The oldest house in Antwerp. The oldest house in Antwerp.
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Spite buildings.

I thought I'd mentioned spite buildings here before, but it doesn't look like it. This is an article showing several examples of these buildings built to annoy others, usually by blocking views.

Linked on the 5th of June, 2022 Details

They're not selling your data. It's much worse...

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A great explanation of real time bidding and how your personal information does get shared by google (and many others) with thousands of third-parties, some in China and Russia. Whatever sneaky language they use to reassure you, this is the reality of the online advertising world.

Added on the 29th of May, 2022 Details

The inside story of Chernobyl during the Russian occupation.

The Russian troops had expected their “special operation” to be brief. Soldiers had brought scant supplies: one admitted that he’d packed only a single uniform, because he thought he was on a training exercise. Some asked Semenov where they could buy cigarettes. “They said, ‘Why are there no shops near here?’ I said, ‘This is a restricted zone!’ They didn’t understand where they were.”

Great read about Chernobyl under Russian occupation during the recent invasion. Where senior staff had to keep up quite a balancing act in order to save lives and avoid disaster.

Linked on the 29th of May, 2022 Details

What was it like to be a teenager in the Victorian era?

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Two women reminisce about their teenage years in the 1890s. They were obviously better off than many of their counterparts of the day but it's still quite fascinating to get first-person accounts that go so far back. I'm also impressed by one woman's cycling endurance. London to Brighton and back on what was effectively a fixed-gear bike is quite something.

Added on the 10th of May, 2022 Details

Inside the world of underground warehouse raves, forest parties, and Freetekno.

As someone who used to hang out in all these strange and exciting places, I'm happy to know it's all still happening despite the mainstream takeover.

Linked on the 30th of April, 2022 Details