Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-11-28

  • Tom Woodward on Twitter: “@NOAADigCoast I was hoping you could tell me who developed the https://t.co/dreFyO5dC6 site. It’s really incredible.” / Twitter
    A little example of the nice side of social media with NOAA>
  • ENOW
  • How This All Happened · Collaborative Fund
    If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2018 you would not recognize the world around you. The amount of growth that took place during that period is virtually unprecedented. If you learned that there have been no nuclear attacks since 1945, you’d be shocked. If you saw the level of wealth in New York and San Francisco, you’d be shocked. If you compared it to the poverty of Detroit, you’d be shocked. If you saw the price of homes, college tuition, and health care, you’d be shocked. Our politics would blow your mind. And if you tried to think of a reasonable narrative of how it all happened, my guess is you’d be totally wrong. Because it isn’t intuitive, and it wasn’t foreseeable 73 years ago.
  • No Meetings, No Deadlines, No Full-Time Employees
    It can be a great deal for Gumroad too. Before Daniel quit his job at Amazon, he was making over $400,000 a year. We pay him $120,000 a year.

  • Minimum Viable Work – by Stowe Boyd – work futures
    Minimum viable work means operating with the greatest degree of individual autonomy, the lowest degree of managerial overhead, and the highest levels of cooperation without coercion.
  • The devious fossil fuel propaganda we all use
    It’s here that British Petroleum, or BP, first promoted and soon successfully popularized the term “carbon footprint” in the early aughts. The company unveiled its “carbon footprint calculator” in 2004 so one could assess how their normal daily life — going to work, buying food, and (gasp) traveling — is largely responsible for heating the globe. A decade and a half later, “carbon footprint” is everywhere. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a carbon calculator. The New York Times has a guide on “How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint.” Mashable published a story in 2019 entitled “How to shrink your carbon footprint when you travel.” Outdoorsy brands love the term.

    “This is one of the most successful, deceptive PR campaigns maybe ever,” said Benjamin Franta, who researches law and history of science as a J.D.-Ph.D. student at Stanford Law School.

  • Gauthier Roussilhe
    I provide independent expertise for public actors who wish to be informed in their digital and technological choices to be in line with ecological transition policies. I base my studies, as much as possible, on verified scientific literature and local field surveys to formulate recommendations without any conflict of interest.
  • What Does My Site Cost?
    This is the cost of the site based on data from the ITU, without any adjustment for purchasing power or relative affordability. Prices were collected from the operator with the largest marketshare in the country, using the least expensive plan with a (minimum) data allowance of 500 MB over (a minimum of) 30 days. Prices include taxes. Because these numbers are based on the least expensive plan, they are best case scenarios.

  • Page Weight | 2019 | The Web Almanac by HTTP Archive
    Looking at the 90th percentile exposes the unpleasant stuff. Roughly 10% of the pages we’re pushing at the unsuspecting public are in excess of 6 MB and contain 179 requests. This is, frankly, terrible. If this doesn’t seem terrible to you, then you definitely need to read this chapter.
  • docsify
    A magical documentation site generator.

    Simple and lightweight
    No statically built html files
    Multiple themes

  • Co-designing with Speculative Data Stories – Higher Education After Surveillance
  • The Secret Life of an Amazon User
    Google.com is the most visited site on the Internet. The site has an average of 52.000 visits per second [1] and weights around 2MB, resulting into an estimated amount of 500kg of CO2 emissions every second [2]. On average a tree can absorb 21,77kg of CO2 per year [3]. Thus, in order to counteract the amount of CO2 emissions derived by the global visits to google.com, every second, we would need an approximate amount of 23 trees/second.
  • caroline sinders on Twitter: “questions- I’m interested in measuring my own carbon footprint, in regards in particular to how I use my laptop, the amount of websites I access, using any kind of software etc. any insights or anyone doing something similar?