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“The Uncanny Valley of Earnestness”, by Leah Reich
That space is where we teach each other, help one another to succeed, show each other where we’re failing and how we can do better — what we’re doing wrong and what the weak spots are — and turn amateurs into professionals and show professionals where they’ve let their fundamentals go weak.
criticism  feedback  critique 
15 days ago
Taming the Demon | Commonweal Magazine
The monks gave their web-design service the hokey dotcom-era name scriptorium@christdesert and targeted the vast Catholic market of parishes and dioceses; they even hoped to land a contract with the Vatican. The scriptorium produced pages that approximated the look of medieval illuminated manuscripts (and must have taken forever to upload on the single, primitive cellphone that served as their modem).
religion  webdesign  capitalism  monks  monastery 
17 days ago
Photograph - Female Employees Working in Sewing Room, Simpson's Gloves Factory, Richmond, Victoria, circa 1932
Photograph of female employees seated working sewing machiens in an upstairs workroom at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 488-496 Victoria Street, Richmond, circa1932. There is a male supervisor standing near the left.
photograph  history  australia  labor 
18 days ago
Labor Arts — The Triangle Fire
In the late nineteenth century, New York City emerged as the nation's center for garment-making, producing well over 60% of all the clothes manufactured in the country. One in every three wage workers in the city worked in garment manufacture, and the industry played a major role in the economic life of the city. Millions of immigrants, mostly Italians and Jews from Eastern Europe, came to the city to find work in the clothing industry. Young women predominated in the more than 6,000 small sweatshops and growing numbers of larger factories. In this cut throat competitive industry, workers endured low wages, long hours, unhealthy conditions, and speed-ups. Modern factories like Triangle were ruthless in their pursuit of increased productivity as they sought to produce women's dresses while flexibly respond to changing fashion.
uspolitics  ushistory  labor  photography 
18 days ago
Can the Labor Movement Disrupt Silicon Valley? - CityLab
“I’m going to try to make a difference as long as I can,” he said. “I believe in my coworkers whom I’ve talked to and who’ve spoken out over the last couple of months—they give me hope.”
labor  uspolitics  politics  google  facebook  techindustry  ethics 
18 days ago
Chloé Farand on Twitter: "Polish trade union Solidarity and the Heartland Institute issue statement at #COP24 saying they "do not support the elimination of #coal from the world's energy portfolio" and that they will begin "working more closely together"
Polish trade union Solidarity and the Heartland Institute issue statement at #COP24 saying they "do not support the elimination of #coal from the world's energy portfolio" and that they will begin "working more closely together". #COP24Katowice
climatedenial  labor  unions 
18 days ago
Cyd Harrell on Twitter: "I was in the leadership of SF Women on the Web 98-2000. we saw an absolute bloodbath of members' HTML jobs in the crash, largely women who (like everyone then) had self-taught; so many of those women left the industry (& of course
I was in the leadership of SF Women on the Web 98-2000. we saw an absolute bloodbath of members' HTML jobs in the crash, largely women who (like everyone then) had self-taught; so many of those women left the industry (& of course the industry went all in on CS degrees next wave)
history  labor  feminism  women  diversity  inclusion  techindustry 
18 days ago
IATSE Local 764 on Twitter: "On Nov 22, 1909, “The Uprising of the 20,000.” Some 20,000 female garment workers are on strike in New York; Judge tells arrested pickets: “You are on strike against God.” The strike ended the following February with u
On Nov 22, 1909, “The Uprising of the 20,000.” Some 20,000 female garment workers are on strike in New York; Judge tells arrested pickets: “You are on strike against God.” The strike ended the following February with union contracts bringing better pay and working conditions.
uspolitics  ushistory  history  labor  women 
18 days ago
Let's bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’ | Aeon Ideas
When taken seriously, the Sabbath has the power to restructure not only the calendar but also the entire political economy. In place of an economy built upon the profit motive – the ever-present need for more, in fact the need for there to never be enough – the Sabbath puts forward an economy built upon the belief that there is enough. But few who observe the Sabbath are willing to consider its full implications, and therefore few who do not observe it have reason to find any value in it.
