Responsible for kottke.org. Irresponsible about everything else.
RT @kottke: Wow, I have a new time travel destination: This is what our dazzling night sky is going to look like when the Milky Way collide…
RT @kottke: This is an amazing resource: download gorgeous high-resolution images of all 435 illustrations from John James Audubon's Birds…
RT @kottke: A digital collection of high-res images of colorful fruit crate labels from the 1920s to the 1950s. This is an amazing goldmine…
Ollie: Women soccer players get paid pretty well... Minna [interrupting]: Not as well as the men. Ollie: True, and that’s not fair.
RT @kottke: A font inspired by the handwriting on climate activist Greta Thunberg's sign is available for free download https://t.co/qdHJSj…
"Now that the bison population is close to 1,200, the herd is officially above the necessary number to be considered a 'conservation herd' [and] should be able to reproduce and increase their numbers naturally." https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/conservation-badlands-bison
Badlands National Park has had bison since the 60s. This video is a ceremonial release of 4 bison into an expansion of the existing area. "Other bison are going to be allowed to meander over on their own." https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/10/bison-head-22000-new-acres-badlands-national-park https://twitter.com/KlatuBaradaNiko/status/1183092870967771136
Fall has been really pretty here this year https://www.instagram.com/p/B3mWOdyleoZ/
 
This looks very realistic!
 
Pixar’s VT foliage deepfakes are increasingly convincing.
RT @kottke: How Flu Vaccines Are Made. The most common method used in the US requires billions of chicken eggs for incubating the influenza…
RT @kottke: Today I took a walk and learned about acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who is working to preserve the world's silent places.…
RT @kottke: Photographer Reuben Wu achieves a minimalist sci-fi lighting effect by using drones to light desolately beautiful natural lands…
Out, damn'd spot! out, I say! https://twitter.com/gruber/status/1180985295149420544
Sometimes life hands you second place in a world of only gold medals but it’s ok because there are so many other ways to win. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3SsKaXFV9P/
Mother Nature, resplendent in autumnal colors https://www.instagram.com/p/B3QMOLvFzTb/
RT @kottke: Poll: You can insert the word "fucking" into the William Carlos Williams poem "This is Just to Say" exactly once. Where would y…
RT @ironicsans: Yesterday my 8 year old told me about Aristotle. He pronounced it like Chipotle.
RT @RGAy: LIBRA SEASON IS HERE. IT IS OUR TIME, WELL-BALANCED ONES
RT @kottke: The First Photograph of the Dark Side of the Moon from 1959, which a Soviet probe *faxed* back from space – after developing th…
RT @kottke: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to be strategically using particular words in appearances as SEO bait to bury unfavorab…
RT @kottke: Powerful & clever ad campaign for the World Wildlife Fund: the more pixelated the photo of the animal, the closer its species i…
RT @kottke: Advice from Cormac McCarthy on how to write great scientific papers (that doubles as excellent general writing advice). "Limit…
am convinced Live was most championed internally by the devs who were also parents — imagine this playing out in all the shots of baby we take. edit out all the closed eyes, the backs to the camera, the no-don’t-touch-that! https://twitter.com/parker_gibbons/status/1178411793632260096
 
I’ve never seen confirmation of the connection, but I suspect Live Photos were inspired by the camera that the Planet Earth team built to capture Great White sharks breaching https://kottke.org/09/04/moving-photography
RT @kottke: Wait, wait, WAIT! Fleabag started as a Kickstarter campaign?! With only 54 backers?!! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drywrite/fleabag
Pleasing that the sentence that might finally sink this bullshit presidency fits into a single tweet https://twitter.com/kottke/status/1177234117479534593
Yes, exactly this. Kids get so much more of a sense of how numbers work than when I was in school...they know how to read the terrain more than just follow the map. https://twitter.com/anildash/status/1176987963433115648
huh, you actually can use Instagram on your desktop. Here's how: https://a.wholelottanothing.org/2019/09/26/how-to-use-instagram-on-your-mac-desktop/
 
