Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":1110,"title":"Daily Link: Traffic","body":"\u003cp\u003eExtremely disappointing headline award: \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51420503\"\u003eCardboard trafficking gang busted by police in Madrid\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-02-10T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-02-09T23:19:09.000Z","updated_at":"2020-02-10T19:04:47.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=spain\"\u003espain\u003c/a\u003e"}

Daily Link: Traffic

Extremely disappointing headline award: Cardboard trafficking gang busted by police in Madrid.

{"content":{"id":1091,"title":"Weekly Links - tl;dr Edition","body":"\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center\"\u003e\r\n\u003ciframe src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/DTPp9avA2hQ\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen\u003e\u003c/iframe\u003e\r\n\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nSorry for missing two weeks of weekly links! I was hiding in a bunker in fear of one of the 84293 world-wide crises this month that I now only vaguely remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nDavid Rees did all of his excellent/horrible \u003ca href=\"http://www.mnftiu.cc/\"\u003eannual top ten lists\u003c/a\u003e for the year.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI previously linked to \u003ca href=\"https://www.alessonislearned.com/\"\u003eA Lesson Is Learned\u003c/a\u003e. The writer also did another web comic, based more on story arcs, called \u003ca href=\"http://www.thenerdsofparadise.com/\"\u003eThe Nerds Of Paradise\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe catchy song at the top of the post is from \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Rama_Hare_Krishna_(1971_film)\"\u003ea Bollywood movie\u003c/a\u003e about all the western hippies who kept coming to India to learn about Hinduism (etc.) but also kept encouraging local young people to take drugs and have orgies, leading to a moral panic.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nothing_happens\"\u003eNothing Happens\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAt one point in history, backmasking turned into a very popular conspiracy theory. \u003ca href=\"https://jeffmilner.com/backmasking/stairway-to-heaven-backwards.html\"\u003eThis site\u003c/a\u003e lets you play suspected backmasks forwards and backwards, and you try to guess what satanic message they're supposed to encode. Once you read the conspiracy message, you can't hear anything else.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe original Bushmiller run of Nancy was probably the greatest newspaper comic strip ever made. A lot of people at the time recognized this and wrote long analyses where they begrudgingly admitted to loving a comic they hate, and praised Bushmiller while saying things like he was too much of a sub-human idiot to understand his own genius. Here is \u003ca href=\"http://www.laffpix.com/howtoreadnancy.pdf\"\u003eone of the better and more interesting examples\u003c/a\u003e of that genre. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-26T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-25T17:35:16.000Z","updated_at":"2020-01-25T17:52:42.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=time.+old_comics\"\u003etime. old_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dancing_tunes\"\u003edancing_tunes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=india\"\u003eindia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=israel\"\u003eisrael\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=birds\"\u003ebirds\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ernie_bushmiller_was_awesome\"\u003eernie_bushmiller_was_awesome\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - tl;dr Edition


Sorry for missing two weeks of weekly links! I was hiding in a bunker in fear of one of the 84293 world-wide crises this month that I now only vaguely remember.


