Tag: maciej-ceglowski

  • The Statistics on Link Rot

    By sampling 4,200 random URLs spanning a 14 year period,¬†Maciej CegŇāowski, the creator of¬†bookmarking website¬†Pinboard.in, decided to gather statistics on the extent of link rot and how it progressed across time. Interested in finding out if there is some sort of ‘half life of links’, he found instead that it is a fairly linear, fast…

  • The Intricacies and Joys of Arabic

    I imagine that most people with a passing interest in linguistics read Maciej CegŇāowski’s¬†short essay in praise of the Arabic language when it was ‘rediscovered’ by popular social networks a few months ago. As one who has studied Arabic (albeit MSA and only for nine months or so), the essay¬†brought back fond memories of struggling…