religion  capitalism  labor  uspolitics 
18 days ago
The Great Recession inspired minimalism in clothes, homes, and branding - Vox
It’s impossible to separate the aesthetics of consumer goods from the economic circumstances under which they were created. The ways we adorn ourselves and our homes — and the ways brands dress themselves up to get our attention — speak to our personal and national relationships with money. More than a decade out from the start of the Great Recession, standing on what some believe is the precipice of another recession, we’re in a position to examine the ways in which it shaped design and led to the aesthetics of the present moment.
fashion  design  uspolitics  economy 
18 days ago
Colonel Thomas Monstery, and the Training of Jaguarina, America’s Champion Swordswoman | Martial Arts New York
[Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery] also insisted that his female students eschew the wearing of fashionable (but restrictive) corsets, and “any other of those modern inventions…wherewith the female human form divine is disguised as a human monstrosity.” Corsets, the habitual use of which would later be linked to health problems, were condemned by Monstery in favor of comfortable garments “loose enough to allow free-play to every muscle and sinew.”
history  fighting  women 
18 days ago
6, 92: “Small cat”, by Charlie Loyd
The bad thing that I have not named here, the high modernism, the world of ads based on identity formation, the world with superweapons made by remote control, the budget’s willful ignorance of the homeless people who sleep under the eucalypts behind the Safeway, is not a place. We can’t step out of it. And it’s not a time, an age that will end (as some people seem to really believe) when the last of the Boomers die. It can’t be cleanly cut away from the tunnels and photos. It’s culture, and we will have to change it while we’re inside it. Whoever makes it through the next few generations and ends up in whatever safer home we build there, whether it’s powered by fusion or sails, will have made it by raising one hand for a high five before the other one is ready.
infrastructure  hope 
23 days ago
The Link Between Border Security and Urban Policing - CityLab
In a recent paper, sociologists Jennifer G. Correa and James M. Thomas draw a line from the death of Esequiel Hernández to that of Michael Brown, the unarmed young black man in Ferguson, Missouri, who was shot in 2014. The border militarization that killed Hernández, they argue, evolved hand-in-hand with the rise of military-style policing in segregated U. S. cities—with the objectives of both forces becoming increasingly muddled.
uspolitics  lawenforcement  military  militarization  blacklivesmatter 
4 weeks ago
The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding | WIRED
…any blue-collar coder will be plenty qualified to sling Java­Script for their local bank. That’s a solidly middle-class job, and middle-class jobs are growing: The national average salary for IT jobs is about $81,000 (more than double the national average for all jobs), and the field is set to expand by 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than most other occupations.

Across the country, people are seizing this opportunity, particularly in states hit hardest by deindustrialization. In Kentucky, mining veteran Rusty Justice decided that code could replace coal. He cofounded Bit Source, a code shop that builds its workforce by retraining coal miners as programmers. Enthusiasm is sky high: Justice got 950 applications for his first 11 positions. Miners, it turns out, are accustomed to deep focus, team play, and working with complex engineering tech. “Coal miners are really technology workers who get dirty,” Justice says.
labor  americanlabor  techindustry  coding  class 
7 weeks ago
Opinion | Our Cellphones Aren’t Safe - The New York Times
We wouldn’t tolerate gaping potholes in our highways or sparking power lines. Securing our mobile infrastructure is just as imperative. Policymakers and industries around the world must work together to achieve this common goal.
mobile  privacy  security  technology  regulation 
8 weeks ago
ANDI - Accessibility Testing Tool - Install
“ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) is a free tool to test web content for accessibility.”
accessibility  a11y  bookmarklets 
8 weeks ago
NOTED WITH PLEASURE - The New York Times
The Sewing Machine will, after a time, effectually banish ragged and unclad humanity from every class. . . . In all Benevolent Institutions these machines are now in operation, and do, or may do, a hundred times more toward clothing the indigent and feeble than the united fingers of all the charitable and willing ladies collected through the civilized world could possibly perform. . . . (And for the) wealthier homes of our land . . . the Sewing Machine is a treasure. Instead of busy fingers and vacant minds, young ladies . . . can have the opportunity of improving their minds . . . while aiding their mothers in all the sewing for the family.
nytimes  history  sewingmachine  realworldoftechnology 
9 weeks ago
Opinion | The Architecture of Segregation - The New York Times
More than one in four of the black poor, nearly one in six of the Hispanic poor and one in 13 of the white poor now live in a neighborhood of extreme poverty. Impoverished families are thus doubly disadvantaged — by poverty itself and by life in areas ravaged by the social problems that flow from it.
