How Not to Read Lovecraft
SCOTT CUTLER SHERSHOW and SCOTT MICHAELSEN. The Love of Ruins: Letters on Lovecraft. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017. xi, 193 pp. $80.00 hc; $22.95 tpb. This book was apparently published with relatively little fanfare, and for good reason.
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19 hours ago
CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4
This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all properties on all elements. By way of cascading and inheritance, values are propagated for all properties on all elements.
CSS  webdesign 
yesterday
Everyday Information Architecture: Auditing for Structure
Just as we need to understand our content before we can recategorize it, we need to understand the system before we try to rebuild it. Knowing which links to follow, which to record, and how best to untangle structural confusion—that improves with time and experience. Performing structural audits will not only teach you about your current site, but will help you develop fluency in systems thinking—a boon when it comes time to document the new site.
ia  webdesign 
yesterday
Braces to Pixels
Doesn’t CSS seem like magic? Well, in this third installment of “URL to Interactive” we’ll look at the journey that your browser goes through to take your CSS from braces to pixels. As a bonus, we’ll also quickly touch on how end-user interaction affects this process. We have a lot of ground to cover, so grab a cup of <insert your favorite drink’s name here>, and let’s get going.
webdesign  css 
yesterday
Tags to DOM
The HTML language provides a rich feature set that extends far beyond the markup that the parser processes. The parser builds the structure of which elements contain other elements and what state those elements have initially (their attributes). The combination of the structure and state is enough to provide both a basic rendering and some interactivity (such as through built-in controls like <textarea>, <video>, <button>, etc.). But without the addition of CSS and JavaScript, the web would be very boring (and static). The DOM provides an additional layer of functionality both to the elements of HTML and to other objects that are not related to HTML at all.

In the construction metaphor, the parser has assembled the final building—all the walls, doors, floors, and ceilings are installed, and the plumbing, electrical, gas, and such, are ready. You can open the doors and windows, and turn the lights on and off, but the structure is otherwise quite plain. CSS provides the interior details—color on the walls and baseboards, for example. (We’ll get to CSS in the next installment.) JavaScript enables access to the DOM—all the furniture and appliances inside, as well as the services outside the building, such as the mailbox, storage shed and tools, solar panels, water well, etc.
dom  webdesign 
yesterday
‘Fast Color’ Review: Can a Gifted Family Save a Parched World? - The New York Times
“Fast Color” is many things — a dreamlike dystopian drama; a warm celebration of family and female power; a teasing hint of superhero-origin story — none of which fully explains its gentle grip on our attention.
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yesterday
Server to Client
Before anything can happen in a browser, it must first know where to go. There are multiple ways to get somewhere: entering a URL in the address bar, clicking (or tapping) on a link on a page or in another app, or clicking on a favorite. No matter the case, these all result in what’s called a navigation. A navigation is the very first step in any web interaction, as it kicks off a chain reaction of events that culminates in a web page being loaded.
server  client  webdesign 
yesterday
Service Worker API
Service workers essentially act as proxy servers that sit between web applications, the browser, and the network (when available). They are intended, among other things, to enable the creation of effective offline experiences, intercept network requests and take appropriate action based on whether the network is available, and update assets residing on the server. They will also allow access to push notifications and background sync APIs.
webdesign  api 
yesterday
New study finds simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing | Media Relations and Communications | The University of Chicago
In a bid to fight obesity, public-health researchers have been trying for decades to find a way to convince teenagers to skip junk food and eat healthily, to little avail. One of the biggest obstacles is the enormous volume of food marketing kids are exposed to every day.
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yesterday
‘Grass’ Review: Eavesdropping in the Coffee Shop With Hong Sang-soo - The New York Times
In the more than 30 years since he directed his first feature, the South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo has refined his seemingly rudimentary style to the extent that it can deliver some surprisingly elaborate effects.
Archive  movie  review  nytimes 
yesterday
Climate ‘Realists’ Are Delusional
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2 days ago
'Decades of denial': major report finds New Zealand's environment is in serious trouble | World news | The Guardian
Environment Aotearoa is the first major environmental report in four years, and was compiled using data from Statistics New Zealand and the ministry of the environment.
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2 days ago
www.washingtonpost.com
BODEGA BAY, Calif. — The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there. The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north.
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2 days ago
7 Sass techniques to help you write better code
Sass (syntactically awesome stylesheets) is a powerful tool that helps users write CSS with ease. If you’re reading this, however, you probably already knew that. In this post, I explore the more advanced possibilities of Sass. Following are seven techniques to help developers write more efficient code.
sass  css  webdesign 
2 days ago
CSS with BEM
In the BEM methodology, CSS is used for page layout and is considered one of the block implementation technologies.
css  sass  bem  webdesign 
2 days ago
Andrew Yang is the candidate for the end of the world - The Verge
Andrew Yang can’t quite believe he’s running for president. On a chilly Wednesday night at Boston Common, he’s speaking to a crowd of more than 500, the kind of audience most outsider candidates would kill for.
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2 days ago
Accessible Brand Colors
This tool shows you how ADA compliant your colors are in relation to each other. By adding your brand’s colors on the right, you can generate a chart to see how they can be used together for accessibility, and find similar colors that work better.
WCAG  webdesign 
3 days ago
How to dynamically change text color based on a background color
We call our function with the background color of our message and the function determines a light or dark value for us!
css  sass  webdesign  WCAG 
3 days ago
Getting started with Sass and Compass
Sass is like CSS. Ok, that's misleading. Sass CAN BE like CSS. I mentioned that Sass has some history to it and actually has not one, but two syntaxes. One of the syntaxes is even named "Sass" which adds even more confusion to the mix. The main syntax is referred to as "SCSS" (for "Sassy CSS") and is new as of Sass 3. The older syntax (part of that history I mentioned) is referred to as the indented syntax (or just "Sass").

