Tantek Çelik

Hello Hi. I work on web standards and the indie web. I run trails at sunrise, practice yoga movement & philosophy, code & design my website, and write when I can. My pronouns are he/him. 🏠 📺 🔵 💬 Contact 👏 Tip Founder at IndieWeb Founder at microformats.org Web Standards Lead at Mozilla AC AB & CSS WG member at W3C BSCS & MSCS Stanford University


ran the Spartan Turkey Trot #5k #race in 31:13 (MV CA, 8°C). my 2nd fastest on the @SpartanTurkey5k course, and first #turkeyTrot in 4 years! A pleasant surprise. niece(11) crushed it in 23+min, nephew2(14) in 29+min, dad in 38+min. #turkeyTrot2021 Arrived early at Mountain View High School to do a warm-up, my first “proper” warm-up before a 5k. ~10min moderate steady running, a 1min intense push, then 4x 30s strides, and walked it off. Found my dad, niece, nephews and waited in wave 2 only a few minute before we got started. First mile felt a lot stronger than any flat road mile I’ve run in quite some time, at least a couple of years. Passing the 1 mile marker at under 10 minutes felt really good. Paced slowed a bit, but still passed the 2 mile marker at under 20 minutes. That’s when I knew I had a chance at a 31-something time. Tried to keep pushing in the last mile or so, and it went faster than I expected. When I reached the track for the last 300m, all my Kezar training kicked in.  Gradually picked up the pace until I kicked as hard as I could on the final 100m straight, passing several, not being passed by anyone. Stopped my watch after crossing both timing strips after the finish arch: 31:13. Official results pending. Feels like with some training I could get a sub-30 next year. More: https://www.spartanturkeytrot.com/ Previously: 2017-11-23: 30:21 personal CR. No post, only a mention: https://tantek.com/2017/333/t1 2016-11-24: 31:27. https://tantek.com/2016/329/t1 2015-11-26: DNR. Recovering from injury. https://tantek.com/2015/330/t1 2014-11-27: Time unknown. https://tantek.com/2014/331/t1 2013-11-28: https://tantek.com/2013/332/t2 2012-11-22: https://tantek.com/2012/327/t2

since the US & Europe switch DST on adjacent weekends, a well planned trip can skip weird DST-change ∆1hr effects* inside larger timezone shifts. there’s still winter “standard time” sunset before end of workdays and its problematic effects** (<17:00 here, and most of the U.S.). one possible solution, for those who have the option, is to set a 16:00 end to the workday. e.g. change your "Working hours" in Google Calendar to end at 16:00 to at least discourage meetings after that: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r/settings *Undesired effects of DST-changes:   - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7398616/   - https://www.healthline.com/health-news/daylight-saving-time-is-ending-how-to-adjust-to-the-change   - https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2021/03/13/daylight-saving-time-starts-sunday-here-are-the-problems-and-what-to-do/ **Problems of workdays ending in the dark   - https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/violence_working_late.html   - https://labornotes.org/2021/10/letter-carriers-resist-after-dark-delivery   Related reading/tips for wrapping up a work day, especially by a certain time: * https://blog.doist.com/end-work-day/ * https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/08/28/14-things-you-should-do-at-the-end-of-every-work-day/ * my favorite: schedule and go for a walk before sunset, during Golden Hour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)

inspired by @csswizardry @btconf, tried ct.css on my homepage (had to disable HTTP CSP), & only 1 green box! No <script> in <head>, no problem. If you support Progressive Enhancement (all sites should), scripts can go at end of body, right before </body>