  • David Rees did all of his excellent/horrible annual top ten lists for the year.
  • I previously linked to A Lesson Is Learned. The writer also did another web comic, based more on story arcs, called The Nerds Of Paradise.
  • The catchy song at the top of the post is from a Bollywood movie about all the western hippies who kept coming to India to learn about Hinduism (etc.) but also kept encouraging local young people to take drugs and have orgies, leading to a moral panic.
  • Nothing Happens
  • At one point in history, backmasking turned into a very popular conspiracy theory. This site lets you play suspected backmasks forwards and backwards, and you try to guess what satanic message they're supposed to encode. Once you read the conspiracy message, you can't hear anything else.
  • The original Bushmiller run of Nancy was probably the greatest newspaper comic strip ever made. A lot of people at the time recognized this and wrote long analyses where they begrudgingly admitted to loving a comic they hate, and praised Bushmiller while saying things like he was too much of a sub-human idiot to understand his own genius. Here is one of the better and more interesting examples of that genre.
{"content":{"id":1076,"title":"Weekly Links - Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRemember when Rosanne got Tom Arnold his own show? \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/8Q18uKadksk\"\u003eA very tongue-in-cheek ad\u003c/a\u003e for the show, followed by Stephen King advertising the new Dark Tower book. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA Tumblr entirely dedicated to \u003ca href=\"https://antiriker.tumblr.com/\"\u003eanti-Riker memes\u003c/a\u003e. Reading it through, I get the feeling that the maintainer doesn't actually hate Riker at all!\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOn a related note, what are the chances that the new Picard show's secret plot twist is time travel and/or time travelling into the other timeline's past? Star Trek's last non-prequel was eighteen years ago and they've now got countless prequels-to-prequels. They seem pretty committed to being prequel-only at this point.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn my opinion, the greatest - or at least greatest looking - web comic of all time is \u003ca href=\"https://www.alessonislearned.com/\"\u003eA Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible\u003c/a\u003e, which was active in the 00s. The illustrator later did the artwork for the game Braid.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSome extremely brave scientists in India blog about \u003ca href=\"https://pogirigowrishankar.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/king-cobra-nests/\"\u003eresearching King Cobra nests\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.lysator.liu.se/c/ten-commandments.html\"\u003eThe Ten C Commandments\u003c/a\u003e. Not to be confused with the Biggie Smalls song.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-06T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-05T18:15:57.000Z","updated_at":"2020-01-05T18:22:47.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tng\"\u003etng\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_zeroes\"\u003ethe_zeroes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snakes\"\u003esnakes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me Edition

  • Remember when Rosanne got Tom Arnold his own show? A very tongue-in-cheek ad for the show, followed by Stephen King advertising the new Dark Tower book.
  • A Tumblr entirely dedicated to anti-Riker memes. Reading it through, I get the feeling that the maintainer doesn't actually hate Riker at all!
  • On a related note, what are the chances that the new Picard show's secret plot twist is time travel and/or time travelling into the other timeline's past? Star Trek's last non-prequel was eighteen years ago and they've now got countless prequels-to-prequels. They seem pretty committed to being prequel-only at this point.
  • In my opinion, the greatest - or at least greatest looking - web comic of all time is A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible, which was active in the 00s. The illustrator later did the artwork for the game Braid.
  • Some extremely brave scientists in India blog about researching King Cobra nests.
  • The Ten C Commandments. Not to be confused with the Biggie Smalls song.
{"content":{"id":1070,"title":"Weekly Links - Goodbye Tens Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nUproxx's annual \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/tv/very-specific-tv-awards-2019/\"\u003eVery Specific TV Awards\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou can tell a leap year is coming up, because The Atlantic did their quadrennial good article. It's about \u003ca href=\"https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/12/maris-crane-frasier-netflix/603295/\"\u003eMaris from Fraser\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_eye_tube\"\u003eMagic eye tube\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMake any website \u003ca href=\"http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/\"\u003elook like a Geocities website\u003c/a\u003e. For example, \u003ca href=\"http://www.wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/content.php?theme=2\u0026music=5\u0026url=sananab.ca\"\u003ethis very site\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRandom archive.org find: an eight-page children's book from 1854 called \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/McGillLibrary-PN970_D4_D4_1857_no_23-1914\"\u003eThe Sagacious Dog\u003c/a\u003e. Part of a series. Actually a very interesting, quick read.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt's always interesting to see what books a good writer recommends. I've been having a fun time with \u003ca href=\"https://bookriot.com/2018/02/02/books-ursula-k-le-guin-recommended/\"\u003ebooks recommended by Ursula K. Le Guin\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-29T19:37:38.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-29T19:51:19.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Goodbye Tens Edition

{"content":{"id":1068,"title":"Supplementary Weekly Links - Christmas Joy Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRemember Weebl? He's still occasionally appears and just did a series of Christmas videos. Like \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/22IE5l-mVeI\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/YQrfkWj-pN4\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWould you like every moment of the rest of your life to be filled with terror? Try listening to this extremely catchy and disturbing song from a beloved, classic Danish Christmas special: \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/VEVMdrFFeC0\"\u003eWe are prepared to die, Yulerman.\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-25T18:16:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-25T18:16:54.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-25T18:16:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=christmas\"\u003echristmas\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=instruments\"\u003einstruments\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=denmark\"\u003edenmark\u003c/a\u003e"}

