Browser Tab Amnesty #4

The idea being to document those tabs you’ve kept open, with intent to read, share, reference, or whatever other damn good reasons you have for ending up with 100+ open tabs.

Behind the scenes of a single shot narrative timelapse from Kidding
I’ve never seen the show, but this alone makes me want to. I love the apparent one-upmanship of single shots in film and TV. Keep meaning to watch 1917 in fact, just for the epic single shot use.

The bouncing DVD logo (maths) explained
If you don’t know, then this is the bouncing DVD logo, and if you don’t know why it’s of interest to anyone, then this shows the near cult-like excitement that it has come to generate. So nicely silly.

The ultimate in low carbon footprint construction? A waterside timber-framed windmill sawmill
I really fancy going to visit this place. And only now realise there are direct trains from London to Amsterdam, and that it’s part of the ‘World of Windmills’! AND, it’s just a short cycle from Schipol. Anyone fancy a trip? 

Why did the industrial revolution happen in Britain?
Along with this tab I had ones for Accounting for the Great DivergenceEconomic history: The roots of growth, and this long titled LSE paper. I am yet to properly wade through these as it’s very far from my area of expertise, but chipping away at it is utterly eye-opening. Rediscovering these tabs is also a relevant companion read alongside Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera.

Myths about autism that we just have to get rid of
A great demystifying collection froma autistic author, speaker, parent, Pete Wharmby. He asks for it to be shared so I finally am. Some wonderful additions in the comments also.

A machine to help you doodle
I adore people that have little ideas like this and actually go through to build and share them. Try the tool here if you’re not going to click through and read the creators post. I could spend hours tinkering with this. Might even add a browser bookmark in preparation for future meetings.

Game: Almost Pong
Another wonderful person sharing their lovely ideas. This one is such a simple twist on a classic. Pong meets Flappy Bird.

Bodging isn’t a bad word
As someone that loves wooden furniture and working with wood, I was amazed when a friend called me a bodger, and went on to explain it wasn’t a bad thing. Look at this lovely work. Not all to my tastes if they were mass-produced, but knowing how they’re made with such care and craft, I would love one of these. A little more history of the practice. And if you’re interested, there’s even a Bodgers Association!

100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying
I usually avoid listicles like I do headlines with question marks, but this one caught me for its quality and simplicity. Ones like ‘plant spring bulbs, even if they’re just in a pot’ and ‘thank a teacher who changed your life’ are just so tiny and simple, yet undeniably effective in lifting spirits.

In this socially conscious Monopoly’ game, race and privilege are currency
This idea rekindled an old desire of mine to make a White Privilege Monopoly expansion pack, as while I love this idea of a standalone game, I fear it’ll be missed and too easily ignored by the people that could do with learning from it the most. Buy the 50th Anniversary version.

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