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


Nov 11th 2019 - flowingdata.com
xkcd-style charts in JavaScript - Nathan Yau

Nov 10th 2019 - @th3j35t3r
Open the damn trunk, Karen. pic.twitter.com/YsgmplG0Wj

Nov 10th 2019 - @davidfrum
Did anybody pause to calculate the effect on the price of gold on earth if you hauled "$700 quintillion" worth of the stuff out of the sky? We'd be serving burritos in gold foil twitter.com/CNET/status/11…

Nov 8th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Saving for Retirement and Age - Nathan Yau

Nov 7th 2019 - @SteveStuWill
No big deal; just a guy playing fetch with a beluga whale... 😮 pic.twitter.com/PdSNgVABIu

Nov 6th 2019 - kottke.org
Indiana Bell moved a functioning building in 1930 - Patrick Tanguay

Nov 5th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Daylight Saving Time gripe assistant tool - Nathan Yau

Nov 4th 2019 - @hondanhon
this christmas why not give the gift of an insecure general purpose high speed networked microprocessor with omnidirectional microphones and wifi-based motion detection for your loved ones to place in their home

Nov 4th 2019 - @harrisonjaime
This campaign is about bringing hope back to folks like this man. I'm ready to fight for him and working people across South Carolina, are you with me?💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/x5c6w8aJ02

Nov 4th 2019 - @johnmoe
Say what you want about Generation X but we were right about everything being stupid.

Nov 3rd 2019 - @Bachscore
The great @des_linden, post-NYC Marathon, where she finished 6th Reporter: Is it a bourbon or whiskey night? Linden: Bourbon is whiskey, Larry. 🥃 pic.twitter.com/NjNePbrZvp

Nov 1st 2019 - @nytopinion
Memo, 46, is set to run his fastest time yet at @nycmarathon this weekend (bib #477). His training regiment only needs two things: hard work, and never giving up. nyti.ms/2NuyMjZ pic.twitter.com/v1FigVezcn

Oct 31st 2019 - @pomeranian99
The reason the Dutch bike so much? They don't need to bike *far*. The cities are so dense -- with housing built everywhere -- that the average daily commute is only 1.5 miles a day: peopleforbikes.org/blog/best-kept… pic.twitter.com/C2mXzXHNb9

Oct 31st 2019 - @awelfle
This guy’s an Aeropress for Halloween. My hero. // @AeroPressHQ pic.twitter.com/4OzmwAg8sZ

Oct 30th 2019 - kottke.org
Kurt Vonnegut: “There Are Six Seasons Instead of Four” - Jason Kottke

Oct 30th 2019 - flowingdata.com
When Americans Reach $100k in Savings - Nathan Yau

Oct 30th 2019 - @jtylerconway
here's a supercut of john witherspoon eating food in movies just because pic.twitter.com/nSE7qihmtl

Oct 29th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
Using a mirrorless camera and a smartphone, Adrian Borda took this photo from inside an old French cello bit.ly/36fnPLF pic.twitter.com/LiG8idpIpu

Oct 29th 2019 - kottke.org
The Milky Way Reflected in the World’s Largest Mirror - Jason Kottke

Oct 27th 2019 - @iamTannenbaum
“this can’t be true, pleae im literaly shakenjng rigth now” pic.twitter.com/VYnqYwyXH8

Oct 25th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
"Crown Shyness" is a phenomenon where trees avoid touching each other, resulting in beautiful patterns in the canopy bit.ly/2vVmUR2 pic.twitter.com/Ni6uqadX56

Oct 23rd 2019 - @RealKentMurphy
This dude dressed up as Forrest Gump for a Halloween baseball game and definitely didn’t disappoint 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SfhKxPjyTI

Oct 22nd 2019 - @greg_shill
Live footage of a bike lane going through the community board approval process pic.twitter.com/eMU12olZcZ

Oct 21st 2019 - @sacca
I am a 44-year-old man who is by no means emotionally prepared for the death of C-3PO. twitter.com/starwars/statu…

