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 18th 2019 - @RadioFreeTom
We used to show scenes like this in Moscow as proof of the superiority of our system. twitter.com/jaredlholt/sta…

Jan 18th 2019 - @DOverview
Powderhorn Park is a residential neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting mostly of single-family homes, duplexes and some low-rise apartment buildings. See more here: bit.ly/2FBdAqZ /// #dailyoverview #aerialphotography #Minneapolis #Minnesota #picoftheday pic.twitter.com/YZBF5RApAh

Jan 18th 2019 - @timmaughan
This is hilarious. @CBCNews got identical twins to try out leading DNA tests. Very different results between brands. Even worse? 23andMe gave different results for *each twin* Their explanation? “It’s the algorithm” cbc.ca/news/technolog…

Jan 17th 2019 - @americanwombat
has anyone made a JS formatter called pettier that doesn't fix any code but just leaves snarky comments like "// 4 nested callbacks, really?" or "// wow just putting it right in the global namespace huh"

Jan 17th 2019 - @kocienda
"We worked hard on this" is never a sufficient defense for why creative or technical work should be accepted.

Jan 16th 2019 - @jdickerson
An unexpressed thought. twitter.com/AaronMSanchez/…

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

Jan 15th 2019 - @Popehat
Ran into an old colleague on the way to lunch, got their name wrong. Of course. It reminded me of a clever trick I learned about 30 years ago, from @bobschieffer. /1

Jan 15th 2019 - @ThingsWork
This is a technique for sketching with two point perspective pic.twitter.com/MUTvDOxDOE

Jan 14th 2019 - kottke.org
The World’s Fastest Human on a Bike - Jason Kottke

Jan 14th 2019 - @LettersOfNote
Dave Grohl turns 50 today. He's achieved plenty during his half-century--Nirvana, Foo Fighters, that lovely hair--but it's safe to say he peaked when he wrote to Cornwall Council. pic.twitter.com/9dqS4wxJaU

Jan 11th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
This is amazing - an octopus cut from a single piece of paper by Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda bit.ly/2C1TgdS pic.twitter.com/kAzU1YALG9

Jan 11th 2019 - @mcelgoof
hi everyone this was posted and shared completely unironically and i am crying pic.twitter.com/rkGF49ZJ2K

Jan 10th 2019 - kottke.org
Slipping the Surly Bonds of Earth - Jason Kottke

Jan 10th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
Awesome drone footage of a pod of dolphins swimming alongside a surfer off the Southern California coast. pic.twitter.com/94KVlscAAh

Jan 9th 2019 - economist.com
‘Rather Than Dipping a Drinking Glass Into the Ocean, They Say, Astronomers Have Dunked a Bathtub’ - John Gruber

Jan 8th 2019 - @dcrainmakerblog
Much of this year’s CES wearables and fitness hall is full of no-name watch and activity tracker brands. While some big names like Garmin and Suunto remain, many others like Fitbit and Polar have left. Same goes for others with massive booths in the past, like Peloton and iFit. pic.twitter.com/nkG46PTBSt

Jan 8th 2019 - kottke.org
AI Algorithm Can Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier Than Doctors - Jason Kottke

Jan 5th 2019 - @todoroquirk
unmute this pic.twitter.com/VDg3PZajZo

Jan 5th 2019 - @paulmozur
This is the best use of Chinese mobile payments I’ve seen yet. These guys disrupted arm wrestling. Pure, uncut raw #innovation. pic.twitter.com/BDGRTFYh9f

Jan 5th 2019 - kottke.org
The Healthiest Vegetables, Ranked - Jason Kottke

Jan 4th 2019 - @BretStephensNYT
The most delightful story you'll read today. And maybe this year. What an inspiration: nytimes.com/2019/01/04/opi…

Jan 3rd 2019 - @ryanstruyk
Total women in the U.S. House: 1989: 16 Democrats 13 Republicans 2019: 89 Democrats 13 Republicans

Jan 3rd 2019 - futilitycloset.com
Inspiration - Greg Ross

Jan 2nd 2019 - kottke.org
Which Countries Have Been Top of Mind in the US Over the Past Century? - Jason Kottke

