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The Great Pyramid of Giza, from a new perspective.

Alexander Ladanivskyy flew a drone with a high resolution camera over top of the Great Pyramid. That alone is an amazing perspective. Such a recognizable icon if there ever was one, but never from this perspective.

Ladanivskyy then got very very close up! It's easy to forget how big the Pyramid is. Of course it's not a straight-edged triangle, but have you really thought about it?

kottke.org/21/07/a-drones-view

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🕺🏼 New and catchy 70s-style ska tune from the Netherlands; about low women representation in politics; encouraging voters to select a women on the list in the upcoming elections.

(Made easy given gender indicators in the party lists on our voting ballots; Yes, it's complicated.)

H/T @michel

youtu.be/0W10_ORUxs0

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"Beautiful Strangers" van Kevin Morby.

Heerlijk nieuwe versie, prachtig ook met zangeres Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) erbij. Live in Parijs, waar het verhaal eigenlijk begon na de aanslagen in november 2015.

Invloeden van ondere Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, en Nina Simone.

H/T @arjen

kevinmorby.bandcamp.com/album/

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Welkom op Soundcafé!

Wil je meer weten over Soundcafé en hoe Mastodon werkt? Zie mijn handleiding die ik in het Nederlands heb geschreven:
soundcafe.nl/about/more#about

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Someone in the YouTube comments called the new HTTP203 video the “the least wrong video on color spaces” they have ever seen.

So, uh, you should watch it.

youtube.com/watch?v=cGyLHxn16p

Unvaccinated Mom Wants To Know If You're Coming Home For Covid This Year. "After all, Grandma's going to be here, and contracting this disease together could be the last time we get to see her."

-- from , via .

theonion.com/unvaccinated-mom-

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The Great Pyramid of Giza, from a new perspective.

Alexander Ladanivskyy flew a drone with a high resolution camera over top of the Great Pyramid. That alone is an amazing perspective. Such a recognizable icon if there ever was one, but never from this perspective.

Ladanivskyy then got very very close up! It's easy to forget how big the Pyramid is. Of course it's not a straight-edged triangle, but have you really thought about it?

kottke.org/21/07/a-drones-view

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Nice mini-site from Alvy Ray Smith, one of the cofounders of Pixar, debunking a lot of the myths about Steve Jobs' involvement in the company.

TLDR; he was a very useful investor for them but the idea that his "vision" shaped the company is incorrect. Around the time Toy Story was poised to be a hit, he positioned himself to *look* like a visionary.

alvyray.com/Pixar/PixarHistory

A dark gray-brown Bean goose flying upside down was snapped by an amateur photographer near the Dutch town of Arnhem. The maneuver, called whiffling, is when geese roll their body upside down and twist their neck and head 180 degrees around to its normal position.

The goose flying upside down is "simply showing off", experts say.

komonews.com/news/offbeat/goos

Relax with this bean rub.

via kottke.org:

> If you need a little break today, may I suggest watching this video of a single kidney bean that belonged to Charles Darwin being meticulously cleaned for conservation?

Video from Cambridge University Library (@theUL@birdsite).

Beached whale removal went well...

youtube.com/watch?v=V6CLumsir3

This epic tale took place in 1970 in Portland, Oregon, USA. For background (and lessons learned), the Wikipedia article is a good starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explodin

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Software engineers: “you can’t patch it at runtime! It’s too hard and risky”

Civil engineers:

RT @splattne@twitter.com

In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/splattne/status/13

🌍 Map of the Internet

An epic work of art by Martin Vargic, featuring over a thousand websites on a fictional map, organised by topic and sized for traffic scale (logarithmic). Some regions to look for:

* Protocol Ocean.
* Gulf of Linkrot.
* Viral Valey.
* Sea of Netizens.
* Append: Major launch dates.
* Append: Broadband speeds by country.
* Append: Most expensive domain sales.

Full size graphic (19 MB) at halcyonmaps.com/map-of-the-int

via kottke.org/21/05/a-map-of-the-

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🌍 Global Internet infrastructure map

A map of the cables laid on our sea beds, connecting the various landmasses on our humble planet.

infrapedia.com/app

See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarin #webperf #peering #ixp #internetaccess #isp #cdn

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Some birds spotted on a hike yesterday morning: a California Towhee (the mature one perched on top of a bush) and a bushtit (looking very birb-like). A whole lot of the latter were flying back and forth between the trees on either side of the path, barely stopping long enough for me to point the camera in the right direction.

#photo #birds #nature #birb

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I miss the bygone era of very internety things, geocities-style scavenger hunts, easter eggs. So, I made thing. Hope you like it!

treasure21.timotijhof.net/

#scavengerhunt #easteregg #eastereggs #textadventure #treasurehunt #nostalgia #geocities #geek

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What's happening in Boğaziçi University, an English brief: 

After the post [1] published in NYTimes, you may heard of a resistance occurs in one of the best universities of Turkey, Boğaziçi University. While BOUN traditionally owns the values of democracy, Erdoğan is an authoritarian conservative who tries to turn Turkey into a nationalist, bossist, islamic country (terrible, I know...). It is expected to see his moves against LGBTIQ+ people, women, non-muslim people, kurds or any other minorities

Alleen hele Australiërs, gelukkig, geen cijfers achter de komma.

(en: Only whole Australians are granted, no decimal places fortunately.)

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Soundcafé

Sound Café is een Nederlandstalige server open voor muziekliefhebbers.

Deze server maakt onderdeel uit van Mastodon, het onafhankelijke sociale netwerk van de toekomst.