Any response from the Government on the IPCC report that came out yesterday urging immediate action on climate change? Yep, @[email protected] is thinking about upping how many earthquakes a fracking site can cause before it has to halt operations... WTAF? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/09/uk-fracking-rules-on-earthquakes-could-be-relaxed-says-minister
Urgent action required now to keep global temperature rise to 1.5C according to landmark UN report. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
An excellent post about web sustainability from @[email protected]: https://www.ledevducoin.fr/2018/09/4-leviers-pour-reduire-lempreinte-ecologique-dun-site-web/ (Google Translate does a reasonable job if you can't read French: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ledevducoin.fr%2F2018%2F09%2F4-leviers-pour-reduire-lempreinte-ecologique-dun-site-web%2F&edit-text=&act=url)
Ludicrously amazing developments in the land of @[email protected] when it comes to optimisation. Hat tip to @[email protected] and the team. This is a big web sustainability win too. https://elm-lang.org/blog/small-assets-without-the-headache
Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news
Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news
Excellent Reasons to be Cheerful podcast this week: the quiet renewables revolution. https://www.acast.com/reasonstobecheerful/52.thequietrenewablesrevolution
Variable fonts are one of the coolest innovations in web typography, and they're now supported in all major browsers! They offer designers huge amounts of flexibility without bogging down pages with megabytes of font files.
Mozilla posted a brief intro to variable fonts at https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/ and you can see some in action at https://v-fonts.com/
The silent rise of Germany's Green party http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/09/11/the-silent-rise-of-germanys-green-party/
In case you're wondering: the #EU just voted to impose filters on all the text, audio, photos, videos, etc you might post. If you think this will help photographers or other creators, you don't understand filters.
Meanwhile, the EU has voted to kill the Internet as we know it and possibly aid in creating an even bigger surveillance machine in the process.
Civil disobedience is the way forward on this one. We redouble our efforts to create decentralised alternatives and if they’re deemed illegal by this myopic legislation, so be it. Fuck ’em. We go to jail if we need to.
If you had any illusions that the battle for personhood and human rights would be easier in our age, think again.
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