Archive for February, 2020

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Secret doorway in Parliament leads to historical treasure trove - BBC News

Historical treasures - and evidence of a beer-fuelled party - are uncovered in the Commons restoration.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51630630

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A Vaccine Won’t Stop the New Coronavirus - The Atlantic

Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/

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Open Peeps, Hand-Drawn Illustration Library

Open Peeps is a hand-drawn illustration library to create scenes of people. You can use them in product illustration, marketing, comics, product states, user flows, personas, storyboarding, quinceañera invitations, or whatever you want! ⠀

https://www.openpeeps.com/

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The most fascinating riot you’ve never heard of | The Outline

The Astor Place Opera House Riot of 1849 combined two of 19th-century America’s favorite pastimes: going to the theater and rioting.

https://theoutline.com/post/8659/the-astor-place-opera-house-riot-of-1849-was-lit?zd=1&zi=vekd7hw3

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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook | WIRED

In the early days of Facebook, Zuck kept his plans for world domination in handwritten journals. He destroyed them. But a few revealing pages survived.

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-lost-notebook/

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California’s Housing Crisis: How a Bureaucrat Pushed to Build - The New York Times

When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/business/economy/housing-crisis-conor-dougherty-golden-gates.html

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State of Remote Work 2020

Top insights and data from one of the largest remote work reports.

https://lp.buffer.com/state-of-remote-work-2020

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Aerial Views of Mexico's Dystopian Housing Developments | WIRED

The Mexican government spent billions trying to provide affordable housing to its citizens. This is the result.

https://www.wired.com/story/mexico-housing-developments/

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Life Imitates Hollywood: The Rise of "Movie-Set Urbanism" — Strong Towns

The drive-to version of a walkable main street, surrounded by parking lots, is like a Western movie set made of fake building facades: all hat and no cattle.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/2/6/movie-set-urbanism

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The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights | The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman writes about Helen, a five-year-old from Honduras, whom officials assisted in filling out a form withdrawing her right to a Flores bond hearing, which would allow a judge to review her custody determination.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-five-year-old-who-was-detained-at-the-border-and-convinced-to-sign-away-her-rights

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Biodiversity Heritage Library | Flickr

Explore Biodiversity Heritage Library's 160,638 photos on Flickr!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/

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CHAGRIN FALLS | Encyclopedia of Cleveland History | Case Western Reserve University

Meanwhile, in the 1990s, tensions surfaced between real estate developers and residents desiring to maintain the community's natural beauty. After the village blocked developer Roger J. Weiss from building houses on 21.7 acres along the Chagrin River owned by resident Karen Harmon, protracted legal battles culminated in the village seizing the property by eminent domain. In an agreement reached in July of 1998, the village agreed to pay $850,000 for the land, a sum significantly lower than the $1.4 million value set by the developer's own appraiser.

https://case.edu/ech/articles/c/chagrin-falls

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A Survey of Grown Unschoolers I: Overview of Findings | Psychology Today UK

How do people who didn't go to school or do curriculum-based homeschooling as children and teenagers fare in adult life?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/freedom-learn/201406/survey-grown-unschoolers-i-overview-findings

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Watch: Monty Python and The Holy Grail... in LEGO / Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/yjacqc… In memory of Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones, who died this week, please enjoy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO." Created in 2002 by Spite Your Face Productions for the DVD release of "Monty Python and The Holy Grail," Terry Gilliam reportedly described the LEGO short as "definitely the best version of…

https://boingboing.net/2020/01/23/watch-monty-python-and-the-ho.html?fbclid=IwAR0puBife6elNr0iml5bWODwIg80W53yPoI6sgw7o98BTYZsSh419tqKI1o

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Stained glass time lapse, Washington National Cathedral on Vimeo

I am primarily a black and white architectural still photographer, but while documenting post-earthquake repairs at Washington National Cathedral I was impressed…

https://vimeo.com/122445352?ref=fb-v-share&fbclid=IwAR2kOfI0B2uy9e1kM1HVcLe2RcQXitRy1MGogCl85Ah5Rj-x1Y8yU5YmTD8

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When Ron May Ruled Chicago’s Tech Scene | Chicago magazine | January 2020

Two decades ago, at the peak of the dot-com boom, one internet impresario had all the city’s startup world in his sweaty grip.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2020/When-Ron-May-Ruled-Chicagos-Tech-Scene/