Supplementary Weekly Links - Christmas Joy Edition

  • Remember Weebl? He's still occasionally appears and just did a series of Christmas videos. Like this and this.
  • Would you like every moment of the rest of your life to be filled with terror? Try listening to this extremely catchy and disturbing song from a beloved, classic Danish Christmas special: We are prepared to die, Yulerman.
{"content":{"id":1067,"title":"Weekly Links - Christmas Fun Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/movies/cats-recreated-with-reviews/\"\u003eThe entire movie \"Cats\", recreated with quotes from baffled reviewers\u003c/a\u003e. \"All of these cats seem horny as hell.\" \"The effect is truly horrifying, like a Snapchat filter created by David Cronenberg.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHey, remember when Brad Pitt was in a low-budget Roger Rabbit rip off, but it was about sex? \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kJAVgY8DMk\"\u003eHere is the trailer\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/53198/7-things-you-might-not-know-about-calvin-and-hobbes\"\u003e7 things you might not know about Calvin and Hobbes\u003c/a\u003e. I know a lot of articles like that are awful, but I liked that one.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfelvI_ikf4\"\u003eWanna buy an eight, Ernie?\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSome person built their own left-handed keyboard, and \u003ca href=\"https://imgur.com/gallery/fGa13nZ\"\u003eit is beautiful\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1KXT7oghPQ\"\u003eSweet Caroline but with guns\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-23T21:55:35.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-23T22:26:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=cats\"\u003ecats\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sex\"\u003esex\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=theatre\"\u003etheatre\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_nineties\"\u003ethe_nineties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Christmas Fun Edition

{"content":{"id":1062,"title":"Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nTerence Tao: \u003ca href=\"https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.03562\"\u003eAlmost all orbits of the Collatz map attain almost bounded values\u003c/a\u003e. I only made it a few pages in, but I feel privileged to share the same universe as this guy, and that conjecture.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/weirdo_the_cat_killing_superchicken\"\u003eWeirdo the cat-killing superchicken\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSandi Metz, who is an excelling programming writer, once came up with \u003ca href=\"https://thoughtbot.com/blog/sandi-metz-rules-for-developers\"\u003efour rules\u003c/a\u003e for object-oriented programming. I've been more-or-less trying to stick to them for a while now. Good or not good?\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm obsessed with movies that can be edited down to \u003ca href=\"https://sananab.ca/q?reverse=true\u0026tag=perfect_edits\"\u003eless than three minutes\u003c/a\u003e without losing any plot points or characterization. Someone managed do the same to \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/uh02zvHHPzw\"\u003ethe entire run of the Sopranos\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/movies/tom-hanks-interesting-things/\"\u003eTom Hanks MegaFacts\u003c/a\u003e. Includes him rapping while doing a Harry Morgan impression??\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nJohn Waters has been releasing a list of his \u003ca href=\"https://www.artforum.com/contributor/john-waters\"\u003efavourite movies of the year\u003c/a\u003e every year for two decades. Watching these is a new life goal.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-14T18:43:21.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-16T00:21:55.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=perfect_edits\"\u003eperfect_edits\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=overrated\"\u003eoverrated\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":1050,"title":"Weekly Links - The Glorious Future Of Technology Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nNeed a book to read? Try \u003ca href=\"https://www.amazon.ca/Savaged-Systemd-Erotic-Unix-Encounter-ebook/dp/B075DYXZW1\"\u003eSavaged by Systemd: an Erotic Unix Encounter\u003c/a\u003e. Amazon also recommended 'git commit murder'.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://ishikawa-vision.org/vision/DPM/\"\u003eDynamic projection mapping\u003c/a\u003e is cooler than I could possibly describe in words.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/yoda-is-supposed-to-be-just-a-normal-guy-1829478120\"\u003eYoda is supposed to be just a normal guy\u003c/a\u003e (by George Lucas).\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nBritish TV in the 60s is completely inexplicable. \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/HdkixaxjZCM\"\u003eHere\u003c/a\u003e is couple elderly, enthusiastic men playing a wacky version of Bye Bye Blues on a mellotron.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/XXN9HjLJvdc\"\u003eThe first step to building an irl holodeck\u003c/a\u003e. It looks really pretty.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA JS library to generate \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/jwilber/roughViz\"\u003egraphs that look like they were cutely sketched by hand\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-12-02T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-12-01T18:24:35.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-01T18:36:58.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=linux\"\u003elinux\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=synthesizers\"\u003esynthesizers\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_sixties\"\u003ethe_sixties\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=bored_of_star_wars\"\u003ebored_of_star_wars\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - The Glorious Future Of Technology Edition

