Five things from the Internet that I’m a fan of this week:
- Anything that reclaims time spent in nature from REI’s ubiquitous #optoutside hashtag is worth my attention, and maybe yours too, so I present to you FRILUFTSLIV
- This series of photographs from the late German artist Michael Wolf. If you feel like browsing more of his work, the 100×100 series is equally powerful.
- In a stunning display of pettiness used to make the world a better place, this national park in Thailand mailed litter back to the offending campers.
- If the 2020 incarnation of Donald Trump is bumming you out, this story about the intersection of road bike racing and the Trump empire in 1989 might be more palatable. And if you want to read about bikes but don’t want Trump involved at all, take a look at this instead: an ugly proto-gravel bike raced in the 1993 Paris-Roubaix.
- The support we give to big tech companies can feel shitty, since so often their business practices don’t align with our own values. Here’s a list of ethical alternatives for things like e-mail, web browsing, and chat. I don’t use all of these, because migrating away from the popular choices is hard, and so many of them would work better if there were more users (like using Signal for chat), but it’s worth a look.