weekly reel April 21, 2012
YAY. Now that I can just switch to my text editor to prepare a post, the barrier to blog is lower than ever! Let's get my weekly reel habit back rolling. In this week's information diet:
- The beautiful OST of Dear Esther, by Jessica Curry is out. Dear Esther is a haunting game where you wander around a possibly desert island, recollecting pieces of a lost story. via IGM.
- "We exist in the minds of other people, in thousands of memory clusters, and one by one those clusters fade and disappear". via boingboing.
- Farbrausch releases the source code for several tools and productions, including fr-041: debris. For those new to the demoscene: demoparties are geek gatherings where participants compete to develop the most impressive "demo", showcasing their code & art skills. For example, the aforelinked YouTube video is actually produced by a 64KB executable, which is about the size of an email.
- Elderly, unresponsive man in a nursing home is transformed by music. Poignant.
- retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays. via onethingwell
- Twitter Innovator's Patent Agreement. Way to go! Hoping it stands on solid legal ground. via waxy links. Also, kottke mentions Red Hat has had a similar policy in place for many years.
- I'm no big Facebook supporter, but Zuck has a certain management style I like when it comes to dealing with board meetings. via DF. Where's the Like button, again?
- Larry Ellison lying to a judge, episode MXXXIV, this time about Java on the Android case.
- Cat alarm clock, love cats / hate them at 5AM. Meow, could be a Simon's cat episode.
- Relative size of great grey owl's body to feathers, never be intimidated again by an owl.