Category: Lazy Reading

Lazy Reading for 2016/05/01


Cinco De Mayo is coming up.

Your unrelated link of the week: What was the weirdest 911 call ever received?  (via)

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/04/24


This week filled up fast, despite me having an exam to take in the middle of it.

Your unrelated link of the week: HOW TO OPERATE YOUR FROG.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/04/17


I’m studying for a test next week, so the amount of random clicking-around that I’ve been able to do has been limited.

Your off-topic pen link of the week: Remember I asked once about decent fountain pens that were not expensive?  I found one, and it’s great.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/04/10


I’ve finally used up my Lazy Reading links backlog!

Your sort-of off-topic link of the week: Michael W. Lucas’s fiction is, for a short time, part of a larger book bundle which is available for less than the price of buying it all individually.  Buy now if you want a deal/lots of fiction to read.

 

 

Lazy Reading for 2016/04/03


This I all built up over the past two weeks, so plenty to read here.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/03/27


This is actually overflow completely from previous weeks.  I am not sure how I am ending up so far ahead on these but not the Saturday BSD items.  As long as it shows up on the expected day, I suppose it works out.

Your kinda-unrelated item for the week: Butterfly Stomp, Michael W. Lucas’s free short story.  He writes fiction when he’s not writing BSD books.

 

 

Lazy Reading for 2016/03/20


I’m sort of proud of how wide a range of topics are covered this week.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/03/13


I had too many links for this as early as Tuesday.

Your unrelated video link of the week: Rotoscoped Horse.  Taken from the old Muybridge photos.  (via)

Lazy Reading for 2016/03/06


All over the map this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: teasmades, 50% off with the code ‘MOTHERSDAY2016’ until March 9th.  Given the difference in US – UK voltage, I don’t know if this would be a good investment for me, but I’d sure like to have one.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/02/28


UNIX tools are this week’s unintentional theme.

Your unrelated robot link of the week: Every new Boston Dynamics robot is creepier than the last.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/02/21


I earn the roguelike tag this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: The Voynich Manuscript and Codex Serahinianus, in PDF form.  Ignore the “never-cracked ancient mystery” bit about the Voynich Manuscript, but it’s still interesting to look at.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/02/14


Rapid topic shifts this week.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: Cuppa Thugs.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/02/07


A bit nostalgic this week.

Your unrelated video link of the week: Aircraft Crash Tests Composite Data Film.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/31


I am proud of finding some of these links this week; they are not the usual “here’s what everyone else linked to” that you see.

Your unrelated graph link of the week: Visualizing HipHop trends from 1989 – 2015.  (via)

Lazy Reading for 2016/01/24


The links get weird this week; get ready!

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/17


I’m taking an online course and don’t have as much clicking-about time, unfortunately.

Your unrelated link of the week: Golem Arcana.  For the miniatures gamer with a handheld.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/10


I am prewriting most of this post because I have a significant hardware changeout happening this weekend at work; let’s hope for quiet.

Your unrelated food link of the week:  The teas to make you forget all about coffee.  Not as smug as the usual tea article, thank goodness.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/03


The first link will bring you a lot more reading.

Your off-topic link of the week: The food timeline.   This is one of those old-school sites without fancy formatting, created mostly though one person’s focus on a topic, and astonishingly in-depth.  This sort of thing makes me so happy to see.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/12/27


Last of the year, and all the links are terse!

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Lazy Reading for 2015/12/20


Finally, a week of links you can get through in one sitting.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/12/13


A good chunk of this is brought over from last week, cause there was so much.

Your unrelated game link of the week: Freecol.  Runs on all the BSDs (thanks Thomas Klausner), as far as I can tell.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/12/06


Another done-early week.  I’m already filling in next week’s Lazy Reading.

Your unrelated music clip of the week: Coldcut – More Beats n Pieces.

Your unrelated open source game of the week: MegaGlest.  Runs on DragonFly, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, or at least I can find references to binaries for all of them.  (via comments)

Your unrelated community funded game of the week: Psychonauts 2.  A sequel to one of my favoritest games ever.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/29


I am all over the map this week.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Sunday Comics Kickstarter.

Your unrelated open source game of the week: 0 A.D.  Works on FreeBSD and OpenBSD and can run on DragonFly if you can fix gloox.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/22


This is one of those weeks where everything gets covered.  Settle in, there’s lots to click.