Stories don’t work at all on my iMac using this trick though…it asks me to “rotate my device”.
RT @kottke: A mesmerizing video of an octopus changing color while sleeping, perhaps due to the octopus's crab-chasing dream https://t.co/q…
RT @kottke: Cool visualization of the transistor count of actual CPUs and GPUs (1971-2019) compared to the predictions of Moore's Law. Chec…
I wrote up some tips on how to take part in this special car-free weekend ride at Crater Lake https://a.wholelottanothing.org/2019/09/22/crater-lake-rim-ride/
 
OMG, the "view full-size" versions of those photos!
I’m upset that summer’s over but I can’t be mad at fall https://www.instagram.com/p/B2t1cOcFjrd/
RT @kottke: http://kottke.org will not be published today #ClimateStrike
On Product Hunt, the creator says they trained the AI from their own original photo collection. "We've run a photo lab for the last 3 years. We shot all the photos that we use. All of them are model-released." https://www.producthunt.com/posts/100-000-faces
100,000 stock “photos” of non-existent people hallucinated by an AI, copyright-free with attribution. https://generated.photos/
 
Twitter won’t let me post that link: “This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now. Please try again later.”
 
Strange, they must have just changed it. I don't see why though? I don't see anything unusual on the page.
 
Maybe too many ppl (and RSS & Reddit/HN bots) posted the link too quickly and the algorithm thinks it’s spam?
RT @kottke: A massive prehistoric horse carved into the side of an English hill has somehow received required continuous maintenance "throu…
All the bathrooms at the @xoxo festival had identical baskets containing tampons, pads, and other supplies, regardless of the signage on the doors. This should be standard practice for orgs that provide bathroom supplies. https://twitter.com/kamcburns/status/1173964765636550656
Gentle reminder (mostly for myself): your worst Monday is still probably better than the best Friday of many other people in the world.
RT @kottke: For 36 hours last week, @kottke was unavailable. Here's what happened and how it was fixed. https://kottke.org/19/09/the-server-bone-is-connected-to-the-dns-bone
A Charlotte waiting for her Wilber https://www.instagram.com/p/B2eS0hyFoDp/
RT @kottke: Thanks for your patience, everyone. The site is back (or will be back soon depending on propagation in your area). I’m going to…
RT @kottke: So @kottke is still down (sorry!) but I suddenly remembered I have a newsletter. So here’s my recent media diet (incl. American…
RT @kottke: Site is still down. Some weird DNS/registrar issue. I have a support ticket in at @dotster, but if anyone knows someone w/ some…
RT @kottke: A Forest Grows on an Austrian Soccer Pitch. "One day, we might have to admire the remnants of nature in specially assigned spac…
RT @kottke: Nine Things a Woman Couldn't Do in 1971 in America, including keep a job while pregnant, attend Ivy League schools, apply for h…
Ok Albert Einstein tweeted out a link to @kottke and now it's all downhill from here https://twitter.com/AlbertEinstein/status/1169255047198400512
Has anyone rewatched season 5 of The Wire recently? What appeared outlandish, absurd, and disappointing in 2008 (fake reporting, fake killer, 1/2 term city mayor running for governor) seems almost tame & even prophetic now...
RT @kottke: Look at this madness: every August in this El Salvadorian city, residents fight in the streets armed with honest-to-god FIREBAL…
RT @kottke: A visit to the "Waffle House Storm Center" to see how the restaurant chain is so well prepared for disasters (like hurricanes).…
RT @kottke: The @kottke newsletter is taking a short break and will be back soon. Luckily, you have one of the best blogs in the world to r…
RT @kottke: Two hours of chill bouncy focus: Tycho's 2019 Burning Man DJ Set https://kottke.org/19/09/tychos-2019-burning-man-dj-set
 
 
 
 
 
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