{"content":{"id":1039,"title":"Weekly Links - Video Edition","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nI try not to post too many videos in weekly links, which means I now have a huge backlog of videos. Enjoy.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/5DaVnriHhPc\"\u003eDeeply artificial trees\u003c/a\u003e. Super disturbing and you must click on it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL7X6fdgzhU\"\u003eClassic Taiwanese children's show in Minnan\u003c/a\u003e. The most impressive and dramatic puppet violence you will ever see.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole Of The Week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/share-this-on-portugal-s-facebook-page-to-let-them-know-1831644186\"\u003eShare This On Portugal’s Facebook Page To Let Them Know They Had A Good Run But It’s Time To Call It Quits\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe Mellotron was an early 60s synthesizer with an eerie sound that was used in Strawberry Fields, among others. Watch \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/ByD8gH7kYxs\"\u003ethis super interesting video\u003c/a\u003e where an awesome mechanical genius shows the inner workings of a Mellotron she repaired.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/a1UaLtwR3Uc\"\u003eWerner Herzog narrates a cute cat video\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/iMJBGCC6akc\"\u003eThe world's largest Ocarina\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-23T17:39:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-24T20:18:25.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=painting\"\u003epainting\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=chinese\"\u003echinese\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=taiwan\"\u003etaiwan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=portugal\"\u003eportugal\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=cats\"\u003ecats\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=werner_herzog\"\u003ewerner_herzog\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ocarinas\"\u003eocarinas\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Video Edition

I try not to post too many videos in weekly links, which means I now have a huge backlog of videos. Enjoy.


{"content":{"id":1034,"title":"Weekly Links - Feeling Happy Because Life Is Good Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomeone must have hacked the BBC news website, because they did two entire stories that weren't about tweets: \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561\"\u003eRod Stewart's cool-as-hell model train set\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49690173\"\u003eThe Comedy Wildlife Awards\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nGNOME is refusing to settle with a patent troll, on principle. If you can, \u003ca href=\"https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/\"\u003egive them money\u003c/a\u003e before cokeheads use loopholes in legal systems to end the golden age of technological progress we are currently living it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI think Inuktitut is the most beautiful language I've ever heard. I used to watch the nightly news in Inuktitut, not because I understood a single word, but because the host's especially-beautiful voice was hypnotic. \u003ca href=\"https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2445421474\"\u003eHere's a career highlight reel from when she retired\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe 6502 is a legendary processor that was used in the NES, Commodore 64, Apple II, and countless others (not to mention close-derivatives). It's also still the best way to learn Assembly, because it is relatively straightforward. \u003ca href=\"https://floooh.github.io/visual6502remix/\"\u003eVisual 6502 Circuit Webapp\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the Week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/6-of-the-biggest-differences-between-the-british-versio-1831019010\"\u003e6 Of The Biggest Differences Between The British Version Of ‘The Office’ And The Zapruder Film\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://soranews24.com/2019/09/01/tokyos-amazing-2d-cafe-looks-like-an-illustration-but-its-an-actual-restaurant-you-can-eat-in/\"\u003eReal places that look like drawings\u003c/a\u003e are an Internet staple, and I love them.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-16T18:14:57.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-16T18:43:59.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=birds\"\u003ebirds\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nature\"\u003enature\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=canada\"\u003ecanada\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=inuktitut\"\u003einuktitut\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=assembly\"\u003eassembly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Feeling Happy Because Life Is Good Edition

