An open Christmas card to my brothers
Happy Christmas! I made you a list of things you might like on the internet. I won’t tell you which of you any was intended for, so feel especially free to skip any that don’t look interesting.
(Picture: nearing Christmas in New York 2017)
George Saunders: The incredible Buddha boy, The New Mecca
Archive of 3495 Peter Dombrovskis photographs
Nice buildings that are mostly mosques (click the x when it misleadingly says that you need to log in to see more)
Opulent Joy: my friend’s art blog
Unsong: one of my favorite books that I haven’t finished reading.
How to do what you love: Paul Graham has some other good essays too
AI dungeon: have cutting edge AI write you a story
The oldest video: strange
It’s as simple as one, two, three
3Blue1Brown, e.g. The unexpectedly hard windmill question or the first of a 15 part series on linear algebra, if you are in for something more involved
Rent a real goat for your video calls
Universal love, said the cactus person
The guns falling silent at the end of WWI, reconstructed into sound from ‘sound ranging’ equipment that translated sounds onto visual film at the time.
Very impressive patty cake a cappella (and more: 3D pretty a cappella patty cake)
AI fills in a cat/house/etc if you draw the outline. I thought these buildings were pretty good: