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Friday Links

Ire Aderinokun provides an excellent explanation of the critical rendering path in web browsers. If you do any kind of front-end work on the web this is required reading.

The Public Domain Review showcases a number of stunning hand-drawn infographics showing the state of Black American life in 1900.

Alex Q. Arbuckle provides an incredible look at The Terra Nova Expedition of 1910, including some breathtaking photos from over one hundred years ago.

Bertrand Jayr shows us that anything can be whimsical, even toilet paper storage.

Lucas Zimmermann shows us that anything can be beautiful, even traffic lights. Don’t miss part two.

Jason Fried writes about the value of time and the importance of not letting other people steal it.

Julia Love gives us a peek at the incredible attention to detail Apple is demanding during the construction of their new campus.

Gordon Mah Ung performed some extensive battery tests on the new MacBook Pros.

Federico Viticci provides an in-depth look at the new Magic Variables in Workflow 1.7 for iOS.

If you enjoy bookstores you’re going to enjoy these photos.

Work from home? Read this.

Augmented reality + Portal = nothing would get done, ever.

GIF of the week.

I was about to put a warning here about the political links below, but these links aren’t political. The current state of affairs in the United States stretches well beyond the realm of politics. These links are about life, how people are being impacted by what’s happening in this country, where things might be going, and what we can do about it. So, warning, links about life are below.

Jason Kottke provides both an excellent summary of, and comment on, the senate stopping Elizabeth Warren from reading Coretta Scott King’s letter by invoking Senate Rule XIX.

Cecilia Kang pens a story about Trump’s F.C.C. pick targeting net neutrality rules.

Jake Fuentes shares his take on what might really be going on with the current administration. He hopes he’s wrong, and I hope so, too.

Under 35, progressive, and want to run for office? These people want to help.

Arianna Huffington writes about escaping the cycle of outrage many of us are trapped in right now.

And, finally, here’s a link to a tweet from the dictionary.