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


Jan 17th 2021 - @Carnage4Life
Nothing has convinced me that we’re in a bubble more than this video. pic.twitter.com/P6wohCVNkQ

Jan 17th 2021 - @emilynussbaum
This is his astonishing article about the insurrection, informed by that footage and by months of reporting on the Proud Boys, Q, etc: newyorker.com/magazine/2021/…

Jan 16th 2021 - @Lesdoggg
Don’t know who this dude is but he broke that shit DOWN!! Listen especially the ones that need to hear it!! pic.twitter.com/gSZno2yaRh

Jan 16th 2021 - @DanFosterType
Still trying to wrap my head around the fact that a bunch of people who think Bill Gates is going to inject them with a chip stormed the US Capitol with their cell phones’ location data enabled.

Jan 14th 2021 - kottke.org
Lava Lamps Help Keep The Internet Secure?? - Jason Kottke

Jan 14th 2021 - @DavidUberti
Correction of the day pic.twitter.com/UyvQmRCNXl

Jan 14th 2021 - @carlquintanilla
“I was never taught how to play the guitar. I don’t know what the chords to ‘Everlong’ are. I only know what happens when I put the fingers there.” - the great Dave Grohl, born today in 1969 🎸 “Everlong” (1997) pic.twitter.com/6bYpg9cXuy

Jan 14th 2021 - xkcd.com
1/10,000th Scale World

Jan 12th 2021 - @ryanstruyk
Willingness to get vaccinated via Gallup poll: 83% Democrats 77% college degree 74% over 65 years old 67% men 67% White adults 66% under 45 years old 65% All Americans 64% women 62% non-White adults 60% no college degree 59% independents 45% Republicans

Jan 11th 2021 - dcrainmaker.com
15 Years This Week: The Forerunner 305 Was Released: How does it test now? - DC Rainmaker

Jan 10th 2021 - @JeffreyGoldberg
"Here they were, a coalition of the willing: deadbeat dads, YouPorn enthusiasts, slow students, and MMA fans... After a few wrong turns, they had pulled into the swamp with bellies full of beer and Sausage McMuffins...." The singular @CaitlinPacific: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

Jan 9th 2021 - @MaxWinebach
Some software engineer at Microsoft was probably laughing so hard when this got approved and nobody noticed pic.twitter.com/6U8x7OpioE

Jan 9th 2021 - xkcd.com
Steepen the Curve

Jan 8th 2021 - @Lesdoggg
I would go to any party she throws after Covid though!! pic.twitter.com/IFdZq032Ov

Jan 7th 2021 - kottke.org
Two Quick Links for Thursday Afternoon - Jason Kottke

Jan 7th 2021 - @CaleyFretz
Working towards immortality, one shot at a time. twitter.com/cyclingtips/st…

Jan 6th 2021 - dcrainmaker.com
Here’s What Happens When You Order a $35 Power Meter - DC Rainmaker

Jan 5th 2021 - @katieporteroc
Say it with me: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jan 5th 2021 - @GoZwift
How it started: How it’s going: #TourdeZwift pic.twitter.com/KlCEPuH4Od

Jan 3rd 2021 - @Rainmaker1973
Facebook users, randomized to deactivate their accounts for 4 weeks in exchange for $102, freed up an average of 60 minutes a day, spent more time socializing offline, became less politically polarized, and reported improved subjective well-being [study: buff.ly/2yl3JmE] pic.twitter.com/XhFLWagxMD

Jan 2nd 2021 - @wonderofscience
Beautiful timelapse of Earth rising over the Moon captured by the Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft Kaguya. Credit: JAXA/NHK pic.twitter.com/C8Iiuawweg

Jan 2nd 2021 - @RexChapman
This good boy bet a bundle on the last race at Churchill Downs... pic.twitter.com/93ilhaBNC9

Jan 2nd 2021 - @stevemagness
In a study out of the University of Plymouth in the UK, when subjects were walking up to a massive hill, they perceived it to be less steep if they had a friend by their side. With someone else there, the daunting seems more manageable.

Jan 1st 2021 - lesswrong.com
100 Tips for a Better Life - LessWrong

Dec 31st 2020 - @JenAshleyWright
After 2020 I'm never going to question why they keep opening up Jurassic Park despite obvious safety issues.

Dec 31st 2020 - @steve_lieber
Y2K was 21 years ago. Looking back, I think the only thing we learned is that if a bunch people work really hard to stop a problem from happening, lots of other people will assume it was never really a problem.

Dec 31st 2020 - @AlbertBrooks
I’m a very suspicious person. Last year I wished everybody a happy new year and look what happened. So this year, from the bottom of my heart, fuck you.

