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Blogger Kate Wagner, known for McMansion Hell which educates and critiques McMansion architecture, was served with a cease and desist from Zillow, just as the McMansion is coming back into style. Thanks to efforts from the EFF, the blog is back up. McMansion Hell, previously, previouslier.
Moneyness is an interesting blog about all things money. Interesting articles:
Julia Angwin at ProPublica reports on internal documents Facebook uses to train its thousands of human moderators. They contain broad rules for determining who is in a protected class and who is not. [more inside]
The fourth series of the fabulously otherworldly collaborative fiction project SCP Foundation was opened to submissions in April of this year. From here comes this tale of A Perfectly Normal, Regular Old IKEA. Readers unfamiliar with SCP format may want to just skip to the journal transcript near the bottom
Over at Mathoverflow, user Erin Carmody asked the question "If I exchange infinitely many digits of π and e, are the two resulting numbers transcendental?" The answers given were great, and PBS Infinite Studios made this video about it.
Caravaggio's Fruit is a paper by horticulturist Jules Janick, originally published in Chronica Horticulturae, that examines we can tell about the fruit seen in 11 different paintings of Caravaggio. It includes a discussion of the fruits themselves, even exploring the different cultivars available in late 16th century Italy, and explains many of the fungal, insect, and nutritional causes for the blemishes Caravaggio famously depicted. [more inside]
The Apprehension Engine expresses the emotions that cannot be expressed in other ways, triggering fear with intense sonic methods.[via]
Going to Orlando? With 29 of your favorite friends? And looking for a place to stay? Why not rent The Captain's Quarters III? You might never even make it to DisneyWorld.
From the Hamilton Mixtape: the music video for Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) by K'naan featuring Residente, Riz MC & Snow Tha Product. Directed by Tomás Whitmore.
Meredith Gran's webcomic Octopus Pie ended its 10 year run on June 5, 2017. The comic focused on the life of Everest 'Eve' Ning and her other twenty-something friends living in Brooklyn, NY. The comic is known for its emotional reality and experimentation with structure. [more inside]
The ButHows are the bane of my career. "But how could they be lesbians if, but how could they be accepted, but how could they take the risk, but how if there are no hormones, but how if the first surgery was in the '60s, but how if she's never—" Shush. Just shush. She's not going to date you. Stop.Marguerite Bennett talks about her experiences writing a rather queer comic series based on a line of DC Comics 1940ties themed superheroine statues.
NPR Music's Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far) isn't going to rank anything. It's just going to explain why. And you'll be glad for it. [more inside]
Then Jessica, our server, stops by. She asks if she can get us started with any drinks or appetizers. There’s an awkward pause, like when an acquaintance asks after a recent ex. Waving toward the tablet, I explain we’ve already ordered. I feel guilty that the device could steal her job, but she doesn’t seem to mind.
They hit the ground running, toward each other. And there, in the moonlight, they aligned passionately, on the mouth.
"The problem is we talk each other into these really ambitious ideas where we decide that’s the best idea and we can’t be like “well that’s unreasonable, we shouldn’t do that.” We get so married to these things; “Well that’s what we’re gonna do!” So that song might not come out for a while because we’ve got to put speakers at either end of the Grand Canyon to use it as a reverb chamber and WE WILL NOT DO THIS SONG IF WE CAN’T DO THAT."Keith McMillen Instruments interviews Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson of clipping. [clipping. previously]
What's with all the bunnies? The timid rabbit occasionally nibbles plants in the garden but usually lives unnoticed on the fringes of our yards. Mowing and raking yards can disturb rabbit nests. Cats and other animals catch and injure small rabbits. Sometimes people see newly independent young rabbits and think that such small creatures can't possibly get along without their mothers. ***squee trigger warning*** [more inside]
Native Land is a resource to help North Americans learn more about their local history. Search a North American address to learn more about native territories, languages, and treaties.
Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has died aged 91. Paddington, Bond's most famous creation, was immortalised in statue and on film. [more inside]
Frances Goldin, a 93-year-old mother of two lesbians, has been attending the New York City Pride march for nearly 50 years. And each year, she waves the same sign. [more inside]