Weekly Links for October 20th
Spoooooooky! Plus! A cool dragon.
From the blue skies outside, one might think it was still summer, but some leaves are changing color, and Snorri has fully decided to occupy the wool blanket on my couch.
It’s time for being cozy, being spooked, and eating gourds. Without further ado, here are things for you to give the ‘ol click.
If you need a winter project, try this DIY eBook reader. I’m not quite handy enough to give it a shot, but the project looks super cool, and easily answers the question, “what if I don’t want to give Amazon my money, but want to read on futuristic electronical books”. Reader, live your dreams.
If your DIY skills skew more towards needles and cloth than circuits, then I hope you find inspiration in the annals of AI generated Halloween costumes. There are so many winners, but these are a few of my favorites:
I got to see Janelle speak at XOXO last year, and she’s a fantastic human. Buy her book if you like this stuff.
“But Brook,” I hear you say, “what if I don’t like staying in, and I just want to dance!” Well reader, you’re in luck, because none other than Frank Ocean, musical ruler of the high seas, has a party for you . I try not to dwell on the deep, abiding sadness that comes from considering all the incredible, weird, messy, and beautiful queer folks that would still be alive today if our government and doctors had given a shit about HIV/AIDs. Sometimes a fitting tribute is to live your life deliciously and remember them.
Sorry about the downer. Here’s a cool dragon as promised:
This weekend started with a coworker sharing this video, and it put me in a great place. I hope it does the same thing for your week:
Finally, in a grand “WHAT THE ENTIRE FUCK,” a company has created a horrifying device for peering in your ear, and I guess, “cleaning” it. Please don’t use this. If you watch the horrifying promotional video, you will see a child desperately trying to act as if they’re having an ok time. Good job child actor. My other favorite bit of this whole thing is this bonkers reply from the company with regards to the danger of putting things in your ear:
“Last, you cannot judge a knife as a murder than a tool to help human cutting food. So is the BeBird.”
Truly, we are in strange times.
Have a great week, and if you’re able, go see Parasite.