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Announcement: I’m Going to Miss You, But I Am Taking a Sabbatical

Hello, everyone. I’m going to be taking an extended break from kottke.org, starting today. I’ve been writing here for more than 24 years, nearly half my life — I need a breather. This is something I have been thinking about and planning for years1 and I’d like to share why I’m doing it, how it’s going to work, what I hope to accomplish, and how you...

Two Quick Links for Saturday Evening

Some, uh, "New Yorkers" are dropping the "the" from place names like "the East Village" and "the Lower East Side". Like: "Want to meet for dinner in East Village?" What the hell?? [hellgatenyc.com]Fascinating typographic analysis of the PDF of the leaked Supreme Court opinion by designer and lawyer Matthew Butterick. "It seems that the printed PDF was...

My Recent Media Diet, Spring 2022 Edition

Well hey there, it’s been a few months, so it’s time for another roundup of what I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and experiencing recently. In addition to the stuff below, I have a few things in progress: the second season of Russian Doll, Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks, and I just started dipping into Rebecca Woolf’s forthcoming memoir,...

Two Quick Links for Friday Evening

Intuit Will Refund $141 Million to Low-Income TurboTax Users. They misled millions of Americans into thinking their tax software was free only to hit them with hidden fees. (Ok, now ban tax season!) [nytimes.com]Why hasn't Congress codified abortion rights? "The increasingly partisan nature of abortion politics represents a case of issue evolution driven...

Cars vs Giant Bulge and Other Outlandish Vehicular Simulations

It is Friday and this is the perfect Friday sort of post. BeamNG is a video game of sorts that’s “a dynamic soft-body physics vehicle simulator capable of doing just about anything”. In the simulator, you can quickly devise all sorts of situations with a variety of cars and then press play to see what happens, with (mostly) realistic physics and collisions....

Three Quick Links for Friday Noonish

Stop talking about coat hangers and start talking about misoprostol. "[Don't] use the coat hanger as a rallying cry, because that is the symbol of my era, a time when a pregnancy could only be ended with a procedure. The symbol for this era is a pill." [vajenda.substack.com]"The state has BEEN policing pregnancy and motherhood, mostly for Black families,...

Letter of Recommendation: Get a Vasectomy

Men in the US typically do not talk about or worry about birth control that much, to the detriment of the health and safety of women. In the spirit of trying to change that a little, I’m going to talk to you about my experience. About a decade ago, knowing that I did not want to have any more children, I had a vasectomy. And let me tell you, it’s been...

Five Quick Links for Friday Morning

GOP Handmaid's Tale. Short but sobering view into what living in a conservative, theocratic police state might look like. [youtube.com]The "Original Sin" of the Religious Right. "It was school segregation, not abortion, that brought Christians together in prayer and a quest for political power." [slate.com]Of Course the Constitution Has Nothing to Say...

Extreme Pogo Stick Riding

Inspired by this short video I found on Twitter of people doing extreme stunts on pogo sticks, I found a few videos on YouTube that showcase what’s possible on what’s commonly thought of as an old-fashioned children’s toy. Gotta admire the spirit of humanity that turns absolutely everything into an extreme sport. Tags: sports   video

Arctic Midnight Sun

This 360° time lapse video, filmed by meteorologist Witek Kaszkin in 2015, follows the never-setting Sun in a 24-hour trip around the sky above the Arctic Circle as the icy Arctic landscape is bathed in constant summer sunlight. See also — and I may be burying the lede here — Kaszkin’s video of a total solar eclipse filmed from the same location....

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