Internet Artifacts is such a fun trip down memory lane. 🥹 Neal’s websites never disappoint.

On a Roman pedestal, a screenshot of the website from 1996 rests. looks like a typical site from that era, set in a black serif on a gray background. There’s a collage of the website owner. The exhibition label says: one of the first blogs on the web, created by 19-year-old Justin Hall.

Two days ago, I was too slow. Yesterday I sucked at Really Bad Chess. But today I finally got one of the 500 keys. Yay! 🥳 Puzzmo is imagining a better newspaper games page.

Puzzmo installed as a web app on macOS. A welcome page is shown with a preview of three types of games: CrossWord, Typeshift, and Flipart. The first two are word games, and the last one is a geometric logic puzzle. October 25 is printed on the page, it’s clear there will be new puzzles daily.

Matt has been shopping again.

Texts is a fun application (desktop only for now) that brings all of your messages into one inbox. It currently supports iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Messenger, X/Twitter DMs, Instagram DMs, LinkedIn, Slack, and Discord DMs, with more on the way soon.

I was sooooo close to getting a key to Puzzmo (the new place for thoughtful puzzles) today. 🕹️ Like, the last key disappeared ~10 seconds before I solved the puzzle. 😩 Yes, there are only 500 keys released each day, and yes, you have to solve a puzzle to get a key. I’ll get one tomorrow! 😅

🆕 My plug-ins, Conversation on and Reply by email, have just been updated to support HTML in link texts. So now you can be creative and add fancy icons to them. In the example below, I’m using icons from the Font Awesome project. Check out the README for instructions.

Three links with fancy icons: reply on, reply on Mastodon, and reply by email.

If you’re fan of the soundtrack in Super Mario Bros. Wonder you should tune in to Smooth McGroove. Here’s his rendition of DuckTales – The Moon. 🎵

Collage of Smooth McGroove performing a cappella in different poses, close to a microphone. There’s also a screenshot from the video game DuckTales released in 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

I wasn’t the only one who thought that McGroove might’ve been part of the new Mario game, but he confirmed back in June that he wasn’t involved.

Huh! I always assumed Goombas bumped Mario to death, but now we know better. Thanks for clarifying, Miyamoto-san, and for passing on the information, Sato-san.

I heard that someone once asked Miyamoto-san why Mario takes damage when he bumps into a Goomba from the side in the original Super Mario Bros. game. Apparently, he answered, "It's because the Goombas bite him." … Yes, and when they bite you, they'll do it with a smile on their face! (Laughs)

Anh’s website is absolutely gorgeous and oozing with personality. And how cool is it that the homepage is a comic explaining why one should have their very own home on the web?! 😍 Take a moment and read it in full, and then explore the rest of Anh’s site.

A comic strip with four panels, titled Ephemeral. A smiling Anh holds a sheet of paper with a smiley face on it: i drew a nice picture and want to share it :). A close-up of the phone with a draft of a tweet about to be posted. Anh makes a satisfied owo face and then reflects: wait this is not a good archival system. Below the comic strip is the punchline, a link that says: i should store my own content on my own site.

Look at all those beautiful magazine covers. 🤤 The Whole Earth Catalog is probably something I would have been into had I been living in America in the 70s. Access to tools, ideas, and practices!

Here lies a nearly-complete archive of Whole Earth publications, a series of journals and magazines descended from the Whole Earth Catalog, published by Stewart Brand and the POINT Foundation between 1970 and 2002. They are made available here for scholarship, education, and research purposes.

Matthias Ott is launching a newsletter, and I think it will be a winner. Subscribe over at

Own Your Web is a newsletter for anyone who wants to design, build, create, and publish on the Web.

Whether you want to get started with your own personal website or level up as a designer, developer, or independent creator working with the ever-changing material of the Web, this little email is for you. 💚✊

There’s so much exciting stuff going on the web now. Away from the old silos. Back to blogs, newsletters, and web feeds. I love it!

