An interesting Instagram business model

I love seeing how people do things on the edges of what is possible. In this case, how people make a living off being viral/popular on any social network. Most networks don’t have direct mechanisms to pay users, so instead people have to improvise all sorts of other ways to try and make a living …

An important verified checkmark in real life

The other day I realized (at least in Oregon) there’s a verified checkmark in real life that’s important, and it’s the one you find on exempt license plates on government vehicles. There’s no way for a civilian to get one, so they’re only found on official cars and trucks. Most often they start with a …

Northward

You drive a few hours north and not much feels different but then you turn a corner and see a sign with words you’ve never seen before that makes zero sense and it hits you: oh RIGHT I’m in Canada, a completely different country.