Week 202018

Spotify earnings: ‘Every day now looks like the weekend’
Listening habits are changing as a result of the pandemic
Het eerste pesthuis van Leiden
Aalmarkt 11 was het eerste pesthuis van Leiden. Daar was behoefte aan. In de eerste helft van de jaren 1450 keerde de ziekte elk jaar terug. Meestal in het najaar, aangezien de pestbacterie goed gedijde in vochtig-warme omstandigheden.
A Private Equity Firm Is Blocked From Buying .Org
The deal for the internet domain for nonprofit organizations had set off fierce opposition.
Great metal live videos of Slayer, Godflesh & more
This week’s picks of killer live metal videos to watch while every show is cancelled include Slayer in ’86, Godflesh in ’90, Isis in ’02, and more..
Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class Anymore
Now, college-educated voters are more likely to support putative workers’ parties, while non-college-educated ones tend to favor conservatives.
What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?
In quarantine, people are inadvertently exposing their reading habits — embarrassing, surprising and impressive.
RateMySkypeRoom Is Savaging People’s Skype Environs
Dubrovnik: The medieval city designed around quarantine
The Lazarettos of Dubrovnik are a reminder of the city’s foresight in combating infectious diseases centuries ago.
Metallica Is Putting Free Concerts Online
6 Now Streaming, with More to Come
68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
“Er moeten historici in het Outbreak Management Team komen”
Historici hebben een schat aan waardevolle informatie te bieden in de coronacrisis, vindt Rina Knoeff (RUG).
Welke aanpassingen passen winkels toe om hun klanten anderhalve meter afstand te laten houden? En werken deze aanpassingen?
A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs
POSSE – IndieWeb
POSSE is an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with permashortlinks back to the original on your site.
Library JSON
A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads
Maybe now, with this rush to make lightweight versions of valuable services, we might stop and reflect on whether we ever really needed all those added extras in the first place.

Week 202017

Spotify’s ‘tip jar’ is a slap in the face for musicians. It should pay them better
Fans can now donate to their favourite artists via Spotify, but this feature is a tacit admission that the firm undervalues the musicians that make it viable
Wonen op postcode 1234 AB is een bureaucratische hel vol neppost
Glenn Danzig on ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ Album, ‘One Night’ Cover
The Coronavirus Is a Disaster for Feminism
For too long, politicians have assumed that child care and elderly care can be “soaked up” by private citizens—mostly women—effectively providing a huge subsidy to the paid economy. This pandemic should remind us of the true scale of that distortion.
How the phone failed to make the Spanish flu crisis bearable
Alexander Graham Bell’s invention was supposed to make life under quarantine bearable. But AT&T ended up begging people to stay off the line.
‘Een nare boze droom voor de festivalwereld’
Geen festivals deze zomer: die beslissing is niet onverwacht, maar toch een harde klap. Het gaat om anderhalf miljard omzetverlies. Een rondgang langs de festivals.
Continuous Deployments for WordPress Using GitHub Actions
Shipping code to a production server often requires paid services. With GitHub Actions, Continuous Deployment is free for everyone. Read how to set that up.

Week 202016

Due to COVID-19
Documenting the signs of the pandemic
How ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Went From Film to Sitcom
Creator Jemaine Clement, cast, and crew break down the making of the beloved vampire sitcom
Why Are We Still Doing Crunches?
Even the US Military is rethinking sit-ups, which have been shown to do more harm than good.
Our Dunning-Kruger president
Trump’s arrogance and ignorance are killing people
The Functionally Dysfunctional Matriarchy of “Better Things”
Pamela Adlon’s bittersweet self-portrait of a series shows us what it’s like to live in a body.
Why COVID-19 Might Hit African Nations Hardest
The coronavirus has been slow to spread across Africa. But a wave may soon hit, and health-care workers are bracing for disaster.
I Can’t Believe I Have to Vote for Joe Biden
I am livid that Democratic women will be called on, once again, to cast our vote in the name of reducing harm to the country rather than moving it forward.
Pandemic Stories
I asked readers if they would share what they’ve been up to during the pandemic and how their families and communities are coping.
Building dark mode on Stack Overflow
On March 30, 2020, we enabled folks to opt into a beta dark mode on Stack Overflow. Let’s talk about the work that went into it.
Should I Disinfect My Groceries? Advice About Grocery Shopping Safely
The biggest risk when it comes to groceries is being inside the store itself with other people who may be infected.
The 6-feet office is designed for work after COVID-19
As employees prove their competence working remotely, they will only grow less tolerant of workplaces that fail to promote health and wellbeing.

Week 202015

The Costly Toll of Not Shutting Down Spring Break Earlier
People got sick — and some died — after attending crowded parties and theme parks in Florida as the coronavirus spread.
The Impact Of Coronavirus On Global Activity – Fitbit Blog
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it has impacted the physical activity levels of millions of Fitbit users around the globe. Find out how.
Heeft Ryanne van Dorst (DOOL) nog niet genoeg van zichzelf laten zien?
De gedroomde lancering op Roadburn viel in het water, maar Ryanne van Dorst’s DOOL brengt vandaag wel gewoon zijn tweede album uit. Summerland, een mysterieus album vol duistere metaforen. Hoe verhoudt het zich tot de grote bek van vroeger en de nieuwsgierige tv-host die ze tegenwoordig ook is?
World cities turn their streets over to walkers and cyclists
From Berlin to Bogotá there are new footpaths and bike lanes – but not in London
Open Source Virtual Background
Zoom’s most interesting feature is the “Virtual Background” support which allows users to replace the background behind them in their webcam video feed with any image [..] It turns out we can actually get pretty decent results with off the shelf, open source components and just a little of our own code.
Our Government Runs on a 60-Year-Old Coding Language, and Now It’s Falling Apart
Retired engineers are coming to the rescue
6 Rules for Staying Active During a Pandemic | Outside Online
Tricks to making your home workout as easy—and productive—as possible
The Queen Of England Gives A Speech In A Green Dress..
And The Photoshoppers Know What To Do (35 Pics)
What We Can Learn from Studying Older Marathoners
New lab data from a record-setting 59-year-old offers insights on how we age—and, potentially, how to avoid it
66 metalgenres in één zin uitgelegd
How To Make Life Easier When Using Git — Smashing Magazine
If you use Git every day and feel like it’s a juggling act, then here are some tricks and tips to help make your life a bit easier.
Belgisch onderzoek: fietsen, joggen of wandelen doe je best niet achter elkaar in tijden van corona
Wie tijdens het bewegen ademt, hoest of niest, creëert namelijk een wolk van druppels achter zich die verder reikt dan 1,5 meter, legt professor Bert Blocken uit aan HLN.
Himalayas visible for first time in 30 years as pollution levels in India drop
As the lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus in India continues, pollution levels across much of the country have dropped sharply. Now some residents in northern India say they can see the snow-capped Himalayas 200 kilometres away for the first time in 30 years.
A dark sense of humor
1918 Spanish flu pandemic: Here’s what the deadly H1N1 virus looked like a century ago
Researchers Push for Mass Blood Tests as a Covid-19 Strategy | WIRED
While it might seem wasteful to test the seemingly healthy, tracking antibodies could show how widely the virus has spread—and who may now be immune.
Netflix Party
A new way to watch Netflix with your friends online, synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite shows.

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