When it first appeared, the universe was much warmer, about 3,000 K. The early universe was filled with a bright warm glow.
We have a good idea of what that first color was…. a bright orange-white glow, similar to the warm light of an old 60-watt light bulb.
If we could go back to the period of that first light, we would probably perceive an orange glow similar to firelight.What was the first colour in the universe?
Websitecarbon.com guesses the carbon footprint of your website.
I didn’t do so well. But I did enjoy the way it was framed.
PDF zine containing a sequence of short essays on the attention economy, the feeds, the news, the hellsite and the internet we ended up with. Very good.
In 2012 I wrote this piece about the use of the internet by a character in Charles Stross’ excellent 2000-ish novel ACCELERANDO.
Ahmet Sabancı revisited the entire piece last month.
One thing that makes this post special for me is the fact that every time I read it, it gives me a new perspective about how I’m dealing with the information I’m taking in and what I can do better or different. I also have to admit that since my first read of Accelerando, I secretly aspired to be like Manfred Macx. Of course Spider Jerusalem is “the idol” but for me Manfred and especially his relationship with information was something to be admired. Yes, I know, it’s very problematic and probably tells a lot but I’m not gonna deny it…
New favourite thing. G’night, reader.
Artist Ian MacEwan has marked down a bunch of stuff at his Etsy page to pay off some unexpected medical bills. Look at this:
Just came across this person’s exquisite work, ended up on their online shop:
(it’s a “notes to self” kind of week so far)