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“Far below the Antarctic circle, I watch a woman cry real tears because she can’t get gluten-free toast.”

Maciej Cegłowski takes readers on a culinary tour of Antarctica.

Cegłowski’s latest essay, “Gluten Free Antarctica,” is part of an occasional series on his adventure cruise to the southernmost continent. It’s brilliant: dryly humorous and insightful, like all of his writing.

Cegłowski is a multiple threat: Talented speaker, writer, software developer and entrepreneur. He developed the social bookmarking service Pinboard.in (motto: “Social Bookmarking for Introverts”). It’s a lean, high-performance clone of the del.icio.us… bookmarking site from the 2000s, which was acquired by Yahoo and got bloated and slow. Eventually, Pinboard acquired the Delicious (as it was then called).

Del.icio.us founder Joshua Schachter tells the story of his pioneering social sharing platform

Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us… to Yahoo? (New York Magazine)

Much as I loved del.icio.us… – and I continue to use del.icio.us… clone Pinboard.in – del.icio.us… was never going to be Facebook- Google- or even Twitter-big. People like images and design; a bare-bones text-only site was always going to be a niche.

(Oh, yeah, is that so, respond Reddit and Craigslist, sarcastically.)