Small Potatoes

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    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 mesasured portion.
    • Largely decentralized, no habit tracking.

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

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    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?

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

    Check it out: codepen

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    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 C++.

    So,

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