- Pantelis Kalogiros’s CSS 3D Adventure — impressive hack, which makes me think about other ways CSS’s 3D functionality could be used (for actual projects)
- Ethan Wang on leading-trim in CSS — a much-needed fix, looking forward to this getting implemented
- NASA’s patent for a new way to get to the moon — I…didn’t know these could be patented
- An animation showing how Jupiter’s gravity saves us from asteroids — thank you, Jupiter
- Ben Southwood on the rise and fall of the industrial R&D lab — oh how I wish I could have worked at Bell Labs or Xerox PARC
Prisoners of Geography, by Tim Marshall. This was my first foray into geopolitics, and I really liked it. Looking forward to Robert Kaplan’s Revenge of Geography as well.
Tubes, by Andrew Blum. A look into the infrastructure of the Internet. It’s easy to forget about all the wires when we live in a somewhat wireless age, so I appreciated the reminder.
Moon Shot, by Jay Barbree. The story of the early American space program, running through the end of the Apollo missions and a bit beyond. I loved it.
Word by Word, by Kory Stamper. A delightful book about lexicography at Merriam-Webster.