Your eighties video link for the week: The 80s.mp4.  (via)

Your unrelated browser toy of the week: A browser-based optics sandbox.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/15


It might snow around here today, and I am looking forward to it.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/08


When I say the links are wide-ranging this week, I mean it.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/01


No themes evolved this week.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Secret Coders.  I have several other books by Gene Luen Yang; he’s good.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/10/25


No themes this week.

Your unrelated food image of the week: Cheese Meets Bread: an International Love Story.  I shall treat that as a sort of to-do list.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/10/18


Accidental topic this week: very, very old computers.

Your comics link of the week: Cartozia Tales #1, with more added.  I subscribed to this series long ago, and it’s a lot of fun.

Lazy Reading for 2015/10/11


You will probably be able to guess some of my thinking processes this week based on these links.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: Health benefits of tea.  Not the original title; I made it less clickbaity.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/10/04


Completely unrelated: I rebuilt a baking (Hoosier) cabinet over the past few months, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/09/27


For some reason, I had this complete days ago, and I’ve already started on next week’s links.

Your unrelated video link of the week: The Wizard of Speed and Time – Mike Jittlov (1988).

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Lazy Reading for 2015/09/20


It’s a in-depth reading week, so make time!

Your unrelated link of the week: Announcing the 2016 APPLE CABIN CALENDAR!  “Turts”.  For real purchase, though this might only be funny to someone who is familiar with the food and advertising it parodies.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/09/13


This week just sorta blew up with the links.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Wonderella, a consistently funny superhero parody.  As an added bonus, the author apparently can’t stop making (non-comic) one-liner jokes, so he stuffs them all in his Twitter feed instead of the usual case of Twitter as promotional tool.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/09/06


Somehow I managed to find mostly articles with long headlines this week.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/08/30


Historical platforms week, quite by accident.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Jack Kirby would have been 98 today.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/08/23


This is the week for entertainment, not deep thought.

 

Lazy Reading for 2015/08/16


My links are haphazard – but that shouldn’t get in the way of reading.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Bird and Moon.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/08/09


There’s some meaty reading this week, so get settled in and start clicking.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Cartozia Tales.  It’s a comics series where different comics artists start a story, then hands the story off to a different writer and artist for each issue after that.  I’ve been getting individual issues as they make them, and I want more people to subscribe, so they can get enough cash to print the last few issues.  (Independent comics is a hard business.)  Order the complete series, for yourself or as a unique present for a smaller person.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/08/02


Be ready for the latent craziness in some of the links for this Lazy Reading episode.

Your off-topic movie link of the week: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne.  (via an internet cult.)  Originally titled Invention For Destruction and released by a Czech director, then subtitled to English.  Looks like a strange mix of steampunk content and Monty Python-style animation.  That may seem only mildly interesting until you notice it was filmed in 1958.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/07/26


Short list this week – no particular reason.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/07/19


No theme, though I’ve been thinking about IPv6 lately.  Mostly in a “oh man all that PLC equipment at work can barely do IPv4 this won’t be easy” sort of way.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: The Dr. Fun comic archives.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/07/12


This is Thoughtful Consideration week.

Your unrelated game link of the week: Compare Javascript frameworks by playing the same game (well, game mechanism) in each: Breakouts.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/07/05


I don’t know why I’ve been finding so many roguelike links lately, but it’s to our benefit.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/06/28


I came up with a whole bunch of links at the last minute despite traveling and being sick.  I’m dedicated to your idle reading!

Your off-topic link of the week: you have about a week to pay $35 to not die when the Earth is destroyed on July 5th.  It’s the 18th time the world has almost ended, so it has to work out one of these times.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/06/21


I had to do this early, too, so the link count is a bit low this week.  Sorry!

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/06/14


‘Historic information week’ is this week’s accidental theme.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Fully Computerized.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/06/07


This week is more eclectic than usual.

Your unrelated video link of the week: Stairway to Stardom.  1980s public access TV performances.  Highlights one, two, and three.  (via private list.)

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/31


Emulation is this week’s accidental topic.

Your comics link of the week: Behold!  The Dinosaurs!

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/24


I guess the accidental theme this week is Unix.

Your unrelated link of the week: svblm.  Found via a link to Infinideer and Forest Ambassador.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/17


Get clicking!

Your unrelated comic link of the week: Finished page at the Toronto Comic Jam.  I missed TCAF this year, dangit.  It is awesome.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/10


Accidentally very roguelike this week.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/03


I started sparse because this was a busy week, but I’ve still got a pretty good amount of reading for you.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/04/26


We’re already 2/3 of the way to Christmas!

