Weekly Links Aug. 30 - Sep. 03

September 3, 2021

Why are hyperlinks blue?
A very interesting deep dive into 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.