Saturday the Nineteenth of May, 2018

Old Maps Online
"OldMapsOnline.org indexes over 400.000 maps. This is only thanks to the archives and libraries that were open to the idea and provided their online content." (filed under: maps history)

Glanced at: A Dozen Things Ive Learned from Charlie Munger about Mental Models and Worldly Wisdom 25iqMental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful Gabriel Weinberg MediumD100 Dungeon | Board Game | BoardGameGeekInside A Warehouse Where Thousands Of Robots Pack Groceries - YouTubeBackground Noises Ambient Sounds Relaxing Music | myNoise British Water Tower Appreciation Society: Park Hill, Croydon (1867) - UpdateMeeting Their Makers: The Strange Phenomenon of Fictional Characters Turning Up in Real Life The Daily GrailTulpa - WikipediaA chess-flavoured game for two players
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Tuesday the Fifteenth

Square Kufic Design
"One of the most common square kufic design principles is to arrange the text in a square or rectangle. Most of these texts are orientated in a spiral from one corner around the edge and inwards to the middle of the square." (filed under: design writing history)

Glanced at: An Interview With Daniel Lawrence Lu Paul Mison MediumI Dont Know How to Waste Time on the Internet AnymoreIn the World of Psychology, the Eyebrows Surely Have It - latimesYou Cant Handle the Truth About Facebook Ads, New Harvard Study ShowsThe Man Who Cracked the Lottery - The New York TimesGinger sweet tofu with pak choi recipe | BBC Good Food

Sunday the Sixth

Difficulties - The Chromatographic Chronicle of English History
"Each century is divided into one hundred squares, each square representing a year, to be read in decades from left to right." (filed under: history books)

Glanced at: Alan Lightman Explains How the Heavens Fell to EarthBlogNomic: How Many Barrels Will Thy Vengeance Yield?

Friday the Fourth

InSAR Ground Deformation Map | Mapping London
"The conspicuous red line meandering East-West is subsidence caused by the tunnelling for Crossrail and the red blob just East of Canary Wharf is caused by dewatering of the deep Chalk aquifer, which was necessary for Crossrail’s construction in East London. The areas of uplift (blue) found South of the Thames are yet to be explained." (filed under: london maps)

Glanced at: Rules of Card Games: YanivStock photos of scientists reveal that science is mostly about staring - The VergeWheels come off Paris bike-share scheme after 700m | World news | The GuardianI had to guard an empty room: the rise of the pointless job | Money | The Guardian

Wednesday the Eighteenth of April

How Arrow-Wielding Men Mapped Britain in the 1940s - Atlas Obscura
"A quintessential revision point might be a scratch on a wall, or the corner of a doorway, or an old nail sticking out of a post—something so ordinary, unchanging and small, most people wouldn’t even notice it." (filed under: maps history secrets)

Glanced at: David Copperfield: lawsuit reveals secret of disappearing magic trick | Stage | The GuardianInsect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demandKnolling - WikipediaMapping Paranormal Manifestations in the British Isles | Weird Data Science

Tuesday the Seventeenth

Forensic Architecture - Home
"The premise of FA is that analysing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL) in urban, media-rich environments requires modelling dynamic events as they unfold in space and time, creating navigable 3D models of sites of conflict and the creation of animations and interactive cartographies on the urban or architectural scale." (filed under: crime simulation video)

Glanced at: Rules of Card Games: Briscola ChiamataDolmen - WikipediaThe Rise in Self-Proclaimed Time Travelers MEL MagazineHow to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein | News | The GuardianAn enzyme that digests plastic could boost recycling - GreeneryI kept all my plastic for a year the 4,490 items forced me to rethink | Environment | The GuardianSlow Pixel | Sonica

Thursday the Fifth

The Folly Fellowship
"The Folly Fellowship was founded in 1988 as a pressure group to protect, preserve, and promote follies, grottoes & garden buildings. At this time, many follies were in a ruinous condition (although some were built that way) and the genre was largely an historic one that we felt worth preserving." (filed under: architecture history)

Glanced at: The 100 Best Movies on Netflix (April 2018) :: Movies :: Lists :: netflix :: Page 1 :: Paste2001: The aliens that almost wereMy Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data - The AtlanticGoat tower - Wikipedia

Tuesday the Twenty-Seventh of March

victoria j dean - The Illusion of Purpose
"Disconnected from the modern digital world, these material structures and the systems in which they once functioned are obsolete. With the simplicity and directness of a symbolic form, each structure withholds its message, alluding to a relic from a forgotten language." (filed under: architecture history) (via: viv)

Glanced at: 'It's been mad': Dordogne town's unexpected Brexit boom | UK news | The GuardianThe Black Hack -- EnglishEvidence - Fair Vote ProjectHyperart Thomasson - WikipediaStarting position so you guarantee filling the grid | Kingdomino | BoardGameGeekCity Walk Road to Rome - Roads-to-Rome.pdf

Saturday the Twenty-Fourth

On the Hunt for the Lost Wonders of Medieval Britain - Atlas Obscura
"When, sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries, a native son took up the task of listing the Wonders of Britain, he included a lake with 60 islands in it and a fountain of salt, a levitating altar and a shape-shifting royal burial mound—all told, 26 natural phenomena and small miracles." (filed under: maps history mysteries)

Glanced at: The Wonders of BritainEB GaramondYouTube for Kids is still is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism | WIRED UK

Monday the Twelfth

This dire Battersea Power Station development is genuinely dystopian | Opinion | Architects Journal
"Instead of a heart, [Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea] has a heavy-security US embassy with a moat around it." (filed under: london architecture)
YouTube, the Great Radicalizer - The New York Times
"It seems as if you are never “hard core” enough for YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. It promotes, recommends and disseminates videos in a manner that appears to constantly up the stakes." (filed under: video society software psychology)

Glanced at: Garden bird feeders help spread disease among wild birds | Environment | The GuardianA lack of empathy is shaped by genetics, according to new research QuartzMicroplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists | Environment | The GuardianWhat an infinite AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment - The Verge

Friday the Ninth

John Johnson and Harding Collections
"Writing Blanks, Board Games and other Educational Games of the 18th and 19th centuries from the John Johnson and Harding Collections" - historical boardgame scans from the Bodleian. (filed under: games history dice board)

Glanced at: The Journey or Cross Roads to Conqueror's Castle | Board Game | BoardGameGeek -
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