Jan 1st 2019 - @pomeranian99
An octopus formed from a single sheet of paper, using the intricate Japanese art of "kirie": designboom.com/art/kirie-masa… (Via @harryallen's unerring ability to find the choicest cephalopod posts online) pic.twitter.com/pTfShX8MfE

Jan 1st 2019 - @badt_BOI_
I have played this shit over 10 times already 🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/axkO1bpSXo

Jan 1st 2019 - @DinaPomeranz
Good morning world in 2019! Did you know? Never before in history has the human race been as rich, healthy, long-living and educated as today! To see more details on the ways humanity has changed, check out the many topics on ourworldindata.org pic.twitter.com/GenLEgabsk

Jan 1st 2019 - @CaliaDomenico
Absolutely beautiful video created using still images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of Jupiter and while at Saturn. Shown is Io and Europa over Jupiter's Great Red Spot and then Titan as it passes over Saturn and it's edge-on rings. NASA/JPL/Kevin M. Gill pic.twitter.com/BWaVP5h6Ob

Dec 31st 2018 - xkcd.com
Consensus New Year

Dec 31st 2018 - allenpike.com
No More Oppatoo - Allen Pike

Dec 30th 2018 - @abeautifulmind7
Stock markets explained in 15 secs. pic.twitter.com/HmrWQP0AAK

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

Dec 29th 2018 - @Strava
The most important debate of all time: coffee or beer? In activity titles around the world, runners mention beer as their beverage of choice, while cyclists go for coffee. See all of the #YearInSport stats at 2018.strava.com pic.twitter.com/tl8VuYa18K

Dec 28th 2018 - xkcd.com
Million, Billion, Trillion

Dec 26th 2018 - kottke.org
A Massive Ice-Filled Crater on Mars - Jason Kottke

Dec 25th 2018 - @MeredithFrost
How cookie cutters are made pic.twitter.com/Q39XJQZuOw

Dec 25th 2018 - slowtwitch.com
Trainerroad: The Birth of Structured Training

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

Dec 25th 2018 - @AoDespair
There is the short con and the long con. Your aunt has run the long con magnificently. twitter.com/jellispants/st…

Dec 23rd 2018 - @jellispants
Every year our aunt in Maine sends us little handmade chocolate lobsters. This year they are soap. Guess how I found out? 🦞 🧼 👄 pic.twitter.com/GOri5LmTEM

Dec 23rd 2018 - @PavelASamsonov
It's actually only "Helvetica" if it comes from the Helvetia region of Europe. Otherwise you have to call it "sparkling Arial"

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

Dec 22nd 2018 - @BikeRiderBecca
🚴🏽‍♀️🎵🔔 @tacx #cycling #rollers #jinglebells pic.twitter.com/1Jf6izYcbd

Dec 22nd 2018 - @DanaSchwartzzz
These dogs are the villains in a movie where a golden retriever wins a snowboarding tournament pic.twitter.com/u4yrHlp17e

Dec 22nd 2018 - @wvjoe911
NY should rename 5th Ave "Barack Obama Ave" so that Trump Tower will have to use that as its address forever.- Josh Goodman

Dec 12th 2018 - dcrainmaker.com
How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues - DC Rainmaker

Dec 11th 2018 - kottke.org
Watch How Hermit Crabs All Line Up to Exchange Their Shells - Jason Kottke

Dec 9th 2018 - nytimes.com
The Woman Who Outruns the Men, 200 Miles at a Time

Nov 30th 2018 - allenpike.com
Leadership Mode Activate - Allen Pike

Nov 30th 2018 - allenpike.com
Leadership Mode Activate

Nov 22nd 2018 - nytimes.com
The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

Nov 21st 2018 - kottke.org
The Moon Is Flipped Upside Down in the Southern Hemisphere - Jason Kottke

Nov 21st 2018 - thekidshouldseethis.com
The OptiBreaker egg-breaking machine - Rion Nakaya

