How the Big Bang gave us time

A great video (and transcript) about time and, one of my favorite subjects, entropy. Entropy is how messy, how disorganized, how random a system is. When things are nice and neat and tidy, they are low entropy. When they’re all messy and all over the place, they’re high entropy. And there’s a natural tendency of… Continue reading How the Big Bang gave us time

Lesser Known Apple Watch Workouts

Probably only amusing if you have an Apple Watch or other fitness tracker that sets physical goals, but I think these illustrations by Basic Apple Guy are pretty brilliant. If you like the sample below, check out part 1 and part 2 on the Basic Apple Guy website.

The Kite

A moving animated short film by Martin Smatana I discovered on Colossal. They are both made out of layers, which symbolize their age. The boy has many of these layers… he has all his life before him. But grandfather, on the other hand, has already lost most of his layers, and he has only few… Continue reading The Kite

Netflix, Shein and MrBeast

Another fascinating article by Benedict Evans. “What is MrBeast and his hundred million subscribers in this – is he a star, a show, a showrunner or a network? ‘Yes’.” Benedict Evans MrBeast is pretty fascinating. The Lex Fridman Podcast had a great interview with him as well: MrBeast: Future of YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.… Continue reading Netflix, Shein and MrBeast

Paper Menagerie

“Kan,” she said. “Laohu.” She put her hands down on the table and let go. A little paper tiger stood on the table, the size of two fists placed together. The skin of the tiger was the pattern on the wrapping paper, white background with red candy canes and green Christmas trees. I reached out… Continue reading Paper Menagerie

In Praise of Fast Food

A great counterbalance to the common (and, I think, still a good thing to remain critical about) distrust of fast food. For our ancestors, natural was something quite nasty. Natural often tasted bad. Fresh meat was rank and tough, fresh fruits inedibly sour, fresh vegetables bitter. Natural was unreliable. Fresh milk soured; eggs went rotten.… Continue reading In Praise of Fast Food

The Commodordion

Clever people can make a hobby out of anything that exists. In late October, a Swedish software engineer named Linus Åkesson unveiled a playable accordion—called “The Commodordion”—he crafted out of two vintage Commodore 64 computers connected with a bellows made of floppy disks taped together. -Ars Technica

AI Yōkai

Disturbingly cool. AI Yōkai (AI 妖怪) is a dictionary of monsters from Japanese folklore, whose images have been generated by me using the artificial intelligence program Midjourney. Maciej Lipiec