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


May 31st 2020 - @mirandayaver
You know, I always wanted to know what it would be like to simultaneously experience the Spanish flu, Great Depression, and 1968 mass protests while Andrew Johnson was president.

May 30th 2020 - @tkerssen
Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up” #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/bW48imyt55

May 30th 2020 - @WIREDScience
This is mesmerizing. Søren Solkær captured this flock of starlings in Friesland, a Northern province of the Netherlands. Starlings move in astounding unison, each mimicking six or seven of their nearest neighbors. For more follow Søren on Instagram: wired.trib.al/Afeb5Aw pic.twitter.com/VQtq2oq8B7

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

May 30th 2020 - @pourmecoffee
Love this one (Charlie Riedel, AP) pic.twitter.com/JUwJxmVn56

May 30th 2020 - @MarielleMohs
THIS. THIS. THIS. This is the Minneapolis I want people to see. ...Neighbors cleaning up the Walgreens on 32nd & E Lake that was burned by agitators over night. Emotions are high here. Some crying as they clean up. These are the helpers. These are Minnesotans. #wcco pic.twitter.com/jclyt1w4rp

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

May 28th 2020 - @dcrainmakerblog
After months of data, nearly a hundred workouts, and countless data comparison sets, my in-depth review of the Whoop 3.0 (and platform) is out! It's massive, and filled with all the deep-diving rabbit holes you know and love. Strap in, it's a wild ride: dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/whoop-… pic.twitter.com/l5JzwqsZ9i

May 27th 2020 - @RandyRainbow
Shouldn’t this f*cker be busy making a vaccine? pic.twitter.com/onjzVt9ubq

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

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

May 23rd 2020 - @ToddDomke
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May 22nd 2020 - @Ryan_Kelly__
I spent way too long making this fake commercial for Zoom. pic.twitter.com/oEkeT6Oywi

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

May 22nd 2020 - @sl_englund
Hometown news station. Watch until end: pic.twitter.com/kP31vGhgSO

May 21st 2020 - @scottreuwho
Subnet mask. pic.twitter.com/aCn0RL4pyE

May 20th 2020 - theverge.com
Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos - Monica Chin

May 20th 2020 - kottke.org
Nature By Numbers - Jason Kottke

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

May 15th 2020 - @sentientist
Bill Gates haters. reddit.com/r/rareinsults/… pic.twitter.com/G0nPBiYcwb

May 13th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Think we have military primacy over China? Think again. - David Ignatius

May 12th 2020 - kottke.org
11-Year-Old Lands First Ever 1080 on a Skateboard Vert Ramp - Jason Kottke

May 11th 2020 - @Popehat
With aid of a furry and a criminal, brother and sister terrorists flirt with incest as they destroy an important public works project. twitter.com/mashable/statu…

May 11th 2020 - @JordanHeckFF
"LEEROY JENKINS!!!" 15 years ago today this legendary video was uploaded to the internet. pic.twitter.com/aQCGmcfVQh

May 11th 2020 - @JeffreyGoldberg
"I know exactly where I was supposed to be (on July 4th): FedExField, outside Washington, D.C., with my band Foo Fighters and roughly 80,000 of our closest friends." Read Dave Grohl on life without live music (via @TheAtlantic): theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…

May 9th 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
The Miracle of the Internet - Alex Tabarrok

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

May 8th 2020 - @Cycling_Embassy
A brand new University of Amsterdam study looks at how people around the world are experiencing working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic: "Car commuters miss commuting the least. Commuters by (e-)bicycle are the group who miss commuting the most." urbanstudies.uva.nl/content/blog-s… pic.twitter.com/K4H5DZJoBU

May 6th 2020 - @PrincessB_PBL
There is a shortage of perfect quotes in this world... pic.twitter.com/zHmGz7aKZn

May 5th 2020 - @Super70sSports
Looking back on it now, “I am the monster I fear” is a pretty dark fucking book. pic.twitter.com/esRiUA8SoO

May 4th 2020 - xkcd.com
2020 Google Trends

May 4th 2020 - @pourmecoffee
When you get beamed down and everyone is pointing a phaser at you. pic.twitter.com/uq91OGtuTh

May 4th 2020 - @Bachscore
People are so mad at runners, they’re calling them 'joggers,' "which runners really hate, because a 'runner' is someone committed to fitness, and a 'jogger' is someone who waddles around in sweatpants while eating a turkey leg." wsj.com/articles/the-w…

May 3rd 2020 - @thetayofficial
Hope this makes your day like it made mine ✨they killed it Ig: @norah_yarah_rosa pic.twitter.com/ExmmdXRkek

May 3rd 2020 - @Oatmeal
theoatmeal.com/comics/running

May 3rd 2020 - @chrisgeidner
nature is healing pic.twitter.com/taCDtT4KOe

May 2nd 2020 - @SEDLAW15
Quote of the year: “If you expect elementary school children to endure the trauma of active shooter drills for your freedoms, you can wear a mask to Costco.”

