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As a data journalist who is also a
👨‍🌾 gardener and concerned about the , I started to look into droughts in Europe, found soil moisture anomaly maps by the European Drought Observatory and counted pixels to see how bad it is. (tl;dr: it's bad)

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Exhibition about Marie Neurath's work in London, until November 3rd. Go see if you can:👉


I updated the palette helper I made 5 years ago! Lots of new features:
- quick-editing of input colors
- added charts for saturation+hue
- added colorblind check and simulator
- fixed url serialization bug

Happy coloring!

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Hi, folks. I no longer have the capacity to run Thank you for all of your donations over the past year to cover the costs. We're now spending ~$55/mo. on hosting, plus some administrative costs (like the domain name).

Anyone interested in shepherding

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A beautiful venue, inspiring talks, awesome sketchnotes (thank you,!), meeting lots of new people – what a great, great conference 2019 here in Finland! Thanks for having me, and thanks for the flawless organization.

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Beehive is like an open-source, self-hosted version of IFTTT.

... and it supports Mastodon!

Check it out:

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


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Interesting project, open source music:

Note that this isn't just free recordings, but MIDI-style files with individual notes and tracks in a form that can be copied and remixed 👍

It is the source code of music :blobaww:

(via @pendragon )

#Music #Musical #OpenSource #MusicProduction #Audio

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Did you know that Transport for London has an audio guide to its network? If you think you might enjoy having the names of Tube, Overground, DLR and Cable Car stations read to you for three hours, it’s this way:

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If you’re not a transport geek, maybe the Swedish Ikea catalogue read cover to cover is more your thing? Varsågod:

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Interesting panel discussion from : How does funding from Google and other digital platforms impact journalism? (And yes, the festival's main sponsors were both Google and Facebook, and this video is hosted on Youtube...)

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Two great hackathons are happening this weekend in Germany:
– Berlin: Join me in using elections data to better inform voters: / by &
– Munich: Design data from cultural institutions: by

I got this lovely old typewriter now but the fact that the backspace key points forward almost drives me crazy. It makes sense kind of, but still 😱

I found this link via @sophiewarnes' excellent 'Fair Warning' newsletter and I think you should subscribe, too

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It's a great article of the basic principles for the data tables design by Taras Bakusevych.

Data Tables Design

Had a nice train ride from Madrid to Pamplona with Alberto Cairo. We had good discussion about the Data Vis Society, Datawrapper, Flourish, and the good life in Miami. Saw a preview of his new book (! But then he fell asleep, recovering from his transatlantic flight..

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