Issue 2022-W44

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This week has been about CSS Color 4, the VS Code legal minefield, MDN in markdown, a typesetting system, enhanced reactive documents and the Unix time.

# Potluck

An article on the findings on dynamic documents as personal software where the focus is enriching documents from plain documents to interactive applications.

# OKLCH in CSS: why we moved from RGB and HSL

An article explaining the benefits of the new OKLCH colour space defined in CSS Color 4.

# Sile

A typesetting system borrowing ideas and algorithms from TeX and graphical systems like InDesign.

# MDN => Markdown

An article on the reasons for MDN to move their source from HTML to Markdown.

# Time is an illusion, Unix time doubly so...

An article on the foundations of the Unix time and its flaws.

the original Unix epoch was 1971-01-01T00:00:00. What timezone, you ask? Well, it sure wasn't "UTC", because that didn't replace GMT as the standard time until 1972. Secondly, note that time was measured in 1/60ths of a second, not in seconds. Why would that be?

# Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture

An article on the alternatives (forks) to Visual Studio Code and the legal minefield designed by MicroSoft.