Now that we've covered a bit of the history of Sass and the fact that it has two syntaxes, I believe we are ready to write some code. Or should I say SCSS – because the SCSS syntax is like CSS and was designed to be a superset of CSS3's syntax. This means that every valid CSS3 stylesheet is valid SCSS. In fact, you can copy the contents of a CSS file and paste it into a SCSS file and Sass will compile it to clean CSS.
css  sass  webdesign  compass 
3 days ago
‘Hail Satan?’ Review: Pitchforks, Black Clothes and Good Deeds - The New York Times
Hail Satan?NYT Critic's PickDirected by Penny LaneDocumentaryR1h 35mMore InformationBefore watching “Hail Satan?,” you might be surprised to learn that a group of self-described Satanists adopted a stretch of highway in Arizona and picked up litter with pitchforks.
Archive  movie  review  nytimes 
3 days ago
Nested selectors: the inception rule
Be smart: Think about how the compiler will build your code and ask yourself if the code it's generating is really needed in your CSS. I always ask myself, can this style be achieved with less selectors?

Be crafty: Use everything the compiler provides to you. For example, using the @extend directive or a mixin. Each has it's own implications on the output.

Be expressive: If you are adding a declaration that affects global html tags, document it with comments. Commenting your code can be huge when coming back to code weeks or months later. Comments are your friend. If you're nesting article aside section or h3, you better have a good reason!

Be creative: Is there a way to make the HTML code easier to work with CSS without adding extra classes? If there is and it doesn't affect semantics. Do it. Examples of what I mean could be using adjacent selectors, targeting direct child elements and so forth. Get to know the rules of CSS before just nesting your Sass to the nth degree.

Be moderate: Abusing anything is bad. Use your common sense when in doubt.
css  sass  webdesign 
3 days ago
CSS: Taking control of the cascade
Within complex website designs this can begin to feel like an arms race. You add classes and containers to your mark-up and more elements to your selectors. As you add increasingly specific (and increasingly long) selectors it becomes equally difficult to override them later. This problem is compounded after the initial composition of the CSS is completed and you begin to edit, maintain, or add new styles later in the life of the website. Even in the most carefully composed stylesheet it can be difficult to completely grasp the overall scheme – especially if you’re coming in behind the original developer to make changes. The safe thing – we’ve all done it – is to write a very specific selector for any new styles so you’re certain yours take precedence. Each round a salvo in the specificity arms race.

So what can be done? We’ve been experimenting with a few techniques that we think make a big difference. There are three parts to this formula: compiled CSS, structured mark-up, and a neglected CSS selector.
CSS  webdesign  sass  SCSS 
3 days ago
Should I Use the H1 Tag for My Website Logo?
In terms of indexing, Google provide no definite answer to this question. The W3C also do not specify this rule “headings for the sections with which they are associated” which is quite a broad statement.

Mozilla say “Heading elements implement six levels of document headings, <h1> is the most important and <h6> is the least.” this applies to the web page content that has several sub headings with a different priority listing.

