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Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.20.20

Fetch the bolt cutters — and happy super 420 — it’s time for some links!


Star Wars Videoconferencing Backgrounds

If whatever y’all are using for videoconferencing allows you to load virtual backgrounds, the official Star Wars blog has released a metric crapload of great ones.

I popped into a work meeting from the Millennium Falcon this afternoon and it felt awesome.

Setting Up Your Computer for Remote Work, Podcasting, Videos, and Streaming

Speaking of videoconferencing, this resource from Matt Stauffer has helped me think about how I need to step it up on the video front — both because I work from home and because I’m a regular on the best WordPress podcast in the game.

Seinfeld Adventure

The pitch: What if Monkey Island, but Seinfeld? (via)

Why Does It Suddenly Feel like 1999 on the Internet?

I thought it was because I follow a handful of people on Mastodon who have been:

  1. Building stuff on the Gopher inspired Gemini protocol.
  2. Getting super into HyperCard.

But nope, looks like the internet is running in classic mode for more than just me. 🤔

Why Does WordPress Notify Google That I’m Writing This?

Turns out that the WordPress block editor (AKA Gutenberg) loads Google’s Noto font from Google servers every time you go to write or edit a post.

From a privacy standpoint, that’s not great, Bob. But at least there’s a way to disable it.

Papercraft Computers

If you’re looking for something to do — and all the puzzles you look at seem to be on back order — why not try a little vintage hardware papercraft? (via)


Alright… So that’s Monday.

Guess I better go start dinner and watch last night’s Westworld before the internet spoils it. 😬