Today I learned
As Randall Munroe of xkcd says, for each thing “everyone knows” by the time they’re adults, there are 10,000 people in the United States learning about it for the first time.
October 22, 3030
Alexithymia is the inability to identify and describe emotions in yourself or others. People with alexithymia may need to rely on others to help them diagnose and address depression.
October 16, 2020
Okta is a unit of measurement for cloud cover.
October 14, 2020
The gender neutral form of ombudsman is either ombudsperson or ombud.
October 12, 2020
Assisted suicide is legal in Washington, DC.
October 10, 2020
Eugene Schieffelin introduced the common starling to North America because he wanted to introduce all the birds mentioned in the plays of William Shakespeare to North America.
October 9, 2020
Marbled crayfish can clone themselves.
September 25, 2020
Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska celebrates Fat Bear Week annually, to publicize and celebrate the process of bears eating as much as they can to build up crucial fat reserves in advance of winter hibernation.
September 23, 2020
LUFS (Loudness units relative to full scale) is a scale of loudness (the compression and amplification of sound resulting in a higher perceived sound).
September 3, 2020
A proposed standard which allows websites to define security policies through
September 2, 2020
archive_file in Terraform can generate ZIPs on-the-fly.
September 1, 2020
Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
August 28, 2020
There’s a Ben and Jerry’s flavor graveyard.
August 27, 2020
Wreck — HTTP client utilities for hapi.
August 26, 2020
One swallow doesn’t make spring
August 25, 2020
Self-documented Makefiles with some shell scripting magic.
August 24, 2020
USB 3.0 interferes with devices in the 2.4–2.5GHz spectrum.
August 19, 2020
There’s a media query to check system color schemes for dark/light preferences.
August 14, 2020
Efficiency-thoroughness trade-off principle