Curated Randomness Atom Feed

Weekly collection of interesting links that I stumble upon on a wide variety of subjects that I have interest on.

2019, August, Week 4

Self-Improvement

  • Many of us have a little bit of hoarder inside us — here’s what to do - Short text with interesting thoughts about the hoarder that is inside us

World

  • Why Ever Stop Playing Video Games - Long read about how video games have replaced work hours for many people, and the side effects of this behavior.
  • Why food memories are so powerful - Great personal report of how food memories can bridge the mental gaps of our past memories

2019, August, Week 3

History

  • The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world - Interesting story about the OXO Swivel, a vegetable peeler from the 20th century that is praised to this day.

Science

  • Inside a Top-Secret Factory Where Scent Is Made - Interesting text about how a Scent Factory works.
  • The Tunnel of Samos - Great paper about The Tunnel of Samos, one of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times.

World

  • The Dream of Open Borders Is Real—in the High Arctic - Great long read about Svalbard, the land with open borders.


2019, August, Week 1

Science


Tech

  • Was E-mail a Mistake? - Nice text on the power of synchronized communication, and why it shouldn’t be completely avoided.

World

  • The Vegetarians Who Turned Into Butchers - Interesting report of vegans and vegetarians that discovered that selling meat is their vocation.

2019, July, Week 5

Science

  • NASA’s idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions - Nice article about “Solein”, a protein powder that is similar in form and taste to wheat flour and that can be extracted from thin air.

Tech

  • Chinese Characters Are Futuristic and the Alphabet Is Old News - Interesting text on how chinese characters are inputted on devices can give us a glimpse of how the world will type characters in the future.



2019, July, Week 2

Tech

  • The Sinkhole that saved the Internet - A very interesting Tech Crunch text about how buying a domain may have prevented a catastrophic WannaCry outbreak.
  • How Hash Algorithms Work - A very thorough walkthrough explaining how a hash algorithm works.

World

  • Make Driving Dangerous Again - A fun text on why making driving dangerous would make our roads safer.

2019, July, Week 1

Programming

  • It’s possible to build a Turing machine within Magic: The Gathering - Ars Technica’s article about an article that states that Magic: The Gathering is Turing Complete.

Tech

  • Track This Link - Very interesting Mozilla site that tries to tackle on the web tracking issue that we all have to live with daily.

Web Development

  • User Inyerface - An unnerving site that explores all the common user interaction and design pattern issues that are found on the web.

World

  • Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - Interesting text on why we forget what we read.

2019, June, Week 4

Cooking

  • The Definitive Study on How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs - Great experiment on what’s the best method to make hard-boiled eggs.

Science

  • Honey bees zero in on the empty set - Science’s article on how bees appear to understand the concept of zero.