«Almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983»
Ai Wei Wei on Berlin (de)
An performance artist named Simon Weckert, based in Berlin, has done an interesting project: He calls it “Hacking Google Maps”.
«99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.»
Reclaim your city!
(But as it turns out the Google algorithms aren’t that easy too fool.)
Ligatures in programming fonts? Hell no!
Stop that dumb infinity scrolling!
I hate it when you search on websites, then want to see a result in another tab, so you’re middle-clicking it. But god forbid you then want to use the pagination! Suddenly your search query becomes corrupted and invalid, and you have to search (inputting the thing, clicking go, …) again! Of course you’re now still on page one.
Also fuck searches where you can’t use the back button of your browser!
[…] the Mona Lisa was voted the ‘world’s most disappointing attraction’, beating out Checkpoint Charlie, the Spanish Steps, and that urinating boy in Brussels. If curators think that they are inspiring the next generation of art lovers, they are in fact doing the opposite. People come out of obligation, and leave discouraged.
Nice Twitterthread about language, grammar, and movie trivia.
Amusing website collecting articles on the gruesome Golang.
J.S. Bach, presumably the best musician ever lived, was a kind of subversive figure.
MIT proves that Da Vinci’s bridge design works.
YouTube recommendations just work in a miraculous way.
Also I think I got a new favorite sport.
(Damn, just look at the production quality of something you probably even never heard of…!)
WordPress? More like WordPain.
Please don’t build any websites with endless scrolling behavior any more.
Nope, sorry. Can’t join your Slack.