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{"content":{"id":825,"title":"Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI haven't seen the new Alan Partridge, but I have seen \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/77IZttD_pU8\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e, and it is good.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWeird Universe discovered these \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/reset_ge_smart_bulb\"\u003einstructions for resetting a GE smart bulb\u003c/a\u003e, which seems like a parody, but is apparently totally legit. Laziness if often more difficult and tiring than alternative. I'm pretty happy walking over to the light switch. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA story of a man who \u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/tiara-of-saitaferne/\"\u003eaccidentally forged an ancient golden crown\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/06/29/communicating-cartridges/\"\u003eSega Channel\u003c/a\u003e and other early experiments in online consoles. I was a kid when Sega Channel happened. Lots of people had Segas but no one's parents were shelling out for Sega Channels. Those commercials, though.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://bit.ly/30wRT1C\"\u003eCSS pattern generator\u003c/a\u003e. Pixel art is fun.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.smk.dk/en/explore-the-art/highlights/vilhelm-hammershoei-interior-in-strandgade-sunlight-on-the-floor/\"\u003eMy new favourite 404 page\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-13T17:03:38.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-20T14:19:24.000Z","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=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=history\"\u003ehistory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ukraine\"\u003eukraine\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=css\"\u003ecss\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=webdev\"\u003ewebdev\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=danish\"\u003edanish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=denmark\"\u003edenmark\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition

{"content":{"id":619,"title":"19-03-31 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOne of my favourite types of music is lo-fi hip-hop beats with pictures of anime. \u003ca href=\"http://futuretage.tumblr.com/\"\u003eHere is that in blog form\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou probably saw this, but there was recently a surprisingly good Google doodle that used AI to generate harmonies in the style of Bach (two bars at a time). \u003ca href=\"https://g.co/doodle/e5djce\"\u003eHere's Bach doing Beethoven\u003c/a\u003e. And an especially fancy version of \u003ca href=\"//g.co/doodle/hlhz9\"\u003eI Like Meow Mix\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn one episode of 30 Rock, you can vaguely hear a Joni Mitchell parody. \u003ca href=\"https://soundcloud.com/ericandrew16/paintsandbrushes\"\u003eHere it is\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\njwz \u003ca href=\"https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/03/brand-necrophilia-part-7/\"\u003erecently found out\u003c/a\u003e that Netscape and its patents (but not the name)\u003c/a\u003e belongs to Facebook.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-31T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-30T16:02:30.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-06T14:57:27.000Z","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=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=baroque\"\u003ebaroque\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=eighteenth_century\"\u003eeighteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lo_fi\"\u003elo_fi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=anime\"\u003eanime\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=television\"\u003etelevision\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=30_rock\"\u003e30_rock\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-03-31 Weekly Links

  • One of my favourite types of music is lo-fi hip-hop beats with pictures of anime. Here is that in blog form.
  • You probably saw this, but there was recently a surprisingly good Google doodle that used AI to generate harmonies in the style of Bach (two bars at a time). Here's Bach doing Beethoven. And an especially fancy version of I Like Meow Mix.
  • In one episode of 30 Rock, you can vaguely hear a Joni Mitchell parody. Here it is
  • jwz recently found out that Netscape and its patents (but not the name) belongs to Facebook.
{"content":{"id":470,"title":"19-01-13 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFlash wasn't replaced by HTML5. By the time people were through with Flash, no one cared about anything but social media, and people stopped creating things on the internet. I'll take weird old Flash games and artsy Flash sites over awkwardly thinking I'm obliged to share a space with a bunch of neo-nazis. Anyway, \u003ca href=\"http://www.iamveryverysorry.com/\"\u003ethis is how we used to apologize\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn the 1700s, a woman named Anne Wilson wrote a \u003ca href=\"https://books.google.ca/books?id=natYAAAAcAAJ\u0026pg=PA3\u0026dq=Teisa+river+tees\u0026hl=en\u0026sa=X\u0026ved=0ahUKEwiihMuOzeHfAhXL0FQKHSPRCHsQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage\u0026q\u0026f=false\"\u003e1615-line poem\u003c/a\u003e about the river Tees and its towns. I really like what I've read of it, but I got to a point in the poem where I was hampered by not being anywhere close to the river Tees.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.milanote.com/the-work/the-story-behind-susan-kares-iconic-design-work-for-apple\"\u003eAn article about Susan Kare\u003c/a\u003e, who invented a lot of the visual language of modern computing, which most of us learned without realizing it. Her work is still a lot more pleasing and beautiful than the scores of people who've copied her.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nDo you enjoy feeling overwhelmed? To celebrate his 81st birthday, Stanford just released \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94E35692EB9D36F3\"\u003e111 Donald Knuth lectures\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-13T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-12T17:11:11.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-13T01:24:50.000Z","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=poetry\"\u003epoetry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=flash\"\u003eflash\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-13 Weekly Links