nytimes  segregation  race  racism  uspolitics  politics  design 
9 weeks ago
“Resolved: Debate is stupid”, by Aisling McCrea for The Outline
Real learning is hard. It’s a slow, confusing process where you sometimes have to read long books with dreadful covers, and look at footnotes and shit. It requires us to recognize and then overcome our biases as best we can. It can take years to learn what we really think and why, and then if we get a lingering feeling we might be wrong, it can take years to un-learn and start all over.
debate  rhetoric  politics  uspolitics 
9 weeks ago
Welcome to Брайтон Бич, Brooklyn - The New York Times
There was an air of victory and great aliveness — here were people who jumped off a cliff into the unknown and found themselves once again together in a land that had everything they only ever dreamed of, such as bananas — so many bananas! Old friends and neighbors bumped into one another, familiar faces came a mile a minute, even more than back in Odessa, since they were living in greater concentration. The thrill and panic of being in a foreign place was cut by the immense relief of rediscovering what was feared lost, and not just rediscovering but recreating, with some minor but notable substitutions, such as the Atlantic Ocean for the Black Sea, and the boardwalk for Primorski Boulevard.
brightonbeach  immigration  judaism  nyc  russia  newyork 
9 weeks ago
Reframing Accessibility for the Web · An A List Apart Article
It may be more effective to see our differing levels of ability as a spectrum instead of a setting. There are people who will always self-identify as having a disability. There are other people who will never see themselves as disabled, despite needing accessibility technology such as glasses, canes, or track balls. In between, there are infinite combinations of needs, some of which last for mere moments, and others which last for the life of the person.
accessibility  a11y  testing 
10 weeks ago
Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites - 24 Accessibility
An incredibly exhaustive suite of accessibly including inline SVG sprites, by Marco Hengstenberg.
sprites  svg  a11y 
10 weeks ago
How Ableism Leads to Inaccessibility - 24 Accessibility
Ableism — consciously or not — considers people with disabilities as unworthy, somehow, of enjoying equally the world like those “in the norm.” And it’s easy to observe that the world we live in is spectacularly ableist by design.
a11y 
10 weeks ago
The Reality Check: WORTHLESS PROMISES IN SILICON VALLEY
To make the economy serve the needs of working families, they must be organized. It’s not enough to have a voice or a “place at the table.” Silicon Valley’s 99% need the organized ability to effectively advocate for their needs, in the face of corporate resistance. But despite obstacles, for its entire history Silicon Valley has been as much a cauldron of resistance and new strategies for labor and community organizing as it has been for the production of fabulous wealth. Workers have opposed inhuman conditions. Community organizations have fought for social justice and equality. They will keep on doing that.
labor  siliconvalley  techworkers 
10 weeks ago
Creating a culture of accessibility – CBC Digital Labs – Medium
Well, what does accessibility actually mean?

Truth is, the definition is constantly evolving, and with so much diversity in ability, it’s entirely unique from person to person. So, when people are told to “think accessibility,” even when presented with slides, fact-sheets, workshops, or otherwise, an aspect of pragmatics — and humanity — is lost that is key to a flexible understanding. The most effective education involves a change in thinking, where seeing through the eyes of people with disabilities becomes reflexive.

In my opinion, greater representation is the key to cultural change and to building this schema. When people with disabilities are represented in the workplace, the effect goes even further than de-othering to a more powerful place of empathy. Accessibility becomes a personal investment for the able-bodied. If you see Saana, a hearing-impaired co-worker who sits to your left, work through dozens of accessibility barriers on a daily basis, you are not only given an education but can also more readily see yourself in her position.
accessibility  a11y  digitalaccessibility 
11 weeks ago
Introducing Bulb’s design system — Bulb - Making energy simpler, cheaper, greener
For us it’s a collection of shared patterns and practices that allow our team to build quality user interfaces consistently and quickly. Patterns are the repeating, reusable parts of the interface, such as buttons, colours, icons. A bit like LEGO bricks. Practices are how we create, organize and share those patterns.
designsystem 
11 weeks ago
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1—for People Who Haven’t Read the Update ◆ 24 ways
The WCAG working group have added 17 success criteria to the 61 that they released way back in 2008—for context, that was 1½ years before Apple released their first iPad! These new criteria make it easier than ever for us web geeks to produce work that is more accessible to people using mobile devices and touchscreens, people with low vision, and people with cognitive and learning disabilities.
