Notes

5802 sparkline

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @mikeindustries

It’s incontraverible. Proof of work deliberately wastes copious amounts of energy …by design.

It’s like someone heard about the trolley problem and thought “yeah, that’s let’s do this!”

Replying to a tweet from @tomkiss

Imagine how architects feel about the David Brents going around calling themselves “solutions architects.”

Reading Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor.

Buy this book

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Touchdown!

Good luck, @PlanetaryKeri! (and everyone on the @NASAPersevere team) #CountdownToMars

🎶 Swan, swan, herring gull, hurrah! 🎶 🦢

🎶 Swan, swan, herring gull, hurrah! 🎶 🦢

Checked in at Queen's Park. The pond in the park — with Jessica map

Checked in at Queen’s Park. The pond in the park — with Jessica

It saddens me to see friends investigating Bitcoin as though it were a legitimate investment instead of a faith-based Ponzi scheme that consumes energy for no reason run by incels who can only string the same four words together.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @janl

Yup! It’s like flypaper, but for building a blocklist.

Reading Sustainable Web Design by Tom Greenwood.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Trans women are women.

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @danmall

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Adam Curtis is QAnon for Guardian readers.

I prefer @TomScott’s version: https://www.tomscott.com/infinite-adam-curtis/

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @azumbrunnen_

Ugly bags of mostly water.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Replying to a tweet from @youngElPaso

It’s all about the puns, baby!

Replying to a tweet from @tommorris

Is Wikipedia a website up until the point that I start editing an article?

https://adactio.com/journal/6246

Replying to a tweet from @ambrwlsn90

Responsive Web Typography by @JPamental: https://rwt.io/

Adentures in Typography by @RobinRendle: https://buttondown.email/robinrendle/

Coffee Table Typography by @Magalhini: https://coffeetabletypography.com/

Monday, February 8th, 2021

When you realise that there is no longer a studio audience for University Challenge, the added soundtrack of applause just sounds creepy.

It is a happy coincidence that these two blog posts were published exactly six years apart:

https://adactio.com/journal/tags/blood

February 7th, 2015: https://adactio.com/journal/8352

February 7th, 2021: https://adactio.com/journal/17798

Replying to a tweet from @RealAlanDalton

It is a coincidence! But I like it!