Remote Robotic Surgeon

Hello internet friends,

are you all feeling well? No? Hmm. Yeah… I don’t know what I can do about that, either. I’m trying to think of something. Maybe we can all make fun of these predictions what the jobs of the future will be? Let’s especially enjoy the buoy.
Ah. Much better.


WeWork, which is a VC-funded company from the Silicon Valley (read into that what you want. But we are in 2018) bought Meetup, which isn’t any of those and immediately everything went wrong: The Mess at Meetup


Meanwhile, at another VC-funded company: In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value
I don’t really have anything to add to that.


This is… ehm. You still need to watch this: Waking up a bunny with an air horn
You might want to turn down the volume.

Be good.


Hëllö ïntërnët frïënds,

(whät? Wëll: Ä Brïëf Hïstöry Öf Mëtäl Umläüts)


Fuuuuuck. Fuck.
An Oral History of The Wire’s Unforgettable 5-Minute ‘Fuck’ Scene

Or not

They did the math and it doesn’t look good for single people: Tinder is not actually for meeting anyone
(It is probably worse for women, let’s be honest there. So far everyone I met through Tinder has been a total delight.)

What’s In a Name

If you ever used Facebook you probably saw an add for a shirt with your name on it. Turns out I’m not the only one who thinks these are sad, sad things: Those Name T-Shirts on Facebook Fill Me With Despair


Maybe we can put some SAMs in between? Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

Go watch Black Panther, if you haven’t already.


Hello internet friends,

did you ever wonder Why Do We Need to Sleep? Turns out – nobody knows. (Of all the things we need to do, it is one of the best ones, though. Ah, sleep. That’s where I’m a viking!)


This post by Frank Chimero has been making the rounds and for a good reason: Everything Easy Is Hard Again Web development is constantly moving forward and evolving, which gets us to the weird point where people with twenty years of experience and people who just start at the profession have to learn the same new things.


Probably seemed like a good idea at some point: Racing Wood-Carved Scooters at Breakneck Speed in the Philippines – pretty fascinating and given the complete lack of breaks on these things and the fact that the race course goes through villages with a big group of spectators, I’m not too sure about their safety record.

Electric Bogaloo

As much as everybody tries to have a paperless office – well, everybody but let’s not go there – there’s a printer somewhere tucked into a corner and for sure it jammed at least once before. Turns out – the reason why paper jams persist is quite a complicated one that a lot of very smart people keep trying to solve.

Office Space

Talking about offices – these are just wonderful: Your Favorite TV Shows Brought To Life With Amazing 3D Floor Plans (Even though I do have an opinion of calling your own work “amazing.” Oh well.)

Free Stuff!

Amazon is “trying” to clean up their review section – by showing which reviewer actually bought the item. Which leads to a weird phenomenon: people actually buy the stuff and have it sent to random people, just to have that flag on their fake review account: Fake reviews on Amazon means you get free stuff

That’s all I have for you this week, see you next time!

Mirror In The Bathroom

Hello internet friends,

did you watch the new Star Wars trailer? Oh boy, I sure hope this one doesn’t suck.


If you watch movies you probably noticed Eric Roberts at some point, because oh boy, this man works a lot: How Eric Roberts Went Big, Crashed Hard, and Became the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood

Oh, ’Stralia

This is actually pretty amazing: There were trailers for a Crocodile Dundee reboot movie. High-profile actors were attached and teased the movie on their social media profiles. And then turns out: Australia’s national tourism arm subverted the Super Bowl with an ad for a fake movie

The Root of All Evil

Hyperbole? Not really. Tackling the Internet’s Central Villain: The Advertising Business (I mean… the real root is obviously capitalism, but you know. Eh.) Well, thank god they’re coming for a new medium, now: Podcast Listeners Really Are the Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They’d Be

Hack Hack

Talking about capitalism, this is pretty great: Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech’s Repair Monopoly (Warning: video. If you prefer text, here we go: Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware)

Have a good week, folks. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.