Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":228,"title":"18-08-19 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nCorporate responsibility: Toyota built an \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/toyota_cars\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eexpensive shrine\u003c/a\u003e for the repose of people killed in Toyota cars.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.cracked.com/article_25839_the-6-most-epically-pointless-arguments-wikipedia.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe six most epically pointless arguments on Wikipedia\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThey released version 1.0 of the Julia programming language this week. It's a beautifully-designed language, runs very fast, and has generated enough excitement that it looks like it's going to get the modules it needs to compete. Someone's already written a \u003ca href=\"https://benlauwens.github.io/ThinkJulia.jl/latest/book.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003enice, free introductory computer science book\u003c/a\u003e using it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-19T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-17T15:31:51.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-19T22:38:19.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=wikipedia\"\u003ewikipedia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=julia\"\u003ejulia\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-08-19 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":238,"title":"18-08-26 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI hate to keep linking these, but I really love Keith E. Wrightson's lectures. \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/GPyNc0kd2z4\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHere's one on Elizabeth I's religious policies\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://archive.gameswithwords.org/WhichEnglish/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eAn MIT web app to guess what kind of English you speak\u003c/a\u003e. It guessed mine better than most human native speakers would.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/dL9TSwK.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eA beautiful abstraction\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-26T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-22T23:24:14.000Z","updated_at":"2018-08-29T02:07:04.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=early_modern\"\u003eearly_modern\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=english\"\u003eenglish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-08-26 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":245,"title":"18-09-02 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/bb.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe dogs playing poker paintings are over one hundred years old, and are still immediately recognizable pop culture objects. Is anything else that old still a part of pop culture? \u003ca href=\"https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-painting-dogs-playing-poker-endured-100-years\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHere's an in-depth analysis\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOne professor describes being \u003ca href=\"https://wikimediafoundation.org/2018/08/27/can-beethoven-send-takedown-requests-a-first-hand-account-of-one-german-professors-experience-with-overly-broad-upload-filters/\"\u003erepeatedly harassed by copyright trolls\u003c/a\u003e over old public domain recordings of classical music.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://remysharp.com/2018/08/23/cli-improved\" target=\"blank\"\u003eFancy command line tricks\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-02T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-08-28T14:24:59.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-27T15:49:07.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=belle_epoque\"\u003ebelle_epoque\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=linux\"\u003elinux\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=paintings\"\u003epaintings\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-09-02 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":252,"title":"Burning Mike","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/be.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: unset; max-width: 96%\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://onegianthand.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eOne Giant Hand\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e(Due to a brutally busy work week and my daughter's first week back at school, I'm forced to miss weekly links for the first time since I started the site. Sorry about that)\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-09T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-03T22:31:40.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-08T23:40:19.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e"}

Burning Mike


(Due to a brutally busy work week and my daughter's first week back at school, I'm forced to miss weekly links for the first time since I started the site. Sorry about that)

