RSS seems so out of place in the modern web.

  • No ads, no algorithms deciding content for you - you subscribe to what you want.
  • No brain-numbing infinitely scrolling views - you get a measured portion.
  • Largely decentralized, no habit tracking.

Maybe it’s time to implement that on here, in solidarity if nothing else.


Revolving doors stress me out.

There’s a very narrow window to hop in and out of them, and it feels like if I miss that window, I’ll be turned into a fine pink mist. The non-drafty aspect is nice of course, but aren’t airlocks cooler?


How do you measure the deadness of a subreddit? By the median age of its top posts.

Check it out: codepen


We need really notation to indicate cognates inline with text. Originally I thought of “<>”, to mirror the way etymologies are written (world < *weraldiz) but my friend Henkka proposed “::”. That looks nicer, and reminds me namespacing in Rust and C++.

The Swedish word hjul (:: wheel) sounds like jul (:: yule).