Here’s a good set of slides: How to Take Awesome Food Photos by Helen Rosner.
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Luxembourg is to become first country to make all public transport free. From the start of 2020 all tickets will be abolished, saving on the collection of fares and the policing of ticket purchases.
How to calculate the number of pastry layers in a croissant.
This live map of London Underground trains is great.
Impressed with BuzzFeed and their style guide’s insistence on removing spaces and hyphens. This from a recent update. How long until we get to ‘crosspost’?
I have struggled to make a really good cacio e pepe—my method works well perhaps 25% of the time. (When it doesn’t work, it’s never bad, just not perfect.) I’m looking forward to trying this foolproof cacio e pepe recipe from Smitten Kitchen.
Supper Mario Broth is a great blog dedicated to the most obscure Mario trivia, glitches and such. The author has struggled financially, so he’s set up a Patreon to keep it going.
This is a remarkable overview of how Back To The Future made it from script to screen. One fun detail I never knew was that studio boss Sid Sheinberg didn’t like the film’s name, thinking it too ‘genre’. His suggested title wasn’t all that great, though.
A great look back at the lyrics of Silver Jews’ David Berman.
This oral history of GoldenEye 007 is full of stuff I never knew, such as how the iconic multiplayer mode was added right at the end of development, with Nintendo essentially unaware of its existence.
Canadian Gold Rush town filled with speculation over discovery of mysterious buried safe:
Everybody wants to know what’s inside, but we checked with heritage resources and the local museum and neither of those people seem to be interested in it.
Who are these incurious people?!