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Friday, February 9, 2024

Hello again. Here's today's Wolmania.

Some pages from the Shift Happens book. As noted below, it's about keyboards.

There's this cool book, Shift Happens, a massive multi-part tome about the history of keyboards. It had a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign last year, raising around $750k. I am interested in the book's content (the last few copies seem to still be on sale, by the way), but for Wolmania's purposes I wanted to highlight this Medium post by Glenn Fleishman, who lays out exactly how he helped the author prepare the manuscript for publishing and put the Kickstarter campaign together. It's a fun look at the nuts and bolts of this stuff (if you find the nuts and bolts of this stuff to be fun). There's a lot that the lucky people who don't work in the crowdfunding mines never have to think about.

Item 2: a list

Original Baskin Robbins 31 flavors*, ranked

  1. Butterscotch Ribbon
  2. French Vanilla
  3. Chocolate Fudge
  4. Coffee
  5. Raspberry Sherbet
  6. Peppermint Fudge Ribbon
  7. Vanilla
  8. Chocolate Mint
  9. Lemon Custard
  10. Egg Nog
  11. Chocolate Ribbon
  12. Rocky Road
  13. Chocolate
  14. Lemon Crisp
  15. Strawberry
  16. Pineapple Sherbet
  17. Chocolate Chip
  18. Green Mint Stick
  19. Burgundy Cherry
  20. Lemon Sherbet
  21. Vanilla Burnt Almond
  22. Chocolate Almond
  23. Cherry Macaroon
  24. Coffee Candy
  25. Peppermint Stick
  26. Black Walnut
  27. Peach
  28. Banana Nut Fudge
  29. Date Nut

* No, I don’t know why it’s in the Obituaries section.

Item 3: a media recommendation

Dandy Livingstone - Rude, a Message to You

Item 4: word of the week


One of life's great ironies is any pedantic complaint about someone else's bad writing will always contain a glaring solecism that undermines the complainers righteous indignation.

Item 5: a photograph

Greater Roadrunner. Photo: Carolina Fraser/Audubon Photography Awards (2021)

See ya!

That was this week's Wolmania. Thanks for reading it. See you again soon.