{"content":{"id":270,"title":"18-09-16 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/d1.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/bm2X9l7.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMaking a pear picker\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA pretty neat little article about the Unix \u003ca href=\"https://akr.am/blog/posts/today-in-history-brought-to-you-by-unix\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ecalendar\u003c/a\u003e program and its history.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThis \u003ca href=\"http://taotajima.jp\" target=\"_blank\"\u003efancy site for a Japanese film director\u003c/a\u003e puts all other fancy sites I've seen to shame. In spite of how much it does, it runs pretty fast. Nowadays, the industry considers fast sites to be unprofessional...\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/4eDorpC.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHey!\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-16T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-14T14:08:40.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-15T15:40:56.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=trivia\"\u003etrivia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=realism\"\u003erealism\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-09-16 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":276,"title":"18-09-23 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/da.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe Gilbert Gottcast recently did \u003ca href=\"https://www.gilbertpodcast.com/bruce-vilanch/\" target=\"_black\"\u003eone of its best episodes ever\u003c/a\u003e with Bruce Vilanch, who is as funny and interesting as people say he is, even though he never seems to be.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://blog.regehr.org/archives/1621\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eWhat's the difference between a pointer and an integer?\u003c/a\u003e The article's added bonus is some fun C trivia, which is always nice to have.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomeone made a \u003ca href=\"https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2017/may/01/the-colour-of-numbers-visions-of-our-mathematical-universe\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ecolouring book\u003c/a\u003e based on visualizing neat ideas in mathematics.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nEncasing a girl in ice was \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/girl_frozen_alive\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ea popular marketing stunt in the 60s\u003c/a\u003e. \"Her icy coffin will be on display 24 hours a day.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://paixaoporlisboa.blogs.sapo.pt/patio-do-biaggi-121190\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSome pictures of a working-class neighbourhood in Lisbon in the early 20th century\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/cfenollosa/os-tutorial\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eA really, really good tutorial on how to make a toy operating system\u003c/a\u003e. As the writer points out, University courses will teach you a lot of advanced topics in OS design, but not a simple 'hello world'.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-23T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-19T00:53:24.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-22T16:53:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ice\"\u003eice\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=portugal\"\u003eportugal\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=assembly\"\u003eassembly\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-09-23 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":284,"title":"18-09-30 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/e5.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://media.giphy.com/media/ctaGpS23CCdxVrg8YS/giphy.gif\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eA huge steam engine\u003c/a\u003e decorating a mall in Portugal, in 'Norte Shopping', near Porto.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomething reminded me of \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Spell_of_the_Yukon_and_Other_Verses/The_Cremation_of_Sam_McGee\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe Cremation Of Sam McGee\u003c/a\u003e, which we all learned at a young age in school in Canada. Probably the finest peace of literature produced in Canada, for whatever that's worth.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\"A quote from Ricky Gervais in Home entertainment (Friday Review, page 23, April 12) which mentioned a Bob Dylan song allegedly entitled \u003ca href=\"https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2002/apr/15/correctionsandclarifications\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eIf You See A Sailor\u003c/a\u003e was mangled by an editing error. The track, from the album Blood On The Tracks, is called If You See Her Say Hello.\" (from the Guardian corrections page)\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://kineticdial.github.io/ruby_freeze_your_constants.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFreeze your Ruby constants!\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn the late 90s/early 00s, Seanbaby would write dozens of paragraphs of hilarious comedy every day. He still comes out of his hidey hole once in a while to write NSFWish articles for Cracked. \u003ca href=\"http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-ridiculous-types-pickup-artist-guides/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHere's one of his funnier ones\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/o9qKz2b.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eA tropical storm in Vietnam\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-25T11:59:53.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-29T13:18:28.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=portugal\"\u003eportugal\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snow\"\u003esnow\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ice\"\u003eice\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hello_sailor\"\u003ehello_sailor\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ruby\"\u003eruby\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=romance\"\u003eromance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=vietnam\"\u003evietnam\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=poetry\"\u003epoetry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-09-30 Weekly Links



