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


Jul 14th 2019 - @JesseAalberg
"if you aren't crashing, you aren't going fast enough" -- achievement unlocked

Jul 12th 2019 - @longwall26
Confident in my ability to properly tennis, I take the court. I smile at my opponent. Serena does not return the gesture. She'd be prettier if she did, I think. She serves. The ball passes cleanly through my skull, killing me instantly twitter.com/YouGov/status/…

Jul 12th 2019 - @DKThomp
"How Couples Meet" chart, updated July 2019 web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Rose… pic.twitter.com/Gjvh2ZqTqs

Jul 11th 2019 - @TheAtlantic
John Yoo and James Phillips: "We may soon have a world where Congress can no longer outsource lawmaking to agencies, courts will no longer defer to agencies’ interpretations of ... statutes, and courts will closely scrutinize when agencies do act." on.theatln.tc/ulGInBT

Jul 10th 2019 - @DanFrakes
👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/JWZeTm4hPj

Jul 9th 2019 - @AmyMcGrathKY
I’m running to replace Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him. With your help, we can defeat Mitch and defend democracy. Join us: AmyMcGrath.com pic.twitter.com/DNLjFkHGua

Jul 8th 2019 - @Molly_Kats
Volume on pic.twitter.com/HGMiepcKsq

Jul 3rd 2019 - @commuter_haiku
Is there anything more American than our National Parks? No. Is there anything more Trump-like than diverting Parks money to pay for a stupid military parade? Also no.

Jun 30th 2019 - @SwimmingWorld
World Junior Record Holder Regan Smith Verbally Commits to Stanford for 2020 - wp.me/p56Jja-1uHi @stanfordwswim pic.twitter.com/0M4iW0OZSG

Jun 30th 2019 - @tzaferes
Sharing this on twitter because, to date, it is my favorite photo of 2019. In the middle of #WTSMontreal, Norway’s Gustav Iden got his chain jammed. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture him attempting to fix it cruising along at 45kph 🤯 pic.twitter.com/gQsCTUxvBF

Jun 28th 2019 - @aliiaction
programming is talking to an emotional teenager who will take everything you mean the wrong way unless you’re saying it exactly like they want. You end up cowering in corner screaming "You’re right, I meant “;”! I’m so sorry! I promise I meant “;”!”

Jun 27th 2019 - @SportsCenter
20 years ago today, @tonyhawk landed the world’s first 900 on a skateboard! It took him 11 tries at the 1999 X Games. The competition was over, but TV producers told Hawk to keep trying. pic.twitter.com/HqEXYdFsq8

Jun 22nd 2019 - @MeredithFrost
John Glenn relaxing on board the USS Noa after his orbital flight in 1962. Badass. go.nasa.gov/2h2MuvS pic.twitter.com/0R2SbNnRku

Jun 20th 2019 - @jdickerson
He was...ahead..of...the...curve (ducks) twitter.com/margarettalev/…

Jun 19th 2019 - @theMagicWeasel
Forget live coding, @gelicia is live soldering at #ndcoslo :) pic.twitter.com/QTlMqB0wWj

Jun 18th 2019 - @TrumpsTies
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Jun 18th 2019 - @DOverview
Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano and the tallest peak in Japan, with an elevation of 12,389 feet (3,776 meters). Fuji has an extremely symmetrical cone, which is...See more here: bit.ly/2WP4Wcn /// #dailyoverview #aerialphotography #earth #nature #picoftheday #japan pic.twitter.com/64J0gMItsZ

Jun 17th 2019 - @UberFacts
Adam Savage, former host of "Mythbusters," built a real-life 'Iron Man' suit that can actually fly. pic.twitter.com/ieoDb5sNCD

Jun 17th 2019 - @MalwareJake
What I expect to find when an org says "please evaluate our containerized microservices deployed across a hybrid infrastructure in a mulit-cloud environment..." pic.twitter.com/SRE0DW5Yha

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 - @ComfortablySmug
They will remember everything we did to them And they will kill us all. Every last man, woman, and child. My God. pic.twitter.com/BzCdEzVsx9

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

Jun 14th 2019 - @pageantmalarkey
My dad had a new radiator fitted, then realised you could no longer open the drawer. So he remade the drawer like this to correct his mistake. This sort of thing explains a lot of my upbringing. pic.twitter.com/rDQXMA7aaX

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

Jun 11th 2019 - @josephfcox
Oh my god. Artists uploaded a deep fake of Mark Zuckerberg to Instagram, saying he's in control of billions of people's stolen data and ready to control the future. Facebook previously said it would not delete similar videos under its policies. We'll see vice.com/en_us/article/… pic.twitter.com/CBfVtGoaQd

Jun 11th 2019 - @wendynather
What UI wizardry is this?? pic.twitter.com/j6aBgROA3x

Jun 11th 2019 - @MeredithFrost
Gene Wilder’s letter to director Mel Stuart about Willy Wonka's costume is my favorite thing. bit.ly/1nx9azs pic.twitter.com/U7uioNgv0M

Jun 10th 2019 - @AllenCMarshall
FOX has done to our parents what our parents thought video games would do to us.

