Simon Willison’s Weblog


Thursday, 26th October 2017

Dynamically changing favicons with JavaScript. I just spotted GitHub using this trick to swap out the favicon on a pull request that hadn’t passed its tests yet for with a little cross icon in the corner. # 7:56 pm

Contributors to python/cpython, Aug 5, 1990—Oct 26, 2017. I love how the graphs on this page summarize the history of the last 27 years of Python development, showing exactly when each core contributor was most active. # 6:58 pm

Early this year, the U.S. intelligence community named RT and Sputnik as implementing state-sponsored Russian efforts to interfere with and disrupt the 2016 Presidential election, which is not something we want on Twitter.

Twitter PublicPolicy # 2:38 pm

Elaborate Halloween Costume Tips from a 19th-Century Guide to Fancy Dress (via) The gilded age had some ridiculous parties. Here are highlights of the most popular costume guide of the era, now available on the Internet Archive. # 2:01 pm