Something interesting every day from one of the oldest & best independent sites on the Web. Est. 1998. Also at https://botsin.space/@kottke.

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Tapbots (makers of Tweetbot) have released their new Mastodon app called Ivory.

The Italian Futurists declared war on pasta on the early 20th century. (“Too traditional!” said Filippo Marinetti. “Holding us back!”) So of course they named a pasta sauce after him

In this comic, Rueben Bolling dreams up some "non-woke" children's books that won't get teachers charged with felonies in fascist Florida. "The Very Fine Stop & Frisk" is particularly (depressingly) on-point.

"Layoffs do not solve what is often the underlying problem, which is often an ineffective strategy, a loss of market share, or too little revenue. Layoffs are basically a bad decision."

The New Rules. "How to text, tip, ghost, host, and generally exist in polite society today."

A fantastic unofficial archive of Melvyn Bragg's radio show In Our Time, organized by Dewey Decimal category and year. Related episodes, track guests across multiple episodes, reading lists, and more.

"American drivers have a blinding headlight problem." Increasingly prevalent trucks and SUVs are so tall that their lights shine in the faces of mere car drivers. It sucks.

Richard Belzer, who played detective John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street (and other shows), has died aged 78. "He had lots of health issues, and his last words were, 'Fuck you, motherfucker.'"

Hmm, the Tidbyt looks interesting: a retro-style, low-res display for your desk or bedside that can run lightweight display apps (weather, time, stock quotes, sports scores, etc.)

Unbelievably, kottke[dot]org turns 25 years old today – the site predates Google! "That's more than half of my life, spanning four decades and ~40,000 posts, almost cartoonishly long for a medium optimized for impermanence." Thx for reading!


OMG, here's the terrifically bad interface that set off the false missile alert in Hawaii. The operator selected "PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY" from a menu when he should have chosen "DRILL - PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY".

A group of 14 Paris museums have made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public (incl. art from Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Atget).

The headline here says it all: The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free.

A small suggestion to those who care about the health and diversity of online media: stop reading what Facebook tells you to read and use your browser bar (or bookmarks) instead

The Art Institute of Chicago has put 50,000+ high-res digital images of its collection online for free download

President Obama donated over $1 million to charity while in office (mostly to children's & veteren's causes)

The Moral Calculus of COVID-19: On @maddow 's and @fmanjoo ’s arguments about risk, responsibility, and reward in a pandemic

Old white people have a message for America's young adults: we'll be dead soon but if you don't vote, you're letting us determine what kind of world you'll live in. "Climate change? That's a 'you problem'...I'll be dead soon."

Reminder: safe and effective medication for having an abortion is available via the mail. "Even in states with the strictest abortion laws, pregnant people have a safe, inexpensive option to terminate their pregnancies."