November 18, 2020

» Great visualization of how big space is.

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

–Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

October 27, 2020

» Colibri is a browser without tabs. It offers two replacement concepts:

  • Links, which is essentially a list of interesting links. Instead of opening a new tab, you would place the existing one here.
  • Lists, which helps you grouping links.

I like the idea a lot and think that it has a lot of potential - I agree that the idea of tabs needs overhauling. However, I disagree with the implementation so far. Colibri lacks many basic features, which I would find acceptable in an MVP.
But their key features, Links and Lists, are hard and not intuitive to use, and the current feature set for these features are not very satisfying, considering that this is supposed to be the unique selling point of this browser.

Nice idea, needs more work.

October 26, 2020

» A short riddle to test how biased you are. Telling you more about it would kind of give it away. Here is the riddle as text, the solution is in the video:

A father is about to bring his son to a job interview, applying for a position at a large stockbrokers company in the city. Just as they arrive at the company’s parking lot, the son’s phone rings. He looks at his father, who says: “Go ahead, answer it.”
The caller is the trading company’s CEO who says: “Good luck son, you’ve got this.”
The son ends the call and once again looks at his father, who is still next to him in their car.

How is this possible?