A nice summary of the performance benefits of Variable Fonts. Typically this means reduced file sizes, file requests, and time to first render.
Github, owned by Microsoft, will acquire npm. I’m not really in a position to say whether this is a positive or negative development. npm always felt somewhat analogous to Linux software repositories and while a level of maintenance and trust is desired, interference by corporate interests is always going to be a concern.
Cloudflare has the most comprehensive article about URLs I’ve ever read: The History of the URL.