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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.06.20

Back at it again at Krispy Kreme


A browser based, live coding, video synthesis system, hosted on Glitch. There’s a ton of resources in the inline documentation if you feel like playing around with it.

Or, if live coding isn’t your thing, just light a joint, put something chill on the stereo, and zone out for a while.

I’ve been writing the presentations that I give at WordCamps in Markdown for ages. Now, with a tool like Video Puppet, I can turn my slides into videos — with automated narration! — without much effort.

Ever since I saw that Brandon Boyer Vine of Qrion dancing around to this track during a DJ set a few years ago, it has been a perennial favorite around these parts.

Listening to it always puts me in a good mood. Hopefully it’ll put you in a good mood too.

I’m a sucker for a good stencil typeface and this punky one from Shiva Nallaperumal is of my favorites from the past few years.

Probably ought to find a project to use this in then, huh?

I dunno… I’m just, like, really into late 60s, leftist, Parisian protest posters lately.

You could waste a nice chunk of your afternoon browsing through Gallica’s collection. I highly recommend it.

(I really feel like I ought to make a t-shirt out of this one.)

:takes long drag off of vape: Yeah, man… I remember FOAF.

I am 90% sure that I had a FOAF-a-matic generated RDF file on this site circa 2004, but I’ll be damned if I can find it in any of my backups.

Speaking of early aughts throwbacks, apparently Soulseek is still a thing?! Gotta get my ass back on that and find me a copy of Phish covering Gin and Juice

A great collection of notebooks that look like books and magazines featured on The Simpsons.

From here on out, I’m taking all of my notes in a Gigantic Asses notebook.


Alright… I’m running a marathon and not a sprint here — so eight is probably enough for today, yeah?

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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.03.20

Welcome to the maiden flight of the passing fancy! Inspired by my old friend Cory — and our current global pandemic — I’ve decided to blow the proverbial cobwebs out of the corners and try something new.

Well, sort of new. When I was running this site on Blogger back in the early 2000’s, I kept a linkblog in the sidebar. This is my attempt at doing one again. So let’s get into it…


Bill Withers is one of my all time favorite artists, and this is one of my very favorite performances. I come back to it when I’m feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, so I’ve listened to it kind of a lot lately.

While I’m incredibly sad that Bill passed away today, this has, again, been the perfect balm to help sooth my broken heart.

n.eko

A bunch of my friends have been loving Netflix Party, but I’ve never been able to get it to work reliably. After doing some digging around, I stumbled onto n.eko and got a server running for some friends in under an hour.

It’s a little bit wonky — and runs best under Chrome — but I’ve had a lot of fun with it over the past couple weeks.

Failed Imagineer – Banned

Even though I used to be a t-shirt blogger, I don’t own more than three tees with printing on them. Weird, right?

Not really, TBH. I’m 42, not 24.

With that being said, I really want to buy this totally fucking stellar Disneyfied riff on the cover art for Bad Brains’ debut album.

The Internet Archive’s VHS Vault

So 👏🏻 much 👏🏻 good 👏🏻 stuff!

Fraidycat

Back in the day, I would read hundreds of RSS feeds. After the death of Google Reader, I switched to Feedly and got rid of all but 20% of my original list.

At that point though, it was mostly WordPress stuff. Then that started to feel like homework — because it was — so I stopped opening up Reeder altogether.

Now, I’m using Fraidycat to follow a whopping twelve sites. There’s no badges or notifications. Just links to ten of the most recent articles from each site that I subscribe to, presented cleanly. It’s so fucking refreshing.


Okay, five links is a good start, right?