When it comes to smaller websites (4 – 6 pages), the h1/logo tag becomes more appropriate. The lack of content will likely reduce the amount of keywords associated with the website brand. Whereas larger websites (10+ pages) can provide a larger scope of keywords, in which using the h1 tag becomes less applicable to the logo.

W3

<h1 class="logo"><a tabindex="2" accesskey="1" href="/"><img src="/2008/site/images/logo-w3c-mobile-lg" width="90" height="53" alt="W3C"></a> <span class="alt-logo">W3C</span></h1>

Facebook

<h1><a href="https://www.facebook.com/" title="Go to Facebook Home"><i class="fb_logo img sp_7XMX65Pq0E7 sx_ccd1d2"><u>Facebook logo</u></i></a></h1>

Sonos

<h1><a href="/en-gb">Sonos <span>The Smart Speaker System</span></a></h1>
h1  webdesign 
3 days ago
How to structure a Sass project
One of the most useful features of Sass is being able to separate your stylesheets into separate files. You can then use the @import directive to include the source of your individual files into one master stylesheet.

But how should you structure your Sass projects? Is there a standard way of separating out your CSS files?
sass  css  webdesign 
3 days ago
Choosing great variable names
If you're not careful, it's very easy for variable names to spiral out of control. Before you know it the benefit is lost because variable names are hard to recall and end up causing more frustration than benefit.

Use semantic variable names
Adopt useful conventions
Keep a centralized config
sass  css  webdesign 
3 days ago
Install Sass
There are a good many applications that will get you up and running with Sass in a few minutes for Mac, Windows, and Linux. You can download most of the applications for free but a few of them are paid apps (and totally worth it).

When you install Sass on the command line, you'll be able to run the sass executable to compile .sass and .scss files to .css files.
sass  css  webdesign 
3 days ago
Sass Basics
CSS on its own can be fun, but stylesheets are getting larger, more complex, and harder to maintain. This is where a preprocessor can help. Sass lets you use features that don't exist in CSS yet like variables, nesting, mixins, inheritance and other nifty goodies that make writing CSS fun again.
sass  css  webdesign 
3 days ago
15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED
The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet.
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3 days ago
Thinking about climate means becoming human for the first time | The Outline
Parts one and two of this series have mainly discussed climate change in the way that it presents itself to those of us in the global north: A looming threat, a disaster which, yes, has visible portents (the weirding of the weather, those too-intense winters and raging, blazing summers; those yearly
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3 days ago
How to be a Gray Man Step by Step
When the SHTF, who will be the first targets of the looters, the rioters, and the panicked idiots who didn’t prepare? The people who did. When the SHTF, you will most likely be prepared.
softapocalypse  rpg  prepper 
4 days ago
302 Found
If I was to tell you there was a society in which longevity, real incomes, savings — not to mention, happiness, meaning, trust, and democracy itself — were all shrinking at record pace, what would…
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4 days ago
Air tanker drops in wildfires are often just for show
The use of airdrops is spiking the cost of fighting wildfires: up to $296m from $171m in 2004 -- about 20% of the Forest Service's firefighting budget. And the companies that do the airdrops for the Forest Service are private contractors who make bank every time they do a run. Firedrops are mostly useful while firefighters are mobilizing and marshalling fire suppression equipment, but after that they are of limited use. The private forces are offset by military aircraft, which politicians love because they look great on television.

It costs up to $14,000 a day to keep an air tanker on call and as much as $4,200 per hour to put it in the air. Heavy-duty helicopters, the workhorses of aerial firefighting, can cost $32,000 a day on standby, plus $6,300 per hour of flight time.

