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What's making me happy 2017-09-03

By Nat Welch

It’s #happy time!

I’ve been enjoying The Outline’s World Dispatch. It’s a good daily podcast that is entertaining and not pure news, which is nice.

I stumbled across this and enjoyed the memory of when we didn’t know what was going to happen: Last Days of The Pirate Bay.

Two more solid @recursecenter retrospectives:

One Way To Deconstruct There Will Be Blood — Or Any Movie was a fascinating walk through of one way to analyze films.

I love that Who The Hill, a MMS-based facial recognition service for members of Congress, exists.

Yay! V.E. Schwab signs a $1M deal with Tor Books. I love her books.

I found this fascinating: National Weather Service Adds New Colors So It Can Map Harvey’s Rains.

Google’s rendertron, a dockerized, headless Chrome rendering solution, is very cool. Also, I enjoyed reading about nsheridan/cashier: A self-service CA for OpenSSH.

I always love Backblaze’s Hard Drive Reliability articles. I also recently reread their article on Cloud Infrastructure Costs.

The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students - The New York Times

Fire ants survive Houston flooding by creating terrifying rafts made of their bodies is hardcore frightening.

A camera that prints a GIF instantly is a cool concept.

A gentle reminder that Amazon Wishlists are public by default: Here Are a Bunch of Trump Inner Circle Amazon Wish Lists

NYT had an excellent retrospective on Princess Diana: Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.

Ars wrote up a weird thing about the comments written to the FCC about Net Neutrality.

I don’t know if this is real, but damn, so neat if it is: a Juice company dumped orange peels in a deforested area.

Preach! A Rant on Usable Security

This 7,541-Piece Millennium Falcon Is the Largest, Most Desirable Lego Set Ever Created.

Refinery29 has an excellent list of Weekend Getaways From NYC

I enjoyed this write-up on the current state of the Russia election scandal by the NYT: Russian Election Hacking Efforts, Wider Than Previously Known, Draw Little Scrutiny

What if I Bombed at My Own Wedding? is cute.

This tweet made me think:

Taylor Swift Unveils Even Darker Persona With New Single ‘Skullfucking Maggot Shit Boyfriend’.

Look, I love Gossip Girl, and enjoyed VanityFair’s Gossip Girl 10 Years Later article.

Have a great week!

/Nat