Keep your business not neutral — why it’s upon us, our individual action to change something:
1/2020: Prometheus, new Edge, dark mode for emails and no-track efforts
Any business can stand to do less tracking. It’s great for visitors/customers in terms of privacy and performance, and it removes a ton of noise so you focus on data that matters instead of just slurping up a bunch of overwhelming and distracting data points. https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1214298483387011072
PSA for tech folks hosting stuff in AWS. These are the 5 sustainable regions: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/sustainability/#AWS_purchases_and_retires_environmental_attributes,_like_Renewable_Energy_Credits_and_Guarantees_of_Origin,_to_cover_the_non-renewable_energy_we_use_in_these_regions%2E
According to Coed:Ethics whitepaper, if you're using another region, it could be only 30-40% sustainable: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eCCb3rgqtQxcRwLdTr0P_hCK_drIZrm1Dpb4dlPeG6M/edit
Please don't power your apps with fossil fuels!
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WDRL 279 — last in 2019:
Inclusive docs, Microbrowsers, Kind Companies, and CSS Subgrid Techniques
Every time you shop at Amazon, a business dies. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/17/book-people-goes-into-administration-with-almost-400-jobs-at-risk
I was fired last week by Google for organizing. All I did was make a popup to share the labor notice Google has to share with its workers.
3 hours later mgmt came to my desk, took my phone/laptop, escorted me away. I never got to say goodbye.
My story: https://medium.com/@ksspiers/google-fires-another-worker-for-exercising-her-rights-and-protecting-coworkers-from-illegal-b86c41ef91b9
Request with Intent, Small Differences, Self Organisation and Accessible Cards
[WDRL 274] 5min meetings, Basic as virtue, and Well engineered text form fields.
Unactionable Advice, Bye iframes Hello ShadowDOM, And Teams Not Made Of Stars.
Of course an auction where bids and bidders are kept private “is a fair and objective method to determine which search providers are included in the choice screen.” [from Google’s FAQ]
How to make even more money by giving users a choice, as required by law…
You know what? Read that and think whether you really want to buy or use any Google service or device at least once again: https://medium.com/@GoogleWalkout/onward-another-googlewalkout-goodbye-b733fa134a7d#712c https://twitter.com/codepo8/status/1157288631062675456
Der Bahn-Fernverkehr in Deutschland darf nicht subventioniert werden. Würde diese Regel auch im Luftverkehr gelten, müssten in Deutschland 17 von 23 internationalen Flughäfen geschlossen werden, weil sie nicht rentabel sind. https://www.michael-cramer.eu/aktuelles/detail/kein-klimaschutz-ohne-andere-verkehrspolitik/
Founder of @colloq. Author of WDRL. Frontend and Engineering Manager. Vegetables Grower. Living a sustainable life.
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