She was good. She is good. https://kottke.org/18/10/the-quotable-ursula-le-guin
Yo can I entice some other nerds to get in on this buy? I want to use this light spectroscopy chip to analyze olive oil https://groupgets.com/campaigns/460-sparkfun-as7265x-spectral-triad
I was very, very nervous about soldering surface-mount components but… it's not that hard! All about the tweezin' 🦀
I have been selling a ton of stuff on eBay for the past couple months and… it's really fun! Like, this site still does what it's supposed to do. Although there are plenty of mega-sellers and auction-bots to contend with, there are also a lot of plain ol' humans too. And it feels nice to carry these packages down to the post office and send them off to people in Santa Rosa, Spokane, Duluth, New Orleans…
"…a country massively at odds with itself and in no way fit to lead in the world." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/reader-center/kavanaugh-blasey-ford-reactions.html
God I love whole numbers
Hey folks, I made a videogame! It's a super chill first person game where you spend some time in a nice space and play to enjoy the view.
I hope you'll like it https://jacopocolo.itch.io/one-hour-in-a-james-turrell-skyspace-the-color-inside
TIL F. Scott Fitzgerald coined the term "T-shirt"!! http://jarrettfuller.blog/post/178247288562/marcin-wichary-on-writing-and-designing-being
Hey, here's the great Alan Jacobs—a thinker you should know about—riffing on something I wrote a little while back: https://blog.ayjay.org/on-sloan-and-sherlock/
It's about waves of technology crashing on the shore of… um… us?—and how we depict them in different kinds of fiction.
From the newsletter:
When I saw the Kindle clipping pop up this morning, I felt a rush of "aw, I loved that book!" and of course my first impulse was to tweet it, which is a statement approximately equivalent to: my first impulse was to write it on a slip of paper and throw it into the wind. It doesn't work anymore, Twitter; not for things like this. Appreciations, recommendations -- they are swept away and the people who ought to see them, don't.
"How can it be that the elderly or children aren't able to use the street because of cars?" asks César Mosquera, the city's head of infrastructures. "How can it be that private property—the car—occupies the public space?"
(I always love these moments of like "seeing the water." Even if we ultimately decide "we like the water" or "the water's there for a reason" or whatever—at least we SEE it)
The year will be 2038. Social networks will exist at every scale, for every purpose. Most attention will have shifted to the glittering lens-layers, reducing the incentives for bad actors to abuse flat, text-based platforms. People will play in the bones of the old networks.
I will still just want one that lets me use italics 😓
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Give me your feeds 😛
While playing No Man’s Sky I've been turning my favorite screenshots from the game into classic sci fi novel covers. I've made three so far: Ascendant Eden, The Satellite Sun, and The Scavenger of Eden.