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

Jun 9th 2019 - @blm849
Everything about this thread is perfection. twitter.com/tinymediaempir…

Jun 9th 2019 - @WSJGraphics
The South's economy is falling behind. 'All of a sudden, the money stops flowing': on.wsj.com/2QYO2GY pic.twitter.com/OJYOb0VriC

Jun 9th 2019 - @charlescwcooke
This is brilliant. twitter.com/sixthformpoet/…

Jun 6th 2019 - kottke.org
Teaching a Neural Network How to Drive a Car - Jason Kottke

Jun 6th 2019 - @RepSpeier
Visited the grave of my friend’s father and witnessed a remarkable ceremony. The letters on the white crosses almost disappear in the brightness of the stone, so a soldier fills the indentations with sand from Omaha Beach to bring the name forward. It sent shivers down my spine. pic.twitter.com/e2G8KvvALt

Jun 6th 2019 - @ItsAndyRyan
William Goldman wrote the book and screenplay for The Princess Bride. I like this story he told about Andre The Giant. pic.twitter.com/ecE8vlDhNk

Jun 4th 2019 - kottke.org
The National Park Typeface - Jason Kottke

May 31st 2019 - kottke.org
Ikea Recreates Famous TV Living Rooms Using Only Their Furniture - Jason Kottke

May 30th 2019 - kottke.org
A School of Fossilized Fish - Jason Kottke

May 28th 2019 - kottke.org
The Steep Drop in Britain’s Coal Usage - Jason Kottke

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

May 15th 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
The company that is Amazon - Tyler Cowen

May 14th 2019 - kottke.org
Sweet Little Rain, a Coffee Drink Built for Instagram - Jason Kottke

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 9th 2019 - kottke.org
The Lifespans of Ancient Civilizations - Jason Kottke

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

May 6th 2019 - kottke.org
Here Grows New York City, a Time Lapse of NYC’s Street Grid from 1609 to the Present - Jason Kottke

May 3rd 2019 - futilitycloset.com
Elegant Variation - Greg Ross

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

May 1st 2019 - flowingdata.com
Job Switching by Age - Nathan Yau

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

Apr 18th 2019 - kottke.org
Rebuilding the Notre Dame with Strong Trees and Laser Scans - Jason Kottke

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

Apr 10th 2019 - mcsweeneys.net
Poorly Researched Men’s Fiction - John Gruber

Apr 10th 2019 - xkcd.com
M87 Black Hole Size Comparison

Apr 10th 2019 - flowingdata.com
All of the deaths in Game of Thrones - Nathan Yau

Apr 6th 2019 - mashable.com
Mashable: ‘Amazon Bought Eero for $97 Million and Employees Still Got Screwed’ - John Gruber

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

Mar 29th 2019 - kottke.org
America Is Becoming Steadily Less Religious - Jason Kottke

Mar 27th 2019 - dcrainmaker.com
How to export fitness data from the Samsung wearables (and Samsung Health app) - DC Rainmaker

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

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

Mar 21st 2019 - flowingdata.com
Robocalls map - Nathan Yau

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

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

Mar 15th 2019 - kottke.org
A Fan-Made Trailer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 2019 Edition - Jason Kottke

Mar 13th 2019 - kottke.org
Hiking Interactions - Jason Kottke

Mar 4th 2019 - xkcd.com
Video Orientation

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

Mar 2nd 2019 - marginalrevolution.com
Injectable NanoParticles Let Mice See Near InfraRed! - Alex Tabarrok

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

Feb 14th 2019 - flowingdata.com
Opportunity rover’s path on Mars - Nathan Yau

Feb 13th 2019 - xkcd.com
Opportunity Rover

Feb 11th 2019 - press.aboutamazon.com
Amazon to Acquire Eero - John Gruber

Feb 11th 2019 - kottke.org
Paper Mario Bros - Jason Kottke

Feb 7th 2019 - kottke.org
Watch a Single Cell Become a Complex Organism in Just Six Minutes - Jason Kottke

Feb 5th 2019 - futilitycloset.com
Pi Clacks - Greg Ross

Feb 4th 2019 - xkcd.com
Launch Risk

Feb 1st 2019 - flowingdata.com
How Many Kids We Have and When We Have Them - Nathan Yau

Jan 30th 2019 - washingtonpost.com
Amy Klobuchar is best equipped to send the president packing - George Will

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

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

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

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