Week 202008

Bloody Kisses | Pitchfork
Today, we revisit Type O Negative’s third album, a brooding and influential reinvention of goth metal from 1993.
This Gilmore Girls Fan Account Is the Best Place Online
The debate over subtitles or dubbing, explained – Vox
She wanted a ‘freebirth’ with no doctors. Online groups convinced her it would be OK.
‘A woman in America today is 50 percent more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth than her mother was.’
Bridging The Gender Gap In AI
There is overwhelming evidence that gender biases are baked into AI tools.
Elizabeth Warren’s Nevada Debate Performance Was Flawless – Rolling Stone
Songs That Are Not About What People Think
Filter out male privilege, and the web can be a ghost town
the Gendered Web plug-in, a filter for news sites that makes every story written by men disappear, so that only the voices of women remain.
Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop

Week 202007

50 Years Of ‘Black Sabbath’ & 50 Years Of Heavy Metal – Last Rites
Inside Mozilla’s internet privacy fight with Google, Facebook
The inside story of a very long, sometimes lonely and totally quixotic quest.
Taika Waititi on Oscars, ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Thor’ & ‘Star Wars’ Rumors – Variety
Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance
But, the actress writes, the conversation is really a misogynistic assault on all women.
Wilder Mann
Charles Fréger visited 18 European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.
Where the bold have boldy been
A bespoke A4 print portfolio. Kirk, Scotty, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and Bones all contained within their own tri-fold folder, complete with correspondence, charts and a free postcard: £35.00
Wacom says it’s not spying on its customers, and users can opt out of data collection
‘All data for Wacom anonymized and unidentifiable’

Week 202006

Riders in the Storm – The New York Times
Dutch Cyclists Brave Storm Ciara
‘Fietsen doen we normaal alleen naar de kroeg’ – NRC
Zondag werd de zesde editie van het NK Tegenwindfietsen gehouden. Doordat Ciara ‘s middags te sterk werd, konden de laatste deelnemers niet meer starten.
Our endless quest for eternal youth | Wellcome Collection
Star Trek: Picard
Everything You Need to Watch Before the New CBS Series
Little Women for the Lean-In Generation
Cheat Sheets Dev
Developer community built to share the most used and popular programming snippets, in a simplistic way.
Web-based tooling for BPMN, DMN and CMMN | bpmn.io
The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through beta testing platforms
Building the ‘Parasite’ House: How Bong Joon Ho and His Team Made the Year’s Best Set
The "Parasite" director and production designer Lee Ha Jun reveal the meticulous process behind building the film’s layered house from scratch.
Today, the Trident Era Ends
Starting now, Microsoft will roll out their new Chromium-based Edge browser to their millions of Windows 10 users. And this will also mark the end of an era.
The Era of the Trident Engine | Hacker News
Starting now, Microsoft will roll out their new Chromium-based Edge browser to their millions of Windows 10 users. And this will also mark the end of an era. The era of the Trident-Engine.

Week 202005

Het water komt – Rutger Bregman
De zeespiegel stijgt. Net als voor de Watersnoodramp van 1953 luiden experts de noodklok, maar komen we niet genoeg in actie. Rutger Bregman laat in zijn nieuwe boek Het water komt zien dat we het tij kunnen keren.
Robert Moses and His Racist Parkway, Explained.
ordered engineers to build the Southern State Parkway’s bridges extra-low, to prevent poor people in buses from using the highway. The truth? It’s a little more complex.
Super Bowl car ads are bad for cities
Why can car companies drive recklessly on the very streets where people have been killed by reckless drivers?
Als voedselverpakkingen eerlijker zouden zijn
Om producten te verkopen worden voedselverpakkingen soms mooier afgebeeld. Foodwatch presenteert een aantal eerlijkere verpakkingen, met een knipoog.
That Good Place cameo: Mike Schur on how it happened
He went, “Full Stetson?” And I was like, “Yeah, I think Full Stetson sounds right.”
Wat als Schiphol zou krimpen? | De Volkskrant
Het is een schrikbeeld voor de luchtvaartsector en het bedrijfsleven: een rem op Schiphol. Maar wat gebeurt er als het aantal vluchten op de nationale luchthaven met 100 duizend zou afnemen?
Brexit, the most pointless, masochistic ambition in our country’s history, is done
The magic dust of populism has blinded reason, and damage and diminishment lie ahead
A beginner’s guide to modern classical music
Maybe that sounded snobbish, but I couldn’t help it. When you love something you want to share it.
Flowy
The minimal javascript library to create flowcharts
Can surgical masks protect you from getting the flu?

