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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.09.20

Feelin’ fine.

Well, not really. Honestly, I’m starting to get really tired of being stuck inside all the time. Guess I’m not suited for long distance space travel, huh?

Oh well. The mission to Mars will have to go on without me, I guess…

Anyway, how about a few links?


Punk Haircuts

I have a few friends who, knowing they’re not going to see their barbers for a few months, have gone full Ripley during quarantine. That’s a pretty bold move if you ask me.

Sure, slapping a number two on the Wahl clippers rusting out under your guest bathroom sink is a classic punk haircut β€” don’t think I haven’t considered it β€” but there’s also the chance that you’ll look like a giant-sized Bobby Hill. 😬

But hey, it’s not like you have any place to be rn, right?

Rollerblade Office Chair Wheels

After seeing Matt Haughey mention how much of an upgrade these were for his home office chair, I bought a set for my Sayl.

I’d had the wheels swapped out in under three minutes, and my chair rolls along the rug that’s under my desk so much smoother now.

Highly recommended upgrade, y’all!

Pocket Developer

A D20 full of developer cliches β€” like “Works for me”, and “Try it now” β€” ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. (via)

The 501 Developer Manifesto

We are software developers who take pride in our work but choose not to be wholly defined by it.

As someone who has spent the last few years trying to get the whole work/life balance thing right, I am really fucking feeling this.

OpenRCT2

Looking to waste some time? Sure, we all are.

Here’s an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 that runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

You’ll need to get your hands on the object files from a copy of RCT2, but that’s not too hard to to do. πŸ˜‰

How to Look Good on Camera

Now this is the sort of journalism I pay The New York Times $14 a month for… 🀣

Maureen Dowd talked with fashion designer and filmmaker Tom Ford about how to look your best on all of the video calls you’re no doubt getting pulled into.

I’ve been working from home for ~8 years, so I went feral and stopped caring ages ago β€” but maybe you’ll find it useful, dear reader.

A Flock of 30 Zines

My pal Austin Kleon β€” author of the extremely inspiring Keep Going β€” has been spending his “indoor kid” time making zines, and I am deeply into his aesthetic.

He’s got links to all of them in the post. And, if you’re feeling inspired, he’s provided instructions on how you can make your own out of a single sheet of paper.

US Out of California

Since I’m talking about stuff my friends have made β€” and since Gavin Newsom went on MSNBC and declared California a “nation-state” β€” I might as well give Mike Monteiro‘s classic Cotton Bureau design a shout out. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ


Well, I’ve gotta go figure out what to do about a very full swimming pool β€” so if you’ll excuse me, I’ll just see myself out.

By Jason Cosper

Have laptop. Will travel. Prefer not to.