7 Things This Week [#103]

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

1️⃣ Robb Knight made a neat tool to calculate the total time duration of a podcast across all its episodes, just from the RSS feed. [🔗 Robb Knight // podcast-duration.netlify.app]

2️⃣ Apple’s next update to macOS Ventura will fix a bug affecting the (nearly 14-year-old and discontinued) iPod shuffle. Now that’s what I call long-term software support! [🔗 Joe Rossignol // macrumors.com]

3️⃣ This video where 100 people were asked to scream at the top of their lungs is one of the best things I saw all week. Some people loved doing it, some didn’t. Some could produce a blood-curdling scream, and some were truly terrible at it. It’s an impressive array of humanity in the span of a few minutes. [▶️ Cut // youtube.com] (via kottke.org)

4️⃣ Strong contenders for the title of World’s Best-Designed Emoji’, currently held by Apple, could be coming soon from Microsoft. But I’ve been fooled into thinking they were close before. [🔗 Umar Shakir // theverge.com]

5️⃣ A shockingly poignant reflection of our collective migration from one social media platform to another. [▶️ briefs.video]

6️⃣ Emojipedia.org has undergone a major redesign that knocks it out of the park in being easier to use, better laid out, and more comprehensive. They were already the authority on all things emoji, but that hasn’t had them resting on those laurels. The new design, in honor of their 10th anniversary and World Emoji Day tomorrow, pairs great with my Emoji Meaning’ lookup shortcut. [🔗 Keith Broni // blog.emojipedia.org]

7️⃣ This story about thesis topics and thesis advisors got a laugh out of me. [📄 www3.nd.edu] (Via @pratik)

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