7 Things This Week [#104]

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

1️⃣ 🔥🪰 🙂 [🔗 xkcd.com]

2️⃣ When my friend Catherine wants my attention, her go-to move is to step on my keyboard and then rub her face on my face as if she’s sorry. She’s not sorry. [🔗 xkcd.com]

3️⃣ Very Necessary Emojis and Very Necessary Reactions prove that that iMessage apps are still a thing this world needs. Insta-buys. [🔗 Aviv Stein // linktr.ee] (Via @BasicAppleGuy)

4️⃣ Yep, they had me pegged for all three common geographical misconceptions in this (delightfully visual) article. [🔗 John Nelson // storymaps.arcgis.com]

5️⃣ I love Dogs With Jobs™ and this one has a great job: retrieving bats at baseball games. [🔗 @goodable // threads.net]

6️⃣ This About page for Kev Quirk’s site is one of the best I’ve seen. It’s so clever to expose some features of the site through an imagined chat with the reader. And I was tickled to see it’s built on Blot, like this very site. [🔗 kevquirk.com]

7️⃣ Did you know that there are a group of 100 lava lamps that help keep about 10% of all web traffic secure? Me neither. Check out this 1-minute video about the project at Cloudflare. [🔗 Atlas Obscura // youtube.com]

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