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Friday, 30 July 2021

700,000 lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built

quote [ the cats were showing up dead all over the tavern floor, and it turned out they were ingesting spilled alcohol when they cleaned their paws. ]

Ah, Dwarf Fortress. On the hurdles of working with your own, messy code.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:09pmGMT] [0 comments]

Say Cheese! How Bad Photography Has Changed Our Definition of Good Pictures

quote [ “Art is like a joke, either you get it or you don’t.” So it was explained to me in the late 1970s by photographer Randy Eriksen, whose cheeky observation about the importance of context to one’s appreciation of either comedy or art could have been a parenthetical second subtitle for author and educator Kim Beil’s “Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography” (Stanford University Press, 2020). ]

Say cheese take a picture
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Abolish The Suburbs

quote [ Socialists should realize that their rightwing critics were onto something when they criticized dense urban areas for their latent socialistic characteristics. ]

Good argument. The critique is US-centric but might apply to other countries.
[SFW] [history]
[by Paracetamol@7:33pmGMT] [1 comment]

How Wheaties Became the 'Breakfast of Champions'

quote [ Images of Olympians and other athletes on boxes helped the cereal maintain a competitive edge ]

Well you should see me now, I'm eating Wheaties now
[SFW] [food & drink]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:12pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

This Man Does Not Make Poppers

quote [ He sighed deeply, sounding resigned.

“I will teach you everything.” ]

Considered this more of a teen drug. Interesting to learn about the history.
[SFW] [people] [+7]
[by Paracetamol@5:46pmGMT] [10 comments]

Can Welsh Handball Bounce Back From the Brink of Extinction?

quote [ The ancient sport of Pêl-Law hangs on, barely, at the last court of its kind. A campaign to revive a related game may help bring it back. ]

Where we used to go for a game of handball
[SFW] [sports] [+1 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Editing the Guardian experience column: 'It's about profound moments of discovery'

quote [ Like most people, I wondered how on earth they found these stories: the 8-year-old girl who pulled a sword from a lake, or the man who had an erection for three weeks. When I joined Weekend in 2019 and was charged with commissioning the column, I realised I would have to work out how for myself. ]

Could've sworn one of those had been posted before: hundreds of bizarre stories told through the years. Here's the editors looking back.
[SFW] [people]
[by Paracetamol@3:06pmGMT] [1 comment]

Where America's Lost Luggage Ends Up

quote [ Every traveler has experienced it at some point: that sinking feeling of watching all the other suitcases reunited with their weary owners at baggage claim but not seeing your own slide down the conveyor belt. ]

Been on this long road accumulating luggage
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 26 July 2021

Why Can’t We Be Friends

quote [ people’s need to belong is satisfied only when pleasant interactions with other people are framed in a predictable and regular structure. ]

Greetings, one-way digifriends! About the sense of belonging and family substitution.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@12:57pmGMT] [6 comments]

The San Diego Comic-Con news generator

quote [ SDCC won’t bring down any roofs this year, so this is the next best thing ]

Comic Con Zing! Pack the whole stadium
[SFW] [humor] [+2 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:42amGMT] [3 comments]

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