last year was great for traveling. Here are my #2017bestnine. Spot the photo that wasn’t taken in 2017.
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Tianjin West Railway Station 🚊throwing some shapes
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Minyuan Stadium, Tianjin, built in 1926 and modelled after Stamford Bridge in London. Now home to shops, hair salons, and eateries
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Part of the adventure is the journey ✈️ .
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Looking out over the Sea of Clouds 🌊☁️⛰
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A fun weekend hiking Mount Huangshan with @t.ennis27 and @lands_remote
Ascending Mt. Huangshan
Suzhou’s Panmen Gate looking resplendent in the Autumn sun 🌞
En route to Ningbo