May 2nd 2020 - @humorandanimals
when my time comes this is how i want to go (gffkennel via jukinmedia) pic.twitter.com/xiM5Ioq5t3

May 2nd 2020 - @espn
.@ThorBjornsson_ HAS DONE IT! He just deadlifted 1,104 pounds, setting a new world record 😮💪 #TheOcho pic.twitter.com/YQzO5ULZ3S

May 2nd 2020 - @ChaplainAziz
This sheep escaped a farm and spent 6 years in the mountains, during which time he grew 60 pounds of wool. Wolves tried to eat him, but their teeth could not penetrate the floof. You don't have to turn hard to survive the wolves, just be really, really soft and fluffy. pic.twitter.com/VYdxujSU8l

May 1st 2020 - kottke.org
Lunar Landing Recreated from Archival NASA Photos - Jason Kottke

May 1st 2020 - @YoYo_Ma
❤️ For the canceled weddings, separated lovers, new loves found, and loved ones near and far. This is Elgar's "Salut d'Amour." #songsofcomfort ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2MkquXnN4B

Apr 30th 2020 - kottke.org
Wile E. Coyote Files a Product Liability Lawsuit Against Acme Company - Jason Kottke

Apr 30th 2020 - @JesseAalberg
Wife: I've been listening to you on your work calls for 6 weeks now, and I still have no idea what you do. Also, wife: it seems like you have the same conversation every day. Me: sadly, true

Apr 30th 2020 - @mattmillsphoto
OMG TUMBLEWEED TORNADO! 🌪 Saw this approaching and pulled over along WA-240 a few minutes ago near Hanford Site. #wawx pic.twitter.com/NL9Nny1j7a

Apr 27th 2020 - buzzfeednews.com
When Should You Wear a Mask in Public? - John Gruber

Apr 24th 2020 - starwars.com
‘Star Wars’ Backgrounds for Video Calls - John Gruber

Apr 23rd 2020 - flowingdata.com
Testing the infinite monkey theorem - Nathan Yau

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

Apr 19th 2020 - theatlantic.com
Trump’s Two Horrifying Plans for Dealing With the Coronavirus - David Frum

Apr 10th 2020 - kottke.org
How Privacy-Friendly Contact Tracing Can Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19 - Jason Kottke

Apr 8th 2020 - kottke.org
Dozens of Science & Engineering Activities for Kids from The James Dyson Foundation - Jason Kottke

Apr 7th 2020 - kottke.org
The Pandemic Has Driven Twitter to New Lows in Happiness - Jason Kottke

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

Apr 4th 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
Thank You Bill Gates - Alex Tabarrok

Mar 31st 2020 - kottke.org
Concatenation - Jason Kottke

Mar 31st 2020 - blog.darksky.net
Apple Acquires Dark Sky - John Gruber

Mar 31st 2020 - xkcd.com
Pathogen Resistance

Mar 27th 2020 - xkcd.com
6-Foot Zone

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

Mar 25th 2020 - kottke.org
Ikea Instructions for COVID-19 Quarantine - Jason Kottke

Mar 25th 2020 - kottke.org
Iconic Art & Design Reimagined for the Social Distancing Era - Jason Kottke

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 25th 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
Canine collar markets in everything - Tyler Cowen

Feb 25th 2020 - kottke.org
Special Edition GIF/JIF Peanut Butter Jar - Jason Kottke

Feb 25th 2020 - mrmacintosh.com
How to Enable the Mac Startup Chime on New Macs - John Gruber

Feb 20th 2020 - flowingdata.com
Scale of Bloomberg net worth - Nathan Yau

Feb 17th 2020 - kottke.org
Face ID Compatible Respirator Masks - Jason Kottke

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

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

Feb 9th 2020 - washingtonpost.com
Is economic growth limited to 2 percent? - Robert Samuelson

Feb 1st 2020 - kottke.org
One Guy Gets Entire Park to Sing Bon Jovi - Jason Kottke

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

Jan 26th 2020 - futilitycloset.com
Applied Chemistry - Greg Ross

Jan 24th 2020 - kottke.org
Scary Sea Monster Really Just Hundreds of Tiny Fish in a Trench Coat - Jason Kottke

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

Oct 3rd 2019 - theatlantic.com
Unfit for Office

Sep 12th 2019 - damninteresting.com
Dead Reckoning

Sep 8th 2019 - damninteresting.com
The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

Aug 6th 2019 - nytimes.com
Triathlons Fight Decline and Seek Ways to Attract the Young

Jun 15th 2019 - wired.com
Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

Jun 13th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
Garmin’s Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Software Instability

May 20th 2019 - outsideonline.com
Will Mining Destroy America's Most Popular Wilderness?

May 14th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
For some national politicians, over-the-top competition isn’t limited to elections. The relentless drive that powers a campaign serves some politicians just as well in the weight room, on the basketball court or in the Ironman.