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On Design Tools and Processes - Viljami Salminen

For the past year(s) I’ve been chasing for answers. Looking for new tools, thinking about design processes and figuring out what design really means to me. At times I’ve felt so disconnected with our pro­cesses that I’ve wondered if my career choice was right.
For a field rooted in the fine arts this period of change has been increasingly hard and is about to get even harder. We’ve moved away from designing static pages to creating digital systems of components, but we’ve done that mostly by using the same static design tools like Illustrator, Sketch, or even Figma. Tools

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Accessibility, The Free Market, and Punching Nazis While Sitting Down – Heydon Pickering

By characterizing disability as a discrete ‘target’ group, the aim is to excuse the creation of products and services which do not cater for disability. “Oh I’m not making things for disabled people. But I’m sure someone else is, don’t worry. Such-and-such law of economics states it must be so.”

Disability does not work that way, though. It isn’t a discrete community or field of interest. It is complex, multifaceted and pervades all kinds of cultural identity through race, socio-economic level, gender identity, and faith. If you create an inaccessible product or service, you are almost guaranteed to be

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WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release

WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected (…):
The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it. (…)
WP_Query is vulnerable to a SQL injection (SQLi) when passing unsafe data. WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. (…)
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered in the posts list table. (…)
An unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in a REST API endpoint (…)
An additional serious vulnerability was fixed in this release and

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KTK by 281_ – Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Amerika.

Es gibt manchmal Illustrationen, die sind so auf den Punkt, besser gehts nicht. Diese hier des Tokyoer Streetartisten "281_ anti nuke" gehört definitiv dazu:

Klickst Du kuckst Du (wegen Copyright als Link und von wegen kein https nicht als Deeplink image).

Es fällt mir schwer, optimistisch zu bleiben. Meine Kindheit, das Heranwachsen im Schatten der atomaren Aufrüstung, des Wettrüstens und der generellen "no future" Stimmung in den 70ern und 80ern des Kalten Krieges… ich habe keinen Bock, die ganze Scheisse nun als neuen Aufguss zu erleben.

A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and

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Going rogue - Jeremy Keith

now we’re into slippery slopes and glass houses. One person might draw the line at creating a Muslim registry. Someone else might draw the line at including any kind of invasive tracking script on a website. Someone else again might decide that the line is crossed by including Google Analytics. It’s moral relativism all the way down. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t draw lines. Of course it’s hard to live in an ideal state of ethical purity—from the clothes we wear to the food we eat to the electricity we use—but a muddy battleground is still capable

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Richard David Precht in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung

(…) das grösste Problem besteht darin, dass das, was wir «Realpolitik» nennen und was nahezu alle Politiker betreiben, dass das in Wahrheit keine Realpolitik ist. Realpolitik bedeutet heute, das zu machen, was gerade opportun ist – ohne strategisches Verständnis dafür, was das mittel- oder langfristig bedeutet. Das kann sehr gut dazu führen, dass wir in eine völlig falsche Richtung laufen. Nehmen Sie den Hyperkonsum als Beispiel: Man betreibt die totale Ausplünderung sämtlicher Ressourcen der Welt, damit wir unsere Wohnzimmer mit Dingen vollstellen können, von denen wir nicht einen Fünftel brauchen. Daran festzuhalten, ist keine Realpolitik; real wäre die

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Jeremy Keith - Choice

We’ve made the mistake in the past of framing problems as “either/or”, when in fact, the correct solution was “both!”:

you can either have a desktop site or a mobile site,
you can either have rich interactivity or accessibility,
you can either have a single page app or progressive enhancement.

We don’t have to choose. It might take more work, but we can have our web cake and eat it.
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A timeline of earth's average temperature

When people say 'the climate has changed before', these are the kinds of changes they are talking about
xkcd.com

The Aesthetic Of Non-Opinionated Content Management: A Beginner’s Guide To ProcessWire – Francesco Schwarz

An great overview and introduction to my favorite CMS, by Francesco on Smashing Magazine:

I think what resonates with a lot of people is that ProcessWire is a system that goes from simple to complex, not the other way around. It doesn’t assume what you want to build, but instead lays a strong, non-opinionated foundation by offering you effective, powerful tools and leaving the rest to you. That conceptual aesthetic has, to me, a certain appeal to it.smashingmagazine.com

I like the term "non-opinionated content management" to describe how ProcessWire will not make any assumptions on how you ...

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