2022

Year of Recovery

by Hadley Bradley

January

19th — I’m considering removing the web font from this website. I’ve been looking into switching over to using a serif font stack using system fonts. I tried just using Georgia, but the site looks rubbish on older IOS based phones. Luckily, people with much more font knowledge than myself have put together a list of system font stacks. I’m trying out the serif stack on this page. The only difference I made was to add Georgia before the last serif option.

12th — Some links of interest found this week

8th — Spent an hour this morning relaxing and painting.

Acrylic painting of a lion in vivid rainbow colours.

3rd — Had a go at painting this morning. What was supposed to be a majestic Eagle, looks more like a deformed dinosaur chick. Painting fail. I’ll try this one again in a couple of weeks, once I’ve practiced painting feathers.

Acrylic painting of a deformed baby dinosaur chick.

2nd — I’ve started writing a technical essay called Responsive & Performant Web Images in 2022. It’s shaping up to being a decent document so I’m hoping to package it and sell it as an ebook. As such I’ve added a new recipe to my ImageMagick page : obtain the 5 most prominent colours within an image.

I love podcasts. Here are some of my favorite that I’ve listened to in the last year. The Dead House is a very immersive podcast. It’s been created with the intention that you listen to it lying down with your eyes closed. Ideally with over the ear headphones to block out any external sounds. The podcast makes great use of panning sounds from one ear to the other to give you a sense of direction. The podcast starts with a warning for those with a nervous disposition not to listen to them. Meet yourself in the Dead House, if you dare.

Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why?. The Missing Cryptoqueen presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.


Past years : 2021