Who’s on first?→ Abbott and Costello perform the classic “Who’s on first?” baseball sketch in their 1945 film “The Naughty Nineties” first performed as part of their stage act.

If you make your own website, consider making short URLs. This is not about a URL shortener. This is about making your original URLs short in the first place. Source: Short URLs: why & how | Derek Sivers → I always liked simpler URLs, wish Micro.blog provided more options.

I have come across many guess-the-word games recently, mostly after Wordle. Semantle is another one, but is different in many ways. It’s not limited in number of attempts. The help page says, “You will need more than six guesses. You will probably need dozens of guesses”. Sounds …

Twitter’s most committed users often love the service and hate it with equal passion, two feelings that can coexist without much cognitive dissonance. The platform is awful—but its delivery of instantaneous feedback to every passing thought is also addictive. It’s exploitative—but its ability to …

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. Source: Perseverance Rover Sees Solar Eclipse on Mars​ →

Intel has a new AI that can detect if a student is bored or distracted - their claim is it helps to improve student engagement. Sigh! Let students learn in natural way. If they want to get bored, let them get bored 🤦🏽‍♂️

Japanese mechanical pencils are a cut above the rest, boasting innovative features. But are they overengineered? Source: Why You NEED an Overengineered Japanese Mechanical Pencil! → I find using mechanical pencils painful – so these innovations looks… useful.

Where else is Google starting to fall behind, and how could competitors chip away at its edge? Human evaluation of search quality is one of our flagship use cases at Surge, so let’s dive into three key Search verticals — Programming, Cooking, and Travel — and find out. Source: Google Search is …

Redacting takes time. You can’t edit pictures by thinking; you have to do it by looking. The more pictures you have, the more you have to look. Source: Your Camera Roll Contains a Masterpiece | The New Yorker →

Dyson’s headphones blow filtered air at your face → Dyson said it engineered the headset to fit comfortably and distribute weight evenly, by drawing inspiration from horse saddles. Seriously, WTF!

I have recently been a lot picky about the stuff I buy. Or the subscriptions I sign up for. Or the projects I undertake. I was never good at it. And I don’t claim that I have mastered the skill now. I still struggle to recognise the price that I would eventually have to pay. First look, the listed …

The guiding philosophy is “Go deeper, not wider.” Drill down for value and enrichment instead of fanning out. You turn to the wealth of options already in your house, literally and figuratively. We could call it a “Depth Year” or a “Year of Deepening” or something. In the consumer age, where it’s so …

Last year, TikTokker Avery Steeves posted a video asking why no one talks about how there’s an entire generation of teenage girls who taught themselves to code HTML on Tumblr. “People are like, ‘Oh, there’s no girls in STEM,'” she says, imitating the faceless internet …

This year (2022) is going to see my journal/log’s 10th anniversary and 100th notebook. After many attempts to write this up, I’m just going to disgorge it all. This article is long and rambling and I make no apology for it. Source: My Notebook System - ratfactor. I don’t even know what to …

Liked a thought by Noah Garfinkel → One reason I still have trouble believing crypto currency is money is that there aren’t commercials for money.

I find the story of Douglas Corrigan pretty fascinating and inspiring. Sometimes the wrong way is the right way. All that matters is your intention and people’s perception. Having flown his nine year-old, $900 Curtiss Robin to New York, Corrigan fueled up and took off after announcing that he …

I Cannot Begin to Tell You How Proficient I Am in Microsoft Word → Many are the candidates who come touting their areas of expertise—beginner Spanish, ability to work well under pressure—but none compare to the fluency with which I insert links and align text, add comments and reply to the comments …

The web doesn’t have version numbers → I just wanted to make the point that it’s unfair to claim a version number for the web for a specific set of innovations you happen to like. There are many ways the web evolves. Sometimes they involve the kinds of technology that ‘web3’ adepts use, but usually …

JavaScript Is Not What It Used To Be → The legacy of JavaScript is something that cannot be changed without immeasurable consequences. Hence why avoiding the worst parts rely on the developers: It is a trade of Developer Experience for Backward Compatibility.

How Hobbies Infiltrated American Life - The Atlantic → Theoretically, hobbies should be among the most intrinsically motivated things we could do—they are the work we choose to do when we could be doing anything. But the validation we get from others online, and the validation we get from our …

At times, something that’s waste can gain a lot of value. An item in case, Fordite. This wasted enamel car paint is worthy of being worn as a jewel. Reason? It is rare. And it looks beautiful as a gem! You don’t need to be a diamond to shine. Exist and evolve. Give yourself time. Nature and time may …

The 41 Best Pens for 2022 → The title of “The Best Pen” is a weighty one—not everyone wants the same things from their pens, and what makes for one person’s perfect pen may be intolerable to another. It’s also true that different types of pens aren’t directly comparable.

Museum of the World → Welcome to The Museum of the World - an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.

Ben wrote a wonderful post suggesting, reminding, that everyone should blog, should write. I always connect, and have done so for long, with this specific sentiment. There’s no such thing as writing too much: your voice is important, your perspective is different, and you should put it out there. …

Defensive CSS by Ahmad Shadeed → Defensive CSS is a collection of snippets that can help you in writing CSS that is protected. In other words, you will have fewer issues in the future.