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It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"

So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.

I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

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"404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page

"Because websites had to either become apps or self-optimize for mobile, web design declined from its creative, more variegated heights to become flat, highly minimalistic, and multi-platform, and the results are, frankly, fucking boring."

Loved everything about this post. A great homage to the old, user-centric web.

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Cancel Paul Graham 

Ich bin ja nur sehr mässig fussballbegeistert, aber das darf ruhig mal gefeiert werden.

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"Save-Data Usage" by Tim Kadlec timkadlec.com/remembers/2019-0

So the Save-Data header is reportedly sent in 4%-20% of page loads? Maybe I should be using this.

Today i found out that i can voluntary control my tensor tympani muscles. I always thought this is totally normal but apparently only a small percentage of people can do it 🤪

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Another Flash Player emulator popped up, this one written in Rust. Works in the browser via : ruffle.rs/demo/?file=synj1.swf ruffle.rs/

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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

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