This is actually a 2-3 week roundup as I didn't come across much to share until this past week.
- An amazing tweet thread showing off retro 1980's "CGI" from movies that was actually done using physical models
- The previous reminded me of this great ~10 minute documentary showing how one of the original HBO intro's was filmed using real life models and cameras.
- Software engineer talking about how fancy tech like progress web apps (PWA) and Google's AMP aren't fixing your performance issues.
- While Frank Lloyd Wright is considered an American architectural icon, it turns out one of his protegés took on a project designing a place for a princess in Iran in the 1960's. It's sadly in disrepair today, but the photos are nonetheless stunning.
- Dan Abramov launched a blog writing about some of the lesser understood inner workings of React.
- A video (48:26) showcasing the now defunct Metropolitan Railway in London.
- Cover.com's CEO talks about spending $825k on the domain cover.com. The article itself is a bit contradictory, but provides some insight into the dark and complicated world of domain brokers.
- Kristen Wong writes about manually tracking her expenses for a month, revealing how much she was really spending on day-to-day expenses. After reading this I'm planning to do the same in my notebook this coming month.
- Do we need to change the way the Supreme Court works? I'd argue we should revisit a lot of our assumptions about how our government works (election management, size of the House of Representatives, etc), but I'm wary of making changes to our highest court driven by political motives.
- Who would win in a fight, an anaconda or a komodo dragon? Having visited Komodo National Park in Indonesia a few years ago I know who my money is on.
Some people will mention Mint.com, but I've always been a strong believer in manually doing tasks like this. Automating it is convenient, but makes you far less aware of what's actually happening on a day-to-day basis. ↩︎