Tue, 07 January 2020
What is it?
If you’re even a little bit of a fan of home decor or DIY projects, this is a website you might find yourself spending hours and hours on. There’s a ton of awesome visual and written content on here digging into every aspect of home renovation.
There is a plethora of interesting sections on the site, such as the ‘before and after’ series, the ‘small spaces’ tab and the tours of people’s actual apartments and homes. Plus, the site has a whole lot of helpful articles giving tips on everything from how to redo your stairs to ideas for using that awkward space above your fridge. There’s no shortage of useful and fun information here, making it prime for endless browsing.
One aspect missing from the site is a budget scale or links to where you can buy the items/colours you want. It’s disappointing to see a dining set or design fixture you want, only to check the price elsewhere and see that it’s way out of your range.
Tracking sharks as they swim around the ocean may not be the most conventional way to waste time on the internet... but it might be the coolest. The Shark Tracker tool by Marine Research Group OCEARCH lets you track tagged sharks – who all have names – as they travel all over the world. You can even zoom in on a specific location to see which sharks are hanging out there and where they’ve been swimming and travelling for the past year.
If you’re into nerdy humour even the slightest bit, there’s a lot to love about xkcd. Each post features a short, stick-figure comic strip lampooning everything from technology and science to mathematics and relationships. The guy behind it is Randall Munroe, who worked on robots at NASA’s Langley Research Centre in Virginia before starting this blog.