Week 202014

The Natural Minimalism of the Costumes of Star Trek: Picard
Not every pandemic is the Black Death – Going Medieval
How Alcest’s “Écailles de Lune” Set Off the Blackgaze Craze
The term “blackgaze” (a portmanteau of two previously unrelated genres, black metal and shoegaze) first started bouncing around in the early 2010s as a shorthand descriptor for bands that combined the traditionally harsher elements of the former with the dreamier qualities of the latter.
Generate random routes for running, walking or biking instantly. Enter your starting location and the number of miles or kilometers you want your route to be.
Let’s All Wear A Mask
The medical evidence for the practice is overwhelming. The post-SARS countries in East Asia have known this for a long time, and America and Europe are finally coming around.
Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz
Test matching your answers to the crowd-sourced profiles of fictional characters. I am Gus Fring from Breaking Bad. So better watch out.
‘The Case for Universal Cloth Mask Adoption & Policies to Increase the Supply of Medical Masks for Health Workers’
White paper jointly authored by seven professors at Yale, including economists, statisticians, and MDs
Maak een mondmasker 😷
Om de strijd tegen #COVID19BE te winnen, hebben ze dringend nood aan mondmaskers. Maar die zijn bijna uitgeput. Wij laten onze zorgverleners niet stikken. Dat doen wij in hun plaats. Handmade. With love.
COVID-19 Practical Advice
This is a living document and will be updated on a frequent basis. To the best of my knowledge, this constitutes best practice and all claims are sourced to help you evaluate them.
Grab your crayons, it’s coloring time!
How Will the Coronavirus End?
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
The President Is Trapped – The Atlantic
Trump is utterly unsuited to deal with this crisis, either intellectually or temperamentally.

Week 202013

Why I Am Not Leaving New York During the Coronavirus Pandemic
I’m always enraged by the assumption that I would leave my city — the only place I’ve ever lived — in her hour of need. I am not leaving New York.
Why women’s bodies abort males during tough times | Science | AAAS
A database obtained from 18th century Finnish church records on families such as this one is helping resolve why sex ratios vary through time.
Climate change – CNN
The planet is a beneficiary of coronavirus
6 feet covers
A collection of iconic album covers redesigned to raise awareness about the importance of staying at least 6 feet away from each other, to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The History of Pandemics
The history of pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the ongoing COVID-19 event, ranked by their impact on human life.
New properties for virtual, postponed, and canceled events
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog
How to do effective video calls
Get good audio, use gallery view, mute if not talking, and welcome the cat.

Week 202012

Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like, if Leaders Buy Us Time
From Healthcare Workers to Domestic Violence: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Women
The positions women hold in society, especially as care workers, make them more likely to be responsible for caring for the sick. Women are disproportionately affected by school and childcare closings, and more likely to work the sorts of jobs that most impacted by pandemic-related closures and layoffs.
How to Practice Social Distancing | The New Yorker
Dr. Asaf Bitton discusses what to do when you go outside, the importance of walks, how to respond if someone you are sheltering with gets sick, and the unsung heroes at American medical facilities.
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming
Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing.
Documentaires | IDFA
Vind hier ons overzicht aan alle films en interactieve documentaires die in de loop der jaren op IDFA te zien zijn geweest en kijk via de filter Online kijken een aantal films (gratis) online!
Is This ‘Good News’ List About the COVID-19 Pandemic Accurate?
A few bright spots do indeed shine amid the doom and gloom of the new coronavirus.
16 Things to Improve Your Website Accessibility (Checklist)
Accessibility is the practice of ensuring websites are equally available to people with disabilities so they have equal access to the goods and services those sites provide.
You Are More Than Welcome to Wear Sweatpants While Working From Home
Maybe not everything is about productivity as we work from home during the coronavirus pandemic
What To Do If You Feel Lonely In Coronavirus Isolation
“While social distancing is paramount, it doesn’t require isolation.”
Coronavirus anxiety – Vox
Tara Brach on how to use mindfulness in a pandemic
Life Stats
A lot has happened since you were born..
Photos: When Everyone Stays Home
Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus
How Did People In The Past Wash Their Hands, And When Did They Start?
“The very sight of her hands did almost turn my stomach”
Coronavirus Shows Us America Is Broken
In the face of an onrushing pandemic, the United States has exhibited a near-total evacuation of responsibility and political leadership — a sociopathic disinterest in performing the basic function of government, which is to protect its citizens.
Why Svelte is our choice for a large web project in 2020
Svelte is a JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. Its compiler architecture enables amazing tradeoffs for UX and DX. Svelte might be worth your attention, especially if you pine for the web of yore and future.

