The birthplace of a gaming legend
Tags: games, cities
For a long time, the word "condom" was unprintable. Neither the original OED nor The Century Dictionary featured the word. Several venues for discovering the origin of "condom" have been tried. It surfaced in texts at the beginning of the eighteenth century, but we cannot be sure that the word was coined in England.
Tags: language, history, humor
Once again, the problem isn't relative risk, but how we were lied to, and hunted down for trying to speak the truth.
Tags: pandemic, science, free speech
Craftspeople be like, "This is a simple 12-step mechanical repair job, only takes about three hours and common tools you can find in any specialty shop. Anyone can do it."
Tags: tech, updates
Campaigners criticise police action at events to mark King Charles III's ascension to the throne.
Tags: uk, free speech
Craig Newmark's explanation of the site’s evolution (or lack thereof) is surprisingly simple.
) Note the remark that to an engineer, functional is beautiful
Tags: business, web, design
Les incendies qui ont frappé l’Europe ont provoqué les émissions de carbone les plus élevées depuis 2007, d’après les données du service Copernicus pour la surveillance de l’atmosphère.
Tags: europe, climate, disaster
How not to build a site; or How I intended to build a simple one-page site and accidentally a static site with blogging and a gallery.
Tags: web, design, programming
The medieval world was a much more diverse place than it is often given credit for. Some of the best evidence of this is in the illustrations and imagery from the period.
Tags: middle ages, representation