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A Few Things #6

Here are a few things that I found interesting this week:

  1. Design Patterns that Encourage Junk Data by Michelle Barker
    I don’t think the thought has occurred to me before, but our digital footprints are huge and ever expanding. And all of that data, from old forum accounts to Google Docs from high school to random photos on various platforms needs to live somewhere.

    Personally, I like being able to access all of that. I like that data feels permanent. But maybe that’s because I don’t bear the cost of that availability. And maybe I should think about more and more deeply. Good food for thought.

  2. How the UN is Holding Back the Sahara by Andrew Millison
    The UN is working with local communities in the African Sahel to build a “Great Green Wall” to 1) reclaim low-quality soil, 2) increase local agriculture, and 3) prevent the southward spread of the Sahara. For more information, checkout

  3. The Book of Kells Collection at Trinity College Dublin
    After last week’s article about text illuminations, I wanted to track down the most famous illuminated text: The Book of Kells. The detail of the illustrations is stunning, and the colors are beautiful. Take a few minutes and explore the pages of this 1200-year-old book.

  4. Trivia Pig
    A fun Wordle-style game with daily trivia questions in 8 different categories. I don’t see it being a runaway success, but it’s good for a quick diversion.