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:
- My experience at Recurse Center by @sabelonow
- Never graduate! Reflections on Recurse Center by @digitalfreepen
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.
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
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:
It's weird to live in an era of unprecedented tech progress knowing historians will probably frame everything in terms of climate change.— Paul Ford (@ftrain) September 2, 2017
Look, I love Gossip Girl, and enjoyed VanityFair’s Gossip Girl 10 Years Later article.
Have a great week!