weekly reel September 25, 2022

👋, human. Music, with JAWHAR.

Qibla Wa Qobla by JAWHAR (bandcamp.com)

Tasweerah by JAWHAR (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Monsieur Phi - Nous sommes spécistes. Justifions-le.

[fr] Gaël Giraud - L’économie à venir.

[fr] Usul - Violences sexistes : la gauche doit faire mieux.

John vlogbrothers Green - Against nihilism.

Kottke: Microscopic photo of vinyl record grooves.

SMBC: Candy.

Tech

The new iPhone 14 is much easier to repair (HN) and that’s excellent news.

Shitty tech ℹ️

Sébastien Wilmet: GAFAM to MAGMA.

weekly reel September 18, 2022

Well hello, friends. Music, with Monolithe Noir.

Rin by Monolithe Noir (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr/qc] Trucs santé avec Monsieur Mousteille, merci James.

SMBC: Pipe & beard.

Tech

Matt McMuscles: What happened? is an excellent series of gamedev post-mortems digging into the “why?” of particularly tormented game development lifecycles, often using anonymous dev testimonies. A lot of good cautionary tales, not limited to game dev, and actually not limited to development; these are good project management warnings. Chosen bits: XIII, Cyperpunk 2077.

The last person standing in the floppy disk business.

weekly reel September 11, 2022

Bonjour bonsoir, and music with Imarhan and UTO.

The Distance by Imarhan (bandcamp.com)

Touch The Lock by UTO (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Bernard Stiegler @ Le Média (2018).

Wikipedia: Flanderization, via HN.

SMBC: AI alignment, Fired for Waldening at work, Metaverse.

Tech

Waxy: Online art communities begin banning AI-generated images.

Pavel Safronov: Moscow State Uni. network built by students, thx Heinz.

Windows copy dialog box lunar lander, YES.

[fr] Des paroles simples. Pour dire aux devs des trucs simples. Merci Adrien.

weekly reel September 4, 2022

Yo, geeks, and music with Hubert Lenoir.

Darlène by Hubert Lenoir (bandcamp.com)

News

[fr] Monsieur Phi - Histoire coloniale Corée / Japon.

[fr/qc] IRIS / Pierre-Antoine Harvey : Le rôle potentiel des profits dans l’inflation élevée (“greedflation”) se confirme.

SMBC: How mathematicians want to die, Nouning, The human paradox.

Tech

Linus Akesson: C64 theremin.

Andy Baio: Opening the pandora’s box of AI art, and Exploring 12 million of the 2.3 billion images used to train Stable Diffusion’s image generator.

Large text compression benchmark, a competition that “ranks lossless data compression programs by the compressed size of the first 109 bytes of the XML text dump of Wikipedia”

Aral Balkan: Dear Linux, privileged ports must die.

Skybox Satellite, “skybox images collated from GoldSrc (Half-Life) engine games & maps”

Shitty tech ℹ️

DF / TechCrunch: FTC sues data broker Kochava for sale of people’s location data.

DF / NYT: Facebook’s problems.

weekly reel August 21, 2022

Woop woop, et musique avec Mendelson.

Le dernier album by Mendelson (bandcamp.com)

News

Hank Green: What’s in the U.S. climate bill.

John Carmack interviewed by Lex Fridman 👏👏👏.

Atlantic: Views from the top.

SMBC: Boom, Model parent, AIfterlife.

Tech

Hans Petter Jansson: Adventure game graphics with DALL-E 2.

DALL·E goes commercial, but what about copyright?

Getting the world record in HATETRIS.

adn: Games and “deep instinctive changes”.

jwz: Lucid Emacs was released 30 years ago, cool promo video. FunnySad how “It failed in the marketplace because our target audience mostly still thought that vi and printf("here\n") was good enough and why would you bother with anything more complicated than that” ... still happens 30 years later.

Shitty tech ℹ️

DF / Business Insider: Facebook’s AI chatbot has election-denying, antisemitic bugs to work out.

Ad tech revenue statements indicate unclear effects of “App Tracking Transparency”, via DF: 1, 2.