  • A huge steam engine decorating a mall in Portugal, in 'Norte Shopping', near Porto.
  • Something reminded me of The Cremation Of Sam McGee, which we all learned at a young age in school in Canada. Probably the finest peace of literature produced in Canada, for whatever that's worth.
  • "A quote from Ricky Gervais in Home entertainment (Friday Review, page 23, April 12) which mentioned a Bob Dylan song allegedly entitled If You See A Sailor was mangled by an editing error. The track, from the album Blood On The Tracks, is called If You See Her Say Hello." (from the Guardian corrections page)
  • Freeze your Ruby constants!
  • In the late 90s/early 00s, Seanbaby would write dozens of paragraphs of hilarious comedy every day. He still comes out of his hidey hole once in a while to write NSFWish articles for Cracked. Here's one of his funnier ones.
  • A tropical storm in Vietnam.
{"content":{"id":303,"title":"18-10-07 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/ef.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"background: white; border-radius: 0\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://blog.github.com/2018-10-05-js13kgames-highlights-2018/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e13 games in in less than 13kB of Javascript\u003c/a\u003e with links to source code.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://trashloop.com/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003etrashloop.com\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclid%27s_orchard\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEuclid's Orchard\u003c/a\u003e (pictured)\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/4HGbdSf.gifv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eWar is hell\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-06T16:35:40.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-06T16:42:39.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-07 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":309,"title":"18-10-14 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/f8.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://theorangeduck.com/page/local-minima-saddle-points-plateaus\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eExploiting vs. Exploring\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://the-toast.net/2017/07/26/goblin-market-as-i-understand-it/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\"'The Goblin Market', as I Understand It\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/7tY9mQovGu0\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEnglish Society, 1560-1640\u003c/a\u003e (Yale Lecture)\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMongolians in China still use a purely top-to-bottom script, and arrange their websites accordingly. \u003ca href=\"http://mongol.cctv.com/contantroot/c/2018/09/05/ff1bcb94-03c3-42c3-a8d1-d6e63575674c.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eTake a look\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e ","publication_date":"2018-10-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-09T11:18:10.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-12T20:58:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=poetry\"\u003epoetry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=victorian\"\u003evictorian\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pre-raphaelite\"\u003epre-raphaelite\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=elizabethan\"\u003eelizabethan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=early_stewart\"\u003eearly_stewart\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mongolia\"\u003emongolia\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-14 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":327,"title":"18-10-21 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/106.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://xahlee.info/kbd/keyboard_ctrl_vs_capslock_position.html\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eXah Keyboard Guide\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"www.cracked.com/blog/the-creepiest-true-story-ive-ever-heard/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe Creepiest True Story I've Ever Heard\u003c/a\u003e by David Wong\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou might have heard that Groucho Marx danced on Hitler's grave. \u003ca href=\"http://mentalfloss.com/article/30567/time-groucho-marx-did-charleston-hitlers-grave\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe detailed version of the story\u003c/a\u003e is actually quite sad.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Num_lock\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe Wikipedia page for numlock\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-21T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-17T18:06:47.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-20T16:42:47.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=marx_brothers\"\u003emarx_brothers\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=retro_computing\"\u003eretro_computing\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-21 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":337,"title":"18-10-28 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/110.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://codepen.io/jcoulterdesign/pen/NOMeEb\"\u003eCSS/HTML-only adventure game\u003c/a\u003e. Not one line of JS. Even more impressive than it sounds.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/reasons_for_murder\"\u003eOld-timey feud\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.the10and3.com/this-is-how-canada-talks/\"\u003eCanadian regional vocabulary maps\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-10-28T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-10-24T14:19:54.000Z","updated_at":"2018-10-27T17:18:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=retro_games\"\u003eretro_games\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=css\"\u003ecss\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=maps\"\u003emaps\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-10-28 Weekly Links



{"content":{"id":352,"title":"18-11-04 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/11b.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://tv.avclub.com/why-has-time-forsaken-home-improvement-1798252289\"\u003eWhy has time forsaken Home Improvement?\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/oobi\"\u003eParker Brothers' Wildest Failure\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSome person made \u003ca href=\"https://www.desmos.com/calculator/v4xskwj4jf\"\u003esome neat bouncing balls on Desmos\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-02T17:12:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-03T15:57:33.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=toys\"\u003etoys\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=geometry\"\u003egeometry\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-04 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":362,"title":"18-11-11 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/zucchini_pineapple\"\u003eHow to make pineapple from zucchini\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nModern Windows still has \u003ca href=\"https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1058676834940776450.html\"\u003ea relic from 1974\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://soundcloud.com/handsomerambler/11-hannibal-and-eric-andre-have-a-deep-conversation-about-philosophy-and-eugenics\"\u003eEric Andre on Hannibal Buress' podcast\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.startstopgo.com/\"\u003estartstopgo.com\u003c/a\u003e by \u003ca href=\"https://www.newrafael.com/websites/\"\u003eRafael Rozendall\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-11T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-08T16:22:16.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-10T19:04:23.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=cooking\"\u003ecooking\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=operating_systems\"\u003eoperating_systems\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-11 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":355,"title":"18-11-18 Weekly Links","body":"\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://lifestyle.clickhole.com/when-good-tv-goes-bad-the-worst-episodes-of-the-best-t-1825122516\"\u003eThe worst episodes of the best TV shows\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nKen Levine has written for M*A*S*H, Cheers, Fraser, Wings, and the Simpson seasons 2 \u0026 3, among other things. He recently did \u003ca href=\"https://www.gilbertpodcast.com/ken-levine/\"\u003eone of the best episodes\u003c/a\u003e the Gilbert Gottcast has ever done.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAnd that interview led me to Ken Levine's blog, which includes hypnotically good writing, like \u003ca href=\"http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2018/11/kevin-can-f-himself.html\"\u003ethis article\u003c/a\u003e about Kevin James' new show going from extremely high ratings to crashing and burning after firing the funny woman from Childrens Hospital.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-04T11:33:51.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-18T04:10:56.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=podcasts\"\u003epodcasts\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-18 Weekly Links

