Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

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How QR codes work Twitter Thread

9/14/2022 6:50 am | | Tags: technology

Architecture around the world thread

Another excellent Twitter thread, this one to show the variety in the architecture around the world.

9/14/2022 8:25 am | | Tags: architecture, world, history

Seth Godin on Feature Creep

It's a short post so I'd be basically reprinting it in full if I pulled an excerpt, you should just go read it. While I think he draws correlation as causation for his Yahoo & Google example but, in general, I support the belief and the core point. Too often we accept feature creep in our lives as a whole and need to be better at removing older features.

9/14/2022 10:46 am | | Tags: marketing, programming, philosophy

Where did Ketchup come from?

I fell down a rabbit hole today about ketchup. Ketchup has been, for much of my life, the only real "condiment" which I use. I'm not big on mayo or mustard. I will eat both in various foods, but generally I don't add them to things like hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. And because of this, I have a t-shirt courtesy of my wife (though I don't often wear it) which says "I put ketchup on my ketchup."

So, you could say ketchup is a big deal for me. But, I realized, I know very little about it's history and why it's so monolithic in what it is, compared to the variety we see in mustard.

This link is an interesting read about the history of it, and looking at where and when it might have become a thing.

9/14/2022 11:08 am | | Tags: food, history, interesting

"Patagonia Founder Gifts Entire Company to Fight Climate Change"

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of apparel brand Patagonia, is handing over his company, valued at $3 billion, over to trusts and non-profit organizations focused on fighting climate change. The unprecedented move makes his family some of the most charitable business owners in the U.S.

"Hopefully this will influence a new form of capitalism that doesn't end up with a few rich people and a bunch of poor people," Chouinard told The New York Times. "We are going to give away the maximum amount of money to people who are actively working on saving this planet."

9/14/2022 3:25 pm | | Tags: climate change, philanthropy, charity

Casey Neistat has moved back to New York

I doubt this means the daily VLOG is back, but I enjoyed this video. It's a good think about what is home, what it means, and more. I especially appreciated his friend's line about "If you aren't changing, you're not pushing yourself hard enough."

I definitely feel that.

9/14/2022 4:46 pm | | Tags: youtube, casey neistat, philosophy
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