Sublime Sunday on The Web With Shadows
I had a backlog of newsletters accumulate in my inbox over the last week. I was busy at some stuff and didn’t go through them until this morning. I’ve got a ton of tabs open to explore but there were some I thought you might enjoy learning about.
Some of these I may look further into and produce their own article but for now, you can have the coles notes version to explore.
Ready? Let’s go have a look
A History of Fried Potatoes
I don’t know about you but I enjoy potatoes. I prepare the in a range of ways from fried, roasted, baked, scalloped, boiled, mashed. You name it and I would likely enjoy them.
I came across this article that explores fried potatoes. Going through the article, there is a lot more to the background of how we got fried potatoes than I knew. Hop over and have a look.
Timeline of The Web
The Web was first conceived in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. I’m not sure if he ever expected it to evolve to what it has. I’ve seen some reports over the years that he’s not been particularly happy with some aspects of his creation. Have an explore of a timeline of the web. I can remember being online using bulletin board systems and then gradually started to hear about the world wide web happening.
Scientists Create an Expanding Black Hole
It’s not an actual expanding black hole, it’s a really well done [optical illusion[(https://interestingengineering.com/black-hole-optical-illusion). I love coming across the different optical illusions. There are some incredibly gifted artists who can create some amazing illusions.
It’s an interesting article on how the illusion was created and how scientists used it for testing subjects for a variety of outcomes.
If you’re doing work where you need a colour palette it can take some work to come up with them. There are thousands of colours and you want them to come together to give your project beauty. This colour generation site is great to explore.
One Foot Bridge, No Drawings
Now, I’ve heard of authors writing books without doing an outline or artists doing a freeform drawing but would you construct a 2,000 foot bridge without doing at least one drawing?
This bridge built in Norway was engineered entirely using 3D models. Construction drawings in 2D laying out the plan to turn the drawing into a bridge has been the norm forever. This bridge was done with a highly detailed 3D model saving a lot of time and money.
Deepest Wreck Ever
The deepest wreck ever discovered is a WW2 Navy destroyer sunk during the largest sea battle in the Philippines during WW2. The ship lay in 2 pieces at a depth of 22,916 feet (6,985 meters) or 4.34 miles (7km) below the surface.
It’s no small feat to get that deep in the ocean as the pressure of the water increases the deeper you go, making it harder on equipment and people.
So that’s a wrap for this wander through a few of the many tabs I have sitting open right now. I think I have material for some posts coming up. We’ll see where they take me.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have fun exploring.
NOTE: Header image from Pixabay
Shadowspub is a writer from Ontario, Canada. She writes on a variety of subjects as she pursues her passion for learning. She also writes on other platforms and enjoys creating books you use like journals, notebooks, coloring books etc.
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