Week 201932

Oud-werknemers over Booking.com: ‘Het is één grote chaos’
How modern life is transforming the human skeleton
From the emergence of a spiky growth at the back of some people’s skulls to the enigmatic finding that our elbows are getting narrower, our bones are changing in surprising ways.
VS Code Can Do That?
Let’s order a pizza in Go — Part 1 – Luis Masuelli
An introduction to GORM library for Go.
Ask Polly: My In-Laws Are Careless About My Food Allergy!
My mother-in-law said, very rudely, “I would’ve liked to add mushrooms directly to the salad, but SOMEBODY has problems with it!”
Using the 7–1 Sass/SCSS Pattern with Angular 7
I Should Be Allowed to Leave Men Out of My Studies – VICE
No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now
While parts of the world have warmed or cooled in the past, modern climate change is happening just about everywhere at the same time.
Overcoming Bias : Will War Return?
Though the pattern is noisy, we seem to see a roughly half century cycle, a cycle that is perhaps increasing in magnitude. So we have to wonder: are we now near a war cycle nadir, with another war peak coming soon?
Staring at giant pieces of sulphur
Look Around You co-creator Robert Popper on the making of the weirdest comedy show in British TV history

Week 201930

How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders
In Italy, it’s not that television made voters more conservative. Instead, Durante said, it seems to have made them more vulnerable to the anti-establishment stances favored by the country’s populist leaders of all persuasions.
500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade
Rutger Hauer Is Dead at 75 (1944 – 2019)
The 101 people, ideas and things changing how we work today – BBC Worklife
The world of work is in transition. Are you ready?
Buffalo – Rapid Web Development in Go
A Go web development eco-system, designed to make the life of a Go web developer easier.
All-time temperature records tumble again as heatwave sears Europe
Highs in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium exceeded for second time in 24 hours
Unlimited Fuel and Hearts of Steel: Flooring It for 40 Years on the “Highway to Hell”
AC/DC’s breakthrough album turns 40 years old today — here’s our retrospective on a record so goddamn rock-‘n’-roll that it hardened into musical permanence.
Woodstock ’99 Was a Violent Disaster That Predicted America’s Future – VICE
The well-documented, pervasive misogyny of Woodstock ’99 is more relevant to America in 2019 than the "free love" politics of its original iteration.
Europe’s Cities Weren’t Made for This Kind of Heat – CityLab
A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change.
Duidelijker wordt het niet: de klimaatverandering van nu is echt uniek | De Volkskrant
Twijfelen of de mens het klimaat wel opwarmt, is nu toch echt een achterhoedegevecht geworden. Een reeks nieuwe analyses, gelijktijdig gepubliceerd…
Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner, dies aged 75 | Film | The Guardian
Dutch actor renowned for his role as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci fi epic, was equally at home in Hollywood and European cinema
A Molecular Hurdle Might Make Weight Loss Even More Difficult – The Atlantic
A new study in mice points to how cell biology, not willpower, might be the root of yo-yo dieting.
The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy – VICE
BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there’s too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.

Week 201929

The idea of Boris Johnson as prime minister terrifies me – that’s why I’m saying no to his sexist Brexit | The Independent
Frontend Design, React, and a Bridge over the Great Divide
American Hippopotamus
This is a story about hippopotamuses, as advertised, but it’s also a story about two very complicated and exceptional men. These men were spies. They were also bitter enemies.
Why did we wait so long for the bicycle?
The bicycle, as we know it today, was not invented until the late 1800s. Yet it was a simple mechanical invention. It would seem to require no brilliant inventive insight, and certainly no scientific background. Why, then, wasn’t it invented much earlier?
To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias – The New York Times
The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.
Raising the American Weakling
Grip strength was a stronger predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than systolic blood pressure.
Google Promises ‘reCAPTCHA’ Isn’t Exploiting Users. Should You Trust It?
An innovative security feature to separate humans from bots online comes with some major concerns
Seeing France’s Wild Mountains Through a Clouded, Classic Windshield – The New York Times
The Citroën 2CV seemed like the perfect car for a road trip through the Cévennes region. And in its own slow, cranky way, it was.
Could Pablo Escobar’s Escaped Hippos Actually Help the Environment?
Some scientists think Colombia’s "cocaine hippos" could help fill-in for long extinct megafauna, while others argue that they should go.

Week 201928

Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face – The New York Times
Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of people’s faces. Some are shared worldwide.
The Vietnam War Was Already Lost, but I Had to Go Anyway – The New York Times
Fifty years ago, American troops began withdrawing, but tens of thousands were yet to die.
Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 | Environment | The Guardian
Nearly 80% of cities to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds
How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously – The Atlantic
When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.
Replacing jQuery With Vue.js: No Build Step Necessary — Smashing Magazine
Did you know that you can incorporate Vue into your project the same way that you would incorporate jQuery — with no build step necessary?
Denying Women’s Ability to Know | The New Republic
How a long history of sidelining women has made us less likely to believe their experiences
Dissing the dictionary
The petition condemns this entry as ‘unacceptable in today’s society’, noting that many of the synonyms it gives for ‘woman’ are derogatory, and the illustrative examples are variations on old sexist themes.
Showing geotagged photos on a Leaflet map
Created a plugin, Leaflet.Photo, that allows you to add geotagged photos to your map, from any source.
Add Webmention support to your website in ten minutes | Ctrl blog

Week 201927

Another Dead Cyclist In The City
NYC has more cars than ever, cyclist deaths are on the rise, yet the city won’t budge on enforcing or adding protected lanes.
Behold, the most (intentionally) poorly designed website ever created | Ars Technica
Static Site Boilerplate – A better workflow for building modern static websites
Automated build processes, a local development server, production minification and optimizations, and the latest standards for static websites.
Ten common myths about bike lanes – and why they’re wrong | Cycling | The Guardian
China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border
The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
History Will Not Be Kind to Jony Ive
Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, is leaving the company. He leaves a legacy that made its products hard to repair and impossible to upgrade.
HTML can do that?

