Web Miscellany: Compilation #6

Welcome to the month of June! Can you believe we’re nearly halfway through 2018 already? I sure can’t!

Do you have anything exciting planned as the the temperature rises? Though I feel like I’ve done not nothing but work and sleep this month, I’ll be continuing that trend to allow my body to continue its recovery. I plan to sleep in, visit the local farmer’s market, grab lunch with a friend, and catch up with my parents.

Enjoy some fun links from around the web, and feel free to share anymore interesting links in the comments!

  1. This Kickstarter antithesis made me laugh out loud. Flopstarter, a platform for bad ideas.
  2. Recommended blog of the week: Auden’s Adventures: Just a gal and her car, traveling the country for work and blogging about it like all the cool kids do. Clever, funny and, oh yes, it’s my sister!
  3. Fact: Puppies are cute at every age. But optimal puppy cuteness is achieved at 6 to 8 weeks. Interestingly, scientists believe that this age of adorableness is actually an evolutionary necessity: “That’s around the time when puppies are weaned from their mothers, leading the researchers to hypothesize that puppies reach peak cuteness right when they need human care the most.”
  4. For your own sake, seek and find a Good Problem that you can spend the best 30–40 years of your intellectual life exploring: a problem that will never be solved , a problem that matters, or something that forces you out of your comfort zone. You mind deserves better than harvesting “likes” on social media and writing click-bait headlines.
  5. Love this statement from a parent of twins.
  6. I recently discovered artist Josie Morway and her fierce portraits of wildlife set in abstract apocalyptic environments. Very neat!
  7.  Visualizing our world’s ever-growing urban infrastructure. Visually fascinating, almost reminiscent of Sim City, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and similar top-down building games from the 1990s.
  8. Interesting discussion on whether “surfing the internet” is dead, and an argument that a Twitter is currently the best source of interesting and substantial information online. I’m not sure where I stand on this.
  9. I once heard that a propensity towards making puns is associated with intelligence. Cognitive studies have shown that the left and right hemispheres play different roles in processing puns, ultimately requiring communication between them for both the development and interpretation of the pun. So, perhaps puns are the most intelligent form of humor.
  10. My favorite immune support product right now is Host Defense’s Stamets 7, which is helping keep me afloat as my body fights of this nasty fungal infection.

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