Week 201918

The Legend of Keanu Reeves – GQ
Death of the calorie
The global population pyramid
How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century
The ‘Dark Ages’ Weren’t As Dark As We Thought | Literary Hub
The Giant Panda Is a Closet Carnivore – The Atlantic
Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently – VICE
Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me – The Washington Post
When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want.
AirPods Are a Tragedy – VICE
For roughly 18 months, AirPods play music, or podcasts, or make phone calls. Then the lithium-ion batteries will stop holding much of a charge, and the AirPods will slowly become unusable. They can’t be repaired because they’re glued together. They can’t be thrown out, or else the lithium-ion battery may start a fire in the garbage compactor. They can’t be easily recycled, because there’s no safe way to separate the lithium-ion battery from the plastic shell. Instead, the AirPods sit in your drawer forever.
Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace – The New York Times
But this report makes clear the links between biodiversity and nature and things like food security and clean water in both rich and poor countries.
Don’t Do This – PostgreSQL wiki
Wet Plate Photography Makes Tattoos Disappear
The End of App Stores Is Rapidly Approaching
Progressive web apps may soon free you from Google Play and the iOS App Store
Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies – Vox
We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.
Why do the Greens make so many see red? – UnHerd
Dismissing Greta Thunberg as a cult leader doesn’t weaken her argument
Anti-Abortion Laws Will Put Women in Jail
We Can Do Better Than SQL
Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou
U.N. biodiversity report says 1 million species face extinction
One million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.
Making the Move from jQuery to Vue
De vriendelijke reus van de blackmetal – NRC

Week 201917

The former lead designer of Gmail just fixed Gmail on his own
Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz
Car hire biz demands $32m+ for ‘defective’ cyber-revamp
Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too. – Motherboard
Was Last Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Too Dark, or Does Your Screen Suck? – Motherboard
PostgreSQL Features You May Not Have Tried But Should – pgDash
How Slack impacts workplace productivity – Vox
Over time, workplace distractions can metastasize. Many of us try to recoup time by multitasking. But multitasking doesn’t work. Instead of doing one thing well, you’re actually just switching between activities and doing them all poorly.
A Conspiracy To Kill IE6
The Racial Bias Built Into Photography – The New York Times
Inside the First Afghan Women’s Ascent of Mount Noshaq | Outside Online
U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Weren’t Built for Climate Change

Week 201915

Een bizar experiment – Foodlog
Adactio: Journal—Split
The result is a form of gatekeeping. I don’t think it’s intentional. I don’t think it’s malicious. It’s being done with the best of intentions, in pursuit of efficiency and productivity. But these code decisions are reflected in hiring practices that exclude people with different but equally valuable skills and perspectives.
Google AMP lowered our page speed, and there’s no choice but to use it
Coding Is for Everyone—as Long as You Speak English | WIRED
Study showing that children who learn to code in a programming language based on their native language learn faster than those who are stuck learning in another language.
CSSBattle
Use your CSS skills to replicate targets with smallest possible code.
Jubelmoment voor heavy festival Roadburn: ook een dreunend orgel kan loutering brengen ★★★★☆ | De Volkskrant
Disney and the Future of TV
By controlling distribution of its content and going direct-to-consumer, Disney can deepen its already strong connections with customers in a way that benefits all parts of the business
The Difference Between SQL’s JOIN .. ON Clause and the Where Clause
Cathedral fire under control after spire and roof destroyed – as it happened | World news | The Guardian
Wikipedia Isn’t Officially a Social Network. But the Harassment Can Get Ugly. – The New York Times
Oh, shit, git!
Revisiting the rendering tier | The Guardian
From 62,783 lines of Sass to CSS-in-JS. Introducing the new server rendering layer for theguardian.com
Art Direction For The Web Using CSS Shapes
Bill McKibben Book ‘Falter’ Details Possibility of Human Extinction – Rolling Stone
Measles outbreak 2019: This is shaping up to be a very bad measles year – Vox

Week 201914

‘Game of Thrones’: The Best Ending Theories
Vintage Ads That Owe Women an Apology
The Web is ready for your fingerprint, almost…
Indeed, it seems that Google IS forgetting the old Web
"I think Google has stopped in­dex­ing the old­er parts of the We­b. I think I can prove it. Google’s com­pe­ti­tion is do­ing bet­ter."
Native image lazy-loading for the web!
Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good – The New York Times
Most disturbingly, the study is finding that the brains of children who spend a lot of time on screens are different. For some kids, there is premature thinning of their cerebral cortex. In adults, one study found an association between screen time and depression.
Is Anyone Listening to You on Alexa? A Global Team Reviews Audio – Bloomberg

Week 201913

De zeespiegelstijging is een groter probleem dan we denken.
En Nederland heeft geen plan B – Vrij Nederland
We Built A Broken Internet. Now We Need To Burn It To The Ground.
In an edited extract from his upcoming book Ruined by Design, Silicon Valley veteran Mike Monteiro explains how designers destroyed the world.
All you need to know about hyphenation in CSS
Streamline Icons
What’s new in Streamline 3.0?
Remove Background from Image – remove.bg
Heaven or High Water – Popula
The consensus among informed observers is that the sea will rise in Miami Beach somewhere between 13 and 34 inches by 2050. By 2100, it is extremely likely to be closer to six feet.
How to Build Strength – A Year of Living Better Guides – The New York Times
After age 40, we lose on average 8 percent of our muscle mass every decade, and this phenomenon continues to accelerate at an even faster rate after age 60.
The Girl on the Train | Erynn Brook

Week 201912

Finding the Best in a Rembrandt Exhibition of a Lifetime
The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death by exhibiting nearly 400 works by the Dutch painter. Here are our top selections from the show.
Cloud Loss Could Add 8 Degrees to Global Warming | Quanta Magazine
A state-of-the-art supercomputer simulation indicates that a feedback loop between global warming and cloud loss can push Earth’s climate past a disastrous tipping point in as little as a century.
Karin Spaink – Weerwoord
‘te veel media die zich bij elke oprisping, fluim of stunt als echokamer en luidspreker gedragen, kennelijk zonder aandrang eens breder te kijken of door te vragen.’
Matt Mullenweg: Why working from home is good for business | TED Talk
Wikipedia’s gender gap is connected to the biased historical record.
Inventions: You have women inventors to thank for these 50 things
AMP for email is a terrible idea | TechCrunch
Google just announced a plan to “modernize” email with its Accelerated Mobile Pages platform, allowing “engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences.”
Rammstein Deutschland video
We got an Oxford University professor to explain what on earth is going on

Week 201909

Spotify Just Discovered That Heavy Metal Is More Popular Than Pop Music – Noisey
ICONSVG
Quick customizable SVG icons for your project
Cache-Control for Civilians
The best request is the one that never happens: in the fight for fast websites, avoiding the network is far better than hitting the network at all. To this end, having a solid caching strategy can make all the difference for your visitors.
In the Netherlands, ice skating is ‘in the DNA.’ A warming climate could change that. – The Washington Post
The Elfstedentocht, a race more beloved than the Olympics, faces extinction from climate change.
Paris’s Rue Cremieux Has an Instagram Problem – CityLab
The people of Rue Crémieux say they need gates to lock out Instagrammers.

Week 201907

My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me | Bon Appetit
When the chefs of Joe Beef in Montreal gave up alcohol, their whole restaurant changed.
Raster—CSS Grid System
CERN 2019 WorldWideWeb Rebuild
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the development of WorldWideWeb, a group of developers and designers convened at CERN to rebuild the original browser within a contemporary browser, allowing users around the world to experience the rather humble origins of this transformative technology.