Oct 21st 2019 - @SportsCenter
This is incredible to watch 😲 #SCtop10 (via @Andriragettli) pic.twitter.com/loQ7XVVwUO

Oct 20th 2019 - @shannonrwatts
When gently corrected by one of the astronauts about how other women have spacewalked, Donald Trump uses his middle finger to "fix" his hair. How is this even real life? pic.twitter.com/9bnj7XfY1m

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

Oct 20th 2019 - @CarlyPildis
This tweet is for people who aren't Jewish and have questions about antisemitism and criticism of Israel. This example of how antisemitism, specifically blood libel, masquerades as critique of Israel is so textbook I think I may use it in future trainings. pic.twitter.com/sMoExgnAU0

Oct 19th 2019 - @iAmTheWarax
oh my god pic.twitter.com/dGln6AXOM1

Oct 17th 2019 - kottke.org
Gun Shop: 2,328 Guns at 24 Guns per Second - Jason Kottke

Oct 16th 2019 - @PreetBharara
.@PeteButtigieg is only 37, which makes him 32 years older than @realDonaldTrump twitter.com/katierogers/st…

Oct 16th 2019 - flowingdata.com
How Much Commuting is Too Much? - Nathan Yau

Oct 15th 2019 - kottke.org
The Most Important Pieces of Code in the History of Computing - Jason Kottke

Oct 13th 2019 - @Bachscore
This SNL sketch about people auditioning to be SoulCycle instructors is 💯 nbc.com/saturday-night… pic.twitter.com/gqgpV7Yohx

Oct 13th 2019 - @Steph_Rothstein
Today I ran a PB of 2:27:47 for 6th place in Chicago🇺🇸. Today my husband was a legendary pacer. Today was for all the people in my corner because I wouldn’t be here doing this without you. Today we made progress. pic.twitter.com/3Jgmhi6r0z

Oct 13th 2019 - @Steph_Rothstein
If you had to choose between crapping your pants at mile 22 or running a PR in the marathon what would you do? Well I did both today so that’s cool. #chicagomarathon

Oct 12th 2019 - @chdbrwn
this crew is living in the future and I’m so happy I got to see this... pic.twitter.com/lOWRYy9lKi

Oct 12th 2019 - @PDLComics
stone cold pic.twitter.com/Yt0RQoA03U

Oct 12th 2019 - @stevemagness
A few thoughts on @EliudKipchoge's performance. It's hard to get across how fast a sub 2hr marathon is. 4:33 mile pace. But what does that mean? An NCAA All-American distance runner would struggle to keep up with him for 6 miles of the 26.2.

Oct 10th 2019 - @davidfrum
The future Donald Trump presidential library and casino in Minsk should definitely feature an 24/7 Trump rally , led by an animatronic Trump replica speaking an Artificial Intelligence generated stream of abuse, self-pity, and threats - always changing, always the same

Oct 10th 2019 - @NWSKeyWest
An amazing video of the waterspout yesterday evening near Summerland Key at sunset, courtesy of TJ Cooper. Truly incredible! #flwx #flkeys #KeyWest #SummerlandKey pic.twitter.com/RJDmTrQWnL

Oct 9th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Fixing the ‘impeach this’ map with a transition to a cartogram - Nathan Yau

Oct 8th 2019 - flowingdata.com
With terminal cancer, a patient tracks drug does in a dashboard over her final days - Nathan Yau

Oct 5th 2019 - mcsweeneys.net
GOP Talking Points for President Trump’s Fifth Avenue Massacre - John Gruber

Oct 3rd 2019 - theatlantic.com
Unfit for Office

Sep 27th 2019 - kottke.org
25 Fun Facts About Food from Gastropod - Jason Kottke

Sep 23rd 2019 - kottke.org
Inventive Trials Riding by Fabio Wibmer - Jason Kottke

Sep 19th 2019 - kottke.org
How to Become Freakishly Good at the Yo-Yo - Jason Kottke

