If we had Dutch-style intersections, we’d ride our bikes everywhere, too
Urban planner Nick Falbo wants U.S. engineers to borrow a trick from the Dutch: Keep the bike lanes on the curb side of parked cars, and then add an island in front of the parking lane in the intersection so that turning cars are forced to give cyclists a little more space.
Just watch what he means.
Project of the Day —The Open Enigma Project is a dream for cryptologists and history buffs alike. Based off the original Enigma Machine, invented in Germany at the end of World War I, the Open Enigma Project is a modern replica that allows you to encrypt and decrypt just about any type of information out there. The creators have made the machine completely open source so you can put together your own if you end up falling down a cryptology rabbit hole.
Project of the Day — Tharsis Sleeps is an epic embroidered animation that follows the metal band Throne as they travel to Mars to help save the Earth. And did we mention that each frame will be embroidered in the style of awesome metal patches? That’s over 3000 embroidered frames.
These are both legitimate possibilities but I’m so fucking sick of girls playing games and stringing me along and lying about their intentions that I figure it’s better to lay it out now than to spend 3 days torturing myself over it.
Here’s the thing, I do like her, but I feel like meekly asking, “what about this weekend?” Would’ve been letting her win, and I can’t do that right now.
15 months since I’ve disabled OKCupid profile, 10 since I’ve deleted it entirely.
Sometimes I think about going back on, but stuff like this reminds me of why I deleted my profile in the first place.
Russian Ark (dir. Alexander Sokurov, 2002)
"I always thought of the existing label as one of the best pieces of government communication. The new one is even better."
-Stefan Sagmeister on the new nutrition label design.
A woodcut map of Thomas More’s Utopia, from Umberto Eco’s survey of history’s greatest imaginary lands.
North Korea from Space
This light signature photo from space shows North Korea (the large dark place) at night. The tiny white dot in the middle is Pyongyang, a city of 3.2 million. China, which effectively abandoned Communism under Deng Xiaoping, sprawls to the north. Seoul, South Korea’s capital, with about three times Pyongyang’s population, stretches toward the border.
One picture is worth a million words.