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.