weekly reel May 28, 2023

Hi frendz, and music with remixed Bell Orchestre.

Who Designs Nature's How by Bell Orchestre (bandcamp.com)


[fr] Science étonnante : Le verre.

[fr] Est-ce que les Suisses sont forts à la guerre ? (merci Berthe)


Cory Dransfeldt: I block ads.


Simon Willison: Lawyer cites fake cases invented by ChatGPT, judge is not amused. Or see video by Leonard French.


The greatest classic Tetris game of all time just happened, via Kottke.

weekly reel May 21, 2023

Hola, and music with The Bad Plus (thx Uri).

the bad plus by The Bad Plus (bandcamp.com)


Sepak Takraw, a.k.a. foot-volleyball, via Nelson.

How Tokyo became an low-car paradise.

SMBC: Gifted, Fix social media.


Yahtzee Croshaw / Extra Punctuation: The pursuit of realistic graphics is killing AAA games.

David Simon: Die of boils, mr. Sparky Car.

weekly reel May 14, 2023

Hi geeks, and music with new Colin Stetson.

When we were that what wept for the sea by Colin Stetson (bandcamp.com)


Oh the Urbanity - Montreal’s urbanist transformation: 9 steps towards a better city.

Bobby Fingers, via waxy.

Louie Zong: SING A NOTE, via waxy.

SMBC: The media.


Amy Goodchild: Early computer art in the 50’s & 60’s, via waxy.

weekly reel May 7, 2023

Bonjour bonsoir, geeks, and music with new Grand Blanc.

HALO by Grand Blanc (bandcamp.com)


[fr] Linguisticae : Des migrants privilégiés.


No Context French: Broussely.


Casey Muratori: Performance excuses debunked. 👏👏👏.

madhadron: The seven programming ur-languages.


Ted Chiang: Will AI become the new McKinsey? via Kottke.

An AI artist explains his workflow, via Kottke.


Frost / Cold Take: Why I don’t talk about a game’s worth.

Jim Stephanie Sterling: Ninterror tactics.

weekly reel April 23, 2023

Bonjour bonsoir geeks, and music with new Martyn Heyne.

Eight reflections in darkness by Martyn Heyne (bandcamp.com)


Solving a maze with water, and How do electrons find the “path of least resistance”?

aaron hughes: Five Cents, via Kottke.

Charles Brooks: Architecture in music, via Kottke.


Drew DeVault: Who should lead us? Fuck yeah, and an excellent conclusion rightly bashing on “Craft X/Y/Z should remain apolitical” stupidity (where “Craft X/Y/Z” is software, music, movies, writing, video games, whatever):

Forget the politics and focus on the software? It’s simply not possible. Free software is politics. Treating other people with respect, maturity, and professionalism, and valuing their contributions at any level, including leadership, regardless of their appearance or identity – that’s just part of being a good person. That is apolitical.

Technological antisolutions, via jwz.

Drew DeVault: The Free Software Foundation is dying.

Quake Speedruns Explained: This “Quake Done Quick” project is a work of art.


[fr] Monsieur Phi : GPT-4 est-il incontrôlable ?

[fr] Nitot : ChatGPT et l’IA générative sont-ils compatibles avec le virage climatique ?

Leonard French: You don’t own your AI-generated content.

Shitty tech ℹ️

NYT: The real-world costs of the digital race for Bitcoin.

Mike Masnick @ TechDirt: Substack CEO Chris Best doesn’t realize he’s just become the nazi bar. From the same author, see also (2022) Hey Elon: Let me help you speed run the content moderation learning curve, and Yishan on moderation at Reddit.