weekly reel March 26, 2023

Hi nerdz, and music with new Ada Rook and Aleks with a K’s excellent OST for Dwell.

Rookie's Bustle by Ada Rook (bandcamp.com)

DWELL Episode 2 : The Sunken City OST by Aleks with a K (bandcamp.com)


[fr] Clément Viktorovitch : Macron, une légitimité en question.

[fr] Homo Fabulus : Racisme et { biologie, sociologie, sciences cognitives }.

Mattias Adolfsson’s whimsical illustrations, via Kottke.

SMBC: Sunset, Inversion of kidhood, Flatten.


Dwell is !@#$% bonkers.

Legendary Quake e4m2 speedrun record finally beaten after 22 years 🤯.

Planet: One more way AI can help us harness one of the most underutilized datasets in the world.

Yahtzee Croshaw / Extra Punctuation: Three Things, Somewhere, Quarter 4 2027

Joblow: Software complexity, Docker containers, ridiculous layers upon layers to get anything done.

weekly reel March 19, 2023

Bonjour bonsoir geeks, sur un chouette nouveau-ish Blais.

Sérénades by Jean-Michel Blais (bandcamp.com)


John Green: The seduction of despair, and Nature: Negativity drives online news consumption (HN).

The difficulty of living in exponential time.

The so-called “Culture Wars”.


The beauty of Quake. Quake these days is a glorious perpetual stew. Soooooo much delicious new soup made in this old pot, excellent maps, mods, and kickass sourceports.

People Make Games: We entered the world of Microsoft Excel eSports & got our asses beat. Kind of a weird mix between a security CTF and usual eSports.

Jim Stephanie Sterling: Accessibility and “Gamer Pride”.

Shitty tech ℹ️

FTC finalizes order requiring Fortnite maker Epic Games to pay 245 million $ for tricking users into making unwanted charges. Fuck yeah, fuck Epic predatoryware.

weekly reel March 12, 2023

Yowdy frendz, and music with Dreamcrusher.

Suite ONE by DREAMCRUSHER (bandcamp.com)


Not Just Bikes: Stupid SUVs are literally killing us. Excellent rant backed by hard facts. Seeing such a usually mild-mannered commentator explode with rage gives a measure of how infuriating this situation is.

[fr] Clément Viktorovitch : Est-il légitime de bloquer tout le pays ?

[fr] Stupid Economics : Ce que cache la réforme des retraites.

[fr] Débat Jancovici / Marignac : Demain, quelles énergies ?

[fr] Science4All : Qui paiera pour la sécurité ?

Winners of 2022’s World Nature Photography Awards, via Kottke.

SMBC: Time travel III, xkcd #2747: Presents for biologists.


Allan Blomquist: Tomorrow Corp. tech demo (caveats, HN). Neat demo of the tooling for a commercial indie game. Integrated editor, hot-reloading code & assets, debugging, reverse-debugging with snapshots 😍.

Yahtzee / Extra Punctuation: The “live-service” game model is dying.

The Onion: SpaceX Crew Member Realizes He Fired After Being Locked Out Of Capsule 😄.

Shitty tech ℹ️

In “I have nothing to hide” news,

r/Android: Samsung “space zoom” moon shots are fake (HN), thx Heinz. Oh how surprising from that same company that is repeatedly caught pretending high-end-DLSR photos were taken by their phones, only to be caught by EXIF metadata 🤦‍♂️. EDIT March 15: they blog about it and seem to be happy about it.

weekly reel March 5, 2023

Hey nerdz. It’s Godspeed week in Montréal! So here’s your usual reminder to hear & buy all of Godspeed again:

F# A# ∞ by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

Slow riot for new zero Kanada by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND! by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

Asunder, Sweet and other distress by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

"Luciferian towers" by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)

G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by GY!BE (bandcamp.com)


Shaun: JK Rowling's charming friends.

SMBC: Algo firing, Rich.


Noah Smith: The cause for teenage unhappiness is probably their phones. HN.

Shitty tech ℹ️

Jim Stephanie Sterling: How AI takes the art out of the artist.

weekly reel February 26, 2023

Woop dee woop, and music with new Hania Rani.

On Giacometti by Hania Rani (bandcamp.com)


[fr] Jancovici - Entrevue au colloque climat Coface du 16 fév. 2023.

Cabel Sasser: The courtyard.

SMBC: Transcendence 3.


If you drag an emoji family with a string size of 11 into an input with maxlength=10, one of the children will disappear. HN.

Shitty tech ℹ️

katherine morayati: I saw RealPage’s crappy rent-jacking-up software so you don’t have to; or: the banality of algorithms and landlords. HN.