Monthly Curations: Mar 2022

A million-light-years wide radio ring
  • Interesting find that pushed back the Homo Sapien “culture timeline” quite a bit.

  • The Richat Structure: Nearly perfect concentric circles, nearly 30 miles wide! (yes, I had to go look it up on Google Maps, it’s very real)

  • “25 years of SmallTalk”, from 20 years ago

  • Found this a good overview of the trends and limitations of computing hardware over the decades.

  • Fascinating account of someone’s “life story of programming languages”; Inspiring, I should write my own some day 🙂

  • An account of the now-forgotten “Buran” fully automated space shuttle, and the “Energia” heavy-lift rocket.

  • On how “the perfect system, the perfect app” is a mirage

  • Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship is found

“For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” – Sir Raymond Priestly, Antarctic Explorer and Geologist.

World War I had no good guys, no winners, just mediocre, small-minded politicians unable to step back from the brink

2 thoughts on “Monthly Curations: Mar 2022

  1. The link to Brent Simmons post about the perfect todo system being a mirage is broken. (There should be underscores separating the words in the slug, but it looks like they got stripped…)


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