Links voor 24 oktober 2017

Mobile First, Desktop Worst – prototyprMobile First should not be taken as an opportunity to over-simplify and, by the same token, Desktop First should not be taken as an opportunity to pile on complexity. Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial | Technology | The GuardianFacebook is testing a major change that […]

Links voor 23 oktober 2017

The Mind-Boggling Physics of a Standing Double Backflip | WIREDHumans can do things. Awesome things. Case in point: this human, named Aaron Cook. Cook can do some serious tumbling (just check out his YouTube channel), but he can also do something extremely difficult—a standing double back tuck (backflip). Brexit: deals and no deals | Flip […]

Links van 27 september 2017 tot 1 oktober 2017

De lotgevallen van de Witte: Over privileges, rechten en macht. – Jan Blommaert (en z’n gedachten)Wat het “white privilege” verhaaltje dus niet doet, is de macht zoeken waar ze werkelijk ligt. Neen, ze smeert de macht uit over een oneindig aantal “witte mensen”, zodat ze in wezen onzichtbaar wordt en nooit onder vuur komt te […]

Links van 21 september 2017 tot 23 september 2017

The inside story of Labour’s election shock | Politics | The GuardianWhen a snap election was called, a divided Labour sprang into action to defy predictions of a wipeout and upturn the political consensus. The key players tell Heather Stewart how it all happened The making of the Maybot: a year of mindless slogans, U-turns […]

Links van 12 september 2017 tot 19 september 2017

Nieuw Syrisch eethuisje aan Sint-Jacobs: “Een eerbetoon aan … (Gent) – Het NieuwsbladEen restaurantje op Bij Sint-Jacobs waar Gentenaars kunnen proeven van de Syrische keuken en ­cultuur. Met de hulp van zijn kinderen realiseert Mohamed Akrah (52) zijn levensdroom in 'De Dageraad van Aleppo'. “De grandeur van Aleppo komt terug.” A beginner’s guide to using […]

Links van 10 oktober 2016 tot 12 oktober 2016

Opinie: De islam-enquête is een voorbeeld van hoe het niet moet | Opinie | De MorgenWe verzochten gisteren om inzage in de technische fiche, die naar verluidt eind deze week op de Humo-site verschijnt. We vrezen het ergste. Er bestaat geen register waaruit men op willekeurige basis 500 moslims kan distilleren. Als dat bij Ivox […]

Links van 13 november 2015 tot 15 november 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Curriculum of Intolerance | Freedom House"What is being taught today in Saudi public school textbooks about how Muslims should relate to other religious communities will poison the minds of a new generation of Saudis," said Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom and principal author of the report. "Whatever changes have […]

Links van 15 februari 2015 tot 18 februari 2015

Butterick’s Practical TypographyAmong web-pub­lish­ing tools, I see Medium as the equiv­a­lent of a frozen pizza: not as whole­some as a meal you could make your­self, but for those with­out the time or mo­ti­va­tion to cook, a po­ten­tially bet­ter op­tion than just eat­ing peanut but­ter straight from the jar. The prob­lem, how­ever, is that Medium holds out its […]

Links van 12 januari 2015 tot 15 januari 2015

A Localization Horror Story: It Could Happen To YouThis article points out cases where gettext (a common system for localizing software interfaces — i.e., making them work in the user's language of choice) fails because of basic differences between human languages. This article then describes Maketext, a new system capable of correctly treating these differences. […]

Links van 25 december 2014 tot 27 december 2014

Lost Garden: Top 5 design debates I ignored in 2014Back in the 80’s and 90’s, when conversation about game design was first bubbling up out of our community of insecure practitioners, a few polarizing topics would arise again and again. You’ll recognize them: The correct definition of ‘game’ – Narrative vs Mechanics – Randomness vs […]

Links van 14 juli 2014 tot 18 juli 2014

Gamasutra – The History of CivilizationGamasutra is proud to be partnering with the IGDA's Preservation SIG to present detailed official histories of each of the first ten games voted into the Digital Game Canon. The Canon "provides a starting-point for the difficult task of preserving this history inspired by the role of that the U.S. […]

Links van 8 juni 2014 tot 9 juni 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey | Typeset In The Future2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi masterpiece – seems an appropriate place to start a blog about typography in sci-fi. Amongst other delights, it offers a zero-gravity toilet, emergency resuscitations, exploding bolts, and product placement aplenty. It's also the Ur Example of Eurostile Bold Extended's regular appearance in spacecraft user […]

Links van 25 mei 2014 tot 27 mei 2014

Core War Tournament – Spring 2014 – Computing HistoryTo celebrate the 30th anniversary in May, The Spring Core War Tournament will be held at The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge UK on Saturday 31st May 2014. The Centre was established to tell the story of the Information Age and presents an interactive collection of […]

Links van 13 mei 2014 tot 18 mei 2014

The death of the homepage in one simple graphSo it’s an odd thing when you’ve been saying something for years and nobody believes you, then suddenly, someone publishes one leaked graph, and overnight all the world agrees with you: The homepage is dead. And still they’ve got it wrong. Gamasutra – The Cabal: Valve’s Design […]

Links van 24 april 2014 tot 28 april 2014

Bras in Space: The Incredible True Story Behind Upcoming Film Spacesuit | The Credits.Instead, pitted against the military-industrial complex, Playtex created the 21-layer spacesuit, each layer distinct yet interrelated in function to the rest of the whole—a masterly combination of elegance, complexity, and form. Where the military contractors created cybernetic, armor-like suits (that failed, and […]