Linklist 12 februari 2023

‘A growing threat to human health’: we are ill-equipped for the dangers of fungal infections
About 2 million people die a year as a result of a core group of fungi, and the WHO is concerned we are unprepared for the future
I just wanted to buy pants. How excessive JavaScript is costing you money
A cautionary tale about our over dependence on client-side JavaScript.
Uitdrukkingen | Genootschap Onze Taal
Every Noise at Once
ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed by Spotify
Hidden harms of indoor air pollution — five steps to expose them
Dirty outdoor air might grab the headlines, but learning how pollutants inside buildings form, accumulate and affect our health is equally crucial.
Elon Musk fires a top Twitter engineer over his declining view count
“As the adage goes, ‘you ship your org chart,’” said one current employee. “It’s chaos here right now, so we’re shipping chaos.”
Tech Layoff Tracker and Startup Layoff Lists
Want to Delete Your Twitter DMs? Good Luck With That
People in Europe are making GDPR requests to have their private messages erased, but Elon’s team is ignoring them.
The Market for Lemons
New web services are being built to a self-defeatingly low UX and performance standard, and existing experiences are now pervasively re-developed on unspeakably slow, JS-taxed stacks. At a business level, this is a disaster, raising the question: why are new teams buying into stacks that have failed so often before?