This metal is powering today’s technology—at what price?
The “renewable” future — replacing one sort of extraction with another.
Life Without the Everything Store
Kottke’s digestion (always primo) or go straight to the source: I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.
tl;dr? Amazon. It is everywhere. It is hard to avoid. Really, really hard to avoid, most especially if you do pretty much nearly anything online. Amazon is legion.
WebSockets the UNIX way; Full duplex messaging between web browsers and servers
Five-minute Explainer: What Is Gravity?
What even is gravity? Learn in (about) five minutes! I very much enjoy Emily St’s science writing.
Designing for the web ought to mean making HTML and CSS
The medium is the message…and sometimes we use the wrong medium to communicate a message.
Follow up! Paying tribute to the web with View Source
Make Your ARIA Labels Sing on Key
This article does a great job contextualizing aria-labels, and how best to implement them. The audio examples provided are perfect — I think it is interesting that I’ve never actually seen anyone else bother to create examples like this before. The audio examples bring aria-labels from an abstract concept, to a concrete interface element.
When To Buy Your Own ISBNs
Sharing this because I had no clue one could purchase ISBN numbers, let alone their power!
A story told on Twitter, in the first person, featuring aliens, a smart phone, and bananas.