A weekly-ish email to my internet friends


Maps, Miss, Love, Roll

I already used up all the topics in the title.

Written by dominik on

Hello internet friends,

apparently if you were born between 1977 and 1983, there’s a new name for you. And for some reasons it’s not “being dangerously close to middle age.”


Maps are awesome. Looking at maps is fun. Drawing maps is fun, too. But – how did the whole idea of maps came about? Well, here we go: From Ptolemy to GPS, the Brief History of Maps
(Yes, very brief. And obviously there have been maps before Ptolemy.)


This is an utterly baffling view into a world I do not understand: Mr. Miss Universe: Meet Jeff Lee, Professional Beautiful-Woman Coach
It is even more baffling why it is in the category of “Sports”


One of – if not the – best[1] song of the disco era turned 40 this year and it still sounds like the future: I feel love: Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder created the template for dance music as we know it


It is quite fun to take photos of things that rotate very fast with most modern cameras – because of the way they work, we get weird effects. This is called rolling shutter and this video explains why and how it happens.

That’s what I have for you today.

  1. Debate me!  ↩