"It's not about bathrooms... as it was never about water fountains."
— George Takei
In last weeks review I shared Sebastian Lague's video on Hydraulic Errosion, a subject I fell into a deep rabbit hole with late last year. This week I published about ROMVLVS a nifty looking TextMode Civ game that I thought had been abandoned and lost to the sands of time; soon after publishing however, @vga256 messaged me with a link to a very much alive and active ROMVLVS Project Page with the most recent update published in 2019!
It turns out the author had changed their username and my brief glance over their Reddit posts had missed that. I thought I would check out their GitHub Profile and found that they had written their own Hydraulic Errosion Simulator; this is pure serendipity!
A big thank you to @vga256, you should most certainly check out their Multimedia HyperGuide Podcast it makes for excellent listening if you're into Retro Computing.
In other news I published my Eleventy.js Font Subsetting Plugin which has been about a month in the making. The code was completed in early February but I had been too busy to tidy it for public release. Similarly, my Eleventy.js Interlink Plugin will be published within the next week.
Finally, I chipped a molar tooth on Sunday; the dentist fitted me in on Monday for an emergency repair, unfortunately it chipped off by Wednesday evening. Seems I am going to need an expensive procedure to make a permanent repair. At least it's no longer painful, however it is super sensitive.
Joke of the week
Question: What do you call a line of men waiting to get haircuts?
Answer: A barberqueue.
Notable Articles Read
- Evan Hahn: The lone developer problem
- Kevin Meagher: Irish unity becomes Brexit’s logical conclusion
- Tal Hoffman: Firecracker internals, a deep dive inside the technology powering AWS Lambda
Notable Videos Watched
- Tech Tangents: Doom the way it was meant to be played v1.1 multi-monitor
- Sound Werkshop: Wiggler - Expressive Synth using Daisy Seed and Flexure
- The Historian's Craft: The Hoplite Heresy: Why We Don't Know How the Ancient Greeks Waged War
- Tony Ann: My neighbors car alarm when life gives you a car alarm, you make music
Cool things from around the internet
- Color.js: a library that takes color seriously
- LokiOS: a new version of CP/M, written from Scratch, Compatible with CP/M2.2 Programs
- sounds.ahermitforhire.net/ recordings from the garden of @firstname.lastname@example.org
- SystemSix: an e-Ink "desk accessory" running on a Raspberry Pi.
- 1 dataset, 100 visualisations a very interesting look into how presentation of data can impact its meaning