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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.14.20

It’s been one of those “lowkey overdo it on CBD, listen to white noise for five hours, and try to get work done” sort of days. Y’all have those too, right? 😬


Zooooom.us

A macOS screensaver that simulates an increasingly absurd Zoom call.

I’ll stick with Brooklyn β€” lest I give myself an anxiety attack over thinking that I forgot about a meeting β€” but I’ll keep this in my back pocket for future pranking purposes. (via)

Airbreak

What we have done is to “jailbreak” the the AirSense 10 CPAP machine, a common, low-cost sleep therapy device intended to treat sleep apnea, so that it is possible to run additional tasks on the device. These new tasks add the features and adjust the range of parameters that make it possible to use the device as a temporary ventilator.

This is incredibly clever. My only hope is that it doesn’t drive up the cost of the AirSense 10 and its supplies on the CPAP grey market as people start to panic buy them up.

ArduBee

I’m not really a drone guy, but I do like the concept of this small, hackable, open source powered, mini drone kit (allegedly) coming soon to Kickstarter.

Arcade Game Typography

Vintage video games and deep dives into typography: two great tastes that taste great together. (via)


Okay, that’ll do for today. How about a nap? πŸ’€

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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 β€” and our current global pandemic β€” 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 β€” and runs best under Chrome β€” 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 πŸ‘πŸ» much πŸ‘πŸ» good πŸ‘πŸ» 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 β€” because it was β€” 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?