The man who invented the mouse also invented a five-key keyboard. It feels like learning it would have been difficult but look at how it's set up: it may have been very useful?
The more I read of Tove Jansson, the more I start to think that she was one of the greatest authors to have ever lived. Here is a legendary interview with her on the rock she retired on. Make sure to click 'CC' to get the English subtitles.
I've been obsessively skimming through weird cookbooks on archive.org and from the public library in the last couple years. What I have found is that most cookbooks before the original Joy of Cooking were terse and totally lacked details. Some gave you vague directions but no measurements and no idea of what you were getting. The recipes are brutally difficult and, when you finish, you get something mysteriously more bland than any of the constituent ingredients.
Others, like this one from 1895, are mainly just lists of ingredients. Notice how the recipes tend to ask for ~3 cups of flour and 20-30 eggs, as well as nice things like ammonia. I can't imagine baking them would be fun, but I am drawn like a magnet to things with names like "Sham Confect" (5 lbs. sugar and 20 eggs whites).
(This picture's been floating around the interent. My edition only has the instructions, not the pictures)
Old editions of Joy of Cooking are absolutely insane and probably not like the book your mom had. It started with dozens (hundreds?) of virgin cocktails and there are pages of gruesomely-detailed roadkill recipes. It was written around the same time as Minnie the Moocher and is somehow the cooking equivalent. On the other hand, it is very easy-to-follow and it seemed to kick of a 70-year trend of better-quality cookbooks.
Andrew Rilstone did an interesting series on Joseph Campbell and literary interpretation in general. I especially liked this part.
I spent an obscene amount of time playing this game. This one was a major life-destroyer for me. Sometimes I would think I was over it for a year or two and get dragged back in. If you've never played a Civ game before, start here. It's one of the only times they managed to find the right balance between gameplay and bells and whistles.
Peak Internet: silent penultimate panel watch from 2007.