Category: Lazy Reading

Lazy Reading for 2016/09/18


Partially assembled while I was in some multi-hour conference calls at work.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/09/11


Happy birthday to my younger daughter.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/09/04


This post fleshed out at the last minute, between road trips.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/08/28


Enjoy!  I am going to have irregular network access over the next week, so this may be the only post for several days.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/08/21


Accidental nostalgia theme!

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Lazy Reading for 2016/08/14


A manageable batch of links this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Spaceplan.  A clicker game, and very pretty.  (via)

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/08/07


Getting esoteric this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Mea Culpa.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/07/31


A mix of hard thinking and jokes today.

Your unrelated video link of the week: Duelin’ Firemen.

 

 

 

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/07/24


Off-the-beaten-path links this week.  Strap in!

Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: Permanent Wink.

Lazy Reading for 2016/07/17


It’s a nerdy Lazy Reading today.  Well, nerdier than usual, I think.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/07/10


Assembled hastily on Saturday, which is later than I’ve been in a long time.

Unrelated link of the week: Heavy metal riff generator.  (via)  Related to unrelated: Heavy Metal and Natural Language Processing – Part 1.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/07/03


Half of this was done while trapped in day 3 of a 3-day planning and training meeting at work.

Your unrelated video link of the week: Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016.  Scroll down for the videos, embedded and linked.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/06/26


Did this early too, but ended up with lots of links.

 

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Lazy Reading for 2016/06/19


I got me a retro Teasmade, so as you read this, I’m probably waking up to a fresh cup.  It’s not very practical, but it is fun.

Your unrelated video of the week: 2016 AICP Sponsor Reel.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/06/12


Covering all the bases – history, UNIX, D&D, editors.  No tea links, so I guess I’m not scoring 100%.

Your unrelated link of the week: Exploring Abandoned Mines.  (via)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/06/05


This week is Esoterica week, for Lazy Reading.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/05/29


What are people using for a web framework these days?  I was messing with Fat Free Framework, and there seems to be about a zillion options, for many languages, these days.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: The Digital Comics Museum.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/05/22


A nice wide range of topics, again!

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Lazy Reading for 2016/05/15


I have some links I meant to post weeks ago, so lots of variety this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: The GLOG.  The Goblin Laws of Gaming, a homebrew RPG.  I love just reading the rules on these sorts of things.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/05/08


Network tools and analysis is the accidental topic this week.

Your unrelated tea link of the week: British tea consumption has been going down.  (via)  I like the additional charts about biscuits and cake, complementary to tea.  Which reminds me: Welsh cakes are so good that the first time I made them, I was angry that I hadn’t tried them years ago.

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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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