7 Things This Week [#96]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ The idea that any species on Earth could be older than Saturn’s rings is absolutely bonkers. [🔗 phys.org] (via Jason Kottke)

2️⃣ I don’t use the Arc browser, but this showcase by Matt Birchler of the Boosts and Zaps you can do to webpages looks pretty awesome. The visual interface of just clicking the things you don’t want to see is so smart. [▶️ A Better Computer // youtube.com]

3️⃣ Elon Musk’s (and many others) facade of standing for free speech” really grinds my gears. It’s too bad that terms like free speech” and censorship” have become so loaded and so widely misunderstood. They give me that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when invoked these days. The classic McSweeney’s dry humor takes the sting off while pointing out the absurdity. [🔗 Mike Langley // mcsweeneys.net] (See also, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales’ response to Musk)

4️⃣ I’m fascinated by how Manton’s I-don’t-want-to-call-it-a-throwaway-post-but-I’m-sure-he-didn’t-expect-it-to-take-off-like—this post listing all the places he’s visited has taken Micro.blog by storm today. Check out all the replies to his post, and others his inspired. [🔗 Manton Reece // manton.org]

5️⃣ I happened across a sped-up version of This Is The Life’ in a random Instagram Reel and then proceeded to listen to the normal version and faster one on repeat. I’m listening again now. It’s simple but there’s something extra catchy about it, and I like both versions. [🎵 Amy MacDonald // album.link]

6️⃣ Squarespace is now the granddaddy of drag-and-drop website building, but there’s a flashy new kid on the block. MMM takes the dragging mechanism to the next level with everything being movable to any arbitrary position. No snap-to-grid constraints. It’s a beta, but the demo edit page you can try is super solid and easy to use even on an iPhone mini. [🔗 mmm.page] (Via Vincent Ritter)

7️⃣ Lex Friedman’s Avenue Q audition saga has finally come to a close. It sounds like I wasn’t the only one on the edge of my seat wondering if he’d get a part. I won’t spoil it because the Your Daily Lex podcast episodes are super short, and it’s an entertaining arc that you should listen to. The final episode is linked. [🎧 Lex Friedman // lex.micro.blog]

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