|june 2011 microblog digest|
Posted 2011-07-05 02:25:28 by
Archived from http://twitter.com/mogwai_poet. My SF Pride twit-set is in this archive, on June 26th.
- Kindergarteners singing during a shootout: http://bit.ly/myZbZz
- Windows PowerShell *still* quits outright when you press ctrl-break. I guess I'll try it again in another four years.
- @halsted Rock Band, New Super Mario Bros., Toejam and Earl.
- "Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies" http://bit.ly/jFlBF2
- @_peterdn Possibly all the Reddit stories about the "deep web" are inspiring them to grab The Onion Router and order drugs online.
- RT @_peterdn Whoa - #bitcoin up about 26% to $13+/BTC overnight. The hell is going on? http://bitcoincharts.com/markets/mtgoxUSD.html
- Top 5 regrets of the dying: http://j.mp/aLbmBa -- I'm... actually doing well on all five counts.
- (Now I just wish I knew what the runner-up regrets were. The affirmation is nice, but useful advice would be better.)
- A preview chapter of Charles Stross's "Rule 34," to be released next month: http://bit.ly/md3b8i
- Trailer for the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus collection: http://bit.ly/j7Xz5T
- Is your favorite toast allowed to be French toast? Or is that an affront to toast, like if your favorite kind of sandwich was open-faced?
- Swery on the production of Deadly Premonition: http://bit.ly/iVVXmE
- Efficient charity: "A beautiful painting remains in a British museum and in the Third World a thousand people are dead." http://j.mp/lNOOBO
- Terraria takes the cellular automata sim of Minecraft and builds an actual game out of it.
- RT @Pentadact Google Reader now perpetually shows 1 unread item but won't show it to me. I knew I was going to hell, just not this soon.
- Why scientists have to repeatedly prove the obvious: http://j.mp/kMCaUz
- Oh, I get it. The blue ones count as 3/5ths of a regular ant. http://i.imgur.com/O1ZVr.jpg
- (Also, they should be sprouting scalp flowers at any moment.)
- I always did want to try Pac-Man Vs. Let's see if they can make the Wii U controller cheaper than a GBA+link cable.
- "Trying to pursue many different directions at once, but not making progress? The problem is you're thinking short-term" http://sivers.org/donkey
- No words. http://i55.tinypic.com/2yv2gyc.jpg
- Is C++ template metaprogramming *ever* a better idea than writing a custom preprocessor?
- @Indy_Ray Fair enough!
- Hey, I'm in Rock Paper Shotgun. I mean, my name is. I mean, Quintin quoted me about Jamestown. So that's cool. http://bit.ly/judFwS
- "Myth: Women who dress or act provocatively are more likely to get raped." Numbers point to those who appear submissive. http://j.mp/kKZisN
- Can't fail startup idea of the day: video to flipbook-ascii-art converter, for porn seekers still on line-printer terminals.
- @halsted Another full playthrough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFiBcnDAO8Q -- Also note the bug report in the video description.
- @mrasmus Hey, are we getting together at some point this week to play Jamestown? Have only dabbled in the co-op so far.
- @mrasmus Until the 13th. Yeah, it seems to have good gamepad support. Plays very well with a 360 pad, if you can stand the thought of that.
- @mrasmus I believe it is 8-way even with an analog stick but I could be wrong. It works fine playing with the arrow keys.
- @mrasmus Cool. Shamayel wanted in on it too. Do you have another shmuppy friend to make it a full roster?
- Rock Band Fender Squier discontinued: http://www.rockbandaide.com/12544/fender-discontinuing-the-rock-band-3-squier/ -- If you ever wanted one, now's the time to order.
- The Echo Bazaar dudes are building an interaction fiction platform: http://varytale.com/
- "We specialize in forcing readers to look at the same set of three paragraphs a hundred times before they can see the next."
- "If you feel you are being monitored, spin the Florite Crystal to change the frequency of your physical location." http://santafe.craigslist.org/for/2424045345.html
- Overheard (in writing): "Heave'ns Venom"
- Senior's choir recording William Tell Overture at La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. They shut the door after noticing me listening.
- I guess the vines didn't agree with him. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/10/article-0-0C7F704000000578-574_634x430.jpg
- @mrasmus Actually, what are the chances of it happening at the get-together tonight?
- @mrasmus Not with me, but we could just grab it on my Steam account if you have a gaming PC and appropriate controllers.
- @mrasmus Hah, FFG want us to document it: http://twitter.com/#!/FinalFormGames/status/79275157063073792
- @xobs @mrasmus Sold. Can somebody get me the address? I don't remember it and/or never knew it.
