Microsoft are looking for a new replacement for Calibri (I remember when Calibri was the new Verdana/Trebuchet). Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview are vying for your love: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/04/28/beyond-calibri-finding-microsofts-next-default-font/
‘Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is trading at more than $421,000 per Class A share… The price has grown so high, it has nearly hit the maximum number that can be stored in one common way exchange computers handle digits… The biggest number they can handle is $429,496.7295. Nasdaq is rushing to finish an upgrade later this month that would fix the problem.
‘Zed Run [launched] early in 2019, selling digital horses with an average price of about $30. It relied on NFT technology to establish proof of ownership. Zed Run is now up to nearly 11,000 horses sold, with another 8,000 bred, spread across 3,600 so-called stables. Rare horses are now regularly
selling for more than $15,000.’
‘One horse sold for $125,000.’
Bristol council has this cool feature where old maps can be overlaid over current maps to see changes over time: https://maps.bristol.gov.uk/kyp/?edition=
I prefer the original, jerky frame rate. Though I’ve seen this film so many times, I’m probably biased. It probably works best with the skeletons. https://youtu.be/hgCw0YRMFHY
Testing the awareness of place logos (psst. not well known): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxqBonWu4Qk&t=987s
Man buys Starlink in the UK. Early look – night sky light pollution and all aside – pretty darn impressive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vMbB4xhstc
A little something about Broughton Suspension Bridge. The original build collapsed with the 60th Rifle Corps marching across it.
‘Zoom Escaper is a tool to help you escape Zoom meetings. It allows you to self-sabotage your audio stream, making your presence unbearable to others.’
Archive of Park Avenue, the Teletext soap opera: http://www.newmailbox.co.uk/parkavenue/default.asp?pageid=1
‘In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°.
‘Over a month, the 22-million-pound structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there.
‘There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW-QGtOAVEg