{"content":{"id":1028,"title":"Weekly Links - Politics Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/marcpaq/b1fipl\"\u003eA Bestiary of Single-File Implementations of Programming Languages\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole Corner: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/now-that-univision-isn-t-our-corporate-owner-anymore-w-1833891542\"\u003eNow That Univision Isn’t Our Corporate Owner Anymore, We’re Free To Rip Into Their Dumbass Logo\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHVrY_xLM3c\"\u003eBusiness Card Stylophone\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.cracked.com/blog/10-stories-about-weirdest-video-game-production-ever/\"\u003eThe Greatest Vapourware Story Of All Time\u003c/a\u003e. Probably the second-most expensive video game ever made, still in alpha, years behind schedule, and the developers posted a picture on Instagram of their new $20,000 coffee machine.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAnother great old Joe Armstrong article: \u003ca href=\"https://joearms.github.io/published/2014-06-25-minimal-viable-program.html\"\u003eMinimum Viable Program\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI had always heard that Americans don't have Smarties, which seems weird. It turns out they also don't have \u003ca href=\"https://www.cbc.ca/life/food/7-canadian-snacks-you-can-t-get-in-the-u-s-and-the-backstory-on-why-1.4102299\"\u003eketchup chips, cream soda crush, or Coffee Crisp\u003c/a\u003e, which makes me understand why they elected Trump: if my life was that horrible, I would also want to destroy my own country.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-09T20:22:29.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-10T01:26:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=instruments\"\u003einstruments\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=politics\"\u003epolitics\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Politics Edition

{"content":{"id":1020,"title":"Weekly Links - 50% NSFW Edition","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/36c.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/theodor-de-bry/\"\u003eAn article about Theodore de Bry\u003c/a\u003e, an extremely talented Netherlandish/Belgianish artist who did dozens of engravings of the New World without ever having been there.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nEvery six months or so I find myself watching \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JkPx0gk6LE\"\u003eBernie Mac's performance on Def Comedy Jam (NSFW)\u003c/a\u003e. Even though the jokes aren't really that funny, it's one of the great stand up performances of all time.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHyper-negative \u003ca href=\"http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.1.1.2#\"\u003eancient Sumerian creation myth (NSFW)\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSeanbaby spent what I imagine was hundreds of hours finding \u003ca href=\"https://www.cracked.com/blog/6-weird-things-that-terrified-our-nerd-grandparents/\"\u003eweird things in pre-code horror comic books (NSFWish)\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou might have seen a clickbaitish Youtube video or the like saying that 1+2+3... = -1/12. \u003ca href=\"https://skullsinthestars.com/2014/01/18/infinite-series-not-quite-as-weird-as-some-would-say/\"\u003eHere's an article dealing with a lot of the math around that in a pretty simple way\u003c/a\u003e, with a link to Terence Tao's more hardcore, scary, NSFW explanation at the end.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/marcpaq/b1fipl\"\u003eA Bestiary of Single-File Implementations of Programming Languages\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-11-03T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-11-02T16:24:33.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-06T23:50:28.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=belgium\"\u003ebelgium\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=engraving\"\u003eengraving\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sixteenth_century\"\u003esixteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=death\"\u003edeath\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=fire\"\u003efire\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=standup\"\u003estandup\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=brown\"\u003ebrown\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=grey\"\u003egrey\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=archaic\"\u003earchaic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sumer\"\u003esumer\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comic_books\"\u003ecomic_books\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - 50% NSFW Edition

