I’m a bit ill this week, so not much to report other than work.
Plants are still growing in their now home. Great!
Did not participate this week.
However, UE5 was released this week, so I’ll have to take a look at that! Here are some intro videos:
- Your first hour in Unreal Engine 5
- Procedural Mesh Generation Tools In Unreal Engine 5 (Lyra Project): Oh man, this is so nice for blocking out maps. And 3D stuff in general.
- How Intel Makes Semiconductors in a Global Shortage - The New York Times
- Developer’s confession: Why Philae crashed
- Reverse-engineering the LM185 voltage reference chip and its bandgap reference
- I know more than 12,000 people. So do you. – Smash Company: Damn it, now I’ll probably have to do this experiment myself.
- The computers used to do 3D animation for Final Fantasy VII… in 1996.
- Book Review: A Square Meal – Part I: Foods of the ‘20s and ‘30s – SLIME MOLD TIME MOLD
- Book Review: A Square Meal – Part II: Politics – SLIME MOLD TIME MOLD
- TikTok doesn’t show the war in Ukraine to Russian users – Oslo og Viken: Not very surprising, but the article presents this in an ingenious way.
- Horrible edge cases to consider when dealing with music: Most of these are what I’d call “normal” for any real-world database schema, but they’re fun and instructive nonetheless.
Libraries, programming, etc
- Concrete Volume Control Knob : 8 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables: I’d thought about using concrete in one of my projects for a while. It’s a wonderful stuff, very heavy, and it’s also magical: it’s a semi-liquid, and if you wait long enough, it’ll be stone! MAGIC! Now, just imagine having that huge slab of stone, polished, on a smooth ball-bearing as a circular input. Amazing!
- One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus: It’s a teenager movie in book form. It has all the stereotypes you’d want, with a storyline that’s so predictable I knew how it would end right at the beginning. It’s a change from all the much more heavy stuff I usually read. But it’s also super-interesting to look into the weird world of US teenager stories, with their weird and wild sociopathies. I assume that it’s a mirror of the broken society in the US, and a result of leaving teenagers alone to build their own little sub-society.
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan: I’ve had this on my shelf for a long time, being part of the Double Dagger Society. It’s, I think, commentary on the SF startup scene, but I’m far removed from that mindset, location and age. It’s slow reading.
- Seeing like a State by James C. Scott: A bit of a heavier book. Not yet sure what it gets at. Also, quite slow reading.
- Journey to the Savage Planet: finished up with Anton.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn (from waitlist): Beautiful game, beautiful story, very great. 9/10
- Rogue Legacy (from free EGS)
- We did some Spätzle this weekend. Now I’m wondering how you could to that as a vegan version. What would you substitute for the egg, which is rather important in Spätzle?!
- BBC Archive clip on the cleaners of Nelson statue, that have to climb up there without harnesses
- Nuclear waste is much safer than the general public thinks: fun fact: the power station he shows at the end is the one where I live.
- How to Speak - YouTube
- How to avoid death By PowerPoint – David JP Phillips – TEDxStockholmSalon - YouTube
- The magical science of storytelling – David JP Phillips – TEDxStockholm - YouTube
- ‘Thought Leader’ gives talk that will inspire your thoughts – CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire Skit) - YouTube
- Why The Longing Takes Four Hundred Days to Play - YouTube
- The Witness - A Great Game That You Shouldn’t Play - YouTube
- The Titanic’s Crew Member Experience - Tasting History - YouTube
- 5 Wine Opening Gadgets Tested By Design Expert – Well Equipped – Epicurious - YouTube
- 7 Slicing Kitchen Gadgets Tested by Design Expert – Well Equipped – Epicurious - YouTube: This is seriously one of the best series I have seen on UX design. Every developer needs to watch this.
- What was the most expensive book ever? - Matt Parker - YouTube
- How to Solve a Solid Color Puzzle (Expert-Level Strategies) - YouTube
- Why don’t Jigsaw Puzzles have the correct number of pieces? - Matt Parker - YouTube
- Exploring the mysteries of the Prime (gaps!) Line. - Matt Parker - YouTube: Yes, a bit of a StandupMaths bender. Always good!
- What Games Are Like For Someone Who Doesn’t Play Games - YouTube
- The Worst Programming Language Ever - Mark Rendle - NDC Oslo 2021 - YouTube