Your unrelated tea links of the week: Do you even steep?  The actual title is different, but I like that part of the link more.  (Thanks, Jeff Ramnani)  Also: Tea With Strangers.  It’s exactly what it sounds like.  Unfortunately, it’s not in my city.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/04/19


Spillover from last week, even.

Your unrelated video links of the week: 80s nostalgia is happening now that there’s a generation young enough to not have experienced it.  You can have the 1980s as a parody, or as the real, unmitigated awfulness.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/04/12


Without meaning to, I’ve broken into full-on computer nostalgia this week.  Don’t know how it happened, but at least the links are interesting.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: The man who drank too much iced tea.  He wasn’t drinking that much, which makes me a bit worried about my own hot tea consumption.  (via)

Your unrelated psychedelic rock video of the week: Lightning Bolt’s The Metal East.  If you find the art interesting, start looking for Fort Thunder comics.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/03/29


Pre-assembled over the week, since I have an odd weekend schedule this week.  On the plus side, there’s lots to click here.

Unrelated link of the week: Tea.  Contains strong language.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/03/22


As you read this, I am probably watching a storage processor reboot.

I’d love to see fewer developers demanding superficial perks, and more of them asking to have more time to contribute to the open source products we use, mentor young developers, and learning more about the space they occupy. All of those result in us growing as developers in more than just our coding skills.

Your unrelated link of the week: National Corndog Day.  Has audio.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/03/15


Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day!  An excuse in the U.S. to wear green things and drink beer.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/03/08


This is the Lazy Reading mix I like – some history, some commentary.

Your unrelated link of the week: Perfect cup of tea renders all other tea pointless.  A sloppy joke, so let me share these recipes for masala chai and hobnobs instead.  I’m hungry.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/03/01


The temperatures climbed up to almost not freezing this week!  It feels so warm.

Your unrelated video link of the week: The Chemistry of Cookies.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/02/22


Lots of in-depth reading this week.  Put on something warm/drink something warm (especially if you are in the northeast US) and start reading.

Your unrelated quote of the week:

“If we had Smart Dogs right now, they’d have screens instead of ears, and they wouldn’t be able to bark in a somewhat indecipherable but yet still full of meaning way, they’d just have a whole bunch of notification icons that would come out of their butt and would all be red circles with numbers in them.”

Your unrelated link of the week: Drone over Niagara Falls.  That’s about 70 miles from here; I’ve been there many times.  That may give you an idea of the snow buildup/cold level here recently.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/02/15


Being home sick in the middle of the week gave me a head start on all these links.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/02/08


I’m… not sure what happened this week.  I read the same amount of material, went through my RSS feeds, and this is the only stuff that looked linkable.  Sorry!

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/02/01


Happy Groundhog Day!

Your unrelated video link of the week: The showreel of Nick Denboer, AKA Smearballs.  (also via)

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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/25


All over the spectrum this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Skymall, 2007.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/18


Not sure how I ended up with so many interesting conference links.  There’s some substantial reading here too, so clear your schedule.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/11


Historical links are the accidental theme this week.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/04


My end of year vacation is over tomorrow, darnit.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/28


Last of the year!

Your unrelated link of the week: UpDog, a revolutionary communications platform.  (via)

 

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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/21


I am slightly confused about which day it is.

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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/14


Minimal link text this week.  It just happened that way.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2014/12/07


Today is my birthday, so I have a gift for you: a lot of reading!

Your unrelated link of the week: Cyriak’s Adult Swim 2014 compilation.

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Lazy Reading for 2014/11/30


I’m going with links to some old-school crazy-hard projects this week.  No simple hacks, these.

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Lazy Reading for 2014/11/23


Lots to read this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Snowpocalypse 2014.  I grew up there and now live not too far away.  That’s really not that much snow for the area; it’s just that it fell so quickly.

Lazy Reading for 2014/11/16


Snow snow snow!

Unrelated link of the week: Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (lyrics)  Watch to the end.  “just like a dragonfly”  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2014/11/09


For some reason, more historical links this week than usual.

Unrelated link of the week: Cartozia Tales.  It’s a print comic in a limited series.  Many stories, many artists.  I’ve been getting the issues and it’s a lot of fun.  Here’s an interview with the person coordinating the whole thing.

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Lazy Reading for 2014/11/02


Short this week because of the amount of time I was at work, but what I have is good.

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Lazy Reading for 2014/10/26


Lots of light topic links this week.

Your unrelated animation of the week: Karateka.  I remember discovering this, and laughing and laughing…

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Lazy Reading for 2014/10/19


Writing this now, and hoping I’ll get the server apart and back together fast enough nobody notices.

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