I had a lot more links than I realised. Less so now, but still.
My general feed-reader workflow (I use feedly) is to first skim my feed quickly for the headlines, book-marking whatever looks worth reading further than the headline. Then I go through a second pass where I only read the bookmarked items.
And then they stay bookmarked forever.
I have to see if I can build a workflow that puts things that were actually interesting after I read them into a third bucket so that all uninteresting links can disappear forever as I go along. Mainly so I don’t have to do this exercise ever again.
In the mean time, here are some of the “Interesting & Fun” links I came across in my triage. I have a few more buckets that I’ll throw into separate posts.
- The 10 Hardest Logic Puzzles Ever Created – I have not tried these yet, so I cannot vouch for their hard-ness, but I plan to get around to them soon.
- The Black-and-White Tights Dance – an optical dance illusion that is very disorienting to the eye in places
- If Everything Fades into the Background – if that sounds like you, you might want to read the article!
- Parking Infographic – illustrated guide to perfect parallel and reverse parks
- Non-transitive Grime Dice – (A > B) and (B > C) does not always imply (A > C) … apparently
- Method for Falling Asleep Easily – I’ve tried this myself, and it does seem to work… even though it’s not always easy, but that’s the point
- Cook like Nathan Myhrvold – and briefly forget how his company is abusing Patent law and Copyright to stifle innovation
- Realistically Encumbered Adventurers – what game characters would look like actually carrying all the stuff they supposedly do
- Senator Franken vs. Homophobic Bigot – one of my favourite examples why comedians make great politicians; excellent skewering
- Brand Name Generator 5000 – single-press generator for a name for your next company
- Don’t Fear the Internet – a basic HTML/CSS guide for non-web designers
- John Cleese on Creativity – great video on how to enable creativity
- How-to Pose in Cosplay – guide for those inclined to dressing up as their favourite fictional characters
- How to Make Friends After University – apparently this is hard…
- Friends of a Certain Age – so hard apparently it needs multiple articles…
- 15 Incredible Libraries around the World – that’s my travel plans sorted for the next decade
- 50 Common Misconceptions – quick-shot list of 50 things that are obviously true, except not so much
- Logical Fallacies Poster – handy one-page guide to logical fallacies for your troll-fighting convenience
- List of Cognitive Biases – companion page to the poster listing what might drive someone to employ logical fallacies 😉