I have no joke here. I just like saying "spate". Spate spate spate.
Home sick again today. It’s the flu, or something like it, because I was running a fever of 100F last night. Uncool, particularly because I got the flu shot this year for the first time ever. It should at least have the good grace to immunize me against something. But I read that this year’s shot is effective against only 60% of the strains or something like that. So the first year I get the flu shot is also the first year I get the flu.
I have been pounding orange juice and napping frequently.
I did some work with backbone.js last year at this time, got frustrated with backbone, then wrote my own model class with a slightly different feature set. I might use backbone plus plugins like Synapse this time because I’m not sure I want to invest the time into writing my own framework. The problem is that backbone is a library not a framework, and what you want is a framework to avoid fucktons of boilerplate.
I had this realization the other day that media categories like “is a book fandom” vs “is a movie fandom” are just utterly meaningless to me. They’re completely artificial divisions of the material that don’t belong foregrounded as browisng categories. Search and autocompletion should be how you find a fandom from your starting point at the top of the archive. You should just start typing a fandom name and get a list of possibilities.
I have many strong opinions.