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Better citation needed

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on are updated regularly over the years (see updates page).

So many citations are utter bollocks if you take the time to look. I encounter all the time as I work, but recently the phrase “better citation needed” popped into my head. So I doodled this up for my article 13 Kinds of Bogus Citations:

[better citation needed]

Not a big deal on a small screen, but nice and big and bold in a larger window, like an image of text but quicker to load. It’s just text styled with CSS, very simple, but with one nifty new trick I learned: it uses viewport percentage units so that the font-size scales with the size of the window it’s in. I have wanted this “simple” text-styling effect countless times over the years. Where have you been all my life, VPUs?!

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