Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now - Tomas Pueyo - Medium
With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What? The coronavirus is coming to you. It’s coming at an exponential speed: gradually, and then suddenly.
covid19 
14 days ago
Commit. This.
or, 3 Years as a Senior Developer Who Wasn't Allowed To Commit Any Code or, I Passed Up a $50,000 Severance To Write This Previously: Anatomy of Software Frauds…
startup  pivotal  rant 
19 days ago
GitHub - feltcoop/why-svelte: Why Svelte is our choice for a large web project in 2020
Svelte is a JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. Its compiler architecture enables amazing tradeoffs for UX and DX. Svelte might be worth your attention, especially if you pine for the web of yore and future.
development  sveltejs 
20 days ago
Who Killed the Weekend?
Katrina Onstad has a crazy idea: Why not take off a couple of days every week and relax? Don’t cram them with frantic shopping, desperate playdates or crafty work emails – and certainly don’t make them exactly the same as the other five.
leisure  culture  work 
22 days ago
Privacy for Students | Surveillance Self-Defense
Schools are increasingly adopting surveillance technology to spy on students while they’re at school, at home, or even on their social media. The companies that make these surveillance products and services advertise them to schools as a way to keep students safe–but there’s no evidence so far that they actually protect students, and worst of all, they can harm the people they
privacy  student  education  surveillance 
29 days ago
On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent
An illustrated essay on generative algorithms written by Anders Hoff.
art  creative-coding  generative 
4 weeks ago
Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market - Bloomberg
Chatter on message boards is reshaping the options market and sparking wild rallies.
reddit  finance  trading  stock 
4 weeks ago
We found 6 critical PayPal vulnerabilities - and PayPal punished us for it | CyberNews
CyberNews research analysts discovered 6 serious PayPal vulnerabilities and reported them. But instead of a bounty or thanks, we got punished by PayPal.
security  paypal  infosec 
5 weeks ago
Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?
RT @thinksimons: Read this—then let’s have a “touchbase” about your “takeaways”.
vocabulary  work  language  culture 
5 weeks ago
The Paywalled Garden: iOS is Adware
The Paywalled Garden: iOS is Adware.

iOS has a ton of in-feed ads, popup ads, auto-enabled…
advertising  capitalism  ios  apple 
5 weeks ago
How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails - VICE
Multiple confidential documents obtained by Motherboard show the sort of companies that want to buy data derived from scraping the contents of your email inbox.
technology  advertising  privacy 
7 weeks ago
Agile as Trauma — Dorian Taylor
What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
culture  agile  development 
7 weeks ago
Here Are the Most Common AirBnb Scams Worldwide
At the end of October, former VICE senior staff writer Allie Conti shared her story of a disastrous vacation to Chicago, where she tumbled into a nationwide…
scam  airbnb 
7 weeks ago
Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint
Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world?
politics  education  journalism  disinformation  propaganda 
8 weeks ago
Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data - VICE
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
surveillance  privacy  avast  advertising 
9 weeks ago
What the hell happened to Mint?
Intuit’s Mint personal-finance service wants me to know it’s sorry. Again. “We’re sorry!” its investments page bleats when I try to view my mutual funds’…
finance  intuit  mint 
9 weeks ago
Building – Talk by Jeremy Keith
The opening presentation from the New Adventures conference held in Nottingham in January 2019.
web  engineering  work  design  responsibility 
9 weeks ago
My Instagram | Issue 36 | n+1
Instagram people did not seem mean or clever. They were earnest and sincere. They drank green smoothies and went on hikes, sought personal bests, good health, peace of mind, and oneness with the universe. They believed every day was a beautiful day to be alive. Leaving Twitter for Instagram was like moving to Los Angeles, only cheaper.
twitter  social  society  instagram 
10 weeks ago
The Social Conscience of Generative Art – ARTnews.com
Max Bense and Gustav Metzger’s Art Defied Computing’s Military Origins
art  generative 
11 weeks ago
Asimov’s Empire, Asimov’s Wall | Public Books
Isaac Asimov loved large numbers. He was born a century ago this month, and when he died, in 1992, he was both the most famous science fiction writer in the ...
books  sexism  asimov  harassment 
11 weeks ago
Climate impact | New Adventures | 22nd-23rd January 2020
New Adventures conference, 22–23 January 2020, Nottingham, UK. Our fifth adventure will explore speculative, strategic and critical design, inclusivity, climate and sustainability, and what happens next.
climate  sustainable  conference  ethics 
12 weeks ago
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