"When you deal with aviation on a wildland fire, you have a big bank in the sky that opens up and showers money," said Timothy Ingalsbee, a former Forest Service and National Park Service firefighter who has criticized federal firefighting and forest management practices.
softapocalypse  rpg  firefighting 
4 days ago
Quick Tip: Create a Very Simple Parallax Effect With CSS & JavaScript
In this quick tip tutorial we’ll learn to add a simple yet useful parallax scrolling effect to a hero image. To achieve it we’ll use a bit of JavaScript code, but keep in mind that you can create pure CSS parallax websites by combining 3D transforms.
webdesign  javascript  css  parallax 
4 days ago
Star Wars Rant
nobody needs to take the L harder than star wars fans who insist the franchise is failing because of sjw pandering when there have been four star wars movies in the last five years and the only one that didn't earn a billion+ dollars was the one that starred a straight white male
Twitter  starwars 
5 days ago
'Shut the country down': British climate group Extinction Rebellion heads to US | Science | The Guardian
Bea Ruiz, a veteran progressive coordinator, has been telling scores of first-time climate change protesters they face being harassed and beaten by police next week. Most seem happy with the deal.
softapocalypse  climatechange  rpg  extinctionrebellion 
6 days ago
Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready - The New York Times
For much of the previous hour, Paz Larach and two other executives from Pinkerton, Carlos Manuel López Portillo Maltos and Paul Rakov, had been explaining the company’s philosophy of risk management. Now over 150 years old, having long outlived its reputation as Andrew Carnegie’s personal militia, the agency has evolved into a modern security firm. Over the last decade or so, Pinkerton began noticing a growing set of anxieties among its corporate clients about distinctly contemporary plagues — active shooters, political unrest, climate disasters — and in response began offering data-driven risk analysis, in addition to what they’re more traditionally known for. Dressed in an untucked powder blue oxford and round, rimless sunglasses, Paz Larach, the firm’s senior vice president in charge of the Americas, paused before affecting a look of brutal candor. “You’re going to turn to desperate measures,” he said. Everybody will. The other Pinkertons nodded.
softapocalypse  rpg  climatechange  pinkerton 
7 days ago
<aside> HTML Tag
The <aside> element is used to identify content that is related to the primary content of the webpage, but does not constitute the primary content of the page. Author information, related links, related content, and advertisements are examples of content that may be found in an aside element.
html  html5  aside 
8 days ago
<article> HTML Tag
The article element represents a section of content that forms an independent part of a document or site; for example, a magazine or newspaper article, or a blog entry.


Functionally similar to using <div> elements, and the display and styling work the same. However, using the <article> element instead of <div> provides more semantic information to screen readers, search engines, and third-party applications.
article  html  html5 
8 days ago
List of Mage: The Ascension books
A comprehensive list of Mage: The Ascension books, published by White Wolf, Inc., including production code and ISBN.
magetheascension  magethepodcast 
9 days ago
Tradition Book Dreamspeakers, Revised
As spirit-talkers and shamans around the world, the Dreamspeakers have the keenest insight into the nature of the Umbra - and with their ties to the primordial pulse, they understand why they are more than mundane flesh. Even when marginalized or thrust into categories of convenience, the Dreamspeakers recognize the trials of the modern age as simply one more test in the ongoing struggle to heal the split between materia and ephemera. Now they must find a means to accept one another, different though they may be, in order to rise above the suffering and sacrifice of their people.
magetheascension  magethepodcast  dreamspeakers 
10 days ago
Midwestern Towns Navigate Flooding (and a Climate-Denying President) – Rolling Stone
As mayors from towns along the Mississippi River huddled over their phones on March 22nd, they cautiously awaited answers from members of the National Weather Service and emergency agencies across the federal government: “How bad is the flooding going to be? And what can we do to stop it?”
softapocalypse  rpg  climatechange  flooding 
11 days ago
Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows | InsideClimate News
Global warming is transforming the Arctic, and the changes have rippled so widely that the entire biophysical system is shifting toward an "unprecedented state," an international team of researchers concludes in a new analysis of nearly 50 years of temperature readings and changes across the ecosyst
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11 days ago
Privileged | By Kyle Korver
When the police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you up a little. When they arrest him on a New York street, throw him in jail for the night, and leave him with a season-ending injury, you’d think it would sink in. You’d think you’d know there was more to the story.
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11 days ago
Trint
Trint goes beyond transcription to provide the world’s most innovative and collaborative platform for searching, editing and getting the most out of your audio and video content.
transcription 
11 days ago
This Faith Leader Sees Climate Change as a Moral Emergency – Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last winter, a few dozen scientists and faith leaders walked into the Archdiocese of Boston headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts, to talk climate change.
softapocalypse  rpg  climatechange  faith  religion 
13 days ago
US cities preparing to become havens for mass migration from climate change | The Independent
The lakefront Minnesota city of Duluth has some of the coldest temperatures outside Alaska in the United States and gets more than seven feet (2m) of snow each winter on average.
softapocalypse  rpg  climatechange  cities  refugees 
13 days ago
How the super-rich defeated the IRS's crack Global High Wealth unit
In 2009, the IRS created a Global High Wealth Industry Group to audit the super-wealthy, staffing it with skilled lawyers and accountants who could unravel the webs of "trusts, foundations, limited liability companies, complex partnerships and overseas operations" that were used to hide the income of the super-rich from the tax-collector.

