weekly reel November 19, 2023

Bonjour bonsoir, nerdz. Have some DJ Shadow.

Action Adventure by DJ Shadow (bandcamp.com)


Bobby Fingers: Jeff Bezos rowing boat, 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.

LambHoot: The dead game in Hedbanz. Cool story around kids remixing a found board game lacking a rulebook, into a non-competitive social game reminiscent of Cards Against Humanity.

A perfectly designed Climate Report cover.

[fr] L’Histoire nous le dira #227 - La saga de l’avortement au Québec : Chantale Daigle.

Winners of the Landscape Photo Awards 2023, via Kottke.

SMBC: Discrete.


Linus Akesson: C64 Vivaldi summer presto (“The storm”)

Heyyy, raise a glass to feudal Big Tech bending a micrometre to EU regulation! No Bing, no Edge, no upselling: De-crufted Windows 11 coming to Europe soon (HN), RCS support is coming to iPhones (HN).


Quake Speedruns Explained: 19 years to beat Quake’s E1M6 record.

Friends Per Second #34: How The Escapist died and Second Wind was born.

Valve: Half-Life 25th anniversary documentary.

Shitty tech ℹ️

[fr/qc] Le Devoir : L’IA en santé, entre conflits d’intérêt et millions de dollars perdus.

weekly reel November 12, 2023

Hey nerds. The weekly music is Kae Tempest.

Kat Tempest - No prizes (youtube-nocookie.com)


Finalists of the 2023 “Comedy wildlife photography awards”, via Kottke.

SMBC: Bah, Remember, Bottleneck.


1x Engineer, thx Liza.

The Grug Brained Developer. HN.


Pop culture detective: Searching for humanity in Fortnite’s battle royale.

Shitty tech ℹ️

jwz: All my apes are blind.

weekly reel November 5, 2023

Woop woop, friends, and music with new old Radiohead.

Radiohead - How to disappear into strings (youtube-nocookie.com)


Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks out against Israel’s segregationist apartheid regime after West Bank visit, and A dangerous conflation, “an open letter from Jewish writers who wish to disavow the widespread narrative that any criticism of Israel is inherently antisemitic”. Via Kottke.

SMBC: Norms, Smile.


Kitboga: I trapped 200 scammers in an impossible maze. HN.


eurothug4000: How Elden Ring balances darkness with beauty.

weekly reel October 29, 2023

Hey geeks. The weekly 🎼 is Jeremy Dutcher.

Motewolonuwok, by Jeremy Dutcher (bandcamp.com)


Robert Reich @ UC Berkeley: Wealth & poverty, “a deep look at why inequalities of income and wealth have widened significantly since the late 1970s in the United States, and why this poses dangerous risks to society”, 👏. US-centric, but not US-specific.

Barbara Ehrenreich - Bright-sided: How “Positive Thinking” undermines America, thx James.

Separating fact from fiction on social media in times of conflict.

Oh the urbanity: 25 recent awesome urban transformations in Montréal.

McSweeney’s: So, You’ve Decided to Start Listening to Radiohead in Your Mid-Thirties.

SMBC: Esteem, Autocomplete.


[fr] JB Kempf de VideoLAN / VLC cause sur Underscore_ : HDMI, vidéo, codecs, dav1d.

Jacob Bartlett - Through the Ages: Apple CPU architecture.

A cone-ven of witches casting spells onto self-driving cars.

weekly reel October 22, 2023

Nerds! Bonjour, and music with Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0.

Give It to the Sky: Arthur Russell's Tower of Meaning Expanded, by Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0 (bandcamp.com)


Drew DeVault: Going off-script.

The winners of the 2023 small world photomicrography competition.

[fr] Romain Gary à “En toutes lettres” en 1970, sur l’éclatement des médias et les bulles médiatiques.

SMBC: Social, Existential Batman, Forever, Equation, Sauce, Illusion, Sleep.

CBC (April 2011) Use of the word “terrorist” and similar BBC policy, via Reddit hell thread commenting on Fox hell post.

McSweeney’s: Sure, Trump Is an Authoritarian Grifter, but at Least He’s Three Years Younger Than Biden.


Tom7 - The glEnd of Zelda(): Automatic 3Dification of NES games and Uppestcase and Lowestcase Letters [advances in derp learning].

Technology Connections: Old pinball machines.

We have used too many levels of abstractions and now the future looks bleak, via HN.

Shitty tech ℹ️

Ed Zitron: Everything looks like a nail, and Dave Karpf: Why can’t our tech billionaires learn anything new?, and [pdf] Andreessen’s “Techno-Optimist Manifesto”, redacted by Ben Grosser 👏👏👏, via jwz. If you must, here’s the original turd.

Every member of “Bandcamp United” union bargaining team was laid off (HN) and So, you want to make a Bandcamp..., via jwz.

jwz: Wherein Twitter delenda est 😄.