Week 201926

Deze klimaatwetenschapper trekt ten strijde tegen de klimaatonzin van Baudet, Trump en de media | Trouw
‘I think therefore I cycle’
50 years of Dutch anti-car posters – in pictures
Google’s new reCaptcha has a dark side
The latest version of the bot detector reCaptcha is invisible to users and has spread to more than 650,000 websites. It’s great for security—but not so great for your privacy.
Optimizing Google Fonts Performance — Smashing Magazine
2020 candidates: none of them have accessible websites for disabled people
The first stop to reaching disabled voters is making sure they can access your policy proposals.
Allusionist 100. The Hundredth – transcript
Today there’ll be a celebratory parade of language-related facts that you’ve learned from the Allusionist [..]
The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones
It’s not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological
Vijf zorgen over Libra, de munt van Facebook – Bits of Freedom

Week 201925

Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport
"I Still Don’t Know Where Joy Division Came From"
An Oral History of an Iconic Band
The Jewish Trumpeter Who Entertained Nazis to Survive the Holocaust
A lot of us who write about music talk about how a song or album saved our lives at one point or another. Eric Vogel understood the idea literally, as a debt he’d spend the rest of his life repaying.
Béla Lugosi: actor, union leader, anti-fascist
Hungarian actor Béla Lugosi was crowned “Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness” for his portrayal of the vampire Count Dracula in several films. But today few people know he was a union leader and anti-fascist who fought real-life monsters.
Why Public Transportation Works Better Outside the U.S.
The widespread failure of American mass transit is usually blamed on cheap gas and suburban sprawl. But the full story of why other countries succeed is more complicated.
True Roots
One woman quits coloring her gray hair and investigates the human and environmental costs of this contentious female beauty standard.
Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov On Tetris 99, Tetris Comics And His Favourite Tetris Piece

Week 201924

Pain: why do women get treated differently to men?
Research shows female and male pain are treated differently, with doctors routinely dismissing women’s pain as less serious. Rosie Mullender examines a gender bias that may be costing lives.
Opinion | Smash the Wellness Industry
Why are so many smart women falling for its harmful, pseudoscientific claims?
The World Would Be a Better Place Without the Rich
They coarsen our culture, erode our economic future, and diminish our democracy. The ultra-rich have no redeeming social value.
Temperatures leap 40 degrees above normal as the Arctic Ocean and Greenland ice sheet see record June melting
Normally, melting this widespread over the ice sheet doesn’t occur until midsummer, if even then.
Vrouw die Eddie Vedder lift gaf meldt zich: ‘Hij was enorm verlegen’ | Het Parool
De vrouw die zanger Eddie Vedder in 1992 achter op de fiets naar zijn hotel bracht, is gevonden. Ook op haar maakte de bijzondere nacht diepe indruk. ‘Het zou super zijn elkaar nog een keer te ontmoeten.’
The Music Industry Expects a Windfall. Where Will the Money Go? | Pitchfork
With streaming poised to infuse billions of dollars into the music business, artists are once again hoping to get their fair share.

Week 201923

Crowds of Tourists Are Ruining Popular Destinations – The Atlantic
De Nederlandse kruiwagen voor Slayer en Metallica – NRC
Srcset and sizes — ericportis.com
Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator by Cloudinary
Alarming climate report says 25m sea level rise on the way | Newshub
Opinion | I Want to Live in Elizabeth Warren’s America – The New York Times
Coco Chanel’s Secret Life As A Nazi Agent And Partner
Menopause and Alzheimer’s
Cake or death: AMP and the worrying power dynamics of the web
AMP continues to be a large part of the way people view web content on mobile devices. Following AMP Letter, what we’ve seen from Google is largely nice sentiments accompanied by business as usual, and the web ecosystem is suffering for it.
Deadwood Was the Rare Show About Men That Did Women Justice | Time
Dune (2020) – Everything We Know So Far [Regularly Updated]
One of my all time favourite books, can’t wait for this!
WebAIM: The WebAIM Million
An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages
I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8
Oversharing: how Napster nearly killed the music industry
Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today
New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ in 2050
The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia’s military.
Why and how to use WebP images today
WebP is an image format developed by Google in 2010. It was created to be an alternative to formats like PNG and JPG, producing much smaller file sizes while maintaining similar image qualities.
Police Post Racist And Violent Messages On Facebook, A Review Shows
She compiled posts that represented troubling conduct in a database that is replete with racist imagery and memes, and in some cases long, vitriolic exchanges involving multiple officers.
The CSS background-image property as an anti-pattern
The CSS back­ground-image prop­er­ty allowed us to do some amaz­ing things, but in most cas­es, it’s time to leave it behind.
Why we prefer CSS Custom Properties to SASS variables | CodyHouse
Building the most inaccessible site possible with a perfect Lighthouse score

Week 201922

A World of Women
On the briliant TV show Fleabag and women on tv
The Score | The New Yorker
How childbirth went industrial.
Warmer Offices Are Better for Women – The Atlantic
Women don’t just prefer warmer office temperatures. They perform better in them, too.
Let’s talk about The North Face defacing Wikipedia – Wikimedia Foundation
When The North Face exploits the trust you have in Wikipedia to sell you more clothes, you should be angry. Adding content that is solely for commercial promotion goes directly against the policies, purpose and mission of Wikipedia to provide neutral, fact-based knowledge to the world.
Job Title: It’s Complicated
I think job roles can be broken into two categories: bricks and mortar. Both bricks and mortar are required to make structurally-sound walls, even though they play different roles.