"A poll by YouGov found that 18 per cent of men did not have a close friend and 32 per cent had no one they counted as a best friend.

The figures were significantly higher than those for women, with 12 per cent of women saying they did not have close friends and 24 per cent saying they lacked a best friend."

How sad

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I'm tasked with creating a new, relatively simple web app. It's been a little while since I have done this, what does a modern web app look like in 2019?

was recently reminded about this wild essay about authenticity, "selling out," hipsters, and tourism. Glad I could find it!

"After Authenticity" subpixel.space/entries/after-a

Maintaining complex legacy software is such a delicate balance between upgrading components and not breaking other parts of the code. It can be a bit butterflies and hurricanes sometimes.

```javascript
const f = new Boolean(false); console.log(f == !f); // Outputs `true`
```

Hypothesis: All software provisioning systems are bad

Can anyone recommend free tools for creating UX/UI mockups?

Elin Thomas, UK textile artist who uses embroidery/crochet to create unique work resembling petri dishes and bacteria spores #womensart t.co/B8SRMyEBBt

This is an excellent deep dive into worker-owned coops that are trying to contest power and build #socialism.

communemag.com/how-to-seize-th

#coop #solidarityeconomy

If you want to follow a website that doesn't have an RSS feed, you can use feed43.com/ to generate one for a particular page when it updates. Then you can use bots.tinysubversions.com/ to follow that feed in mastodon et al.

“Game Boys: The ‘gamer’ identity undermines the radical potential of play.”
reallifemag.com/well-played-ga

Nothing really new or startling, but I’m interested in the idea of “gaming” as reproductive labour: channeling the energy of play into forms that mimic the culture of work, and providing a space to perform toxic masculinity.

One of the most useless things you can do in Javascript is surely `new Boolean(false)`

Rights for people, rules for corporations. Add your name to the European Initiative: stopisds.org/?fbclid=IwAR3khu1

ISDS is effectively a corporate court system, which forces national governments to protect corporate interests, and protects corporations from prosecution when they inflict human rights violations.

A European treaty to hold corporations to account is being blocked by rich governments and corporate interests. This petition will be used by unions and social organisations to lobby governments to ratify the treaty.

Sharks are older than trees. 🦈

The first plant species which can be considered a real tree is known as Archaeopteris, and it evolved about 350 million years ago.

The first sharks evolved 50 million years before that!

#NoFoolin

brexit 

So are there any libraries out there for parsing/normalising & JSON objects? All the ones I've found seem to be incomplete or not very clear on what they actually do/how to use.

Can anyone recommend a search alerts service that is foss and/or not run by Goog et al?

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