Links for 2018/12/13

December 13, 2018 · 2 minute read

I aten’t dead.

Stuff that I saw actually this month

microformats2-experimental-properties · Microformats Wiki

How to use microformats to tag your pronouns in your blog’s metadata

Web Design is 95% Typography: How to Use Type on the Web

This is why my hate for JavaScript and the modern web does not extend, as some people’s does, to CSS. CSS is what lets us have reasonably good typography on the web.

Housing Can’t Be Both Affordable and a Good Investment - CityLab

How US official policy is inherently contradictory, and why no one dares say so.

Dutch Oven Bread | Le Creuset® Official Site

I usually make a no-knead bread, but this one time I forgot to put it in the night before, and still wanted a dutch oven loaf. Mine came out kind of flat because it was 100% whole wheat, but it was still good and not crumbly.

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay | Poetry Foundation

A poem that was in a friend’s memorial service.

Were there Transgender People in the Middle Ages? | The Public Medievalist

Violates Bettridge’s Law of Headlines. tldr: yes, there were.

Could Ketamine Be Used to Vaccinate for Depression or PTSD?

Vaccinate in the preventative sense here applies more to PTSD than to depression; for depression it’s something like a monthly treatment.

Stuff that I saw back in November.

Everyone hates postmodernism but that doesn’t make it wrong — Quartz

“Postmodernists didn’t create the new fractured reality; they merely described it.”

Private by Design: How we built Firefox Sync - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

It used to be even more private, but less convenient. I think the current implementation is a good balance.

Finding the Heart | The New Yorker

A moving story about the unbearable grief of losing a child.

Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You - sonniesedge.co.uk

“An old lady’s personal anger and rants about the modern web industry.” This really captures the way I and a lot of other people feel about the web today.

On Incels and Courtly Love – Going Medieval

How current toxic ideas about gender and sex today trace back to the Medieval invention of romance.

Facebook Allowed Advertisers to Target Users Interested in “White Genocide” — Even in Wake of Pittsburgh Massacre

Because of course it did.


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