May 13th, 2022

Hey look it’s Friday you guys!!

And yes, it’s the 13th, which is lucky!!

And hey look! It’s video time! Hey look!

Let’s go…

Reliving the Dial-Up Internet Experience in 2020

“A video where I demonstrate the late 1990s dial-up experience using near period-accurate hardware, connecting to modern websites using outdated browsers over a 31.2kbit/s dial-up connection.”

I’m old, so I remember this being very normal for a long, long time. This also highlights just how much data modern websites – and especially ad providers – are delivering just to present a single page to you. (It’s a lot!)

Remarkable new species of deep-sea crown jelly discovered in depths of Monterey Bay

“Atolla is one of the most common residents of the ocean’s midnight zone. This deep-sea crown jelly is found worldwide and can be abundant in deep water. Its bell has a signature scarlet color and it has one tentacle that is much longer than the rest.”

Much more information here. Wow!

Tiny Teeth, Fearsome Beasts

“We’re meeting Kylie Ferguson, who found the fossilized skull of a nimravid in Badlands National Park as a third grader. The nimravid is distantly related to the saber-toothed cat – but no less ferocious. Kylie revisits the skull she found years ago and learns that it contains all the makings of a 32-million-year-old murder mystery.”

This is a preview for the PBS series “Prehistoric Road Trip”.

Imagine being that young and actually discovering a real, and rare, fossil. Amazing.

90 Year Old Ice Cream Maker Restoration

Lovingly restoring – and using – a 100 year old manual ice cream maker.

Well there we go. Videos! Friday! Done!

Thanks for watching along at home all of you.

Have an amazing weekend.