A decade later, the group's track record is dismal. IRS privacy rules mean that little is known about how the group's audits were undertaken, defeated, and then gutted, but Propublica's Jesse Eisinger and Paul Kiel have pieced together a vivid picture from the fragmentary evidence, showing why the project was "dead on arrival."
irs  globalhighwealth  taxes 
13 days ago
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times
The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery.
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13 days ago
How China Turned a City Into a Prison - The New York Times
Xinjiang Dispatch A surveillance state reaches new heights.
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14 days ago
How to Make a Clickable Phone Number With HTML
<a href="tel:5554280940">Call us at 555-428-0940</a>
html  webdesign  phone 
14 days ago
Horses for Prepping and Survival Purposes
Even if you’ve never owned a horse, you may have considered the feasibility of using horses for prepping and survival purposes. Horses are definitely worth considering as part of you prepping and survival planning, especially when gasoline is scarce or an EMP knocks out your car.
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14 days ago
The Neanderthal Body - A Head-to-Toe Tour - SAPIENS
In 1856, a scattered collection of bones was found in the Feldhofer Cave of the Neander Valley in Germany. Scientists had never seen anything like it. The skull resembled that of a human, but it had a low, receding forehead and pronounced ridges of bone above the brow.
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14 days ago
What the College-Admissions Scandal Reveals - The Atlantic
Sweet Christ, vindication! How long has it been? Years? No, decades. If hope is the thing with feathers, I was a plucked bird. Long ago, I surrendered myself to the fact that the horrible, horrible private-school parents of Los Angeles would get away with their nastiness forever.
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15 days ago
Create pop-up forms
With the pop-up forms tool, you can easily create engaging lead capture forms to attract new leads. Pop-up forms are available for any blog post, landing page, or website page hosted on HubSpot. To add pop-up forms to an external page, you must install the HubSpot tracking code on your external site, or install the HubSpot WordPress plugin on your WordPress site.
webdesign  hubspot  popups 
15 days ago
The Accessibility Cheatsheet
The guidelines for accessible content have four overarching principles, each with more specific guidelines. You can click on the link to go to the relevant section of this article.
WCAG  webdesign 
15 days ago
WUHCAG
Web accessibility for developers.
WCAG  webdesign 
15 days ago
Colour safe palette generator
Really nice site where you can create stylish and accessible colour palettes based on WCAG Guidelines of text and background contrast ratios.
WCAG  webdesign  colors  fonts 
15 days ago
WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
WAVE is developed and made available as a free community service by WebAIM. Originally launched in 2001, WAVE has been used to evaluate the accessibility of millions of web pages.
WCAG  webdesign 
15 days ago
A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving in the Digital Age - Columbia Journalism Review
This research report explores archiving practices and policies across newspapers, magazines, wire services, and digital-only news producers, with the aim of identifying the current state of archiving and potential strategies for preserving content in an age of digital distribution.
Archive 
15 days ago
Redesign your Site Without Losing Search Rankings: 5 Tips
One of the main reasons to redesign your website is to improve it. The last thing you want to happen in the process, therefore, is losing search engine rankings. Unfortunately, this is very easy to do. In fact, all top SEO companies will tell you that without careful planning, losing search rankings after a website redesign is almost inevitable.
seo  webdesign 
15 days ago
‘Peterloo’ Review: Political Violence of the Past Mirrors the Present - The New York Times
When you purchase a ticket for an independently reviewed film through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo,” about a notorious episode of political violence, is for most of its running time a riot of verbal eloquence.
Archive  movie  review  nytimes 
15 days ago
Can we truly think about climate change at all? | The Outline
Alan Butler’s 2017 video installation, “On Exactitude in Science,” is one of the most remarkable things I’ve seen in the last few months. The work consists of two screens.
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15 days ago
Tunefind
Whenever I’m watching TV and a song catches my ear, I often don’t have the chance to ask Siri what it is. Tunefind is great for that, because the next day I can just look up whatever show I was watching and listen to clips of all the songs that were played during that episode. Once I find the song, I can be redirected to listen on Spotify or search for the song on Youtube.
music 
16 days ago
Heaven or High Water – Popula
“Sunny day flooding” is flooding where water comes right up from the ground, hence the name, and yes, it can certainly rain during sunny day flooding, and yes, that makes it worse.
climatechange  rpg  softapocalypse 
16 days ago
From bugs to dolphins, rising temperatures having major effects on global ecosystem | CBC News
Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the day's most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday.
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17 days ago
A glacier the size of Florida is on track to change the course of human civilization – Alternet.org
Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is enormous and is often referred to as the most dangerous glacier on Earth. It has also been dubbed the doomsday glacier.
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17 days ago
Europe Is Stockpiling Wind Energy by Converting It to Hydrogen
While it’s expensive, stockpiling renewable electricity as hydrogen makes sense as Europe tries to reach its ambitious climate goals, according to Scientific American — it could be used for power on windless days instead of fossil fuels.
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17 days ago
The weird grift of "sovereign citizens": where UFOlogy meets antisemitism by way of Cliven Bundy and cat-breeding / Boing Boing
Since the 2008 financial crisis, the "sovereign citizen" movement/conspiracy theory (previously) has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to a combination of the rise of antisemitism (long a dogwhistle in the movement, now out in the open), an increase in financial desperation and a sense of betrayal,
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18 days ago
Russia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense. Then the Assassin Started Talking. - The New York Times
RIVNE, Ukraine — The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-colored building on Vidinska Street, across from a thicket of weeping willows. Oleg Smorodinov found him there, rented a small apartment on the ground floor, and waited.
Archive 
19 days ago
Anders Mage Page 2.0
Anders Mage Page 2.0 offers ideas, suggestions and other material for the roleplaying game Mage: the Ascension. Begin your explorations with the links below.
magetheascension  magethepodcast  rpg  anders 
20 days ago
Concerning Humanity’s Future: Interview with Nick Humphrey, Climatologist and Geoscientist | Collapse of Industrial Civilization
Overpopulation, Monoculture Farming, 6th Mass Extinction, Geoengineering, Desertification, Antarctic Ice Melt, Extreme Weather Events, Nuclear Energy, Abrupt Climate Change, Nick Humphrey
Archive 
21 days ago
Tweet 🇬🇧 #
Post draft to Twitter, with the #RoyalWedding hashtag auto-appended.
twitter  drafts 
21 days ago
Email Accessibility Best Practices
WCAG says your content should be POUR:

