I love how Jack just shoved a Seiko NH38 into an old Apple Watch. Repurposing ftw!
macOS Sonoma features I look forward to:
- Safari web apps & profiles
- Sorting groceries into categories in Reminders
- Support for linking between Notes
Protovision, I’ve got you now! David’s room from 1983 Wargames. Scratch built 1:12 scale model.
It was inevitable. I’ve orbited around @[email protected]’s Uxn project for a while, knowing I would fall down the rabbit hole sooner or later. Today, I wrote my first lines of Uxntal, probably not my last. Uxn is an ecosystem (assembler, emulator, etc.) around a little fantasy computer.
Thanks to Veronique and Manu for letting me know about CtrI-ZINE. I plan to catch up on all four issues from the hammock this summer.
[T]hese are the stories and entries of those who love the Web. … We want “what’s best” for us. The Netizens at-large. Be it a digital native, a mobile-first upbringing, oldcore BBS’ers from the last century, or those who will get help with their homework from AI. It (the Web) is BY and FOR us - let’s do our damnedest to have it serve us well!
Love Hultén’s creations always put a smile on my face. Here’s TEGEL, a sound sculpture based on biodata. 🪴
Apple devices will be getting on-device voice cloning later this year, and I’m pretty excited to give it a whirl, even though it’s only available in English for now. Among the Big Five, I have a hunch that Apple might be the one to offer machine learning features in a way that respects our privacy.
Users can create a Personal Voice by reading along with a randomized set of text prompts to record 15 minutes of audio on iPhone or iPad. … [It] integrates seamlessly with Live Speech so users can speak with their Personal Voice when connecting with loved ones.
I just updated my now page! I’m deep into the new Zelda game, almost done with Aurora, still figuring out large language models, and preparing for a party. What are you up to?
The release date of Tears of the Kingdom has never been closer and yet so far away. I’m struggling with the urge to just download the leaked version rather than wait for seven more days for my preloaded copy to unlock. 🎮
New sci-fi concept album from The Cotton Modules is out today. 🎵 Of course, it comes with a tappable short story because… Robin Sloan. 🥰
The Deep Space Sloop John Bethel was leaving Earth because culture had stopped.
It was an age of paranoia and boredom.
Politics and entertainment ran in a dumb, dark loop — the regurgitations of banal AIs that were, apparently, good enough.
Exclusive: unveiling the elusive sight of my foot after a delightful strut through the enchanting Tiveden! 🌲
I love the woods of Tiveden, which lie just half an hour from our cabin. It’s like entering the world of John Bauer. You expect to see a magical being around every giant stone.
@sod and I walked for hours and relished the April sun. A fabulous Friday. A great start to the weekend.
So, @sannalund surprised me with a gift-for-no-special-reason the other day (aren’t those the best kind of gifts?): Moonbound by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Looks stellar! Can’t wait to read it. 📚
It’s #FeedReaderFriday again! 🥳 Rachel Simone Weil makes wonderful art like Hello Kitty Land (a Super Mario Bros. ROM-hack) and connectedNES (a Wi-Fi “modem” for the NES). She also curates the FEMICOM Museum. Follow her blog and Mastodon feed (they are RSS too).
Six years ago, I built a WiFi "modem" and live Twitter feed cartridge for the Nintendo NES. With Twitter's relevance on the decline, what other kind of live text feed would you like to see on the NES? Reply here with your ideas—maybe I'll port one of them to ConnectedNES!
It’s Tuesday evening. I just had coffee, emptied my feed reader, and learned that:
- Evan published what might be the last everything we know about Zelda: TotK before the release. Just a month away!
- BigRig built the world’s biggest Nintendo 3DS.
- While Nathan exploited a regular-sized DSi.
The 2023 spring issue of the html review is out, and I’m eager to dive into it!
To me, one of the more unbelievable scenes in Tetris is when Henk asks
This game is programmed in C, yeah?
gets an affirmative answer, goes on to produce some original 2-bit graphics, and ports Tetris to the Game Boy in like 10 seconds.
There are C compilers for the Game Boy today, but back then, the games were written in assembly for the Sharp LR35902. Of course, I wasn’t a programmer at Nintendo R&D1 in the 80s – I wish! – but I did have some fun reverse engineering Tetris for Game Boy to get rid of Bullet-Proof Software’s copyright screen. 🤓
The movie? It was a fun ride. 🍿🕹️
🔭 Search Space is out of beta! 🥂 New in version 1.0.0:
- 🎙️ Transcripts can be indexed!
- 🪚 Post content in search results is truncated at 300 characters.
- 🗂️ Indexing replies and transcripts are optional.
- 👋 The greeting text (Welcome to Search Space …) can be edited in the settings.
One wikipedian had fun with today’s Did you know … section. 🙃 Love it! Via Molly White.
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– I do a nude scene. Do you want to see it?
– Huh? Did I say yes?
– You didn’t say anything.
– I meant yes, my mouth didn’t speak.
🤩 From the trailer for Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City.