Below is a list of recent articles, stories and tweets I've found interesting. Curated from Twitter, Instapaper, YouTube and RSS (using Feedbin + Reeder).


Sep 19th 2020 - xkcd.com
Voting

Sep 16th 2020 - @cres_guez
Firefighters: literally fight fire Also firefighters: fighting conspiracy theories on TikTok pic.twitter.com/Mf97S0tNrS

Sep 16th 2020 - @CharlesFinch
god bless the Redditor who pointed out that jack white looks like Michael Cera dressed up as Johnny Depp for Halloween pic.twitter.com/6az2PuCNZz

Sep 15th 2020 - nytimes.com
The Love Triangle That Spawned Trump’s Mideast Peace Deal - By Thomas L. Friedman

Sep 15th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
The military is providing an unexpected and powerful line of defense against Russian interference - David Ignatius

Sep 15th 2020 - vox.com
Race, policing, and the universal yearning for safety - Ezra Klein

Sep 15th 2020 - @RottenTomatoes
Watch the official trailer for #TheMandalorian Season 2. Baby Yoda and Mando return October 30th on Disney Plus. pic.twitter.com/ZJ2kMgvONk

Sep 14th 2020 - xkcd.com
Evidence of Alien Life

Sep 13th 2020 - @DrLindseyFitz
#CuriousCures in the history of medicine: “One Night Cough Syrup” from the 1930s, which contained cannabis, morphine, chloroform, & alcohol! In 1934, the FDA ruled that the claims of the cough syrup's therapeutic properties were misleading, and remaining stock was destroyed. pic.twitter.com/WxealTGTzn

Sep 11th 2020 - @anneapplebaum
19 years ago today, if you had told me that this cynical grifter would be president and Rudy Giuliani would be working on behalf of a Russian intelligence officer - I wouldn't have believed you. twitter.com/brianklaas/sta…

Sep 11th 2020 - @brianklaas
On September 11th, shortly after the Twin Towers collapsed, leaving thousands dead, Donald Trump boasted that his building was now the tallest building in downtown Manhattan (which also wasn't true). pic.twitter.com/GT1wRZRSCj

Sep 9th 2020 - kottke.org
Trump Supporters Should Face Negative Consequences for Their Actions - Jason Kottke

Sep 9th 2020 - @pourmecoffee
Hey let's watch NASA test a big-ass booster flickr.com/photos/nasamar… pic.twitter.com/K7pw18zNEc

Sep 9th 2020 - @jdickerson
Optimism is great, but if you jump off a 100 story building based on the optimism that gravity has been repealed, your sunny disposition will be no defense against the plummet.

Sep 9th 2020 - @emilyst
"your API is writing checks your program can't cache"

Sep 8th 2020 - @NYTSports
Ironman Tallinn in Estonia was the first such triathlon since March. Precautions included travel restrictions, temperature checks, masked volunteers and medals handed over in bags. nyti.ms/338HDQb

Sep 8th 2020 - @neilfws
Love that my employer's working from home checklist includes the question "is there excessive noise affecting your work area?" Would have been nice if they'd asked that when I was stuck in the open plan office :)

Sep 7th 2020 - damninteresting.com
For Your Eyes Only - Marisa Brook

Sep 6th 2020 - @marwilliamson
It’s beautiful to see testimony to who we really are. On the other side of the haters there is so much love. pic.twitter.com/777Pe0ZHhb

Sep 5th 2020 - @MollieKatzen
Law professor @brooks_rosa and her colleagues at the Transition Integrity Project built a series of war games to identify the most serious risks to our democracy if Trump messes with election results. She writes about it here: washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/0…

Sep 5th 2020 - @RexChapman
Precisely the reason why I don’t do things like this...twitter.com/HolyCow_Inc/st…

Sep 4th 2020 - @kosherhotdogz
commercials responding to increasingly dire circumstances pic.twitter.com/aqvWFt9Wn3

Sep 3rd 2020 - theatlantic.com
Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

Sep 3rd 2020 - daringfireball.net
★ Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy - John Gruber

Sep 3rd 2020 - @mjhegar
I’m one of the pilots that got shot down. Our Commander-in-Chief thinks that makes me a loser. He thinks the many friends I lost & soldiers I medevac'd were suckers. This is disgraceful. @realDonaldTrump is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Sep 1st 2020 - @e10rowley
Don’t want to get too political here ... but he has a point. #SaucyNugs #KeepLNKWeird pic.twitter.com/uFgpyTRAAV

Aug 31st 2020 - kottke.org
Using Conservative Logic to Defend History’s Greatest Monsters - Jason Kottke

Aug 31st 2020 - @PDLComics
there are plants pic.twitter.com/ILwmHum9KK

Aug 27th 2020 - @RexChapman
Not all heroes wear capes. 2-minutes of gold. Please listen to this Navy Veteran... pic.twitter.com/jXQVMREDSZ

Aug 27th 2020 - @MikeSington
Guy’s security camera catches kid tearing it up on his driveway almost every day, so he decides to do something about it. pic.twitter.com/ZDVb7zLgZo

Aug 25th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Optimizing a peanut butter and banana sandwich - Nathan Yau

Aug 25th 2020 - @DBelardoMD
LOL this is too good😆💀 pic.twitter.com/NZe5faxLud

Aug 23rd 2020 - @kfury
Stress eating... pic.twitter.com/lC2DXHZCTf

Aug 20th 2020 - kottke.org
The Trinity Cube - Jason Kottke

Aug 20th 2020 - kottke.org
Ukulele Covers of AC/DC, Nirvana, and Guns N’ Roses Hits - Jason Kottke

Aug 19th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Data-information-conspiracy - Nathan Yau