Nov 21st 2018 - kottke.org
Dogs Catching Treats - Jason Kottke

Nov 16th 2018 - dcrainmaker.com
Sports Technology Buyers Guide & Recommendations: Winter 2018-2019 - DC Rainmaker

Nov 10th 2018 - rollingstone.com
Queen’s Tragic Rhapsody

Nov 8th 2018 - thekidshouldseethis.com
Fold ‘N Fly paper airplane instructions & video tutorials - Rion Nakaya

Nov 7th 2018 - kottke.org
The Former Chief of Disguise of the CIA Explains How Spies Use Disguises - Jason Kottke

Nov 6th 2018 - daringfireball.net
★ The 2018 Retina MacBook Air - John Gruber

Oct 31st 2018 - kottke.org
A Robot that Draws Algorithmically-Generated Portraits - Jason Kottke

Oct 30th 2018 - futilitycloset.com
A Dissent - Greg Ross

Oct 28th 2018 - nytimes.com
Who Says Allie Kieffer Isn’t Thin Enough to Run Marathons?

Oct 24th 2018 - flowingdata.com
Geography of voter turnout - Nathan Yau

Oct 16th 2018 - kottke.org
The Gerontocracy is Driving America into the Ditch - Jason Kottke

Oct 16th 2018 - vox.com
The rigging of American politics - Ezra Klein

Oct 7th 2018 - theatlantic.com
Why I’m Leaving the Republican Party

Oct 6th 2018 - washingtonpost.com
America’s tallest and shortest states - Christopher Ingraham

Oct 4th 2018 - kottke.org
The Alternative Limb Project

Oct 2nd 2018 - nytimes.com
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

Sep 26th 2018 - youtube.com
Dear Young People: ‘Don’t Vote’ - John Gruber

Sep 24th 2018 - theverge.com
macOS Mojave review: dark mode and a preview of the Mac’s future - Jacob Kastrenakes

Sep 24th 2018 - thekidshouldseethis.com
The Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube - Rion Nakaya

Sep 24th 2018 - flowingdata.com
Timeline of Earth - Nathan Yau

Sep 23rd 2018 - golfdigest.com
Golf illustrations sustained Valentino Dixon while in prison for murder, a charge he was declared innocent of in court on Wednesday after 27 years in jail - Golf Digest

Sep 20th 2018 - kottke.org
Meet Feng E, an 11-Year-Old Taiwanese Ukelele Prodigy - Jason Kottke

Sep 18th 2018 - washingtonpost.com
American woman pedals 184 mph, smashing record held by men for more than 100 years - Christopher Ingraham

Sep 17th 2018 - theverge.com
Password Autofill in iOS 12 now works with 1Password, Dashlane, and LastPass - Nick Statt

Sep 11th 2018 - wsj.com
The Cost of American Retreat

Aug 24th 2018 - nytimes.com
Opinion | Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later.

Aug 19th 2018 - social.techcrunch.com
Twitter company email addresses why it’s #BreakingMyTwitter

Jul 30th 2018 - theatlantic.com
It’s Tough Being a Right Whale These Days

Jul 28th 2018 - nationalgeographic.com
While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Jul 26th 2018 - wsj.com
Cycling’s Best Performance Enhancer: Riding in the Peloton

Jul 21st 2018 - newyorker.com
A Theory of Trump Kompromat

Jul 11th 2018 - steveblank.com
Steve Blank The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Jul 8th 2018 - nytimes.com
Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter.

Jun 2nd 2018 - youtube.com
On presents Tim Don – The Man with the Halo | Official Documentary

May 30th 2018 - theatlantic.com
Trump’s Right-Hand Troll

May 28th 2018 - outsideonline.com
The Quest to Run a Sub-Four-Minute Mile at Age 40

May 19th 2018 - bloomberg.com
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code

May 17th 2018 - atlasobscura.com
The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver

May 15th 2018 - theatlantic.com
What Can Extreme Athletes Tell Us About Human Endurance?

Apr 23rd 2018 - theatlantic.com
Big In China: Machines That Scan Your Face

Apr 21st 2018 - vanityfair.com
“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades