• Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.27.20

    This content was imported from gomi no sensei, a project I briefly did during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of maintaining yet another WordPress install, I’ve decided to shove this content into the everything bucket that is my long running personal blog. πŸ₯΄

    I wish weekends felt more like weekends and less like days where I’m not financially obligated to sit at my computer. I need something relaxing, but everything rn is stressful and weird.

    Usually, when I’m feeling stressed, I take a few days off, pack the dogs and Sarah into the Jeep, and head out to Palm Springs or Pismo Beach. Don’t really have that luxury right now.

    I guess I need to upend my routine or something. πŸ€”


    Mini vMac 3DS

    The total lack of documentation on the GitHub page for this project is very much a “You’re on your own, bro.” sort of statement. But if you can get it to work β€” and people have β€” you can run System 7 on a 3DS. 😍

    GoldenHour

    A macOS app that adds a translucent, color temperature adjustable overlay on your screen.

    Pretty handy! Especially since all of the key lights that are worth a shit are sold out rn. (via)

    Baphomet Pee-wee Herman Sticker

    I mean, it’s kind of all right there in the title, isn’t it? (via)

    The Cool Quarantine, Episode 2

    I missed this when it dropped last week, but Henry Rollins is back with another 4 hours of great freeform radio.

    “Expert Twitter” Only Goes So Far

    Twitter was optimized for links and short musings. It’s not well suited for complex discussions or nuanced analyses. As a result, the feeds of these newly emerged pandemic experts are often a messy jumble of re-ups, unrolled threads, and screenshot excerpts of articles. We can do better.

    TL;DR: Get a blog.

    I’ve already got one, so I’m sure you can understand how I might be bullish about them… 🀣


    Five is good for today, right?

    Until next time, friends!


  • Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.23.20

    This content was imported from gomi no sensei, a project I briefly did during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of maintaining yet another WordPress install, I’ve decided to shove this content into the everything bucket that is my long running personal blog. πŸ₯΄

    We’ve got a war on our hands, people.

    The springtime gophers that have taken up residence in our back yard have been going off this year. When I woke up this morning, I found at least four new mounds of varying sizes scattered about.

    Last year, a heavy blanket of Uncle Ian’s all over our yard took care of them. But I checked the garage a few days ago, and found that I maybe have enough to funnel into each one of their mounds before flattening them back out.

    That’ll keep them away for a minute, but I’m definitely going to need to order more repellent. Maybe a sonic spike or two. πŸ€”

    Heaven forbid I have to go full Caddyshack on their lil asses…


    Porcupine Racetrack 2020

    Members of 90s comedy troupe The State reunite (virtually) to do a cover of their classic Porcupine Racetrack sketch.

    I’ve already watched the cover and the original at least five times each. It is very much my happy place. I hope that maybe it’s yours too.

    FAQ: Composting

    McSweeney’s comes through with a composting FAQ that goes off the rails very quickly.

    6 Feet Back or 6 Feet Under

    My buddy Derek made a new tee that’s perfect for anyone who’s courageous enough to wander outside rn.

    TiddlyRoam

    An open source fork of TiddlyWiki with features similar to the (eventually premium) SaaS offering Roam.

    I’ve been keeping my outboard brain in nvALT for ages, but before that I used Instiki. I kind of miss having a personal wiki, so maybe I’ll import some content over and try living with it… (via)


    Alright… I need to get a little exercise in before I start working on dinner. Only ~13 minutes worth, according to my watch.

    Cheeseburgers tonight! Pretty nice


  • Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.22.20

    This content was imported from gomi no sensei, a project I briefly did during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of maintaining yet another WordPress install, I’ve decided to shove this content into the everything bucket that is my long running personal blog. πŸ₯΄

    We’ve got a big one today. The next post might suffer for it, but why should I sit on all of these tasty morsels and end up get scooped by the likes of Kottke and Waxy? πŸ˜„


    Epidemic Lofi

    Let’s kick the day off on a chill note. This Soundcloud playlist from Epidemic Sound has damn near 200 songs worth of lofi hip hop vibes to get you through your day.

    I don’t know about you, but I’ll use whatever I can to get through my day at this point.

    Blind Users Struggle with State Coronavirus Websites

    Forty-one of the 50 state pages we surveyed contained low-contrast text, which can be challenging for users with low vision, including seniors, who are at higher risk in the outbreak.

    Navigation was another challenge for users with visual disabilities. Thirty-one of the 50 state pages contained empty links or buttons, which means a screen reader will not be able to tell the user what the button does or where the link is supposed to go.

    😞

    Of course most of these sites are lousy on accessibility. People with disabilities tend to be an afterthought all over the web.

    Big Honking Button

    Why press Y to honk when you can press a big honking button instead?

    This is more than “just a button” though β€” it’s a hackable, one-button sampler that runs CircuitPython.

    Psilocybin Produced in Yeast

    Too bad there’s a yeast shortage, because I could really stand to get trip balls on some dough rn. 🍞

    Gophers

    Keep a gopher network alive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland – your community will thank you for it.

    I’m pretty fucked out on post-apocalypse shit at the moment, but I really adore the concept and style of this (free!) game produced as part of Ludum Dare 46. (via)

    98.css

    Nothing means anything anymore β€” and, as we covered the other day, the internet feels pretty 90s lately β€” so why not make something that looks like Win98? (via)

    People of the Pandemic

    An effective visualization of how a pandemic can spread through a community, masquerading as a game. πŸ¦ πŸ•Ή

    I find it interesting that the game uses the decisions of 19 previous players to inject a little entropy into your decisions. Because, in situations like these, you’ve always gotta worry about what the other assholes in your town are doing… πŸ™„

    MonoLisa

    I know what some of y’all are saying… “$350 for a typeface for my terminal?! Are you high?”

    I mean, a little. 😬 Don’t worry though β€” there’s also a more modest $70 version for the junior ballers in the crowd.

    Still, take some time to look at the specimen and fuck with the playground on the site. I’m sure you’ll agree that MonoLisa is a beaut.


    Hoo boy. πŸ₯± Let’s call it a day, shall we?

    Hope to see all you nice people back around here soon!

    P.S. I’m still crossposting these regular link dumps πŸ’© to my newsletter. If you’re still not reading RSS feeds because you haven’t quite gotten over losing Google Reader, you should subscribe.


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