Aug 18th 2020 - @samaracello
I had A LOT of requests for this one! X-Men: The Animated Series pic.twitter.com/D1W5TAAs0I

Aug 17th 2020 - xkcd.com
Dependency

Aug 16th 2020 - @MattOswaltVA
Steve Bannon looks like Jeff Lebowski if instead of bowling and weed he was into dogfighting and cocaine pic.twitter.com/mzFubbiJQo

Aug 15th 2020 - @briantylercohen
Just made the most perfect ad for @JoeBiden's campaign. pic.twitter.com/FyMei5Xlsj

Aug 14th 2020 - xkcd.com
COVID Risk Comfort Zone

Aug 13th 2020 - @cmclymer
Legit one of those impressive things I’ve seen in a long time. pic.twitter.com/uYJreC2jcM

Aug 13th 2020 - @AndyRichter
From David Sedaris pic.twitter.com/Oslq1EugPk

Aug 10th 2020 - @SonnyBunch
I drove past Medieval Times this weekend and the parking lot was PACKED and I was just like “yeah that makes sense.”

Aug 10th 2020 - @mcsweeneys
"Please complete this survey within the next 30 minutes, as we plan to include as many diverse opinions as possible before formulating our reopening strategy, which was due for submission last week." mcsweeneys.net/articles/your-…

Aug 9th 2020 - nytimes.com
Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Aug 9th 2020 - wired.com
Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’

Aug 8th 2020 - @BriannaWu
I read this, and now I think all crime should be legal for 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/1ncayM6OjN

Aug 7th 2020 - marker.medium.com
Inside the Company Trying to Solve the Global Bicycle Shortage

Aug 5th 2020 - kottke.org
Transfiguration: An Ever-Evolving Walking Figure - Jason Kottke

Aug 5th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Thankfully, history has not yet repeated Hiroshima and Nagasaki - George Will

Aug 2nd 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
Unbundling the Police in Kentucky - Alex Tabarrok

Jul 31st 2020 - theatlantic.com
Where the System May Break - David Frum

Jul 31st 2020 - kottke.org
And Now a Message from Mask Spokesman Bane from The Dark Knight Rises - Jason Kottke

Jul 27th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Defining ’90s music - Nathan Yau

Jul 25th 2020 - outsideonline.com
A Cave Kingpin Is Buying Up America’s Underground. What’s His Plan?

Jul 25th 2020 - sciencemag.org
Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

Jul 24th 2020 - slowtwitch.com
Cervelo Caledonia: Road Bike of the Future

Jul 23rd 2020 - kottke.org
The Death of Rice - Jason Kottke

Jul 23rd 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Britain’s Woodland Cover Has Returned to Medieval Levels - Information is Beautiful

Jul 17th 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Supercapacitor Buses Are A Thing Now - Information is Beautiful

Jul 15th 2020 - xkcd.com
COVID Risk Chart

Jul 4th 2020 - theatlantic.com
‘A Preventable Catastrophe’

Jul 3rd 2020 - informationisbeautiful.net
Coronavirus COVID-19 Riskiest Activities - David McCandless

Jun 21st 2020 - theatlantic.com
How Far Does the Apple Fall From the Tree?

Jun 19th 2020 - youtu.be
Chicago’s Wiener Circle - John Gruber

Jun 18th 2020 - kottke.org
Teacher Tells Off Neil Armstrong for Faking the Moon Landing - Jason Kottke

Jun 15th 2020 - kottke.org
Twist, Spin, Tuck, Jump - Jason Kottke

Jun 9th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Video Timeline of Trump’s St. John’s Church Photo Op and Lafayette Square Crackdown - John Gruber

May 30th 2020 - marker.medium.com
Inside the Flour Company Supplying America’s Sudden Baking Obsession

May 28th 2020 - dcrainmaker.com
Whoop 3.0 Band & Platform In-Depth Review - DC Rainmaker

May 26th 2020 - kottke.org
Knight Rider for 8 Cellos - Jason Kottke

May 26th 2020 - kottke.org
Squirt Gun Baptisms - Jason Kottke

May 22nd 2020 - flowingdata.com
Moves towards reopening the country - Nathan Yau

May 16th 2020 - theatlantic.com
The Day the Live Concert Returns

May 8th 2020 - mcsweeneys.net
Sure, the Velociraptors Are Still On the Loose, But That’s No Reason Not to Reopen Jurassic Park

Apr 22nd 2020 - a16z.com
IT'S TIME TO BUILD - Andreessen Horowitz

Apr 5th 2020 - mentalfloss.com
The History of the Trapper Keeper

Apr 5th 2020 - nytimes.com
What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus

Apr 5th 2020 - theatlantic.com
How the Pandemic Will End

Mar 26th 2020 - wired.com
The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming

Mar 5th 2020 - theatlantic.com
Learning to Run Without Headphones

Feb 29th 2020 - orbuch.com
We Need To Take CO2 Out Of The Sky

Feb 16th 2020 - theatlantic.com
The 2020 Disinformation War

Feb 16th 2020 - wired.com
Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters

Jan 28th 2020 - nytimes.com
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Jan 8th 2020 - desmoinesregister.com
How Des Moines landed an Ironman triathlon

Dec 30th 2019 - qz.com
If you don’t trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn’t have hired them in the first place

Dec 30th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
The Challenges Ahead for Zwift and ESports

Dec 15th 2019 - wired.com
The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

Dec 7th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The False Promise of Morning Routines

Dec 7th 2019 - wired.com
On Pooping in the Dark—No Lights, No Phones, No Distractions

Dec 7th 2019 - startribune.com
Life Time CEO says luxurious new club at Southdale is just the beginning

Nov 18th 2019 - wsj.com
What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia

Oct 20th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Liberation of Mitt Romney