- Goombas.org post: Breaking Character. http://goombas.org/1326_breaking-character.html
- Frustration: Futilitris was about 40 hours of work. That's about how long my attention span is. But all my other game ideas are much bigger.
- Elena's graduation. Hearing a name, some nuns start screaming a row behind us. A moment later, text from Elena: "I knew it, she *is* a nun!"
- Overheard: "A la mode to joy."
- Hah, as everyone leaves they're playing "Praan," a.k.a. the "Where The Hell Is Matt" sone.
- Can't-fail startup idea of the day: fortune cookie business cards.
- Harper house livestreaming 4p Jamestown right now: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jamestown-legend-of-the-lost-colony -- Elena *had* to have her graduation ceremony this weekend!
- Even if we rebuilt the Internet from the ground up, we couldn't build it to enforce individual identification: http://www.schneier.com/essay-308.html
- @STRd6 If code doesn't exist, it can't have bugs. It's one of the best arguments for not writing new code, too.
- @screencuisine You can't get angry at a company you don't care about. You never see gamers never try to hack soap company web sites.
- You know, in hockey at least, I'm pretty sure there are human beings large enough to cover the entire goal at once.
- Mrf. I have a hyphenation dictionary, and a pronunciation dictionary, but I can't figure out how to collate them to find syllable stresses.
- The pronunciation data uses ' to indicate stress, but doesn't have syllable data. I guess you're just supposed to stress the single phoneme.
- This pronunciation database might not be as "asciified IPA" as I thought. It seems to think "ktr" is a letter.
- Wasn't there a study showing that attractive couples have more daughters? Did they ever figure out which objective features correlated?
- Hm. It *looks* like given a phonetic alphabet, syllables correspond to vowels perfectly.
- "Playable Archaeology: An Interview with Telehack's Anonymous Creator" http://waxy.org/2011/06/playable_archaeology_an_interview_with_the_telehacks_anonymous_creator/
- As cool as the "roguelike platformer" thing is, the soundtrack might be the most interesting part of Spelunky XBLA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCswu85rJYY
- Photo set: Volcano Erupts in Chile. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/06/volcano_erupts_in_chile.html
- @Johnicholas Was that also Satoshi Kanazawa? Hups!
- http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/iphone-app-creator-criticized-for-effect-named-after-the-n-word Look at the foreigner! His standard of decency is so *different* from mine!
- Can't-fail startup idea of the day: popcorn gum guards, so you don't spend the rest of the day picking popcorn crap out of your teeth.
- Frustrating thing about Audacity: it's just good enough that people might think it's not awful. That that's just what audio editing is like.
- Jason Scott is releasing raw interview footage from Get Lamp. This batch: John Romero and Warren Robinett. http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/3177
- Mario Marathon is live: http://www.mariomarathon.com/
- At this point, I feel comfortable vouching for Duck Duck Go as a viable alternative to Google search. Go for it.
- Mario Marathon guys start playing the "Nyan Cat" song. "This keeps going until we get a donation that says 'turn it off.'"
- Back-to-back donations: "TURN OFF NYAN CAT!"; "KEEP NYAN CAT GOING!" They're comparing donation amounts to see who wins.
- In this hour, I review the opening of L.A. Noire: http://goombas.org/1328_la-noire--one-hour-review.html
- Hostage-taker keeps friends and family updated via Facebook: http://techcentral.my/news/story.aspx?file=/2011/6/22/it_news/20110622102438&sec=it_news
- "At 3.48am, one of Valdez' friends posted that police had a 'gunner in the bushes stay low.' Valdez thanked him in a reply."
- Can't-fail startup idea of the day: Duke Nukem performs autotuned advertisement taglines.
- Little Star Pizza's garlic bread comes in kit form: bread; butter; garlic. Took some puzzling to figure out how to combine them. Gameplay!
- Overheard: "I thought I was Korean until I was fourteen."
- Can't-fail startup idea of the day: glowing edible jewelry.
- At the SF Pride parade... and Megan still has my camera.
- That might be the first time in my life that I've given an excited shout.
- Oh good, it's The Emperor's New Parade now. Some of these costumed folks in the audience should step in to fill the gap.
- I'm pretty sure that gaggle of excited teenaged girls running by had the same idea.
- The Scion "iQ," the "official car of San Francisco." Gross.
- Looking down 3rd st., there's car traffic over there. Life's just going on as usual, less than a block away. Weird.
- Sen. Mark Leno's car is playing Madonna's "Vogue." There's a political anthem I can get behind.
- Building across the street is advertising "operable windows." Great feature! And yep, looking up, tenants are making the most of it.
