Work was ok. Finally understood that terrible internal tool we have to use.
- The project with a single 11,000-line code file - Austin Z. Henley
- Basic • Mapy.cz: 3D Map of Czechia with very good resolution
- Czech Dam: "The Czech basin can be conveniently used to build a giant reservoir, only a relatively small levee is needed. The resulting lake will span most of the current land of Bohemia."
- Hall of shame: Images on the left get worse metrics, but look mostly better than on the right. They also seem to be much larger, though?
- The Case for JPEG XL
- ongoing by Tim Bray · Just Don’t
- New VR system lets you share sights on the move without causing VR sickness
- Steve Krenzel on Twitter: "With Twitter's change in ownership last week, I'm probably in the clear to talk about the most unethical thing I was asked to build while working at Twitter. 🧵" / Twitter
- Monumental (if correct) advance in number theory posted to ArXiv by Yitang Zhang -- Hacker News
- Common Plots — Coding for Economists: How to do common plots in different systems: altair, matplotlib, plotly, plotnine and seaborn (via Jochens weeklog)
- Welcome to hell, Elon - The Verge (via Jochens weeklog)
- This House Does Not Exist: AI-constructed architecture ideas
- CV-990 Landing Systems Research Aircraft -- NASA: "Created from a 1/16th model of a German World War II tank ((model)), the Tire Assault Vehicle (TAV) was an important safety feature for the Convair 990 Landing System Research Aircraft, which tested Space Shuttle tires."
- Short Fiction: The Turing Olympics - by Mark Newheiser
- My full statement regarding DOOM Eternal -- by Mick Gordon -- Nov, 2022 -- Medium: This is typical for the games industry, but also for management in general: incompetent, ego-driven, persistent assholes.
- Level shifters explained -- Abrashi Origami School: How to have a folder paper do a "step".
- SPLATTERTILES: How to tile your game without all that FUSS!
- Borromean rings - Wikipedia
- Pixela.ai -- AI Game Assets: All of these images were generated with a Stable Diffusion Algorithm.
- Loom: interface to the multiverse :: — Moire
- Wordcraft Writers Workshop: "We like to describe Wordcraft as a "magic text editor". It's a familiar web-based word processor, but under the hood it has a number of LaMDA-powered writing features that reveal themselves depending on the user's activity. For instance, if the user selects a phrase, a button to "Rewrite this phrase" is revealed along with a text input in which the user can describe how they would like the phrase to be rewritten."
- Python Asyncio: The Complete Guide
- Why I Strive to be a 0.1x Engineer: I kind of vehemently disagree with that post, especially with the conclusion: "Given the cost of maintaining everything we build, it would literally be better for us to do 10% the work and sit around doing nothing for the rest of our time, if we could figure out the right 10% to work on." Yes, well, to find out what the right 10% are, you'll just have to build it.
- GitHub stars won't pay your rent
- People Have Been Having Less Sex--whether They're Teenagers or 40-Somethings - Scientific American
- Here's your weekly dose of good news: Bumblebees like to play with balls
- and some more good news: Amazon Becomes the First Company Ever to Lose $1 Trillion in Stock Value
Libraries, programming, etc
- GitHub - NVIDIA-Omniverse/PhysX: NVIDIA PhysX SDK
- ntfy.sh -- Send push notifications to your phone via PUT/POST
- GitHub - dschep/ntfy: 🖥️📱🔔 A utility for sending notifications, on demand and when commands finish.
- GitHub - dotnet/interactive: .NET Interactive combines the power of .NET with many other languages to create notebooks, REPLs, and embedded coding experiences. Share code, explore data, write, and learn across your apps in ways you couldn't before.: there's now notebook/jupyter kernels for C#
- GitHub - williamnavaraj/ipyturtle3: A jupyter compatible turtle. You can select the shape of the turtle.
- Tutorial - Textual: It's like curses but good and modern. (via Jochens weeklog)
I haven't read in too long.
- Hot Wheels Unleashed
- Late Shift: The ending is a bit unsatisfying. There's not a lot of plot here, just a lot of action, and that stops quite suddenly. Sad, that could've been more. I do like that it's "just" an "interactive movie", because it is quite relaxing. Not much to do apart from watching and sometimes deciding what should happen. 6.5/10
- Paradise Killer: this game is so weird, and I love it! It's a detective thriller where, in a way, you're an old detective veteran and you get pulled out of early retirement (you made a mistake back then when you were deceived by someone) to solve a murder with 11 victims, with your sidekick, and they don't have anyone else on the force they can trust. There's even a prime suspect with lots of damningHeh! evidence, but something's off about that, too. Sounds quite normal, doesn't it? But everything about the game is so weird. The murdered are actually the head of an immortal sect that builds realities/islands, called Paradise, to achieve perfection and resurrect gods, but the realities get overrun by demons each iteration because of flaws in the different realities. The sect is called "The Syndicate" and their entire council was murdered just when they were on their way to Paradise 25. Oh and the island is run on kidnapped people that are tortured for their psychic energy. Your character is actually an investigator that was exiled 11 iterations, or just over 3 million days ago, into an apartment overlooking the islandThey actually explain why there's no toilet in the apartment. And your sidekick is some demon that squirreled from some other plane of existence into this one and that gives saucy advice everytime you meet him. He also stole and hid lots of currency, "blood crystals", around the island for you to find. Oh and you can't actually visit the crime scene because it's sealed behind four seals that are apparently puzzle-locks and only the council can open them. And also, you can end your investigation by killing one of the suspects. Oh, and everyone on the island is totally suspect, all of the alibis crumble during the investigation and everyone has a motive and opportunity for the murder. And that's just the story. The graphics are, uh, weird, the sound is great and the soundtrack is fantastic. And the mechanics: amazing. It's a real detective game. You walk around, inspect and find out things, you talk to suspects, you check and cross-check alibis and then you find things out. It's an actual, real detective thriller, with just the weirdest of backgrounds. I love it! 10/10
- Spaghetti with Gorgonzola-pea-cream sauce