Archive for May, 2020

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Nextdoor's Delicate Partnership With Local Police - CityLab

The hyper-local social media platform Nextdoor is winning over local law enforcement and other government officials in the U.S., alarming civil rights advocates.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2020/05/nextdoor-local-partnerships-police-government-privacy-app/611827/

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Intercom’s fundamentals of good interaction design

It can be easy for designers to get distracted by different aspects of building product and forget to focus on their core area – interaction design.

https://www.intercom.com/blog/fundamentals-good-interaction-design/

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Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 despite FDA warnings | Donald Trump | The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/18/trump-taking-hydroxychloroquine-covid-19-fda-warnings

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A Look Back to Prince's Syracuse Carrier Dome Show on Release of Remastered Purple Rain Album - Untapped New York

On the release of the remastered album of Purple Rain, an Untapped Cities contributor shares vivid memories of watching Prince perform at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.

https://untappedcities.com/2017/06/23/a-look-back-to-princes-syracuse-carrier-dome-show-on-release-of-remastered-purple-rain-album/

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When two balls were in play at the same time | MLB.com

We all know how a game of baseball works: A pitcher throws a ball to a batter who tries to hit it. If he puts it in play, the fielders then try to catch it, and maybe they'll toss it around to a couple of their teammates. After they've done

https://www.mlb.com/news/when-two-balls-were-in-play-at-the-same-time

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Prince & The Revolution: Live - YouTube

The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, have released the live audio of Prince and the Revolution: Live, a historic concert captured at the Ca...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRa8ZH_iOXo

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Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read | Financial Times

What went wrong in the president’s first real crisis — and what does it mean for the US?

https://www.ft.com/content/97dc7de6-940b-11ea-abcd-371e24b679ed

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Jeff Bezos Can't Lose | I, Cringely

An anti-trust breakup of Amazon would make founder Bezos even richer

https://www.cringely.com/2020/05/11/jeff-bezos-cant-lose/

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We Eat Everything at Smoque BBQ in Chicago | Serious Eats

Unlike just about every other barbecue restaurant I've been to, everything on Smoque BBQ's menu, from the ribs and brisket to the beans and corn bread, is worth ordering. And that's exactly what a group of us did.

https://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/07/we-eat-everything-at-smoque-bbq.html

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Gigantic dinosaur footprints are found on the roof of a cave : Research Highlights

Prints show the tracks of three ‘titanosaurs’ that took a seaside stroll more than 165 million years ago.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00972-y

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Dinosaur Footprints on a Cave Ceiling - ScienceBlog.com

The footprints of sauropods, thirty-metre-long herbivorous dinosaurs, have been found on the roof of a cave located beneath the Causse Méjean plateau, in

https://scienceblog.com/516341/dinosaur-footprints-on-a-cave-ceiling/

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A short history of color theory - Programming Design Systems

Programming Design Systems is a free digital book that teaches a practical introduction to the new foundations of graphic design.

https://programmingdesignsystems.com/color/a-short-history-of-color-theory/index.html

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See Maps Showing Where FBI Planes Are Watching From Above

America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/spies-in-the-skies

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10 Tasks for Cities Responding to the Pandemic — Strong Towns

Last week we released Nine Things Local Government Needs to Do Right Now in Response to the Pandemic. Here’s the next step for a strong recovery.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/5/10/ten-tasks-for-cities-responding-to-the-pandemic

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Chicago Will Now Require Food Delivery Apps to Disclose Itemized Cost Breakdown – NBC Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago officials announced on Tuesday new rules for third-party food delivery apps, requiring them to disclose to customers an...

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-will-now-require-food-delivery-apps-to-disclose-itemized-cost-breakdown/2270630/

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Why a Struggling Rust Belt City Pinned Its Revival on a… — ProPublica

Welcome to Youngstown, Ohio, home of Chill-Can, the self-chilling beverage container you’ve probably never heard of. Officials have gambled millions of…

https://www.propublica.org/article/youngstown-chill-can

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Watch a Breathtaking Monarch Butterfly Swarm - YouTube

In the mountains of Mexico, a spy hummingbird ventures into the heart of a breathtaking monarch butterfly swarm. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed it!...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lWOySU_hAz0&feature=emb_title&time_continue=187

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Guerrilla Gardening: How this Strong Towns Group Took an Incremental Approach to Creating a Park — Strong Towns

Learn how Stronger Denton—a Denton-based, Strong Towns Local Conversation—took an incremental approach to invest in a park in downtown Denton.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/6/26/an-incremental-approach-to-creating-a-public-space

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The Other Pitchforks — Strong Towns

Laws and rules often prohibit the very things that could make our neighborhoods more resilient. Like producing more of our own food — no small consideration during a time of social distancing and fragile supply chains.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/5/6/the-other-pitchforks

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Inter font family

Inter is a typeface family optimized for user interfaces and computer screens

https://rsms.me/inter/#free

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The Cost Of Free Doughnuts: 70 Years Of Regret : Planet Money : NPR

When the Red Cross began charging soldiers for snacks during World War II, it learned a painful lesson in the economics of free stuff.

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/07/13/156737801/the-cost-of-free-doughnuts-70-years-of-regret

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How Florian Schneider And Kraftwerk Created Pop's Future : NPR

Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter met while studying piano and flute at university in Germany. Before too long, they'd redrawn the entire outline of pop music for the late 20th century.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/07/852081716/how-florian-schneider-and-kraftwerk-created-pops-future

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The Mel Lyman Personality Cult Revisited by Kliph Nesteroff - WFMU's Beware of the Blog

"I tell you I am the greatest man in the world and it doesn't trouble me in the least." - Mel Lyman It seems unlikely that a scrawny, disheveled kid wearing a sailor hat and oversized military coat could actually...

https://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/03/the-mel-lyman-personality-cult-revisited.html

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Variable Fonts

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts.

https://v-fonts.com/

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Not a Black Swan: Nassim Taleb on What the Coronavirus Teaches Us About Our Institutions — Strong Towns

One of the key thought leaders who has inspired the Strong Towns movement has an admonition and a warning for the world—about how our institutions got so fragile in the face of a crisis like the present one.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/4/27/not-a-black-swan-nassim-taleb-on-what-the-coronavirus-teaches-us-about-our-institutions

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Why John Forester was wrong: Design streets for the humans you have, not the humans you wish you had. — Strong Towns

The lifelong champion of vehicular cycling—an approach that gives in to inhumane street design instead of questioning it—passed away this month. No better time to put his still-influential bad ideas to rest.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/4/28/why-john-forester-was-wrong-design-streets-for-the-humans-you-have-not-the-humans-you-wish-you-had

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This is the End of the Suburban Experiment — Strong Towns

Contrary to what has been asserted elsewhere, the suburbs are not about to have a renaissance. In fact, there are many reasons to believe we are nearing the end.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/4/27/this-is-the-end-of-the-suburban-experiment

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SUVs Get Parked in the Ocean, Reveal Scope of U.S. Auto Glut - Bloomberg

The length of almost two football fields, the cargo ship Jupiter Spirit arrived in Los Angeles’ harbor on April 24 after an almost three-week journey from Japan, ready to unload its cargo of about 2,000 Nissan Armada SUVs, Rogue crossovers and Infiniti sedans in a quick, half-day operation.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-01/suvs-get-parked-in-the-ocean-and-reveal-scope-of-u-s-car-glut