trenchant.org

by adam mathes
archive · subscribe

Unfiltered [vghf, bn2b, jglg, docomoji code-poetry]

The Video Game History Foundation

We’re preserving the history of video games, one byte at a time.

Frank Cifaldi’s destiny is this foundation. (At least, that’s what I’ve been telling him.) Preserving video game culture is important – it’s great that Frank has a structure and team to do this full time now. First special collection is great – NES Launch Collection

Twitter Is Bad, Part 400000000000

I think Twitter actually has some sort of weird philosophical stance where brands, consumers, and Russian propaganda bots are all people, and they all stand on equal footing, and must be treated equally. Everybody in charge at Twitter was like “Wow, we live in a world where corporations have all the same rights as people and… it’s turned out great, we better emulate that!”

So great to see Andrew writing. Also, he’s right that foundational assumptions in networks like Twitter (all nodes are equal, anyone can contact people) have huge implications. And they’re hard to change. (See: death of Orkut.com)

Jon Glaser Loves Gear

season 1 trailer

Not sure how I missed Jon Glaser getting a new show until my brother sent it to me.

Well, I do. Probably because I pay no attention to anything, and it’s on, truTV – and when John Hodgman plugged the show on Comedy Bang Bang and explained he was playing Gear-i, a Siri-like artificial intelligence on a phone that helps Jon Glaser choose what gear to buy, I assumed he was fucking with the audience. But that’s also true, and it’s awesome.

I made a 2001-era emoji font! That you can use!

Last month, my coworker casually told me he still has a 2001 era DoCoMo phone, which is one of the first phones to have emoji […] I then took a 10 hour flight to Europe and, for lack of better things to do while watching every movie that came out this year, I drew every one of those emoji as a sprite. 166 emoji in total, 12x12px each, in one of six colors

Amazing hand-tuned tiny pixel modern usable font rendition of one of the earliest emoji fonts.

http://code-poetry.com

This website displays a collection of twelve code poems, each written in the source code of a different programming language. Every poem is also a valid program which produces a visual representation of itself when compiled and run.

This is inspiring – both in concept and execution.

· · ·

If you enjoyed this post, please join my mailing list