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2021 w13

Wat is er aan de hand in Nederland?
Het voortbestaan Rutte als premier van Nederland staat op het spel na een 'onbenullig' leugentje over de formatie. De echte vraag is hoe het komt dat 'Teflon Mark' niet eerder politiek is afgestraft.
His BBC Comedy Show Is Canceled. His Political Fight Continues.
Nish Kumar’s satirical late-night show “The Mash Report” ran for four years on the public broadcaster. Some believe it was a casualty of a “war on woke.”
How Wellington Paranormal’s Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi wooed the world
Their style may be self-effacing, bumbling and inept, but the comedians who emerged from NZ’s capital in the late 1990s have found a growing global audience.
Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities
Active travel can help tackle the climate crisis earlier than electric vehicles – even if you swap the car for a bike for just one trip a day.

2021 w12

Secret Cost of Google's Data Centers: Billions of Gallons of Water
In 2019 alone, Google requested, or was granted, more than 2.3 billion gallons of water for data centers in three different states
How Portugal silenced ‘centuries of violence and trauma’
There has been little acknowledgement of Portugal’s role in the transatlantic slave trade – until now.
Geef niet de auto, maar fietsers de ruimte
Onze fietscultuur staat onder druk, stelt oud-fietsenmaker Erik Jan Dijkman. De oplossing: een écht goede fiets. En dat is niet automatisch de e-bike.
[Nvidia Shield] Ervaringen & Discussie
There's no such thing as a website or web app that doesn't need to be accessible
The End of AMP
I am hopeful that 2021 will be the beginning of the end for two of my least favorite things – the pandemic and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Should Slack introduce a block button to mute harassers?
E.U. Will Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks
The European Union presented new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home.
How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects
Software is easy. People are hard.
Why all the Jira hate? I'll tell you why
Charts.css is a modern CSS framework. It uses CSS utility classes to style HTML elements as charts.

2021 w11

10 Days and 350 Miles
The Iditarod Trail Invitational is one of the most grueling races a runner can experience. Here’s how the 2020 race unfolded for one participant.
Strava | Year In Sport
This was the first year that the team set out to create a full data-driven animated experience natively within the Strava app, giving athletes a fully immersive personalized experience that could be easily shared across social channels.
Waarom klimaatverandering steeds naar de parlementaire achtergrond verschuift
Klimaatverandering vergt politiek ingrijpen, wisten we decennia terug al. Maar in het Haagse krachtenveld raakt de ‘grootste opgave van deze tijd’ snel op de achtergrond, leert een reconstructie van het parlementaire klimaatdebat.
Het midden is het nieuwe links
Wakker worden in een land dat opeens een beetje scheef staat. Alsof alles plots naar rechts overhelt. De bomen, gewoonlijk getuigend van de wijsheid van het midden, en ook het redelijke gras – alles rechts vandaag.
Nergal: the extreme metal musician fighting Poland's blasphemy laws
The acclaimed and controversial Behemoth frontman faces possible prison time for a photo of his foot on a religious icon. He argues that Poland must become secular to evolve.
GitHub, f*ck your name change
We’re going to change the branch name to be more inclusive of minorities but we’re going to carry on selling software to ICE. Get the fuck outta here.
Tim Berners-Lee: ‘We need social networks where bad things happen less’
The father of the world wide web talks about its first 30 years, the rise of the toxic internet – and whether Facebook needs to be broken up
How Were the Covid-19 Vaccines Developed So Quickly?
I identified six main reasons why the Covid-19 vaccines were developed so quickly compared to past efforts.
Minimal snippets for modern CSS layouts and components
Surviving the Pandemic Year, Without Touch
It’s a preview of getting old as a woman, a friend said to me over Zoom a few weeks ago. You become invisible to the casual eye.

2021 w10

Environmentalism and Empathy: The Making of Wolfwalkers
In the last iteration of Cartoon Saloon’s folkloric trilogy, director Tomm Moore used VR-assisted “Wolf Vision,” a signature animation style and Irish mythology
The Man Who Invented The Cassette Tape Has Died; Lou Ottens Was 94
"Next time you make that perfect playlist on Spotify or send a link to share a song, you can thank Lou Ottens," documentary filmmaker Zack Taylor told NPR.
I never thought leopards would eat MY face
Revel in the schadenfreude anytime someone has a sad because they're suffering consequences from something they voted for or supported or wanted to impose on other people.
I bought 300 emoji domain names from Kazakhstan and built an emoji email address service. In the process I went viral on Tik Tok, made $1000 in a week, hired a Japanese voice actor, and learnt about the weird world of emoji domains.
Allen v. Farrow: HBO's Damning Woody Allen Portrait
It is a damning case, methodically built by filmmakers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, using a combination of personal testimony and archival work.
Why I Still Use RSS
I firmly believe the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS.
An Accessible Current Page Navigation State
Design and technical considerations behind the icon that indicates what page you're currently on.

2021 w09

All the royal family had to do was stand up for Meghan – they may now regret not doing so
There was no dignity or decorum in their silence
The world came much closer to nuclear war than we realized in 1983.
Smallpox used to kill millions every year. Here’s how humans beat it.
More contagious than Covid-19 and with a 30 percent mortality rate, smallpox was one of history’s biggest killers. Now it’s gone.
Tipper Gore vs. Heavy Metal: The Hearing
Misogynie als politiek wapen
Vrouwen die de politieke arena betreden kunnen rekenen op online recensies over hun stem, lichaam, religie of huidskleur. Politieke partijen vrezen dat jonge vrouwen terugschrikken.
In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers
A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.
Four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their solutions
It’s not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways to mitigate their effects.
New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life