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Rediscovering the Small Web.

Most websites today are built like commercial products by professionals and marketers, optimised to draw the largest audience, generate engagement and 'convert'. But there is also a smaller, less-visible web designed by regular people to simpRediscovering the Small Web - Neustadt.frly to share their interests and hobbies with the world. A web that is unpolished, often quirky but often also fun, creative and interesting.

TIL about Milü.

This post is a random grab bag of things relating to irrational numbers.

Heir of LaTeX.

Markdeep is a technology for writing plain text documents that will look good in any web browser, whether local or remote. It supports diagrams, calendars, equations, and other features as extensions of Markdown syntax.


Walt Whitman’s poetry frames scenes from 1920s New York in this film classic.

European countries should follow.

“We’re Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades.”

The New York City police officer whose use of a prohibited chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner in 2014 had a record of misconduct. Garner’s last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. The city investigator who revealed the existence of the officer’s record was forced to resign in 2017; the officer himself wasn’t fired until 2019.


If you want to help save the planet, reduce digital weight. Clean up your website. Before you add an image, make sure that it does something useful and it’s the most optimized image possible. Every time you add code, make sure it does something useful and it’s the leanest code possible. Always be on the lookout for waste images, waste code, waste content. Get into the habit of removing something every time you add something.

COVID-19 Vaccine Visualization.

The Milken Institute partnered with First Person to create a COVID-19 interactive vaccine visualization. View the tool for at-a-glance updates on the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

How to interpret historical analogies.

Historical analogies are not algorithms and they cannot tell the future; history does not repeat itself.

Ruhrgebiet 2.0.

How Germany Is Turning a Mining Hellscape Into a Holiday Paradise.

The mining machines in Lusatia are like the prehistoric glaciers that carved up the landscape of Europe.

Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google.

The search engine dedicated almost half of the first page of results in our test to its own products, which dominated the coveted top of the page.

Relevant: How We Analyzed Google’s Search Results.