Nasty sort throat from Wednesday turned into nasty throat and cold over the weekend. Bah.
Loving Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Enchanting game and I dip in and out far more easily due to the portability of the Switch. Need to get a post up on my thoughts on the Switch as well as there’s some great touches…and some surprising shortfalls.
Also picked up Fast RMX for the Switch, a fast playing Wipeout clone. It’s pretty impressive and much better than I expected.
Finally I also bought the New Ghost Recon:Wildlands. Shouldn’t have as I don’t have the time to fit all this in but rose tinted glasses and many a night playing multiplayer Ghost Recon saw me succumb. First impressions are it’s not bad and has some potential.
Can I forgive the man who raped me? | Books | The GuardianThordis Elva was raped aged 16. Years later, she emailed Tom Stranger, the man who raped her, beginning a raw, painful healing process documented in their book South of Forgiveness.
Powerful read. I don’t think I could be so forgiving.
Twitter’s timeline algorithm, and its effect on us, explained.
Twitter has offered a glimpse into the workings of its timeline algorithm for the first time since it was launched a year ago.
I still want to see tweets in order. Fuck the algorithm.
Path Finder Update : No Man’s Sky
Another impressive patch for No Mans Sky. Ground vehicles, PS4 Pro support and a stunning photo mode. Once I get Zelda out of the way I’m back in.
Internet warriors: inside the dark world of online ‘trolls’ | Technology | The Guardian
Why do people vent such toxic opinions online? Filmmaker Kyrre Lien spent three years travelling the world to find out who these anonymous ‘internet warriors’ are and why they do it. Introduction by Shahesta Shaitly
Internet warriors. Ha.
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case – BBC News
Food blogger Jack Monroe wins £24,000 damages in a libel action against columnist Katie Hopkins.
In amongst all the crap you see online, this was a big fuck you to those that think they can say what they want on Twitter or on the web in general without consequence. It also helped that it was Hopkins who lost.
Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News
An interview with an expert on South Korea had some uninvited guests steal the limelight.
Viral video of the week. So funny.
Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being Interrupted by His Children – Medium
I don’t know that I have ever seen a video go viral more quickly than this clip of some dude in South Korea commenting on the removal of once-President Park Geun-hye. Granted, I’m sure there are…
Some ‘in depth analysis’ on the BBC viral video.
Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – YouTube
In this 2017 GDC session, Nintendo’s Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, and Takuhiro Dohta provide an in-depth look at how some of the convention-breakin…
Loved this video from the developers of Breath of the Wild.
Ways and Means – The Whyte Paper
With Indyref2 dominating talk in Scotland this post really resonated with me, and this bit in particular – The simple fact of the matter is that Holyrood is an incredibly powerful Parliament with the ability to make a real positive difference to the lives of people in Scotland. Sadly, it is not in the interests of those who value independence above all else to use these powers to their full effect. The powers they need must always be those they don’t have. It is the only way their constitutional obsession can be achieved.
The End Of Wintel: How The Most Powerful Alliance In Tech History Is Falling Apart
As Microsoft seeks new growth in the cloud, the Wintel alliance is now officially over.
Most of my computing life has been dominated by the Wintel alliance in some way or another. The change in what we call a computer and what most people need from a computer is causing quite the revolution.
Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens – The New York Times
In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.
I think for some our digital devices have turned into addiction. The need to post to social networks, the notifications when you haven’t engaged. I’ve killed my Facebook use and no longer need to see every Tweet and feel better for it.
The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness. – The Boston Globe
As men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse. But there’s still time to do something about it.
I was out walking yesterday and the word loneliness popped in my head and then I read this post thanks to Gordon. Something I need to address methinks.
Against The Whiteboard – Fog Creek Software – Medium
Today’s computer programmers enjoy one of the best job markets that any group of workers has ever had. There are abundant well-paying opportunities for many different kinds of working coders. But we…
What a shit way to recruit people.
BABY DRIVER – Official Trailer – YouTube
This Summer, all you need is one killer track #BabyDriverMovie In Theaters August 11. Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive video updates: http://bit.ly/S…
Love Edgar Wrights movies and while the trailer looks good…is this not Drive all over again?
I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee | Technology | The Guardian
It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone
Noble aim from Sir Tim – I just hope he succeeds.