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Wondering whether it was a concious choice to use raw numbers (c.f. proportional numbers) for this map. Since I do not know the population size of European countries by heart, with proportional data I would be unable to estimate the totals.

Black out tuesday. Wondering about the selection criteria for the screen takeover. - posting this without checking whether the Bellingcat reporter really reported 92 incidents of police violence agains journalists…

In (via HN), communicating generously is the one I like most to apply/when it is applied.

"assume your peer is a competent, intelligent, reasonable person who is asking a question because they’re lacking context, that they’ve already attempted to procure on their own."

GitHub published a deep dive on a golang bug. Much more interesting than the java things I deal with for work. What overlaps? The usage of application performance metrics.

Just learned about rectangle – an open source window snapping app for OS X

Higher education has been forced to move fully online without an exit plan. This opinion piece points out that this makes the results of the misaligned incentives for educational institutions more pressing & asks for answers from OC&W

Hypothesis: You can trigger virus scanners by using a well-known string in your wifi SSID 😂

I just checked what Dutch ISPs use RPKI validation ( and was amazed: Some do (XS4ALL, SURFnet), those of the majority of users do not (e.g. KPN, Ziggo, T-Mobile Thuis, …)

I made a quick chart based on stichting NICE data (with pandas/altair/jupyter lab) that I could not find for the Netherlands: cumulative outcome after n days.

…but there is much more potential for visualizations.

Just found out [parts of] the dutch government are working on a shared user experience structure and will likely open it up. Sounds (re-)usable! designsystem.gebruikercentraal

It feels very ad hoc. When the adoption rate of a system is essential, trust in the systems implementation is crucial. This concept deserves better/a do-over, such as called for by et al

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I thought I heard the COVID-19 tracking apps in the Netherlands would be open source but I can not spot it in the tender ( Did I make it up, or am I overlooking it?

Government bailouts for companies that pay limited taxes and have spent their profit on buying back stocks... Is that an indirect a bailout of shareholders?

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