Week 202004

Juichende reacties op plan voor flitstrein van Amsterdam (via Groningen) naar Helsinki – Groningen – DVHN.nl
Hell yeah!
We have the tools and technology to work less and live better
We can produce more stuff with less labor. So why are we still working?
Draw all roads in a city at once
Cool.
26 metal albums we’re anticipating in 2020
Met police to begin using live facial recognition cameras in London
Civil liberties groups condemn move as ‘a breathtaking assault on our rights’
Women, Burdened With Unpaid Labor, Bear Brunt of Global Inequality
On average, women globally spend 4.5 hours of their day on unpaid work while men spend about half that time.
Hoe een 28-jarige weduwe het werk van Vincent van Gogh wereldberoemd maakte – NRC
It’s Time to Rethink Which Movies Are ‘Oscar-Worthy’
In Yoga Class, The Meaning Of ‘Namaste’ Is Being Exaggerated
Earth and Sun – Bartosz Ciechanowski
This blog post will talk about space and how our planet moves through it, so it’s only fitting if we embed ourselves in the cosmos itself.
PostgreSQL’s Powerful New Join Type: LATERAL
In this post, I’ll walk through a conversion funnel analysis that wouldn’t be possible in PostgreSQL 9.2.
Terry Jones, Life of Brian director and Monty Python founder, dies aged 77
Jones, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2015, was the main directing force in Python’s films, as well a prolific creator of TV documentaries and children’s books
Reader Mode: The Button to Beat
Building with accessible HTML standards is not a dead-end skill. Far from it. If you spend the effort to craft your experiences with a mind to semantics from the start, your content will be able to adapt to specialized reading modes, as well as whatever the future holds with little to no additional effort. Today’s Reader Mode could be tomorrow’s smart bathroom mirror.

Week 202002

Saving the World’s Dying and Disappearing Languages
Every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.
How the CIA toppled Iranian democracy
The US wanted to ‘manage’ Iran in the Cold War.
Disposable batteries are becoming more common and I hate it
He spent the entire week telling everyone he’s doing the best he can with what he’s got, but his retail strategy tells a whole different story.
From womb batteries to radium
horrific health crazes throughout history
Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67 – Rolling Stone
Hall of Fame drummer and lyricist succumbs to brain cancer
The NSW bushfires are different. Climate change is the culprit
If anyone tells you, "This is part of a normal cycle" or "We’ve had fires like this before", smile politely and walk away, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.
The Deep Sea
What a Year of Learning and Teaching Accessibility Taught Me
It’s 2019 and I Still Make Websites with my Bare Hands

Week 202001

Why isn’t Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who the lead character in her own damn show?
Syd Mead Dead
‘Star Trek’ & ‘Blade Runner’ Visual Futurist Dies at 86
Facebook and Google’s pervasive surveillance of billions of people is a systemic threat to human rights
There needs to be a radical transformation of Facebook and Google’s surveillance business model as it poses a systemic threat to human rights,
Firefox’s fight for the future of the web
With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacy
The Bewildering and Sexist History of Women’s Pockets
People Have A Fundamental Right To Be Protected From Climate Change, A Landmark Court Ruling Says
The Dutch Supreme Court’s decision could have huge repercussions for how other countries tackle rising emissions.
Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts
The world is not ready for the sea levels it will face

Week 201951

Site.js
Develop, test, and deploy your secure static or dynamic personal web site with zero configuration.
The Terror Queue
These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism — and now some of them have PTSD
This is How a Society Dies
America and Britain are Textbook Examples of a New, Gruesome Phenomeon: Rich Nations Self-Destructing Into Poor Failed States
6 Extremely Depressing Climate Records We Broke This Decade
The climate crisis is already here — and it’s only getting worse.
Fietsers, bedankt!
Als er in Nederland net zo weinig mensen zouden fietsen als in een gemiddeld buitenland, dan zou de extreme drukte van een slechtweerdag de regel zijn, niet de uitzondering.
‘It’s pretty staggering’
Returned online purchases often sent to landfill, journalist’s research reveals
Baby Yoda Is Your God Now
Zo verwijder je de bestrijdingsmiddelen van je groenten en fruit
Taking Sex Differences in Personality Seriously
New approaches are shedding light on the magnitude of sex differences in personality and the results are so strong and pervasive that they can no longer be ignored.
Leonardo
Generate colors based on a desired contrast ratio.