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Week 201728

Subreddit Finds Places Around the World in a Wes Anderson Style
Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change
The New York Times
Greatest Movie Props of All Time
From Lightsabers to Wilson
A Look at Asmara, Africa’s Unknown City of Modernist Architecture
Asmara Eritrea has one benefit from that Italian occupation: a collection of beautiful Modernist buildings.
Eerste Kamer stemt voor sleepnet: grootschalig tappen wordt mogelijk
Bits of Freedom
The Mighty — an iPod shuffle for Spotify — finally arrives for $85
Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker
Life Is About to Get a Whole Lot Harder for Websites Without HTTPS
Does my site need HTTPS?
How To Add A Security Key To Your Gmail

Week 201727

The Lost City of Z | The New Yorker
Goodbye Flickr, Hello TroveBox (OpenPhoto)
Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble – The New York Times
When the British left 20 years ago, Hong Kong was seen as a rare blend of East and West that China might seek to emulate. Now, increasingly, it’s a cautionary tale.
Not even wrong – ways to dismiss technology
What games would you put on a Classic PC?
A generational failure
As the U.S. fantasizes, the rest of the world builds a new transport system
Collection of Google Font Pairings
Emperor and the Nature of Evil
Learn Grid Layout video series
Is it really safe to start using CSS Grid Layout?
The move from tables-for-layout to CSS changed the way the web looked. It moved us away from the pixel perfect chopped up images to something more flexible and text based, something less like print design. The look of the web over the past 15 years has been defined by the technical limitations of CSS. I think that our new layout methods will redefine how the web looks once again.

Week 201726

Africa, Uncolonized
A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent
Mastodon en Steak Number Eight in TivoliVredenburg
I decided to disable AMP on my site

Week 201725

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching. – The New York Times
The Historical Marker Database
pinpointing local history around the world
"Because I Moved 5 Shirts"…
Portrait Of An Unexpected Twitter Storm
The classic Northwind database converted to the NoSQL world
Downward facing doom: when yoga meets heavy metal
Trying to become zen while listening to Napalm Death might sound like a nightmare to some, but a growing number of converts are riding the lightning and stretching out to metal’s dark soundtrack
6 Keer kippenvel op Velocity – Fietsersbond
If It Were My Home
Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.
Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died?
In 24 percent of the cases in the 2015 review, which all involved dogs, less than a day had passed before the partially eaten body was found.
Napalm Death streams have soared thanks to Ed Miliband
President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List – The New York Times

Week 201724

Looking for new books to read? Book recommendations without the cover
Read the first page of a book without judging the cover. If you’re hooked, click the reveal button and find out more.
What’s Wrong with Apple’s New Headquarters | WIRED
How to Make Your Website Accessible to People Who Use a Screen Magnifier
The 100 best solutions to reverse climate change, ranked
America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding
Sites such as GoFundMe and GiveForward are poised for a wave of medical appeals if Trumpcare leaves millions uninsured
The State of CSS
As the first comments states: You don’t throw a hammer away because you bought a drill. Chances are, you’re going to run into some nails eventually.
Houdingcorrigerende kleding | Anodyne
Social Cooling
If you feel you are being watched, you change your behavior
Beyond Curie—a design project celebrating women in STEM
The truth is, there are numerous women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made incredible advances in their fields, and never earned the recognition they deserve.

Week 201723

American Nazis in the 1930s – The German American Bund
You’re Going To Talk To All Your Gadgets. And They’re Going To Talk Back.
It’s your voice. And it’s the biggest shift in human-computer interaction since the smartphone.
The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken
The Answer Is Never
Rewriting the false narrative of childlessness.
Let her speak!
One woman’s battle to be heard, and why we should all speak up
Roman Roads – Sasha Trubetskoy
A subway-style map of Roman Empire roads circa 125 A.D.
The Oldest Human Fossils Ever Discovered Have Stories to Tell
A day without Javascript
The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes
I visited the garment factory workers who could lose their jobs to automation. But could robots also change their lives?

Week 201722

11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida – The New York Times
You’re thinking: “Child marriage? That’s what happens in Bangladesh or Tanzania, not America!”
Debating the Pros and Cons of Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
The Harder They Fall » Mike Industries
On music, grunge, youth and Chris Cornell
A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps
I wrote a script that takes monthly screenshots of Google and Apple Maps. And thirteen months later, we now have a year’s worth of images.
Little Things I Like to Do with Git
Ladies Who Lotion – The Hairpin
An inescapable TV trope, and an Instagram account dedicated to following it.
Daring Fireball: Fuck Facebook
Treat Facebook as the private walled garden that it is. If you want something to be publicly accessible, post it to a real blog on any platform that embraces the real web, the open one.
Floating labels are problematic
Feather – Simply beautiful open source icons
Verslag Alpe d’Huzes
Go Tjerk!

Week 201721

‘The Internet Is Broken’
@ev Is Trying to Salvage It – NYTimes.com
It’s not what you think
Tribute to Chris Cornell
You should’ve asked
On mental load and equality
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
‘Star Wars’ Flashback | Hollywood Reporter
When No Theater Wanted to Show the Movie in 1977
Barack Obama on food and climate change | The Guardian
‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’
Feraggio
We believe that perfect suede heels should be part of every woman’s shoe collection.

Week 201720

Some Americans spend billions to get teeth whiter. Some wait in line to get them pulled.
Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet’s
The famed nurse was also an early practitioner of marshaling statistics to advance social causes.
Introducing Stack Overflow Trends
On a typical day, developers ask over 8,000 questions on Stack Overflow about programming problems they run into in their work. Which technologies are they asking about, and how has that changed over time?
Design Better Data Tables – uxdesign.cc
data is meaningless without the ability to visualize and act upon it
The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada
Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend
‘Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page.’
If Americans Can Find North Korea on a Map, They’re More Likely to Prefer Diplomacy
Here’s How Facebook Knows Who You Meet In Real Life
Systems Smart Enough To Know When They’re Not Smart Enough
There are two problems here: bad info and bad presentation. I’ve got some thoughts on how designers of data-driven interfaces can get better at the presentation part to help caution users about inevitable bad info.
Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52
Representative for singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, said his death was sudden and unexpected
The Secret Life of Urban Crows
When TV Logos Were Physical Objects

Week 201719

How working less could solve all our problems. Really.
Why There Are No New Social Networks – The Ringer
There’s the big five — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat — and then a series of fringe social media services unable to break through with invention. Why are we stuck in a cycle of sameness?
There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth’s climate warms
‘American Gods’ Found the Right People at the Right Time
Neil Gaiman’s novel, long considered unfilmable, is finally on TV.
dBud – Kickstarter
Volume adjustable earplugs with clear, safe sound by EarLabs
Andrew W.K. on Death Metal – VICE
It makes me feel better about being alive.
We Converted $100 Into As Many Currencies As Possible
Turning $100 into $8.20 in 34 steps.