Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 07/29/2020

Welcome to the Wednesday Walk Around the Web, where we weave & wind through weblinks weekly. Hopefully you will find the links on offer amusing, interesting, or informative.

  • As scientific analysis and understanding of our current plague develops, more experts have come to believe that surface transmission isn’t nearly as much of a threat than airborne transmission, which means that the hyped-up supercleaning efforts may just amount to hygiene theater. Unlike security theater, though, cleaning things is actually good for other reasons (within, uh, reason).
  • What else functions as a key transmission vector? Could it be nephilim spirit husbands sporting alien DNA? Has this even been tested??
  • GitHub is establishing a copy of its repository of open source code in a long, long, long-term archive in an old coal mine in the Arctic Circle where, one hopes, it may outlive us all.
  • Five-dimensional chess is real and also glorious/
  • It’s always a great solace to go out, commune with nature, and let it come to you as it may.
  • Language is highly contingent and highly fluid, and a word that’s anodyne in one language may have passionate connotations in another. For instance, some Yiddish terms have really negative connotations in German for reasons I can’t begin to nail down.
  • I’ve long had a low opinion of people melodramatically declaring that something’s made them feel so so old, however, with How did Internet Searches Work Before Google historical retrospectives in rotation, I shall now crumble to dust and drift into the sea. It’s been nice knowing you.

Author: Glenn Butler

Glenn is not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be. The Glenn that you know, they had some second thoughts. Glenn's most often seen walking the web, and they have a podcast. Find them elsewhere on the Twitter and/or the Insta. Tamp 'em up solid.