liked hawx/tally-ho at

Flickr's username problems

I feel like I'm missing something. Say I have a URL for someone's Flickr profile (e.g., and I want to retrieve the info for that user using the API, what method should I call?

flickr.people.getInfo will get the data I want, but it needs the NSID of the person. Now you can have URLs like, which is my profile again, but it is much nicer to refer to them using the "nice URL".

I can get the NSID using flickr.people.findByUsername, but this wants the username which may not be the same as the thing in the URL. In my case I have "hawx-" in the URL, but my username is "hawx~".

Light Mode

When I started building this site I wanted to bring back the feel of my old Tumblr. Not that I really posted that much there, or here, but the mix of content was nice and something I missed on /weblog.

I liked the colour palette which I had found on however many years ago. If I pick colours myself it always ends up being a standard white/black/accent website, which is 98% of the web and therefore boring. I also loved the way Signika Negative looked, so wanted to bring that too.

But it is 2020 and everyone is adding dark modes, so what do you do when your site is already dark?

@media (prefers-color-scheme: light)

of course

liked Link Cowboys at

flatten the curve, but agile
Does flatten the curve also explain lean?

liked @Kyle_MacLachlan's tweet at

replied to @firagabeatsrock's tweet

Adam Witko :

@hawx You need to get yourself some flour laddy!
That is a textbook loaf, but there is no need to show off how much flour you have by sprinkling additional flour on top.

replied to @firagabeatsrock's tweet

Adam Witko :

@hawx How lavish is your lockdown!?
This is it. This is the peak of my lockdown life. Though I think it is more lavish that I'm buying fresh bread every other day because it is the only source of carbs I can consistently find.

liked @somebadideas's tweet at @paxthedog's tweet at

The Kraft Werks beer run is improving lockdown. is top notch
Calling Seinfeld a show about nothing seems a bit of a stretch now that we're in a lockdown.
Government: "stay at home" / TV News: "now to join our reporters around the country"

liked @TateBot's tweet at

replied to

I scrolled down to protect the identity of the person who liked this tweet. They don't need shaming for the fact that Twitter shows me people's likes of screenshots of tweets I previously saw in my timeline.
I also found interesting, so here is a screenshot of screenshots of a thread. Because.

read Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

replied to

I got this working here It is pretty basic, I just collect any u-syndication links on the thing I'm liking/replying to and check if they match a tweet/flickr regex, like says. Also I've spotted on your blog that your syndication links probably shouldn't be marked up with u-syndication as they don't point to the tweet that was created by

replied to a note

Joshua Hawxwell :

These should link to different things on my blog, but the same thing on Twitter: Joshua Hawxwell @hawx
Hopefully the reply to this on my blog will look like a reply to my blog, but on Twitter the reply will reply to the tweet
These should link to different things on my blog, but the same thing on Twitter: Joshua Hawxwell @hawx

liked @harikunzru's tweet at Isis issues coronavirus travel advice: terrorists should avoid Europe at @EvieN's tweet at Pandemic Advice from Wu Tang Clan at

Also found out that agile was discovered in the middle neolithic period, and not 2001 as previously thought