Mijndert Stuij Systems administrator and proponent of simplicity

Mars One Way

http://vimeo.com/87916326

There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there.

This is quite a sad documentary about people who, apparently, have so little to live for that they are willing to leave for Mars permanently.

The photos North Korea didn’t want you to see

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/the-photos-north-korea-didnt-want-you-to-see/story-e6frfqai-1226919844504

Using digital memory cards he smuggled out images of the communist nation he was forbidden to take.

In a small fishing village, where Mr Lafforgue visited multiple times, he was treated like an honoured guest. The town was so isolated they had never seen a mobile phone and they spent their days fishing and growing seaweed.

This might be seen as disaster tourism, but I love looking at pictures of daily life in North Korea. I'd love to go there some day to see first hand what it's like to live and work there.

Scammed

https://medium.com/matter/f4a5d98a4f51

Some of America’s poorest people are being targeted by cyber-scammers. Can an errant hacker find the culprits?

Best long form article I've read in a long time.

The dark corners of your UI

http://blog.capwatkins.com/dark-corners

It’s easy to tackle the fun projects. The projects that visibly move the needle or that blaze the trail with new technologies and processes. It’s harder to remember to check the fringes of our applications. To try out being a new user from time to time.

Cap makes an excellent argument here. I love it when a product I use is meticulously designed and maintained. Do that, and your users will know that you care about them and the product.

Extra-WWW

http://www.www.extra-www.org/

Together we, the people of the Internet, must fight to save our most beloved Internet prefix, 'www'. Yes, despite the years of humble and gracious service that these three simple letters have given us, there are those among us who wish to remove them from the WORLD WIDE WEB entirely. To save 'www', we must not only refuse to remove our 'www's, but add extra 'www's to serve as a symbol that we will not be intimidated.

The sound of thousands of SEO experts crying out loud.