When you feel like there's little hope for humanity, or you're just feeling a little down, then watch this amazing video and remind yourself that you are a member of a species that is capable of achieving wondrous and inspiring feats such as this one. https://youtu.be/4czjS9h4Fpg
Life is essentially meaningless... so make the most of it! Oh, and watch this video. It's totally going to cheer you up!
We are the Martians, my friend,
And we'll keep on roving 'til the end.
And go for a flight in
Our Mars helicopter . . .
A whole world to explore,
'Cause we are the Martians . . .
I know it's not great, but damn, I feel like singing!
Some apps, you use on a daily basis because it's part of your job, like email, and others to keep current or prepare for the day, like news and weather. "Daily Art" is an app that I come back to for the sheer pleasure of it. Daily Art asks for a minute or so of your time to look at, appreciate, and learn a bit about a famous painting or sculpture and the artist who created it. It's a tiny morsel of history that sheds light into the heart & soul of that artist and the inspiration behind the work.
Eventually, the shine goes off the even the most precious of gems. Indeed, some things we considered priceless are all but worthless today. Aluminum, after all, was once more precious than gold. Time marches on. Lustre fades . . . from names, just as with anything else.
Best not to bother in the first place. I recommend we simply number things instead. Like a MAC address on networked devices.
We should really stop naming things after people. Eventually, whether it be 50, 100, or 500 years from how, we're going to have reason to vilify those people.
Consider this example . . .
I'm not a vegetarian, but I nevertheless believe that sometime in the future, killing animals to eat their flesh, will be seen as barbaric. The people of the time may well want to erase the names of these cruel barbarians from history.
"World Builder". Fascinating and touching SF short. It's just under 9 minutes long but worth those 9 minutes.
The latest episode of TIC TEK TOE, number 22 and titled, "Embrace The Cringe," is hot off the audio editor and ready for your listening (dis?)pleasure. https://anchor.fm/tic-tek-toe/episodes/Embrace-The-Cringe-eppmui
The stock market is not reality. It's not even a reflection of reality. The stock market is a (mostly) legal gambling den. Like any successful gambling den, it is designed so that the house (rich people and corporations) always win. Almost always. #Gamestop
Sure, it's a little terrifying, and intimidating, and we're totally doomed, but it's also insanely cool!
I wanted to place coins, health pickups, or some other form of token, on uneven, randomly generated surface terrain for a game I was working on in Roblox Studio. On a flat surface, the health tokens would float nicely at 4 studs above (or 2 or 6), but with hills, lakes, etc, they could be inside a mountain or floating 30 feet up. How can you determine the actual position above ground when the ground isn’t flat? The answer is in this video. #roblox #robloxstudio. https://youtu.be/ja9XjYEvLmc
Heroes Like You
It seems so cliche to say it, but these are difficult times and 2020 has been one difficult time after another. Rather than provide a laundry list, I'll let you fill those blanks in for yourself. Even as you try to 'fight the good fight', it starts to seem hopeless and you may even find yourself questioning whether there's any point in trying.
It's good to step back and consider that there always needs to be an islan
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