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2022-02-01 (Tuesday)


  1. The FBI is going crazy stringboard crazy.

    Crazy walls in Slate, with a quote from me.

  2. Wordle Sold to the NY Times. And That’s a Good Thing.

    I have zero interest in Wordle but this is a lovely piece by Jason Kottke.


  • philgyford’s avatar

    An article for fans of…

    AkiPeritz’s avatar

    Ever wonder what the #intelligence community thinks of “pinboarding” AKA “crazy walls” AKA “that meme from 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?'”
    Me in @Slate

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ThreeUKSupport 👋🏻 Incredibly slow data speeds in HR2 today, both on my phone and from our 4G broadband box. I've turned both on and off a few times. Nothing showing in your Network Status checker. Has the wind blown the internet bits away? xx

  • philgyford’s avatar

    On the plus side, if I can work out how to travel back in time 25 years I'll still be able to amaze people with today's home internet speed.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    "…the UI Guilds struck a Miro board of the Internet whose size was that of the Internet, and which coincided point for point with it … In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Miro board, inhabited by Animals and Beggars…"

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    Happy 85th birthday to composer Philip Glass.

    Here's one of my favorite stories about Glass—from when he was still working various day gigs to pay his bills. Glass was called in to do plumbing work for famous art critic Robert Hughes, and this is what happened next. . . .