Follow the link and watch the .GIFs.
The pumpkin toadlet, which is a frog but not a toad, is so terrible at landing its jumps that its sheer incompetence has become a subject of scientific inquiry.
Very possibly the best thing on the internet today, by any reasonable standard.
Earth.fm. Like Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon Music, but for nature soundscapes.
A nice soundscape while I’ve been at home today. Looking forward to trying it out at work when I’m back in the office tomorrow.
For all that I’m not particularly excited by the story of The World’s Most Satisfying Checkbox, I’m glad that stories are being written illustrating the latest swing of the pendulum away from the trend for flat design.
I’m making a note of this here on my decidedly old school tech blog. We have so much to learn from their brave and daring experiment.
I read on the web that "Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Makes a Daring Step into web3." Oh really. So I went to their glorious web3 adventure only to find — ooops. If it had worked I am told that I might get a YSL Beauty NFT. "Acting as a recognition token of the community engagement, those 10K YSL Beauty Golden Blocks (ERC721 minted on Polygon with the Arianee Protocol) will unlock utilities throughout the year including a premiere launch, whitelisting for NFT drops and much more." I’m making a note of this here on my decidedly old school tech blog. We have so much to learn from their brave and daring experiment.
A couple of years ago I posted about reading Incorruptible, a Peter Watts story from the X-Prize’s Seat 14C competition.
I was pleased to find earlier today that a couple of years ago the DUST podcast/film network put out audio adaptations of some of the stories from the competition.
Unfortunately Incorruptible wasn’t one of the stories DUST adapted, but that wasn’t by any means the only worthwhile story included in the competition so I’ve been glad to have had the chance to reacquaint myself with some of the other stories from the competition.
David Friedman has had enough:
A few weeks ago, on April 14th, the theme of the New York Times crossword puzzle was “keming.” I think it’s time we talk seriously about elevating that word from internet joke and finally adding it to the dictionary. To that end, I’ve started a petition imploring Merriam-Webster to add “keming” to their dictionary, and you should sign to show your support for this important issue.
A fair point.
[Via Pixel Envy]
It’d be interesting to know the demographics of folks who read the New York Times opinion piece on Why We Can’t Quit the Guitar Solo:
It’s easy to dismiss the guitar solo as an outdated, macho institution. The shredding lead guitar, once ubiquitous in rock music, can now feel like a relic of a bygone time.
Indeed it can. But if you’re in the right demographic – as I definitely am – it was well worth a read (and a listen.)
The Inheritors is an intimate science-fiction short film exploring themes of race, family and belonging. Reflecting on the experiences of people with multiple-heritage, it’s a story about how societal polarisation creates walls that divide us, deprive us of love, of community, of a sense of identity, and ultimately of our deepest humanity.
[Via Orbital Operations]
Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard has been a poorly-paced tale that is so busy looking backwards that I have very little confidence that the coming third season will be worth my time, even if they are reuniting the TNG-era bridge crew and promising us "Federation starships galore".
On the other hand, sometimes it prompts MetaFilter FanFare comments like this and it all seems worthwhile:
“I just realized who the actress playing his mother reminds me of. Holly Palance.”
“Let’s just say that I hope ‘Look Up, Jean-Luc’ isn’t this plotline’s ‘Look at me, Damien, I love you! It’s All for You, Damien!'”
‘oh god, they wouldn’t’
Q: Jeez, Jean-Luc. I came here to teach you a lesson about romance. But I thought your Avoidant Behaviors about women were you just being, y’know, stuffy. Reserved.
(Vash told me she actually caught you doing the Picard Maneuver with a condom. C’mon man.)
I had no idea your mother made you a witness to her suicide!
Really messes up my plans for you and Laris loving it up and having the first Synth-Romulan hybrid baby; solving both my selfish Last of the Picards to Play With and making a point about growing by overcoming your deepest fears.
But no, you had to do your own thing. So now BorgRati is headed straight for the alternate dimension where AI is the dominant lifeform, from last season. The big portal full of robot tentacles? And I’ve seen enough hentai to know where that’s going.
posted by bartleby at 6:48 AM on April 15
A third brain,
for you, for now.
Obsidian Ultra Cloud Host (OUCH) is a brand new PKM platform by Obsidian. It’s like Obsidian and Obsidian had a baby, in the Cloud™.
(Note the publication date…)
I’d really like to be a web client so. I could view and edit my Obsidian vault’s content from my (thoroughly locked down) work laptop, so this had me going. This was the bit that tipped me off:
We all need some downtime to unplug from work, but we can never find the right time for it.
Don’t worry, our server randomly goes down for a couple of hours from time to time, so you can stay away from knowledge management and recharge your sanity.