Short Link to Resume now generates a shortlink for every post, as Matt announces and illustrates. It also generates a shortlink for every page. For example, this cute little URL will take you to my just-updated resume:

This is good news, because the shortlinks will work as long as works: I think that’ll be a long time. I have less confidence in the longevity of small shortlink shops (such as, to which Matt refers in his post).

To conclude with a little buggy detail… The new feature shows up on the New Post page as a Get Shortlink button. When I clicked this button to get the URL, up popped a box with the shortlink nicely highlighted. So I used browser (Chrome) copy to paste it into a tweet, what actually got copied and pasted was the string “URL:”. I’ve dutifully reported this to support.

Bug Sculptures

This is one of several bug sculptures made from found objects and without adhesives. Artist Chris Goodwin describes them as follows: they are extremely fragile. Some of them are also quite dangerous to handle casually. I like to think of them as high maintenance, exotic pets. I found them via Drawn!

Those of us in the Boston area can find rather larger and safer bug sculptures in the Garden in the Woods, home of the New England Wild Flower Society. The Big Bugs are there until October 31. We saw visited them when they were there a few years ago, and are looking forward to meeting them again.