Links van 19 maart 2017 tot 1 april 2017

The Fall of Avalon Hill | Naked MeepleIt began with a short notice posted on the Avalon Hill web site on August 4, 1998 by some just fired employees. The announcement stated simply that Monarch Avalon had sold its Avalon Hill Game Company division to Hasbro for $6 million, and that Monarch had terminated the […]

Links van 11 maart 2015 tot 16 maart 2015

Paleo isn’t a fad diet, it’s an ideology that selectively denies the modern world | Jason Wilson | Comment is free | The GuardianCelebrity chef Pete Evans ‘won’t be silenced’ after his paleo book for children stirred up controversy – but paleo’s assumptions are only superficially plausible How clickbait grew up and got (sort of) […]

Links voor 25 januari 2015

Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President — MediumLegacy media isn’t mocking us because we aren’t a legitimate source of information; they’re mocking us because they’re terrified. Their legitimacy came from the fact that they have access to distribution channels and that they get to be in the White House press pool because of some long-ago […]

Links van 5 juli 2014 tot 9 juli 2014

‘Israel under renewed Hamas attack’, says the BBC. More balance is needed | Owen Jones | Comment is free |"Israel under renewed Hamas attack": this was last night's BBC headline on the escalating bloodshed in Gaza. It is as perverse as Mike Tyson punching a toddler, followed by a headline claiming that the child […]

Links van 9 december 2013 tot 13 december 2013

Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard via reddit.comGrunt is one of those fancy newfangled things that all the cool kids seem to be using but at first glance feels strange and intimidating. I hear you. This article is for you. YouTube – Elite: Dangerous Progress Diary 09 Alpha Phase […]

Leve gedrukte kranten, maar dan wel digitaal

Everything old is new again. Technology Review is nog maar eens een publicatie die haar app(s) afschaft: And Technology Review? We sold 353 subscriptions through the iPad. We never discovered how to avoid the necessity of designing both landscape and portrait versions of the magazine for the app. We wasted $124,000 on outsourced software development. […]

Links van 9 mei 2011 tot 10 mei 2011

The Ark In Space: Manul – the Cat that Time ForgotHave you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need.  This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat.  About twelve million […]

Heath Ledger dood

…en Wikipedia had het op geen tijd: Google News was nergens (‘t is dan ook een aggregator): CNN was er wél snel bij. Zonder details weliswaar, maar die zijn er nu nog niet, vermoed ik: Oh, en op hebben ze nog altijd problemen met hun style sheet die voor de accessibility zou moeten zorgen: […]

Twee maten

Twee gewichten? Plots de privacy ontdenkt als het niet meer over migranten gaat? Mensenjacht op Noord-Afrikanen is A-OK, maar niet op Polen? Mensenrechten enkel voor etnische Europeërs? Dàgen aan een stuk is het gezicht van Nike-man duidelijk te zien in alle media te lande (en ver erbuiten), maar wat kopt De Standaard vandaag? [ook via […]