More links from week 4 of 2021
Another week of links, just 48 to go... started a workout & meal plan this week in order to get a bit lighter/fitter for summer cycling, (maybe a holiday outside of my local area :o), so I've had less time to waste surfing the internet - hence less links than usual.
The amount of time I spend staring at a screen seems quite ridulous, from waking in the morning, checking phone, quick surf on the laptop, then off to work for staring at the work computer for 8hrs. Then it's back home for more internet, then a virtual bike ride on Zwift, YouTube workout, then evening TV and a bit more laptop before bed (maybe squeeze a game in on the desktop if time). I think the only time not looking at a screen I'm driving or cycling, but what else is there to look at?
On with the links:
- See a salamander grow from a single cell (nationalgeographic.com) - the egg of a salamander is translucent, so filmaker Jan van Ijken documented the growth of the salamander from a single cell into hatchling over the course of 6 weeks
- UNDER THE INFLUENCE (bryanlewissaunders.org) - found a viral article featuring all these images reposted. Here's the original source from artist Bryan Lewis Saunders of a series of self portraits drawn whilst under the influence of a variety of drugs. These are part of a larger set of self portraits that the artist has been doing daily since 1995
- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web (theguardian.com) - the web just ain't like it used to be! It does feel like the big social media websites really sucked the life out of messageboards and forums of old. I've always found blog discovery to be a limiting factor and to have a centralised new feed like on Facebook does seem like a better way of being notified of new content - just a shame that the content it promotes seemed to be consistantly basic (which presumably says a lot Facebook's opinion of me)
- Cory Doctorow: IP (locusmag.com) - essay on companies using Intellecual Property law to enforce and further their monopolies
- Tracking my heart rate while playing Call of Duty (jcdav.is)
- Make your own internet archive with Archive Box (nixintel.info)
- LackRack (eth0.nl) - the server rack for the home, available from IKEA
And finally, a bit of drum and bass that's made my little home workout sessions a little more intense: