Weekly Links for September 15
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I’m back after a week off for XOXO! It’s always hard to jump back into work and regular habits after a vacation, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. *stretches fingers* Let’s do this.
This week is new iPhone week so you are either amped or absolutely sick of all the iPhone folks. Either way, here’s some good, good links:
If you’ve ever played Pokémon, you know how each pocketable monster has different stats for various abilities and their HP. But, have you ever wondered how much HP your pet has? Brian Gilbert gives us a surefire way to find out.
If your HP is still sufficiently high, you can handle this devastating piece on what if feels like to love someone who only loves the gram. I definitely got a “unrequited lesbian longing” vibe from the whole thing, but what do I know?
Friend of the email Joe dug deep into the song-mines to find out what makes Spotify tick. Turns out? Lots of money. Seriously though, this piece is very interesting. If Joe seems familiar, you might remember when he tried to escape all his cares by scootering as far as he could.
Before you get this weeks B12 injection, young person blood transfusion, or insert your jade power balls, perhaps read this take on what science actually shows to be effective for wellness. Sadly, there’s no quick fix, and nothing you can buy that makes you happy or healthy… just a slog of friendships, hobbies, nature, and long walks. No thanks! I’ll stick to tinfoil hats and arcane rituals.
If you’ve made it this far, have a great week! If you haven’t, then you have no idea what I’m saying anyway. Why would you lie to the conclusion? You’re obviously reading this…
Ok secret bonus link for the real ones: if you’ve played Armored core, or thought “I wish I had a giant mech to pilot,” you’re not alone! Someone else played that game and had that thought and made you a new game. It’s pretty solid, even if it’s slightly repetitive. Think of it as mecha missile-hell meditation.