did you ever sit and wonder: Why are there so many knobs in GarageBand? Well, that article doesn’t help much, but it has many amazingly ugly screenshots.
(The answer might be: because there are so many knobs in bands.)
like so many nerds I watched The Defenders this weekend and just like basically everybody who did, I’m not overly fond of Iron Fist. (If you roll your eyes already with all this comic book series stuff: a. you’re right. and b. maybe skip a couple of sentences and join us later on.) I mean, even the tertiary supporting characters are more interesting than this dude. But unlike his stand-alone series, it isn’t all bad in this one, after all The Defenders is a blueprint on how to make Iron Fist suck less.
Maybe someone at Marvel is reading The Verge?
If you’re stylish and into streetwear (so… you’re not me) you might have noticed a lot of Snoopy around, lately. But why? Well: Why Streetwear Loves Snoopy
There are a whole bunch of apps to get anonymous feedback and one that’s a big hit recently is Sarahah. After reading this article: Honesty app Sarahah is becoming a self-esteem machine I decided to get into the fun as well which tbh didn’t end that well. I got one friendly suggestion what to do about my facial hair and an interesting collection of ascii-art penisses. So… your mileage might vary.
Well, turns out – and once again, we learn it from the Guardian – the whole clean eating thing is still around, even though it is thoroughly debunked. So let’s learn why we fell for clean eating.
(I don’t know. I was too lazy to prepare any food yesterday so I just ate a whole bunch of radishes with some bread. I guess that’s just terrible and not hashtaggable?)
Spy plane news
You are probably familiar with flightradar24, the rather fun website/app that lets you check out planes while they fly over your head. Maybe you’re nerdy enough to know how these people get the data for that site: planes are equipped with a transmitter that sends their plane number, location and speed every couple of seconds just out into the world, mostly to help the air traffic controllers do their job. And even nerdier people (like, uhm, me) put little antennas in their windows to collect these transmissions and send it to all these different services.
Now turns out that spy planes – instead of just not sending out anything at all – send out innocent looking data, looking like any old random plane, just minding their own business. But if you look closely enough, you can spot them. Or you can let a computer do that work for you: BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What We Found.
It is probably the same in most other cities, too: Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City
And while that was kind of understandable in the age of paper maps, it should not be the case in the age of digital mapping.
I honestly don’t know what to make of these photos, but they sure are interesting: Under the Covers at Taiwan’s Tacky ‘Love Motels’. And now I know there is a big enough market for people with a Miata fetish to make one of those rooms work.