We have a new pigeon his name is Ripley and he is a fancy fancy boy

[img description: a brown and white frillback pigeon covered in curly feathers sitting on a branch]

A saxophone played into an empty pipeline: boingboing.net/2020/06/26/saxo

I use digital loopers all the time to make music, and this is basically ... an *analog* looper, with the loop-length set by the length of the pipeline

Behold CindyJS, a "a framework to create interactive (mathematical) content for the web": cindyjs.org

Welp, there goes my productivity for today

Absolutely riveting story of the female black battalion that ran the US's fastest mail in Europe: nytimes.com/2020/06/17/magazin

When they started, the military had 17 million undelivered letters! Letters were often badly addressed; there were 7,500 soldiers named "Robert Smiths" alone ....

A/B Street: A simulation game to fix Seattle's traffic

(submitted by zackham)


I think I need apple watch app that just shows the current status of whether or not Billy Mitchell has the world record in Donkey Kong: arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06

It keeps changing, like several times A DAY

I don't own an apple watch but I'd get one if this app existed

Here's a black hole that is shooting out blobs like a pop-gun -- firing "clouds of sterilizing radiation a trillion miles wide": nytimes.com/2020/06/05/science

I mean OUCH

The way we hunt for asteroids is that we take an image, wait a bit, take another image and see what's moved. The stars are too far away for motion in a few hours while asteroids are not. This animation shows the motion of the main belt asteroid Pallas over 1 hour.

obsidian.md is rocking my world.
Plain markdown files.
Point it at a directory in Nextcloud for sync.
Got it on Mac, PC and Linux and stoked to play with it.
Even has a daily notes feature.
I may be in love.

Someone got their hands on a hand-indexed list of every screenplay Paramount bought -- then shelved, and never produced -- from 1983 to 1987; in this Twitter account, they're posting each plot summary, one by one: twitter.com/ParamountUnprod/st (via @pluralistic)

migod some of these sound WRETCHED

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