01.16 – 01.22
Sun Jan 22 2023 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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Had another skirmish with iOS Safari trying/failing to figure out why html audio elements intermittently stop playing. That makes three weeks of mobile Safari (why not iBrowse) fun on the trot. Going to try and avoid it next week.

It felt good to sort some invalid html we had lurking dormant in the codebase though and I learned a thing or two along the way.


We got an offer on the flat and it feels like there’s an outside chance we might sell and move. I’m not at all sure how I feel about it. I think it’s probably positive. Buying/selling property is one of my least favourite things for sure. Spoken like a truly entitled prick.

Saw the hygienist on Tuesday for a mild telling-off. My teeth have been sore ever since (although foot not so much – whack-a-mole).

I’ve upgraded this site to 11ty 2.0. Don’t think I can say I’m reaping the benefits (I shaved a whopping 0.12 seconds off the 12-page build time) but feels good to be at the bleeding edge. It prompted me to investigate templating language compile speeds. And then I obviously had to swap out handlebars for liquid (and update the pointless toggle syntax where necessary). Everything went remarkably smoothly.

I wrote some fairly horrific CSS to give the impression of full-bleed code blocks (see previous post for illustration).

Spent a solid 1.5 hours chasing the boy around the transport museum on Friday morning. He didn’t know what to do with his excitement. We paid for it at nap-time, but it was totally worth it.

Thanks bae

My boy (playing with blocks): “I tried to fix it but I brokened it.”

My bae: “That’s what Daddy does at work.”

Looking forward to this

An as-yet unsoiled green and white potty An as-yet unsoiled green and white potty
Shit’s about to get real



I tried Darknet Diaries (again, maybe) and Cyber but couldn’t get on with either.


  • figcaption (if there is one) has to be first or last child of figure (making life hard when you want a caption to be as wide as an image with width: auto)
  • role="navigation" isn't valid on a ul


I was once again less than optimistic about how things were going with my foot after some hills on Tuesday. And I set out for a trot around the marshes on Thursday half expecting to run myself into the ground. But things certainly weren’t as bad as I’d feared.

I suppose I was overly optimistic about the improvement though, and Sunday’s brain-freezer reminded me that it’s definitely still not great. But it’s not terrible either and just possibly improving a bit (still a rollercoaster of emotion every day).

Thought I needed some more gloves, but I’ll be hard pushed to find anything more effective than my Christmas socks tbh.