{"content":{"id":979,"title":"Weekly Links - No Discernible Theme Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMy vote for most dramatic Buzzfeed-style listicle? \u003ca href=\"https://lonerwolf.com/the-dark-night-of-the-soul/\"\u003e7 Omens That Herald the Dark Night of the Soul\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRecipe of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes/beef-enchiladas/rcp-20125121\"\u003eDon't die in your forties enchiladas\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nInstead of posting Ancient Clickhole of the Week, I'm posting \u003ca href=\"https://www.theonion.com/banksy-painting-sells-for-record-12-2-million-1838855509\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e because it made me laugh for ten minutes.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://leahneukirchen.org/blog/archive/2019/10/ken-thompson-s-unix-password.html\"\u003eKen Thompson's Unix password\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nBrian Harvey, who has some truly amazing lectures and books online, \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMloyp6NI4E\"\u003ehilariously explains why not to cheat\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt turns out there's a big ol' online bird song database, so you can hear multiple examples of \u003ca href=\"https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Heteroxenicus-stellatus\"\u003ebirds you'll probably never see or hear in person\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-13T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-12T20:35:18.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-12T21:09:08.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=food\"\u003efood\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=recipes\"\u003erecipes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sad\"\u003esad\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=painting\"\u003epainting\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=birds\"\u003ebirds\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mountains\"\u003emountains\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - No Discernible Theme Edition

{"content":{"id":973,"title":"Weekly Links - Our Glorious Future Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHave you heard of xlogo? If you use the X Window System, \u003ca href=\"https://simont.dreamwidth.org/242297.html\"\u003ethis is pretty neat\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/these-elderly-people-s-stories-of-an-early-unsafe-vers-1825126728\"\u003eThese Elderly People’s Stories Of An Early, Unsafe Version Of Disneyland Will Terrify You\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nC gets a lot of shit on the Internet, yet still persists and thrives. Your operating system is running C code right now, for example. For all its cruft and quirks, there are just certain niches that C fills which languages like Rust unequivocally do not, no matter how many think pieces are written. It also requires discipline and planning. Here's a lighthearted \u003ca href=\"https://www.lysator.liu.se/c/ten-commandments.html\"\u003eTen Commandments Of C\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/rabbit\"\u003eIncredible short film\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://github.com/FoxDotBuild/woof-alert\"\u003eA dog collar that converts all barks to emails\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nValve is a company that went from rich to ridonculously rich due to a side project that was the product of their bizarrely relaxed organizational model. Their \u003ca href=\"https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/apps/valve/Valve_NewEmployeeHandbook.pdf\"\u003eemployee handbook\u003c/a\u003e is both interesting to read and very well-designed.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-10-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-10-06T16:56:01.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-06T17:38:27.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=linux\"\u003elinux\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Our Glorious Future Edition

{"content":{"id":946,"title":"Weekly Links - Happy Rennsday","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe folks at V8 wrote a post bragging that their Javascript interpreter has almost caught up with front-end JS frameworks while sheepishly, begrudgingly admitting that, on the sorts of devices normal people actually access the internet with, resume-friendly JS feels like sucking cement through a straw. Unrelated to any of that is the hidden gem that \u003ca href=\"https://v8.dev/blog/cost-of-javascript-2019#json\"\u003eit's faster to parse JSON than access a JS object\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI didn't write about the Jeremy Renner app because how can you improve on perfection? After the dust settled, though, one of the good folks at Uproxx wrote a very good \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/movies/jeremy-renner-app-social-engineering/\"\u003efancy think piece\u003c/a\u003e about it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn all her wisdom, Madcatlady has weighed in on \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/oFEG2N1I9wY\"\u003ethe Game of Thrones controversies\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/powerful-a-barrel-maker-is-confronted-by-people-whose-1825126645\"\u003ePowerful: A Barrel Maker Is Confronted By People Whose Lives Were Ruined By His Poorly Crafted Barrels\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oo,_Indonesia\"\u003eOo, Indonesia\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nCall out culture isn't new: \u003ca href=\"https://thehustle.co/gerald-ratners-billion-dollar-speech\"\u003eHow a 1991 billionaire lost a $10 Billion business in ten seconds\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-29T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-09-28T17:09:14.000Z","updated_at":"2019-09-30T04:27:33.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=madcatlady\"\u003emadcatlady\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=woodworking\"\u003ewoodworking\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=indonesia\"\u003eindonesia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Happy Rennsday

