By the time we arrived at the museum, it was almost lunchtime, so we had an early lunch at a restaurant just outside the museum called Anina. The food is pretty good, albeit it a little pricey. The museum is more like a campus comprising various buildings housing exhibits, with a number of outdoor exhibits […]
One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.
I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn’t one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who’ve been living in what’s now Finland for thousands of years: The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such as […]
I love James Ball’s colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they’re a wonderful reminder of how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful […]
Vox has a terrific video that explains how the Apollo 11 mission worked, and how the astronauts that took part in the mission made their way to the Moon and back. If you’re into old footage of historical events like this, also be sure to check out the CBS coverage of the lunar landing (also […]
A little synchronicity between my Twitter stats and my blog stats. Just sharing my momentary diversion.
I love stories like this one about the Moonlight Rollerway by Lisa Whiteman. Mostly I enjoy the photographs of what seems to be to be fragments of Americana/American nostalgia that speak to a very different time.
Did you know that the first camera phone was invented in 1997, by Philippe Kahn. He hacked together his camera, laptop and mobile phone to create a prototype camera phone so he could send a photo of his newborn daughter to family and friends. 20 years later, we do this without thinking about it.