This One Needs Some Good Editing

Hello internet friends,

let’s start with an uplifting new entry in the long list of articles of the “The dream of the web is dead” genre: My Internet Mea Culpa. While he’s probably right on most things I always find it amusing to watch Americans try so hard to not realize that rampant capitalism and the culture of VC-funded ~start-ups~ might the real problem here.


While we’re not so sure if the internet has been such a good idea, the tools to push it forward are changing faster and faster: A recap of front-end development in 2017
And if you’re as confused as I am, here we go: Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs


I know – more Star Wars content. Sorry. But it’s out there and it is pretty interesting: How Star Wars was saved in the edit


I’ve been working remotely for a couple of weeks now and this mostly means Slack 24/7 (or at least 12/7 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) including a pretty serious usage of the status text. (Remember IM? Back then it was fun to use status texts…) So obviously I’m super interested in how this works (or not) for other people: The presence prison

Fyre Fyre

One of the best things of 2017 was probably the Fyre Festival. Here’s a fun little article about it: I paid $4,000 to go. It’s fair game to make fun of me


Jingle Balls

Hello internet friends,

have you seen the new Star Wars, yet? Do you have an opinion? Turns out you’re not alone on the internet. (Obviously I also have opinions, so here we go.)
Funnily enough almost everything I really liked made the peanerd gallery mad. Which obviously tells me that I am right, because they are wrong.


(I know that not a single one of you cares, but ¯\ _(ツ)_/¯ )

The new season of Terrace House started. It will take a couple of weeks to see how the new folks are, but so far it looks great. Terrace House, the nicest reality show on television, heads back to Japan


I hardly ever use Google Maps these days. It’s too resource intensive on my desktop computer (Which is only a pricey MacBook Pro with all the RAM, not that I’m complaining or anything.) and on my phone Apple Maps is good enough. But maybe I should go back: Google Maps’s Moat – How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps? – it is fascinating to read what they do and how they do it.


We can’t really trust JK Rowling anymore because internet justice (google it yourself.) so maybe we can replace her with a robot? The first draft sounds pretty promising: ‘He began to eat Hermione’s family’: bot tries to write Harry Potter book – and fails in magic ways


Another Manic Monday

Hello internet friends,

what a lovely Monday it is!
Let’s just pretend it is Monday, okay?

Robot News

We all know that robots will come for our jobs. But won’t someone please think of the children? Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?
Well, I don’t know what jobs your children have, but maybe let them be children for a while?

But maybe your children have the very questionable job of bullying homeless people? In that case, yes, they’ll be redundant, soon: Robots are being used to shoo away homeless people in San Francisco
Just look at this thing, with cute stickers of animals. San Francisco sounds like a great place.

Spider News

But hey, if the robots take all our jobs, maybe humans can find a new purpose on this planet: as spider food! If spiders worked together, they could eat all humans in a year

lol. maybe.

This made me chuckle: The InDev Incident

This also made me chuckle: Best Of 2017: PODCASTS

This made everybody chuckle already, but you know, it is pretty funny: I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor

So… see you again next Monday. Ehem.


Hello internet friends,

just FYI: Why Dating An Entrepreneur Is Very Different To The Norm (And if you want to turn into a stabby human you’ll google the original article.)

Robot Thoughts

As robots – or at least voice activated assistants are becoming more prevalent, something is noticable: they’re all coded female. (Obviously this is not only a problem for women who share the same name as these things, it is also problematic in itself. And yes, yes, I know it is possible to switch Siri to a male voice, but who changes defaults anyway?) As you know, Bob, I linked to the sexual harassment test before and the results were, well, they were what was to be expected.
So Sarah Cooper decided to collect a few better responses to what is a pretty dumb request already: OK Google, Show Me Your Tits


One of the best YouTube channels around is Every Frame a Painting and now Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou are done with it. They were nice enough to share why and what they learned while editing these videos: Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting

Evolution News

Usually there aren’t many newsworthy things about evolution. Only numbnuts think it doesn’t exist and if we can see it happen it is usually with bacteria and other un-fun things. But now! News! A new bird has arrived: A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos And Scientists Watched It Happen

Hype Train

Next week is already new Star Wars week and maybe you have plans to watch it right away and feel a bit confused about what happened so far. But don’t worry, io9 is here to help: A Timeline of Everything We Know Happened After Return of the Jedi, Up to The Last Jedi

Be nice to your robots, folks. Maybe then they’ll have mercy and kill you quick and painless once the uprising begins.