Dec 31st 2020 - nytimes.com
74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020 - Times Insider Staff and Clay Hickson

Dec 30th 2020 - @dog_rates
The Dogs of 2020 pic.twitter.com/xVQdlkgW1T

Dec 29th 2020 - daringfireball.net
★ Facebook’s Unknowable Megascale - John Gruber

Dec 27th 2020 - @olegsvn
Today it's -45C (-49F) in my hometown Novodibirsk, Siberia. pic.twitter.com/EGxyrRqdE2

Dec 26th 2020 - @Pensans
Made the cat a tank. Now she’s ready to rule the world 😑 #CatsOfTwitter #tank #literallyBoxingDay pic.twitter.com/onQCjxCS6H

Dec 26th 2020 - @ThatEricAlper
In 1964, Ringo Starr snapped a photo of some high school students who had skipped class to see the Beatles during their first trip to the US. 50 years later, the group reunited and recreated the photo. pic.twitter.com/E3CRPJgQdT

Dec 25th 2020 - @pomeranian99
This guy put 500 LEDs on his tree and mapped out each of their locations in 3D so he could address each one individually -- and produce some wild light shows: youtube.com/watch?v=TvlpIo…

Dec 25th 2020 - bloomberg.com
Data Heroes of Covid Tracking Project Are Still Filling U.S. Government Void

Dec 24th 2020 - platformer.news
How Microsoft crushed Slack

Dec 23rd 2020 - @TimFullerton
Weird Al Yankovic just won 2020. pic.twitter.com/dvcxbf8Rr5

Dec 22nd 2020 - kottke.org
Meet the Monkey Slug Caterpillar - Jason Kottke

Dec 22nd 2020 - @pomeranian99
Watching the explosive forming of a metal sphere is short -- the video lasts seconds -- but deeply satisfying: boingboing.net/2020/12/22/exp…

Dec 21st 2020 - @ankithharathi
A janitor making $4/hour walked into a Fortune 500 company boardroom. Shaking, he took a seat opposite the CEO. "So I had an idea..." he nervously began. Years later, that idea would become an iconic consumer brand and make him worth ~$20M. Here's how that meeting went 🧶👇

Dec 20th 2020 - @RexChapman
Kyushu, Japan: An enormous xylophone in the woods plays this Bach tune when a wooden ball rolls down each "key”. Mind blown... pic.twitter.com/vsnQWdUQLn

Dec 19th 2020 - @LifeTime_Life
We are excited to announce our new Life Time Digital membership, available now! Stay connected to what counts. For anyone. Anywhere. #LifeTimeDigital #LoveYourLife prn.to/2Wua0VY

Dec 16th 2020 - xkcd.com
2020 Election Map

Dec 16th 2020 - zephoria.org
The US Federal Government Needs a VP of Engineering, not a CTO - zephoria

Dec 16th 2020 - nytimes.com
My 50-Pound Bag of Flour Is Gone. My Sanity Remains. - Farhad Manjoo

Dec 15th 2020 - kottke.org
The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery - Jason Kottke

Dec 2nd 2020 - kottke.org
The Rapidly Falling Cost of Solar Energy Visualized - Jason Kottke

Dec 2nd 2020 - kottke.org
Detailed Forensic Reconstruction of the Beirut Port Explosions - Jason Kottke

Dec 2nd 2020 - flowingdata.com
Scented candle reviews on Amazon and Covid-19 - Nathan Yau

Dec 1st 2020 - kottke.org
Stan Lee: “Fuck” Is the “Most Useful Word in the English Language” - Jason Kottke

Nov 30th 2020 - theatlantic.com
The World Is Never Going Back to Normal

Nov 30th 2020 - aphelis.net
Isaac Asimov on the ‘Cult of Ignorance’ - John Gruber

Nov 28th 2020 - marginalrevolution.com
Amazing Amazon - Alex Tabarrok

Nov 15th 2020 - wired.com
WFH or Work at the Office—More Tech Employees Can Now Choose

Nov 12th 2020 - kottke.org
The 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Exploding Whale - Jason Kottke

Nov 11th 2020 - kottke.org
Q: What Is a Hole? A: We’re Not Sure! - Jason Kottke

Oct 29th 2020 - flowingdata.com
How your state makes electricity - Nathan Yau

Oct 28th 2020 - kottke.org
The Game of the Year: the 3D Virtual Walkthrough of 8800 Blue Lick Road - Jason Kottke

Oct 23rd 2020 - kottke.org
Fantastic 3-D Animation of How Medieval Bridges Were Built - Jason Kottke

Oct 17th 2020 - theatlantic.com
America Is Broken

Oct 14th 2020 - uncrate.com
Revolutionary, Indeed - John Gruber

Oct 9th 2020 - damninteresting.com
How Miss Shilling’s Orifice Helped Win the War

Oct 3rd 2020 - merriam-webster.com
‘Schadenfreude’ - John Gruber

Sep 28th 2020 - nytimes.com
Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance

Sep 23rd 2020 - theverge.com
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution - Chris Welch

Sep 19th 2020 - xkcd.com
Voting

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 14th 2020 - xkcd.com
Evidence of Alien Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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