Elsewhere for December 25, 2016

You should read this for 12/25/2016: Encouraging kindness in social networks, a Trumpish short story, finding the lost kingdoms, and Spirograph is even better than you remembered.

Kevin Barrett of Postlight on Building Kind Social Networks“In reality, addressing abuse is not a scale, but a switch.”

A five year project to investigate the “lost” kingdoms of Northern Europe.

Via Ars Technia: The Greatest Spirograph in the World. Really. Watch the videos.

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

A Trump Christmas Carol by Roz Kaveney, Laurie Penny, John Scalzi, & J0 Walton. Nicely done.

And the complete A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, annotated.

About the author

She plays o’ the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.