Garfield phones, x-ray records and phone tombs
(quote) Algorithmic recommendations […] are failing users by encouraging them to take their interests to the farthest maximum: a you like coffee; have you tried cocaine? kind of effect. Are these features necessary?
TL;DR start with the things that intimidate you the most because they are likely the most important ones anyway.
X-Ray Audio is an archive of old Soviet illicit records scratched onto discarded x-ray films.
As an addendum, here’s an auction for some newly-produced ones.
And here’s how the classic british phone booth shape is inspired by some tomb.
Still playing Trials Rising on Switch, it’s a nice game (and if you buy it on cartridge, you get a set of stickers, which is nice).
Sadly, it drops frames at times (mostly on fade-in/out between screens, so it’s not like it affects gameplay a lot, but still).
More sadly, there’s a lot of resource popping, e.g. when you die and restart the track, you clearly see that the textures for the beginning of the track has been unloaded already and can take some time to load.
EVEN MORE SAD ARE MICROTRANSACTIONS AND LOOTBOXES
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
A collection of interviews, essays and lectures (and one short dramatic piece).
His review of Hesse’s Steppenwolf made me read that as well.
No albums from the last couple of weeks really retained in my memory.
However, I’ve seen Prurient perform live, and it was way too awesome!