{"content":{"id":935,"title":"Weekly Links - Low Level Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMy favourite pop culture writer is Brian Grub, ever since he wrote \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/music/beatles-christmas-songs-wonderful-christmastime-happy-christmas-war-is-over/\"\u003e'Which Beatle has the Worst Christmas Song?'\u003c/a\u003e. Lately, he's been writing weekly rundowns and \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/movies/face-off-remake-rundown/\"\u003ethis one is a doozy\u003c/a\u003e. Read it slowly, take it in, absorb it.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThere are a lot of lists of top programming languages, most of which are written by cheesy copywriters. IEEE's annual report seems more or less accurate, although their Embedded seems a bit weird (Python? For embedded? Really? What a waste of hardware). They just released their \u003ca href=\"https://spectrum.ieee.org/static/interactive-the-top-programming-languages-2019\"\u003e2019 report\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFor some reason, I type 'moo' a lot, unconciously. It's my default metasyntactic variable (along with 'apple' and 'banana'). I think it goes back to one of those 'intro to OO' things that uses farm animals as an example, that I read many years ago. Googling 'moo' lead me to \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/mXnJqYwebF8\"\u003ethis low-budget, NSFW slice of joy\u003c/a\u003e. This is all the good things that people used to say about punk rock but weren't actually true.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAncient Clickhole of the week: \u003ca href=\"https://www.clickhole.com/don-t-worry-there-s-no-arthur-the-aardvark-shit-in-t-1825125180\"\u003eDon’t Worry, There’s No ‘Arthur The Aardvark’ Shit In This List Of Total ’90s Memories\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI've read before that before the internet, people would copy entire games from magazines in machine code, assembly, basic or a mix thereof. It turns out that most of these - having no commercial value nowadays - have been made free on archive.org. Take a look at \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/zxspectrum-programs2/page/n7\"\u003ethis insane insert\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSpeaking of low-level programming and retrocomputing, \u003ca href=\"http://skilldrick.github.io/easy6502/\"\u003ethis short tutorial\u003c/a\u003e is not just a great introduction to 6502, but a good intro to assembly in general. I wish I had something like that instead of the spiderweby books I learned from.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-09-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-09-16T18:30:43.000Z","updated_at":"2019-11-01T15:40:20.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sex\"\u003esex\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient_clickhole\"\u003eancient_clickhole\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=retrocomputing\"\u003eretrocomputing\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=zx_spectrum\"\u003ezx_spectrum\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=assembler\"\u003eassembler\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=basic\"\u003ebasic\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Low Level Edition

  • My favourite pop culture writer is Brian Grub, ever since he wrote 'Which Beatle has the Worst Christmas Song?'. Lately, he's been writing weekly rundowns and this one is a doozy. Read it slowly, take it in, absorb it.
  • There are a lot of lists of top programming languages, most of which are written by cheesy copywriters. IEEE's annual report seems more or less accurate, although their Embedded seems a bit weird (Python? For embedded? Really? What a waste of hardware). They just released their 2019 report.
  • For some reason, I type 'moo' a lot, unconciously. It's my default metasyntactic variable (along with 'apple' and 'banana'). I think it goes back to one of those 'intro to OO' things that uses farm animals as an example, that I read many years ago. Googling 'moo' lead me to this low-budget, NSFW slice of joy. This is all the good things that people used to say about punk rock but weren't actually true.
  • Ancient Clickhole of the week: Don’t Worry, There’s No ‘Arthur The Aardvark’ Shit In This List Of Total ’90s Memories.
  • I've read before that before the internet, people would copy entire games from magazines in machine code, assembly, basic or a mix thereof. It turns out that most of these - having no commercial value nowadays - have been made free on archive.org. Take a look at this insane insert.
  • Speaking of low-level programming and retrocomputing, this short tutorial is not just a great introduction to 6502, but a good intro to assembly in general. I wish I had something like that instead of the spiderweby books I learned from.