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Nobody will remember:

  • Your salary
  • Your fancy title
  • How ‘busy’ you were
  • How stressed you were
  • How many hours you worked

People will remember:

  • The giant monoliths you have erected to your own majesty
  • Poems about the monoliths, or at least a few of the good lines

Egypt is building a new capital city that is ridiculously stupid, expensive, and a way to keep the poors away from the ruling class.

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The first telegram was “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT”? Morse knew what was up.

I just read The Victorian Internet at the beach on a recommendation from a friend, and it was… fascinating.

They really thought connecting everyone would end all war and conflict.

Apologies for tiktok, but Look Ye Mighty

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I know it’s a joke, but if you want to make a time capsule to last 10,000 years, that’s an awful design. If nothing else, tree roots are going to have their way with those Cheetos.

10 watt(!) laser was the real buried lede for me.

Need I remind everyone of Miss Belvedere?

Half sunk a shattered chassis lies, whose chrome,
And wrinkled lights, and grille of cold command,
Tell that its driver well those passions read
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck


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