Link Dump 002
June 23, 2019
Books & Articles
- Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks have now been digitized and made available online!
- Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore is one of my new favorite books. The prose is just achingly beautiful. I often read this at night when I can’t sleep; it really calms me down and makes the world feel safe and lovely and wondrous.
- “Five Lessons from History” is an article in which Morgan Housel describes (as you might’ve guessed) five lessons from history — but they’re probably not the lessons you’d expect.
- Borges’ Essays: the Good Parts is a list of Borges’ best essays, curated by Gwern.
- This is an unspooled Twitter thread about how to grow moss indoors. The pictures are pretty. I’m thinking about trying it.
- Jon Stewart’s gave a speech before Congress in another one of his lobbying efforts for relief funds for 9/11 first responders’ medical bills. I miss that guy so fucking hard.
- WiWi? Spreadsheet is Disasterpeace’s method for evaluating whether or not a freelance project was worth his time and energy.
- WiPhone is a wifi-only, open-source phone built on Arduino. I wish there were more projects like this but that supported 3G or similar.
- BookStack is a self-hosted wiki platform. I haven’t used it yet, but it looks nice from the outside.
- The Sustainable Web Manifesto: “If the Internet was a country, it would be the 6th largest polluter.”
- “A highly opinionated guide to learning about ActivityPub” is a primer for those of us who tried to read the ActivityPub spec and completely failed to understand any of it.
- Room 25 by Noname is a fantastic, low-key hip-hop album.
- MyNoise is a great place to find ambient soundscapes for focusing, relaxing, or meditating.