24ways  accessibility  a11y  inclusivedesign  design 
11 weeks ago
Design Patterns for Mental Health
To support more consistent and effective digital tools for mental health, we are creating this free, public-domain pattern library, combining clinical and design best practices. We hope this library will support policymakers, service providers, and designers in building better digital mental-health products and services.
design  patterns  health  designpatterns  accessibility  mentalhealth 
11 weeks ago
Quick test: Resize text - The A11Y Project
“Resize text and make sure everything on the page works. Repeat until you get to 200% zoom. Seems simple? It is.”

I love how The A11y Project structures their quick tests. Really inspiring.
a11yproject  a11y  accessibility  lowvision 
12 weeks ago
A review of Pokemon Let’s Go, by Licia Prehn (a blind gamer)
Chappell Ellison ٩( ᐛ )و✎ on Twitter: “I highly recommend this video review of Pokemon Let's Go by a blind gamer. So helpful in understanding low vision and blind gaming (also, spoilers if you haven't played yet)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4E9qteZPiw
accessibility  gaming  blind  pokemon 
12 weeks ago
“All Technology is Assistive,” by Sara Hendren for WIRED
**All technology is assistive technology.** Honestly — what technology are you using that’s not assistive? … Making a persistent, overt distinction about “assistive tech” embodies the second-tier do-gooderism and banality that still dominate design work targeted toward “special needs.”
accessibility  design  inclusion  designprinciples 
12 weeks ago
“guiding principles for an adaptive technology working group”, by Sara Hendren
We presume, always, that technology is never neutral. And accordingly, we seek to create tools for conviviality, in the sense that Ivan Illich laid out in his book of the same name. Tools that are “accessible, flexible, noncoercive.” We won’t be perfect at it, but we won’t shy away from hard questions: What will it cost? What might be unintended consequences? What have we overlooked?
accessibility  design  inclusion  designprinciples 
12 weeks ago
18F Content Guide - Inclusive language
“Every person is a whole person — no matter how they interact with the world.”
language  diversity  accessibility  inclusion 
12 weeks ago
Opinion | Lean Out - The New York Times
But what is more often true in tech is that men are seen as the key players, and women are just not seen as crucial to a company's success. That inequity has become a theme of a wide range of employment issues across Silicon Valley of late, including the phenomenon of “underleveling” — hiring women and people of color at a lower level than they deserve.
sexism  facebook  techindustry  inequality  siliconvalley 
12 weeks ago
A Way Out – Popula
“This is because nonprofits exist to manage the contradictions of capitalism.”



“If we are going to survive the coming years it is necessary that we demolish the liberal theory of change. This theory tells you that the individual can change everything, while simultaneously insisting that the individual is powerless to change anything, unless it’s in a voting booth. It insists that you, the individual, can be whatever or whoever you want to be, and by doing so, you can somehow compromise or bargain or reason with the forces of capital. I’m here to tell you that you can’t. Those forces only want you dead. You are surplus to them. You are disposable. Sooner or later they will come for you. Don’t let the Hal Rogers of the world lead them to you.”
capitalism  nonprofits  activism  appalachia 
november 2018
After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree. - Recode
“They did not ever address, acknowledge, the list of demands, nor did they adequately provide solutions to all the five,” said Stapleton, a marketing manager at YouTube who has been at Google for more than 11 years. “They did drop forced arbitration, but for sexual harassment only, not discrimination, which was a key omission. Nothing was addressed regarding TVCs [contract workers] ... I think we didn’t see accountability in action.”
labor  uspolitics  google  techindustry 
november 2018
Versioning Design Systems, by Nathan Curtis
Modeling a pattern library, or individual components?
designsystems  software  design  semver 
november 2018
The Graphic Art of Incredibles 2 — Josh Holtsclaw
I remember seeing the first Incredibles film in college with a few friends. We went on opening night and the theater was packed. I remember thinking that the way the movie opened with the old film footage of a younger Mr Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone being interviewed was such a different way to open an animated film, and it just got better from there. The whole thing was so stylized and just…cool. I loved the mid century aesthetic. When I got to Pixar and heard that they were working on a sequel, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
pixar  art  design  animation  history  architecture 
november 2018
Opinion | ‘Facebook Cannot Be Trusted to Regulate Itself’ - The New York Times
In short, Facebook capitalizes on personal information to influence the behavior of its users, and then sells that influence to advertisers for a profit. It is an ecosystem ripe for manipulation.
