Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.27.20

I wish weekends felt more like weekends and less like days where I’m not financially obligated to sit at my computer. I need something relaxing, but everything rn is stressful and weird.

Usually, when I’m feeling stressed, I take a few days off, pack the dogs and Sarah into the Jeep, and head out to Palm Springs or Pismo Beach. Don’t really have that luxury right now.

I guess I need to upend my routine or something. πŸ€”

Mini vMac 3DS

The total lack of documentation on the GitHub page for this project is very much a “You’re on your own, bro.” sort of statement. But if you can get it to work β€” and people have β€” you can run System 7 on a 3DS. 😍


A macOS app that adds a translucent, color temperature adjustable overlay on your screen.

Pretty handy! Especially since all of the key lights that are worth a shit are sold out rn. (via)

Baphomet Pee-wee Herman Sticker

I mean, it’s kind of all right there in the title, isn’t it? (via)

The Cool Quarantine, Episode 2

I missed this when it dropped last week, but Henry Rollins is back with another 4 hours of great freeform radio.

“Expert Twitter” Only Goes So Far

Twitter was optimized for links and short musings. It’s not well suited for complex discussions or nuanced analyses. As a result, the feeds of these newly emerged pandemic experts are often a messy jumble of re-ups, unrolled threads, and screenshot excerpts of articles. We can do better.

TL;DR: Get a blog.

I’ve already got one, so I’m sure you can understand how I might be bullish about them… 🀣

Five is good for today, right?

Until next time, friends!


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.


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.


Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, 04.08.20

How about a quick one (while he’s stuck inside)?

The Cool Quarantine

Henry Rollins’ new four hour long β€” 😳 β€” online radio show in conjunction with KCRW.

It’s got everything: Cramps bootlegs recorded by Ian MacKaye, early Joy Division album pressings, Black Flag stories, no FCC constraints…


Apple’s default screensavers are pretty boring, TBH. To the point where I would put my display to sleep instead of dropping into one when I wander away from my desk.

This loving recreation of animated Apple logos β€” taken from their Brooklyn Academy of Music event in 2018 β€” by Pedro Carrasco has got me using my screensaver hot corner again though. ❀️

Is This a Sandwich?

Classify some foods, get a personal, D&D style alignment chart.

I got Lawful Good. Usually, in other alignment tests, I’m a Lawful Neutral β€” but I won’t deny that I can be a bit of a sandwich purist.

And that, dear readers, is all he wrote.