🔗 My Priority of Methods for Labeling a Control, by Adrian Roselli.
An explanation of the thought process to follow when assigning a name to a control and keeping it accessible. The short list is:

  1. Native HTML techniques,
  2. aria-labelledby pointing at existing visible text,
  3. Visibly-hidden content that is still in the page,
  4. aria-label.

But the long list warrants further reading, so I recommend you do that over on his site, as there’s some additional considerations given to internationalisation which are well worth your time.

🔗 About a potential lost kingdom in ancient Turkey.
Essentially, a local farmer found a large stone in an irrigation canal and it turned out to be covered in ancient hieroglyphics which could point to the presence of a hitherto forgotten Bronze & Iron Age city.

Their translation revealed that the stele king was called Hartapu, and Türkmen-Karahöyük was probably his capital city. The stone tells the tale of King Hartapu’s conquest of the nearby kingdom of Muska, better known as Phrygia—home to King Midas. “The storm gods delivered the [opposing] kings to his majesty,” the stone read.

It’s amazing to me that a) there are still things like this out there to be found, b) that someone can translate them, and c) that someone saw this and didn’t just think 'oh, some scratches on a rock’.

A stone tablet found half submerged in a local canal.

🔗 What Colour Is Your Name? by Bernadette Sheridan.
Bernadette has a “a particular kind of Synesthesia called Grapheme-color synesthesia. This means my brain “sees” letters and numbers as very specific colors.” She’s put this mini site together where you can enter your name and see it how she hears it (and then buy a print if you’re so inclined).

My name is a tad dull, it turns out. But yours might be more visually appealing.

The name 'Matt' represented by colours. Dark blue, red, and a dark lilac.