Week 201901

The Best Continuation of The Terminator Saga Has Already Happened: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Great show, just started a rewatch
Zero Carb – The Carnivore Diet
Ars Christmas downtime special: four movies retold as medieval tales | Ars Technica
Will 2019 be the year of lab-grown meat?
After years in the lab, will meats derived from animal cells finally break into the mainstream consumer market? The products could have huge implications for the planet, human health and animal welfare.

Week 201850

The designer who radically suggested that women should wear what’s comfortable – The Washington Post
How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon – Motherboard
A reflection on my month without Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, plus a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.
These faces show how far AI image generation has advanced in just four years – The Verge
Those people on the right aren’t real; they’re the product of machine learning
Adactio: Journal—Browsers
" Microsoft’s Edge browser is going to switch its rendering engine over to Chromium. I am deflated and disappointed."
Frankie Boyle’s review of 2018
‘Let’s forget Brexit and enjoy our last Christmas with running water’

Week 201849

2019 may be the hottest year yet, spurred by El Nino and climate change—here’s why
The State of UX in 2019
We have isolated a few trends in what our industry is writing, talking, and thinking about. Here’s what to expect for UX in 2019.
WALL·E | Typeset In The Future
From a trash-filled Earth to the futuristic Axiom and back again, WALL·E is a finely crafted balance between consumerist dystopia and sixties space-race optimism.
Teaching kids to code
I’m a developer and I think it doesn’t actually teach important skills.
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
Meat allergies are on the rise. The weirdest part is that we know what’s causing it.

Week 201848

Spectaculair incompetente mensen bekleden de hoogste posten in Groot-Brittannië (en nog twee lessen van Brexit) – De Correspondent
Bowel movement | The Guardian
the push to change the way you poo
The Digital Maginot Line
We are immersed in an evolving, ongoing conflict: an Information World War in which state actors, terrorists, and ideological extremists leverage the social infrastructure underpinning everyday life to sow discord and erode shared reality.
We have 12 years to avert dire climate change consequences: UN report
Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change — extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding — unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns.
The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? – The New York Times
Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial age, has led the planet to the brink of catastrophic climate change.
Major sites running unauthenticated JavaScript on their payment pages
David Attenborough says civilisation will collapse if humanity doesn’t take action on global warming at climate change talks | The Independent
Quitting Instagram
Why did one of the original employees of the social media platform quit the company and delete the app?
Esri Leaflet
A lightweight set of tools for using ArcGIS services with Leaflet.
Hoe de doorgedraaide mode-industrie het leven eiste van geniaal ontwerper Alexander McQueen
Net de docu gezien, erg aangrijpend.. Aanrader!
How Close-Up Glamour Shots Are Generating Buzz for Bees – Atlas Obscura
The Philosophy of SimCity
An Interview With the Game’s Lead Designer
The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
In some ways, the planet’s worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Nailed the ’50s
Amy Sherman-Palladino Reveals How
The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best | GQ
NK Tegenwindfietsen: een beetje sterven op Neeltje Jans | Zeeuws nieuws

Week 201847

Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
The songs that reached the top 10 were, on average, more repetitive than the rest in every year from 1960 to 2015!
Why Publish a Dire Federal Climate Report on Black Friday? – The Atlantic
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.
WordPress – 404 after Saving a Post
The Mystery Font That Took Over New York – The New York Times
How did Choc, a quirky calligraphic typeface drawn by a French graphic designer in the 1950s, end up on storefronts everywhere?
Why did Apple remove the iPhone headphone jack?
anything wireless is just another battery to worry about.
Ons basisinkomen volgens Rutger Bregman – VPRO Tegenlicht
dit eeuwenoude idee een probaat middel is voor armoedebestrijding en het aanjagen van nieuwe economische activiteit.
How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects
Legacy of President George H.W. Bush: War Crimes, Racism

Week 201846

Instagram Grids: The Art of the Perfect Insta Page
Nice photos are table stakes on Instagram. The real art — and terror — comes in arranging your grid.
Nomon Design Klokken | Designlinq.nl
Why We’re Investigating Extreme Politics in Underground Music
With the far right in ascendence across the globe, there’s never been a more necessary time to investigate fascist and racist infiltration, current and historical, into the underground culture we love.
The Post on Anti-Semitism I Never Thought I’d Write
Like many non-religious Jews of my generation, I naively assumed Nazism could never rise — and hurt us — again.
What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have
"Nintendo was founded in 1888. Jack the Ripper was on the loose in 1888."
The Story Behind That IKEA Photo of Amsterdam
Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet
Growth must go on – and it’s destroying the Earth. But there’s no way of greening it. So we need a new system, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot
What Amazon’s Black Friday shift is like for workers – Vox
A former warehouse manager shares what the Black Friday shift is like.

Week 201845

November = Covember | Zware Metalen
The Simple Joy of “No Phones Allowed”
Jay Rosen’s “Letter to My Network: Join The Correspondent”
Why Sweden’s cashless society is no longer a utopia
The instant payment app Swish has been downloaded by more than half of the population.
Blocked From The Ballot : Stories on Voting in America
To shed light on modern issues of disenfranchisement and to amplify the stories of those without a voice and those protecting the right to vote within their communities.
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers | The New Yorker
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Why Ratings and Feedback Forms Don’t Work – The Atlantic
Companies and apps constantly ask for ratings, but all that data may just be noise in the system.
NPO-programma’s doorzoekbaar dankzij tool die ondertiteling uitleest | Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek