Tuesday the Thirtieth of November, 2021

Some Dim, Random Way: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Moby Dick
My entry for NaNoGenMo 2021. "To spit your last breath at thee, turn to page 710." (filed under: creations nanogenmo books random fish)

Glanced at: Buzz off: David Attenborough intervenes after Adelaide shopping centre bee plaque misquotes him | Bees | The Guardian
Recently listened to:
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Friday the Fifteenth of October

The Great Bridge Boycott | The New Yorker
"...in eighty-two of eighty-five instances, they determined, Fantoni and Nunes placed a card on the table vertically when their hands contained an unseen ace, king, or queen of the same suit, or when their hands contained no other card of the same suit; otherwise, they placed it horizontally." (filed under: games cards cheating)

Glanced at: The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances - The New York TimesBridge Tempo When Playing CardsOn Bullshit - frankfurt__harry_-_on_bullshit.pdf

Monday the Twentieth of September

Shrdlu | kevan.org
"Shrdlu is a game of finding a five- or six-letter word that fits into a set of randomly-dealt constraints. It's a print-and-play deck of fifteen cards." (filed under: games cards words creations)

Glanced at: The Isaludo Series - Loot the Loop

Monday the Sixteenth of August

The quick and the dead: when reaction beats intention | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
"To effect ‘laboratory gunfights’, we devised a relatively simple task of button pressing that required a stereotyped, multi-segment movement." (filed under: brains weapons)

Wednesday the Twenty-First of July

Inside Germany’s Giant, Hungry, Flightless-Bird Problem | Audubon
"The rhea’s unlikely appearance in the wild in this corner of the world began two decades ago, when seven birds escaped from their enclosure on a private property." (filed under: birds germany)

Glanced at: List of Netflix Categories - What's on Netflix

Tuesday the Thirteenth

When Art, Architecture and Commerce Collided: The BEST Products Showrooms by SITE | ArchDaily
"Designed as a life-size cutaway diagram, SITE removed large chunks of the masonry façade, revealing mechanical systems above the suspended ceilings, as well as replica retail displays that exactly matched the displays on the inside of the glass curtain wall." (filed under: architecture shops history)

Glanced at: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought primarily human - STATHow freezing changed the green pea - BBC Future

Tuesday the Fifteenth of June

The Splintered Mind: Review Drift
"What I'm starting to suspect is that, in the online shopping world, a lot of companies are starting to specifically target the moment of review." (filed under: shopping board games clothes)

Glanced at: LITS - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Fifth of May

Isaludo - Beta - Google Drive
"As an ode to the humble 52-card deck, this book contains ten solo games playable with a standard deck of cards." (filed under: games cards) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: Garlic Scape, An Off-Menu Treat | Red CookFemtitv 1.2.pdf - Google DriveRoyal Marriage | Board Game | BoardGameGeekWriting Effective Rules - Writing+Effective+Rules.pdf

Monday the First of February

Cube Design - Grid Drafting and More - ChannelFireball
"For each pack, lay it out in a 3×3 grid face up. [...] The first player takes a row or column. The second player takes a remaining row or column." (filed under: games mtg)

Glanced at: UK jigsaw puzzle sales hit 100m as 'people find a balance in their lives' | Business | The GuardianDear BGG, is this no longer allowed? | BoardGameGeekStephenson's Rocket | PaperAndPencil_Stephensons_Rocket_v1.pdf | File | BoardGameGeekDraft Comparison: Winchester vs. Grid | Article by Andrew RogersGrid, Tenchester, and Cutting a Color from the Cube - ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, DecksDante's descendant seeks to overturn poet's 1302 corruption conviction | Books | The GuardianKaldheim Mechanics | MAGIC: THE GATHERING

Wednesday the Ninth of December, 2020

Human-made materials now equal weight of all life on Earth
"At the start of the 20th century, the mass of human-created stuff weighed in at 35 billion tons, or roughly 3 percent of global biomass. Since then, anthropogenic mass has grown exponentially to approximately 1.1 trillion tons today." (filed under: science construction pollution plastic)

Glanced at: Heiko's (not very) secret redesign addiction, including (some) PnP-links | BoardGameGeekNorthern Pacific | Board Game | BoardGameGeekLoFi Virtual Museum by Michaela Joffe

Monday the Thirtieth of November

The Cruxwick File / Any Day In 2020 - Issue #20 - NaNoGenMo/2020
My NaNoGenMo entry for 2020: "It's felt like a very recursive and randomly ordered year for me, with any given day from earlier in the year being completely repeatable now, even including things which shouldn't make any sense in late November, like "hoping that the US election ends well" and "not knowing if there'll be a no-deal Brexit in January"." (filed under: creations random time illusions)

Monday the Twenty-Third

The Girl Chewing Gum | John Smith
"As the instructions become more absurd and fantasised, we realise that the supposed director (not the shot) is fictional; he only describes – not prescribes – the events that take place before him." (filed under: art illusions london)

Glanced at: Humans and the perils of Covid-Zero - Plugging the Gap - Five Minutes of Pink Oyster Mushroom Playing Modular Synthesizer - YouTube -
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