Set Phasers to Stun

Recently frozen lake ice has some interesting properties: it looks completely black and makes some interesting sounds when you skate over it. Swedish mathematician Mårten Ajne is a black ice skating enthusiast and he demonstrates his technique in this National Geographic video. You’ll want to turn up the sound or use headphones…

via The wonderful sounds of black ice skating —


We could be excused for thinking that is like — a Twitter alternative greeted with enthusiasm but that eventually closed. It’s not the same thing, though, and I’ll explain why. is not an alternative silo: instead, it’s what you build when you believe that the web itself is the great social network.

– from Why is Not Another @

I’m adding the Webmention plugin here to see how it flies.

I’m blowery on


Soon "I'd just teach a computer to do it" is going to be a legit interview answer. StackOverflowSort writ large.