Week 202011

All These Bands Had to Cancel Tours
Here’s How You Can Help Them
Coronavirus awareness icons
Together with kind contributors, Iconfinder is giving away more than 200 free vector icons related to hygiene and awareness about the virus spread.
A Movement to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID19 Update & Guidance to Limit Spread
Why the US Sucks at Building Public Transit – VICE
America is worse at building and operating public transit than nearly all of its peers. Why is that? And what can we do to fix it?
The Coronavirus Is Forcing Techies To Work From Home. Some May Never Go Back To The Office.
Companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter are encouraging workers to stay home.
Wash Your Lyrics
Generate hand washing infographics based on your favourite song lyrics

Week 202010

Growing Coronavirus Epidemic Is Straining Europe’s Health-Care System – WSJ
Doctors in European countries where the coronavirus has just begun to spread are warning that their health care systems aren’t prepared for an outbreak on the scale seen in China, South Korea or Italy.
Why does soap work so well on most viruses
Thread by @PalliThordarson
Rich People Have Always Been Assholes During Plagues
When the first waves of plague swept medieval Europe, the disease killed both the rich and the poor indiscriminately.
The History of the URL
Their ultimate conclusion was to create a hierarchical system in which you could query an external system for just the domain or set of domains you needed.
SETI@home Search for Alien Life Project Shuts Down After 21 Years
a distributed computing project where volunteers contribute their CPU resources to analyze radio data
Adactio: Journal—Insecure
But there’s one area where maintaining backward compatibility might well have an adverse effect on modern browsers: security.
Please stop recommending Git Flow! – George Stocker
If you read the blog post, the author claims they successfully introduced it in their projects, but purposefully doesn’t talk about the project details that made it successful.
Why rock concerts usually mean watching white men, surrounded by other white men – Erasmus Magazine
Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)
Oscars 2020: best-picture typography
Butterick’s Practical Typography
Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.
All categories – Booklets.io
Bite sized learning for creatives. Learn concepts from some of the world’s best designers.
Home of The JSON-LD Website
We’ve found some of the most popular examples of JSON-LD on the web from multiple sources, and wrote some of it ourselves and have made it available on this site.
A Developer’s Guide to Design Systems | Rangle.io

Week 202009

It’s not hoarding, it’s planning: possible pandemic pantry edition | Ask MetaFilter
Giant dams enclosing North Sea could protect millions from rising waters
say the idea is affordable and technically feasible – if intended more as “a warning of the immensity of the problem hanging over our heads”.
‘For So Long, Women Have Been Marginalized by Medicine’
Dr. Jen Gunter is debunking junk science about the female body with her aptly titled new book, The Vagina Bible.
Designing Windows 95’s User Interface
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95.
Y2K Panic – New Year’s Eve 20 Years Ago
Two decades after the panic of the century, it’s time to finally hear from the people who spent years—and billions of dollars—making sure it didn’t.
Dark Forest theory: A terrifying explanation of why we haven’t heard from aliens yet
Lacking assurances, the safest option for any species is to annihilate other life forms before they have a chance to do the same.
Did the early internet activists blow it?
I’ve fought for a free internet for 30 years. Here’s where I think we went wrong, and right.
Is de corona-epidemie nu een pandemie? En achttien andere vragen over de uitbraak – NRC

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
Please, step into my deeply odd oasis.
The debate over subtitles or dubbing, explained – Vox
The battle between subtitles and dubbing is messy, layered, and surprisingly political.
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
Giving a debate performance for the ages, Warren pulled back the curtain on Bloomberg and reminded Democrats what they should be looking for in a nominee
Songs That Are Not About What People Think
What are some of the songs that you think may go over people’s heads—or fly under the radar?
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
Microphones and cameras lurk everywhere. You may want to slip on some privacy armor.

Week 202007

50 Years Of ‘Black Sabbath’ & 50 Years Of Heavy Metal – Last Rites
Did heavy metal begin with Black Sabbath, or were the young Brummies behind that grim denomination simply the optimal vessels at that very moment for an entity perhaps as old as the Earth itself?
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.
The minimal javascript library to create flowcharts
Can surgical masks protect you from getting the flu?