  • The worst episodes of the best TV shows.
  • Ken Levine has written for M*A*S*H, Cheers, Fraser, Wings, and the Simpson seasons 2 & 3, among other things. He recently did one of the best episodes the Gilbert Gottcast has ever done.
  • And that interview led me to Ken Levine's blog, which includes hypnotically good writing, like this article about Kevin James' new show going from extremely high ratings to crashing and burning after firing the funny woman from Childrens Hospital.
{"content":{"id":382,"title":"18-11-25 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt seems to big to post directly, so go read Gunshow's epic \u003ca href=\"http://gunshowcomic.com/271\"\u003eGhost Ship\u003c/a\u003e story.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nBefore the second prequel, I always assumed the \"Boba\" in Boba Fett was the female version of \"Bob\" in the same way that \"Roberta\" is the female version of \"Robert\". Related is Mark Hamil's excellent \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/hitfix/boba-fett-luke-skywalker-mom-star-wars/\"\u003erejected idea\u003c/a\u003e for Boba Fett.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/4-000-year-old-noodles-found-in-china/\"\u003eNoodles are 4000 years old, as least\u003c/a\u003e. The hidden lead is that the archaeological record suggests rice and millet were dominant in ancient northern China, whereas the oldest transmitted literature lists the five staple grains as broomcorn millet, foxtail millet, soybeans, wheat (but what kind?), and hemp. The discovery of large amounts of rice in northern China - where it is too dry to normally grow - also implies north-south connections that archaeologists have been increasingly finding evidence of, but old historians used to assume didn't exist. The fact that those five were so often singled out probably reflects more that they could be \u003ci\u003egrown\u003c/i\u003e in the north, even if rice was apparently quite common.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWikipedia has a \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk/Spock\"\u003every long page\u003c/a\u003e on Kirk/Spock slash.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-24T16:57:37.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-25T00:13:38.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ghosts\"\u003eghosts\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=bored_of_star_wars\"\u003ebored_of_star_wars\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=archaic\"\u003earchaic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=wikipedia\"\u003ewikipedia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=farming\"\u003efarming\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-25 Weekly Links

  • It seems to big to post directly, so go read Gunshow's epic Ghost Ship story.
  • Before the second prequel, I always assumed the "Boba" in Boba Fett was the female version of "Bob" in the same way that "Roberta" is the female version of "Robert". Related is Mark Hamil's excellent rejected idea for Boba Fett.
  • Noodles are 4000 years old, as least. The hidden lead is that the archaeological record suggests rice and millet were dominant in ancient northern China, whereas the oldest transmitted literature lists the five staple grains as broomcorn millet, foxtail millet, soybeans, wheat (but what kind?), and hemp. The discovery of large amounts of rice in northern China - where it is too dry to normally grow - also implies north-south connections that archaeologists have been increasingly finding evidence of, but old historians used to assume didn't exist. The fact that those five were so often singled out probably reflects more that they could be grown in the north, even if rice was apparently quite common.
  • Wikipedia has a very long page on Kirk/Spock slash.
{"content":{"id":416,"title":"18-12-09 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe USSR had a nuclear testing range roughly the size of Slovenia or Israel. \u003ca href=\"http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/11/how-nuclear-weapons-tests-were-conducted-in-ussr-trip-to-semipalatinsk-test-site/\"\u003eNow, it has a lovely museum\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nElves aren't blonde and Hobbits don't have big feet. \u003ca href=\"https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/faq/\"\u003eThe Tolkien Society FAQ\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWaluigi was made to fill a grid, yet somehow manages to be the best character in any Mario game. \u003ca href=\"https://www.mariowiki.com/Waluigi#Relationships\"\u003eA long, detailed three paragraphs about his relationships with other characters\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://patentpandas.org/stories/company-patented-my-idea\"\u003eGoogle tried to patent someone's work after rejecting them in a job interview\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOldie but goodie: \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE\"\u003eOrson Welles having a series of hilarious tantrums\u003c/a\u003e while recording advertisements for frozen food.\u003c/a\u003e \"This is a very wearying one. It's very unpleasant to read. \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cu\u003eUnrewarding\u003c/u\u003e\u003c/i\u003e\u003c/b\u003e.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-09T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-08T18:49:37.000Z","updated_at":"2018-12-09T15:48:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=russia\"\u003erussia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tolkien\"\u003etolkien\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=waluigi\"\u003ewaluigi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=luigi\"\u003eluigi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=evil\"\u003eevil\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-12-09 Weekly Links