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LCH colour, Drake’s Island, and empty streets

Spiderman struggling to identify what day it currently is

Sort of missed a week last week because what even is time any more(?)

These human constructs of “days” and “calendars” have been exposed as the sham that they are. Coronavirus is everything. (Sidenote, am I the only person that can’t read ‘coronavirus’ without hearing Cardi B? Deadass.) Anyway.. other things:

Reading

🔗 LCH colours in CSS by Lea Verou.

LCH is a color space that has several advantages over the RGB/HSL colors we’re familiar with in CSS. In fact, I’d go as far as to call it a game-changer, and here’s why…

You’ll have to go to her site to see why. I’ll be honest, I’d not heard of LCH colours until last week, and then I suddenly saw it mentioned by a few people on twitter (possibly because of this article?) and now I’m interested. The main thing for me (spoiler) is the potential access to a ton more CSS colours in browser. You might look at it and wonder what the real impact would actually be but there’s potential there for much richer gradients, and really vivid highlights. “Make it pop” is within our grasp.

Gamut volume of sRGB vs P3
Gamut volume of sRGB vs P3 via Lea Verou

🔗 About the re-opening of Drake’s Island.
Clearly there are issues currently with this but as an idea, I’m all for it. In fact, maybe it’s a good lockdown place. I grew up with Drake’s Island always lurking there in the background. Literally could see it on a daily basis right up to when I was 16 and I’ve wanted to visit it for as long as I remember. It’s good to see it finally opening up a little.

Robert Maltby, the head of communications and marketing at the hospice, said the island was important to the people of Plymouth. “It’s an intriguing place,” he said. “If you’re a Plymothian it is right there in front of you all the time. It’s a major piece of the city’s history and everyone wonders what it’s like.”

Looking at

Pictures of places which used to have people. I’m a fan of taking photos without people in. My insta feed is living proof; only 4% of images there have a person in (and 67% of those people are my children). It’s very tempting to head outdoors to make the most of the streets being empty but a) I don’t live near enough anywhere that you’d notice the difference, and b) that wouldn’t constitute an essential journey, and I do not want to be responsible for putting more pressure on the NHS in any way shape or form. So instead, I’ve been admiring other people’s photos. Like:

An empty "Pub Street", Siem Reap, Cambodia
“Pub Street”, Siem Reap, Cambodia

These images are haunted and haunting, like stills from movies about plagues and the apocalypse, but in some ways they are hopeful.

This video too..

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