regulation  opinion  facebook  uspolitics  nytopinion 
november 2018
6, 90: “Sauce”, by Charlie Loyd
California and the US are, of course, strikingly well-governed in some ways and strikingly badly governed in others. Our disasters follow.
nature  infrastructure  environment  climatechange  politics  uspolitics  fire 
november 2018
‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America - The Washington Post
“How could any thinking person believe this nonsense?” he said. He hit the publish button and watched as his lie began to spread.
misinformation  facebook  lies  advertising  latecapitalism 
november 2018
“How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez keeps it ‘real’ on Instagram”, by An Xiao Mina and Ray Drainville for Fast Company
As these techniques evolve and show impact, we will see more states and state leaders utilizing Instagram’s full set of affordances to promote, proselytize, popularize themselves–or propagandize. We will see the platform and others like it that emphasize visual communication as the new battlegrounds for narrative contention.
authenticity  propaganda  politics  politicians  socialmedia  uspolitics 
november 2018
Uber, Airbnb lead Africas informal gig economy — Quartz Africa
For many African countries, the gig economy could just be called “the economy.” For example, just 17% of Kenyan employment is formal. Many of these economies are driven by the informal nature of the gainful employment that exists.



Of course, it’s not all plain-sailing with gig work in African countries, just like with operating in more advanced economies. Disruption has raised tensions in certain traditional sectors where high unemployment means the stakes are even higher. There are also the same questions of whether gig workers will get a fair share of profits.
africa  gigeconomy  labor 
november 2018
Airobotics raises another $30 million for its automated drone technologies | TechCrunch
Krauss would not comment on whether the company is doing any work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or the much-maligned Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, but ICE has expressed interest in acquiring drone technologies and the company has been pushing hard into the homeland security market (indeed it was a centerpiece of the company’s last $32.5 million round in 2017).



The new financing was led by Pavilion Capital, a Sino-U.S. investment firm based in New York. Previous investors including Blue Run Ventures China, Charles River Ventures and OurCrowd, as well as additional private investors, also participated in the funding.
drones  uspolitics  techindustry  border  immigration 
november 2018
“Going Faster in the Wrong Direction? History’s Lessons for the Future of Roads and Streets”, by Peter Norton
As appearing in the November 2015 issue of Transportation Research Circular: “Linking the Past to the Future Lessons from History about Emerging Technology”.
Only the historically naïve see technological innovation simply as science applied impartially to the solution of human problems. Innovation is also a disruptor of status quos, a shifter of balances of power, and a trigger of waves of unintended effects.
politics  technology  infrastructure  transportation 
november 2018
Seams, Stitches, And The Decline Of The Mac – Baldur Bjarnason
A stitch or a seam isn’t ugly; it’s an affordance that exposes the design, construction, and make of what you’ve made in a way that lends itself to learning.
strategy  apple  design  marketing  macos  aesthetics 
november 2018
Nancy Pelosi Says She Isn't Going Anywhere | Time
Pelosi is one of the most consequential political figures of her generation. It was her creativity, stamina and willpower that drove the defining Democratic accomplishments of the past decade, from universal access to health coverage to saving the U.S. economy from collapse, from reforming Wall Street to allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. Her Republican successors’ ineptitude has thrown her skills into sharp relief. It’s not a stretch to say Pelosi is one of very few legislators in Washington who actually know what they’re doing.
uspolitics 
november 2018
Major Accomplishments of the 110th Congress - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
The House had a quick, successful start (“Six for ’06” Agenda) and continued to build on that record of accomplishment throughout the Congress.
uspolitics 
november 2018
Healthcare reform? Thank Nancy Pelosi | Rachel Morris | Opinion | The Guardian
The one Democratic leader who never publicly wavered from comprehensive reform was Pelosi, who derisively referred to Emanuel's downgraded proposal as "Kiddie Care". Members of her own caucus entreated her to think small, but she made it clear she would opt for nothing less than a sweeping change to the healthcare system. "My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive," she later told reporters.
uspolitics 
november 2018
Nancy Pelosi: The Most Effective Speaker of the House in History | Alternet
As Nancy Pelosi hands off the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner today, she also hands him a tough act to follow. Despite insistent attempts to malign her during her four years as Speaker of the House, the California congresswoman turns out to have been arguably the most effective person in that post in U.S. history. And it’s not just rah-rah Democrats saying so.
uspolitics 
november 2018
Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars - BBC News
When Artificial Intelligence works as intended, Silicon Valley types often say it's "like magic".