  • Flash wasn't replaced by HTML5. By the time people were through with Flash, no one cared about anything but social media, and people stopped creating things on the internet. I'll take weird old Flash games and artsy Flash sites over awkwardly thinking I'm obliged to share a space with a bunch of neo-nazis. Anyway, this is how we used to apologize.
  • In the 1700s, a woman named Anne Wilson wrote a 1615-line poem about the river Tees and its towns. I really like what I've read of it, but I got to a point in the poem where I was hampered by not being anywhere close to the river Tees.
  • An article about Susan Kare, who invented a lot of the visual language of modern computing, which most of us learned without realizing it. Her work is still a lot more pleasing and beautiful than the scores of people who've copied her.
  • Do you enjoy feeling overwhelmed? To celebrate his 81st birthday, Stanford just released 111 Donald Knuth lectures.
{"content":{"id":382,"title":"18-11-25 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt seems to big to post directly, so go read Gunshow's epic \u003ca href=\"http://gunshowcomic.com/271\"\u003eGhost Ship\u003c/a\u003e story.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nBefore the second prequel, I always assumed the \"Boba\" in Boba Fett was the female version of \"Bob\" in the same way that \"Roberta\" is the female version of \"Robert\". Related is Mark Hamil's excellent \u003ca href=\"https://uproxx.com/hitfix/boba-fett-luke-skywalker-mom-star-wars/\"\u003erejected idea\u003c/a\u003e for Boba Fett.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/4-000-year-old-noodles-found-in-china/\"\u003eNoodles are 4000 years old, as least\u003c/a\u003e. The hidden lead is that the archaeological record suggests rice and millet were dominant in ancient northern China, whereas the oldest transmitted literature lists the five staple grains as broomcorn millet, foxtail millet, soybeans, wheat (but what kind?), and hemp. The discovery of large amounts of rice in northern China - where it is too dry to normally grow - also implies north-south connections that archaeologists have been increasingly finding evidence of, but old historians used to assume didn't exist. The fact that those five were so often singled out probably reflects more that they could be \u003ci\u003egrown\u003c/i\u003e in the north, even if rice was apparently quite common.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWikipedia has a \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk/Spock\"\u003every long page\u003c/a\u003e on Kirk/Spock slash.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-11-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-11-24T16:57:37.000Z","updated_at":"2018-11-25T00:13:38.000Z","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=ghosts\"\u003eghosts\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=bored_of_star_wars\"\u003ebored_of_star_wars\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\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=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=wikipedia\"\u003ewikipedia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=farming\"\u003efarming\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-11-25 Weekly Links

  • It seems to big to post directly, so go read Gunshow's epic Ghost Ship story.
  • Before the second prequel, I always assumed the "Boba" in Boba Fett was the female version of "Bob" in the same way that "Roberta" is the female version of "Robert". Related is Mark Hamil's excellent rejected idea for Boba Fett.
  • Noodles are 4000 years old, as least. The hidden lead is that the archaeological record suggests rice and millet were dominant in ancient northern China, whereas the oldest transmitted literature lists the five staple grains as broomcorn millet, foxtail millet, soybeans, wheat (but what kind?), and hemp. The discovery of large amounts of rice in northern China - where it is too dry to normally grow - also implies north-south connections that archaeologists have been increasingly finding evidence of, but old historians used to assume didn't exist. The fact that those five were so often singled out probably reflects more that they could be grown in the north, even if rice was apparently quite common.
  • Wikipedia has a very long page on Kirk/Spock slash.