Hello again and welcome to a brand new domain. This one will look much better on my business cards.
Is this a good place to complain about how the New York Times added a bizarre 5 second animation on every load of the Spelling Bee page? I feel like one core web design principle should be "try not to antagonize your most enthusiastic users" - but what do I know?
Anyway... before I talk myself into adding a new weekly item for petty complaints, let's just move on to this week's collection of things I like.
Item 1: a link
Bartosz Ciechanowski's incredibly detailed description and illustration of how an internal combustion engine is constructed and how it operates made the rounds last week, but if you didn't see it (or if you saw the link and decided not to bother), I recommend setting aside a half hour to check it out. It's really fascinating (and the way the 3-d illustrations work is very impressive).
Other than simply finding it interesting and cool, my main takeaway is that it's shocking that internal combustion engines work at all, and completely insane that these things are built into cars and trucks and lawnmowers and everything else. Let's put them in museums, where they belong, and replace them with simpler, more efficient, less environmentally-disastrous alternatives.
Anyway, cool pictures 😵💫
Item 2: a list
Italian regions, ranked
- Aosta Valley
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- Trentino-South Tyrol
Item 3: a media recommendation
Item 4: a photograph
Thanks for reading. Tell your friends! Especially your friends who are UX designers for the New York Times Games Section!