Weekly Links Aug. 30 - Sep. 03

3 September 2021

Why are hyperlinks blue?
A very interesting deep dive into the the history of web browsers and how they might have influenced the color of hyperlinks.

Experiments on a $50 DIY air purifier you can make in 30s
A look at how a box fan and two HEPA filters might be able to compete with some commercial air purifiers.

Train Wheels are Not as Simple as They Seem
Train wheels self correct and are engineered in a brilliant way that lets them adjust for things like turns in the track.

Extreme Ironing
Of course this is a thing. This reminds me of extreme hammocking.

Depreciation of 'go get' for installing executables
Go 1.17 brought a few changes, one is using go install over go get which is now marked as depreciated.