Perceivable: available by sight, hearing and touch.

Operable: able to be navigated and operated easily.

Understandable, which applies to both the content and the interface.

Robust: able to be used by multiple user agents, including assistive technologies.
WCAG  email  html  webdesign 
22 days ago
Making your email content accessible
As websites continue to become more and more critical to businesses, ensuring that content on websites is accessible to all visitors has become more vital than ever. In the United States, this is often called section 508 compliance, which refers to the section of the Reauthorized Rehabilitation Act of 1998 that requires federal agencies to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. While section 508 compliance is a good baseline, increasingly the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 are being used as the standard for creating accessible content on the web.

HubSpot is committed to making sure that we have provided the necessary tools to help you make your content accessible. While not a definitive guide, here are some steps that you can take to make your content accessible.

Provide text alternatives for any non-text content
WCAG  email  html  webdesign 
22 days ago
Five golden rules for compliant alt text
Rule 1: Every <img> must have an alt= attribute
Rule 2: Describe the information, not the picture
Rule 3: Active images require descriptive alt text.
Rule 4: Images that contain information require descriptive alt text.
Rule 5: Decorative images should have empty alt text.
WCAG  alttext  html  webdesign 
22 days ago
Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen? Part 1: Punctuation and Typographic Symbols
The way screen readers treat punctuation is incredibly inconsistent from one screen reader to another, and there isn’t a single screen reader on the market that can reliably handle the full set of punctuation marks and typographical symbols that you might want to use. If you type an HTML document using all the punctuation marks available on your keyboard and listen to a screen reader read the document in a web browser, you’ll hear only some of the punctuation and characters read aloud to you. If you use HTML entities or other special characters, you’ll hear even less.

This is partly (but not entirely) by design. Screen reader manufacturers have understandably decided that most users don’t need to hear every comma, period, and apostrophe in a document. Screen readers will pause at commas rather than say “comma,” and screen readers will say “don’t” rather than say “don apostrophe t.” Those are reasonable decisions. But every screen reader has major flaws in reading some aspect of typographical symbols.
WCAG  webdesign  html 
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