The Pudding has a lovely interactive story on randomness, outliers, and the replication crisis.

DALL-E 2 messing up corporate logos

Posting Wordle-like games is probably passé by now, but a friend turned me on to Tradle. It’s similar to World-le, but you get a list of exports instead of a silhouette. [EDIT: Artle exists too!]

An old post on the “monads are like burritos” fallacy. There’s probably a takeaway for physics pedagogy as well.

In 2018, a short-lived cryptocurrency news site hired Laurie Penny to go on a “blockchain cruise” and write about the experience. The site doesn’t exist anymore (presumably because they alienated their core audience with decisions like “commission articles from Laurie Penny”), but the piece is still available on the Internet Archive. I promise you won’t regret reading it.

SMBC on the value of a liberal education

I wrote a term paper on the monstrous moonshine theorem this semester. These TASI notes by Cheng and Anagiannis are a great resource, as is the chapter on VOAs in The Princeton Companion to Mathematics.

While I’m posting arXiv links, my non-physicist readers might enjoy learning that the canonical AdS/CFT review is nicknamed “MAGOO.”

Twitter appears to have worked itself into a huff over sex scenes in movies, so go read “Everyone Is Beautiful and No One Is Horny”.

An Auden poem I quite like.

Wikipedia articles:

Gnomonic projection


52-hertz whale

Campaign for the neologism “santorum” (no images, but text is NSFW)

Conic Sections Rebellion