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games, rip tumblr and omegle, lots of art
Zachtronics (SpaceChem, TIS-100, so many solitaire variants) will not release new games: an interview with Zach Barth. They’ve made so many great games - but they all are the same, so the team wants to build something differently.
Rip Omegle. It is shutting down. It was originally founded as a way to enable safer interaction - the wall of the internet protects strangers from physical abuse. How the turns have tabled.
The Tumblr acquisition was a failure. They are restructuring to maintain the platform without the aim of finding extraordinary profitability.
Humane’s AI Pin. What's interesting to me about it is that this is an attempt at a phone with a different form factor and very different UX. Can AI can enable different shaped devices? Is an iPhone still the right type of device?
Did a couple steal a $160 million painting, just leave it hung up in their house for 30 years?
Abstract artists also drew impressive non-abstract (representational) artwork. This post shows how the most famous abstract artists drifted into more and more abstract representations of an idea.
Art was hung upside down for decades without anyone knowing. Now they won’t flip it back for fear of damage.
Comparison of artistic styles - comic edition.
Architecture is supposed to induce anxiety: a debate. That’s not the McMansion architectural vision. There seems to be a whole language of architectural psychology that I don’t understand.
I do not believe that the way to go, as you suggest, is to put up structures to make people feel comfortable, to preclude that anxiety. What is a person to do if he cannot react against anxiety or see it pictured in his life?
IAMAYAM (music video). Happy almost-Thanksgiving. Who says AI is going to destroy creativity?
Ya’ll plain potatoes, but IAMAYAM.
Not-quite-monospace fonts for coding. When, there are an L and an M next to each other, the L will be shifted to the left a bit and made skinnier, and the M will be made wider and extend to the far left of the column.
How Mr. Rodgers talks to children. A very formulaic analysis. That said, Mr. Rodgers has a skill: he knows how kids think.