But it isn't magic. It's Brenda, a 26-year-old single mother who lives Kibera, Africa's largest slum, and perhaps the toughest neighbourhood on earth, where hundreds of thousands of people live in a space not too much bigger than London's Hyde Park.
technology  techindustry  labor  ai  kenya  africa 
november 2018
Citi's Mark May: Amazon relies on robots; less temporary holiday hires
The internet giant expects to hire 100,000 seasonal workers this go around, 20,000 less than last year, May said.

This is the “first time on record they’ll actually hire fewer this holiday season than a year ago,” he said. “[This] corresponds very closely with the use of robots and automation within their facilities.”
automation  labor  amazon  retail  techindustry 
november 2018
How Hip-Hop Learned to Pose for the Camera | The New Yorker
Throughout “Contact High,” Tobak and some of hip-hop’s greatest photographers return to their old contact sheets, scrutinizing all the other, considerably less famous pictures they took on their way to images that became iconic.
history  musicindustry  thenewyorker  hiphop  music  photography  outtakes 
november 2018
Metafoundry 30: Confusion Matrices
Deb Chachra on, among other things, “the unmarked default”:
Just as many English words are default male (unmarked), with a changed ending to connote female (marked; think 'actor' vs 'actress'), she argued that men's dress can be unmarked but women's dress is always marked. That is, there are decisions that men make about what they wear that are defaults, that aren’t even seen as a decision. In contrast, every decision that a woman makes about what she wears—heels vs, flats, pants vs, skirts, the length of a skirt and the height of a neckline, haircuts, jewelry—is freighted with cultural baggage. Take makeup. Especially in professional settings, for a woman, not wearing makeup is a noticeable, and notable, decision: marked. But for a man, not wearing makeup is not a decision—nobody notices when men aren't wearing makeup: unmarked. (Of course, a man wearing makeup is very marked indeed.)
culture  gender  fashion  equality 
november 2018
“Everything’s Hit a Boiling Point”: Google Employees Plan a Walkout to Protest Sexual Misconduct | Vanity Fair
But employees’ frustration with management came to a head again last week, when The New York Times reported that Google had systemically allowed senior executives accused of sexual misconduct to leave the company with massive severance packages.
sexualassault  sexualharassment  labor  strike  ethics  siliconvalley  techindustry 
october 2018
CVS commits urban malpractice with generic store designs that poison neighborhoods | Commentary | Dallas News
The aesthetic standards are not inspiring, but inoffensively bland. This is a rather low bar for praise, but that is itself an indictment of the poor state of design among CVS' chain competitors. The days of the old independent neighborhood pharmacy, with bespoke wooden cabinets stocked by a benevolent pharmacist who owns the store, are now mostly gone, another victim of the corporatization of American retail culture and the health care industry.
design  designcriticism  architecture  healthcare 
october 2018
Dark Mode and CSS • The Breakroom
Luckily the standards groups have been debating this issue for the past several months and have settled on a new media query called `prefers-color-scheme`. It’s not available in any shipping browser yet, but thanks to the WebKit team, it just landed in the new Safari Technology Preview.
macos  css  design  mediaqueries  webdesign 
october 2018
“Jackalope Wives”, by Ursula Vernon
At the top was a high fractured stone that cast a finger of shadow like the wedge of a sundial. Sand and sky and shadow and stone. Grandma Harken nodded, content.
shortfiction  fantasy  southwest  folklore  myths  patternedpeople  rabbits 
october 2018
Panopticlick | About
“Is your browser safe against tracking?”
digitalfingerprinting  privacy 
october 2018
What you need to know about your browser's digital fingerprints | Popular Science
But a typical internet user who values their privacy wouldn’t want their machine, and behavior, tracked and identified with this technique. “Fingerprinting is just little bits of data that lead up to something specific,” says Jarrod Overson, the director of engineering at Shape Security, a cybersecurity company. “And it gets to be problematic when those data bits end up leading to individual people.”
privacy  digitalfingerprinting 
october 2018
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