Sep 16th 2019 - kottke.org
Euphemisms for Death Collected from Obituaries - Jason Kottke

Sep 16th 2019 - kottke.org
Graffiti That Helps You See Through Walls - Jason Kottke

Sep 12th 2019 - damninteresting.com
Dead Reckoning

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

Sep 6th 2019 - kottke.org
The Comet - Jason Kottke

Sep 3rd 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Why America is losing the information war to Russia - David Ignatius

Sep 3rd 2019 - kottke.org
Errol Morris & Bob Odenkirk Team Up for Climate Change Spots - Jason Kottke

Aug 26th 2019 - runnersworld.com
Woman Wins 50K Ultra Marathon Outright, Trophy Snafu for Male Winner Follows - John Gruber

Aug 23rd 2019 - kottke.org
Metallica’s Enter Sandman, Covered in 20 Different Musical Styles - Jason Kottke

Aug 23rd 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
Starbucks monetary policy - Tyler Cowen

Aug 20th 2019 - kottke.org
Music Video Shot from the Front of a Toy Lego Train - Jason Kottke

Aug 11th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger - David Frum

Aug 7th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Light from the center of the galaxy - Nathan Yau

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

Aug 6th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Best Burger Ranks - Nathan Yau

Aug 5th 2019 - flowingdata.com
A quiz to see if you’re rich - Nathan Yau

Jul 22nd 2019 - flowingdata.com
Airport runway orientation reveals wind patterns - Nathan Yau

Jul 17th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Apollo 11’s achievement still dazzles - George Will

Jul 15th 2019 - kottke.org
Character Routing Maps of Famous Films - Jason Kottke

Jun 15th 2019 - futilitycloset.com
“The Bastard Professor” - Greg Ross

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

Jun 15th 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
Why Chinese is so difficult - Tyler Cowen

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

Jun 10th 2019 - xkcd.com
An Apple a Day

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.

May 8th 2019 - theatlantic.com
The Miracle of Minneapolis

May 3rd 2019 - vox.com
Is Slack ruining our jobs - and lives?

Apr 19th 2019 - nymag.com
Mayor Pete Is the Democrats’ Folksiest Heartland Hope. Really!

Apr 17th 2019 - youtube.com
How Leonardo da Vinci made a "satellite" map in 1502 - YouTube

Apr 1st 2019 - theatlantic.com
There Will Never Be a Movie Like ‘The Matrix’ Again

Mar 26th 2019 - bikepacking.com
Traveling Tubeless for Bikepacking and Touring - BIKEPACKING.com

Mar 22nd 2019 - 1843magazine.com
Death of the calorie

Mar 18th 2019 - nytimes.com
Building Grit in Girls Through Mountain Biking

Mar 16th 2019 - theatlantic.com
How Much Immigration Is Too Much?

Mar 2nd 2019 - bikepacking.com
Raising Riders: From Passengers to Partners on the Baja Divide - BIKEPACKING.com

Feb 24th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Perspective | The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success

Feb 15th 2019 - fivethirtyeight.com
Lindsey Vonn Is The Greatest American Skier — And It’s Not Even Close

Jan 28th 2019 - wired.com
The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race

Jan 25th 2019 - nytimes.com
The Enduring Fight Over the First Ironman Triathlon

Jan 24th 2019 - slatestarcodex.com
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Jan 22nd 2019 - outsideonline.com
The Shady Link Between Sunscreen and Your Health

Jan 19th 2019 - wsj.com
Bill Gates: The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made

Jan 16th 2019 - nytimes.com
Conan O’Brien Wants to Scare Himself With the New, Shorter ‘Conan’

Dec 29th 2018 - dcrainmaker.com
How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

Dec 25th 2018 - nytimes.com
Opinion | The General Who Preferred the Foxhole

Dec 22nd 2018 - wsj.com
How Fortnite Triggered an Unwinnable War Between Parents and Their Boys