Friday, July 19th, 2019
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
How to speak Silicon Valley: decoding tech bros from microdosing to privacy | US news | The Guardian
Every one of these is chef’s kiss.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018
‘It’s a caring environment’: how codebar is building a diverse tech community | New faces of tech | The Guardian
A profile of Codebar Brighton, with words of wisdom from Alice and Cassie.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
The nature of human nature is that it changes. It can not, therefore, serve as a stable basis for evaluating the impact of technology. Yet the assumption that it doesn’t change serves a useful purpose. Treating human nature as something static, pure and essential elevates the speaker into a position of power. Claiming to tell us who we are, they tell us how we should be.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Empty half the Earth of its humans. It’s the only way to save the planet | Kim Stanley Robinson | Cities | The Guardian
Kim Stanley Robinson explores the practicalities of E.O. Wilson’s Half Earth proposal.
There is no alternative way; there is no planet B. We have only this planet, and have to fit our species into the energy flows of its biosphere. That’s our project now. That’s the meaning of life, in case you were looking for a meaning.
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Three authors pick their favourite book by Philip K Dick:
- Nicola Barker: Puttering About in a Small Land
- Michael Moorcock: Time Out of Joint
- Adam Roberts: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Hope is a belief that what we do might matter, an understanding that the future is not yet written.
Rebecca Solnit’s piece reminded me of something I mentioned a couple of year’s back when I referred to Margaret Atwood’s phrase “judicious hope”:
Hope sounds like such a wishy-washy word, like “faith” or “belief”, but it carries with it a seed of resistance. Hope, faith, and belief all carry connotations of optimism, but where faith and belief sound passive, even downright complacent, hope carries the promise of action.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Edge of darkness: looking into the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way | Science | The Guardian
Building a planet-sized telescope suggests all sorts of practical difficulties.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Details of The Guardian’s switch to HTTPS.
Monday, August 29th, 2016
The devs at The Guardian walk through the process of building a progressive web app for the Olympics. There were some gotchas with the life cycle of service workers, but the pay-off was worth it:
Once you get there though, it’s quite magical when you load the page on a phone, switch it to airplane mode, reload, and continue using the app as though nothing was wrong.
Monday, July 18th, 2016
I lived in Freiburg for years but I never knew of this story.
Friday, July 15th, 2016
Two weeks ago, writer and artist Dennis Cooper was checking his Gmail when something peculiar happened: the page was refreshed and he was notified that his account had been deactivated – along with the blog that he’d maintained for 14 years.
This is why the Indie Web exists.
His advice to other artists who work predominantly online is to maintain your own domain and back everything up.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
The history of Facebook’s attempt to steamroll over net neutrality in India …and how they failed in that attempt, thanks to a grassroots campaign.
Crucially, Facebook itself would decide which sites were included on the platform. The company had positioned Internet.org as a philanthropic endeavour — backed by Zuckerberg’s lofty pronouncements that “connectivity is a human right” — but retained total control of the platform.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The Guardian have hit the big red button and made their responsive site the default. Great stuff!
(top tip: don’t read the comments)
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Steve Albini’s barnstorming keynote address at Melbourne’s Face the Music conference.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Watch the skies: James Bridle’s balloon will be hovering above London distributing wifi.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Guardian beta · The container model and blended content – a new approach to how we present content on the Guardian
This is what Oliver was talking about Responsive Day Out 2 — a new approach to information architecture.
Cast off your sidebars! You have nothing to lose but your grids!
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
A great write-up of the design process behind The Guardian’s responsive site. It’s really gratifying to see UX designers talking about performance.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
If you picked up the Guardian this weekend, you’ll have seen some brilliant work by Kyle on the cover (and inside) the magazine section.