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Category: code maintenance

CosmoCatalano.com 4.0

If Internet Archive is to be believed, today I rolled out the fourth iteration of my personal website. It’s an updated digital resume that invites the user to poke into the code and responsive layout as much as the content. It’s built to be bold and bright and playful—an updated demonstration of my skillset that’s […]

Death to the WYSIWYG

I understand the intentions behind it. It was meant to be an engine of liberation, empowering a proletariat of print editors and writers bred on—or at least not terrified of—word processing software to quickly and easily deploy their skills on the World Wide Web. It was meant to free designers and developers friendly with HTML […]

“Who is the Jackass That Wrote This?”

I was performing some housekeeping work on Twixcuse last night, and I was reminded of a conversation I had with the great Jon Shea much earlier in my programming career: Cosmo: I look back at my old code, and I’m just like, “Who is the jackass that wrote this?” Jon: Uh—yeah. That never stops happening. […]