Things I learned in 2022

Aside from all the emergence of AI.

learning
over 1 year ago - 2 min read

Here's a few things that caught my attention in 2022...

  1. Some people just update their README files to get commit streaks on GitHub
  2. Charachorders are insanely fast at typing
  3. Someone made a headless keyboard for note taking on the go
  4. the longer the discussion, the more likely a Nazi comparison becomes, and with long enough discussions, it is a certainty. Godwin’s law
  5. People are mining bitcoin off flare gas from oil drilling using a portable shipping container full of thousands of bitcoin miners.
  6. You can melt rock with a 2 meter radius of sunlight
  7. Celebs as females may make you question your sexuality
  8. Kids emptying bitcoin wallets is crazy
  9. This guy sniped a house
  10. Someone tried to copyright all the music
  11. Sky burial - a grim practice of leaving a body on a mountain to be eaten by scavenging birds. WARNING: The Wikipedia entry is gruesome.
  12. Candy shops on Oxford street
  13. Until this year, I was fairly oblivious to the horrific Jade mining trade in Myanmar
  14. Wood Fracking, or Fractal Burning is the most deadly project on the Internet.
  15. Metacognition is an awareness of one's thought processes and an understanding of the patterns behind them.
  16. GoodWill ransomware forces victims to donate to the poor and provides financial assistance to patients in need
  17. True mirrors are a thing
  18. Carl Sagan sued Apple for using his name as their codename for the Power Mac 7100
  19. Andrew clemens made incredible sand art
  20. Getting musicians to sign scratch plates is gross.
  21. You can encrypt data in images
  22. The Cat Gap
  23. Smart Dust
  24. Lego terminal brick
  25. Italian singer Adriano Celentano released a song in the 70s with nonsensical lyrics meant to sound like American English—to prove that Italians would just love any American song. And it was a hit. source
  26. This zoetrope
  27. 433 people won the same lottery draw in the Philippines. They all chose 9, 18, 27, 36, 45. What are the odds? Well, it's happened before.
  28. Tesla sent out internal emails with unique signatures to catch a leak.
  29. This nuxt plugin controls your room lighting while coding
  30. Moxie Marlinspike's quiet leaf blower
  31. The Linux distribution timeline is bonkers

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