- I hope those sirens and flashing lights are part of a parade and not an ambulance that took a wrong turn.
- Dude walking by playing a wind instument of some kind. Can't hear a note. In and other context he'd be making a fucking racket, no doubt.
- Sad that this prison bus isn't full of dancing convicts in orange jumpsuits.
- Walking in the direction of the parade is like playing Braid.
- Five minutes ago a guy asked how to cross the street. Told him to just make a break for it. Just now occurred to me to use a BART station.
- Only one naked person so far. What's up with that, San Francisco?
- Bagpipe troupe playing the only song you ever hear bagpipes playing. They might as well be button-press devices.
- This pair really bought two of those folding chairs and set up on the sidewalk. Must have a great view of the asses of everyone in front.
- Looptid the Totodile is in my front pocket; let's see how he's doing. "50w found!" Sweet!
- "Bay Area Inactivists"? Classic! Mait, it's *intactivists*. Oh.
- T-shirt: "F*ck Resin!" Er, a dildo advertisement?
- This booth is selling terrifying arthropods encased in jewelry; also in clear plastic optical mice.
- Can't-fail startup idea of the day: terrifying arthropods encased in resin dildos.
- I kinda want to buy one of these luchador masks and go shirtless, but I'd feel like a jackass running around holding my shirt.
- In a tight squeeze. Dude in front of us has a pram. No wonder the line isn't moving forward.
- Sign: "Bradley [Manning], gay man with a conscience." Er, like the "good samaritan"?
- Wonder if these ridiculous vehicles just disperse and rejoin regular traffic when they reach the end.
- Looking up, suddenly realize why there are no really high floats. Trolley power lines.
- Actually, just one nipple. I wonder now whether she used to have two pasties.
- Big electronic roadside sign: "Private vehicles, right turn only." Who the hell are they talking to?
- Hey, that guy happened on a garbage can full of sealed water bottles and is selling them. Lucky.
- Walking against the flow of the parade is also like playing Braid, but with more bumping into people.
- I wonder if the parade has a limited number of slots or if they stretch to fit in everybody who wants to be in it.
- It's been two hours. Pretty sure that's long enough that you could notice the parade and then fill out the requisite paperwork to join in.
- This must be the section with all the churches. Not even the Unitarian Universalists had any skimpy outfits.
- "Breakfiesta." I'm pretty sure that pun is the best product Del Taco has ever put out there.
- Lots of t-shirts exhorting the benefits of toplessness. All I can do is shake my head.
- The SF public library bus should really be showering the crowd with literature. Amazon E-book redemption codes at the very least.
- Pro-gun float! "What's in *your* nightstand?"
- Super cacophonous drummers suddenly stop drumming, in sync. They *were* playing together; who knew?
- They just added two letters to make it "LGBTQI"? Something to check on Wikipedia when I get home, I guess.
- Men's Wearhouse is open! Stopped in to see how much tuxedo jackets cost. I'll be shopping somewhere else I think.
- Jesus. The flyer for the Smurfs 3D movie might be the weirdest shit I've seen all day.
- "Out Of The Closet: Thrift Store; Pharmacy; HIV Testing." All your club life needs in one convenient stop!
- Girl in tutu drops sign and bends over to pick it up; massive cheers from the crowd.
- Dude dressed up as giant penis giving hugs to passers by.
- Toddler eating a slice of pizza as big as her torso.
- Hippy with sign: "have fun bee safe." No apiary on his back :(
- Met up with Megan. She's complaining that I didn't bring a date for her to kiss on pride day.
- (No, she didn't bring my camera.)
- Shouting guy with cardboard sign: "Animals are better than your sperm! So kill your sperm, and save wilderness! Yeah!" You had me at "yeah!"
- On BART home. Even denser than coming in. At least I can tell what's going on by all the costumes; poor drivers must have no goddamned idea.
- Whoa, Alex found a free seat! That must've been a natural 20, for serious.
- Man, the Ashby Flea Market is still going today. And people are shopping there.
- Mario Marathon is getting seriously gentrified. Not sure how I feel about this.
- "In Italy, 6 geoscientists have been charged with manslaughter for failing to provide warning of a coming earthquake." http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/24/scientists-public-prosecution-italian-geoscientists-earthquake
- Realm of the Mad God is too thin to maintain interest. But it does make me wish for a Torchlight sequel with RotMG's attitude to co-op.
- I hate to say it, but Duke Nukem Forever is just bad. Sometimes it's funny bad, but mostly it's just bad.
- @relsqui "Figure" comes to mind. Participant, personality, individual. Could also use a more descriptive word like "demagogue." Or "woman."