How to follow X (previously Twitter) via RSS:

  1. Find a Nitter instance supporting RSS. I use
  2. For a handle like @Astro_Jessica (NASA astronaut Jessica Meir)…
  3. the Nitter URL is
  4. Paste that into your feed reader, and it will figure out the rest.

Feed reader NetNewsWire shows Twitter posts from Jessica Meir. The selected one is a photo of Jessica smiling in a spacesuit with her husband and baby, with the following text. Wonderful to finally be back in a #spacesuit for the first time since being pregnant! Smiles all around with my husband and baby there to watch me submerge at the @NASA_Johnson #neutralbuoyancylab. @astro_luca and I evaluated tasks for upcoming #spacewalks on the @Space_Station - a day well spent supporting the @NASA team!

100 gecs dj session at Boiler Room: Los Angeles is absolutely wild! 🎵 They are having so much fun with it. Just look at Laura’s grin when everyone sings along to Jump in the Line at 43:37. 🥹

The energy in the crowd makes me wish I were there! And the set list evokes so much nostalgia for this old millennial. One of the commenters nails the vibe:

Basically my doctors office playlist 🔥

Laura and Dylan in action at the dj table, dead center on the dance floor, with a pumped-up crowd dancing all around them.

I love how Sanna’s and my internal clocks are so different. Like when she’s facetiming me from a dark hotel room, already in bed and half asleep, at 21.46, I answer from a lit kitchen, coffee in hand, headphones pumping music, while prepping French farmhouse soup for tomorrow. 😂

Here’s a brilliant Edgar Allan Poe rap from Elle. 🐦‍⬛

You know you’re on to something great when calculating the value of your “insurance fund” involves calling numpy.random.normal. 😅

The prosecution shows that the "insurance fund" that FTX bragged about was fake, and just calculated by multiplying daily trading volume by a random number around 7500

The first issue of Robin Rendle’s newsletter, The Cascade, arrives tomorrow. All about the past, present, and future of CSS. Subscribed! 

I really enjoyed State of the Browser the other weekend. All the talks were lovely, but/and @Amy_Hupe’s It all means nothing in the end was a delightful surprise. It wasn’t about states or browsers, but a fascinating perspective on burnout, purpose, and making meaning. See it!

Slide from the presentation with Amy standing on scene. Setting goals – fuck moonshots. Setting achievable goals means you'll actually get to feel a sense of achievement, rather than thinking of all the things you didn't do.

I’ve lied and deceived you all! Or some of you. Maybe? Anyway, I spill the beans in my new blog post, The Truth About My September Photoblogging Challenge. 👀

The Truth About My September Photoblogging Challenge

This September, ran a photoblogging challenge: snap a photo every day based on a prompt. I participated for the first 14 days before… life happened. 🤷‍♂️ But I had a lot of fun with the challenge for those two weeks. And really enjoyed seeing what everyone else was coming up with throughout the month.

Congratulations and well done to everyone who participated!

I promised to reveal all the machine-generated images after the challenge. Yes, some of my entries were not snapped by me, but instead dreamed up by a text-to-image model. First, here’s a complete list of my 14 entries:

Five of these were generated by software: buildup, orange, well, retrospect, and panic. I also broke the cycle for day 10 and published a photo taken by my dad. The rest of the entries were snapped by yours truly.

Going into the challenge, I was prepared to lie, not only with the generated images but also with my writing. To trick and deceive you all. 😇 But it never came to that. So, the stroll I took and the beer I drank… all of that actually happened.

Phew. It feels good getting that out there; no more lying on my blog. For now.

Thanks to everyone who followed along and guessed how the images were made. I fooled you a few times, but over all, I’m very impressed with your ability to identify synthographs.

I mentioned the 90s clear-craze back in June, and maybe it’s just me, but I sense a small renaissance is going on. Just in the last week or so, both Analogue and Flipper Devices released translucent editions of their gadgets. I don’t mind! 🤤

Product shots of the Analogue Pocket, a Game Boy-like device, and Flipper Zero, a multi-tool for geeks. Both have a translucent casing that reveals the electronics.