This Modern Web

the personal website of Patrick Marsceill

This web designer gets his wings

My first impressions of SwiftUI

March 13, 2020

This modern what?

A new decade, a new site, and a new name

February 17, 2020

Gary Hustwit is streaming his documentaries for free during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch this week’s flim Helvetica about the iconic typeface from March 17-24.

I’ve decided to stream my films for free to viewers stuck indoors anywhere in the world. No catch…

2 days ago

My daughter now has FaceTime dates set up with her classmates in pre-school because she can’t be physically close to them and probably won’t be for a few months. This makes me wonder if this time will have any long term affects on our kids?

2 days ago

Got inspired by Rafa’s Shortcut and whipped my own Apple Shortcut up to automate posting media and books to my Inbox from my iPhone. All I need is to select cover art from my Photos and the shortcut handles everything else (except the merge into master).

6 days ago

🎥 Uncut Gems might be the most stressful and anxiety provoking film I’ve ever seen. Amazing on so many levels and the celebrity cameos were done in a way that I’ve never really seen before — at this scale, anyway.

7 days ago

Popular Science’s DIY hand sanitizer recipe:

1 cup of 99% isopropyl alcohol, 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of 98% glycerin, ¼ cup, 1 tablespoon, and 1 teaspoon (or 85 milliliters) of sterile distilled or boiled cold water

9 days ago

I hope we see more of this from the tech industry, which actually has the resources to put a dent in the detection effort despite our government’s ineptness:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it will commit an additional $5 million to help public health agencies in the greater Seattle region enhance their capacity to detect novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in King County, Snohomish County and other surrounding communities.


14 days ago

This virus, while global, could be defined as “Trump’s virus.” The disease being the thing that actually takes him down (despite never contracting it), when all man-made attempts have failed thus far.

15 days ago

First time I’ve seen a pixel font in the wild in about a decade. I’m not mad at it either.

a month ago

Kinda love the “build the plane as you fly it” approach to making my personal site. The more things coalesce, the higher it flies.

a month ago

I’ve been sick for three weeks, the longest I can remember. Makes me wonder if my body is getting weaker or are the germs are getting stronger.

a month ago

Are there any examples of design education that focus on how to effectively utilize existing infrastructures vs. blow everything up and start over?

2 years ago

“I love the smell of incremental correctness in the morning.” - Anonymous

2 years ago

Wrote code for the first time in a while today. Feels like stretching.

2 years ago

👋🏻 I’m posting from the iOS app using the micropub API.

2 years ago
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