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2022 media diet

movies the eyes of tammy faye - i still cannot believe that this was jessica chastain. but tammy faye does come off looking better than i recall her being in the 80s. the lost daughter - uh, good, i guess? i could not get into it. love and monsters - fumb dun the last duel - great, now i’m thinking about my heirs. the nowhere inn - it’s kind of a turducken of a documentary, but it’s really quite interesting to watch....

January 1, 2022 · sulrich

May 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc Exposed by a Strava KOM: The many lives of a fake pro cyclist - CyclingTips there’s so much in this article that’s just bonkers. A Fundraising Email from the Galactic Senate Majority Leader - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

May 2, 2022 · steve ulrich

Apr 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc ‘Chocolate Rain’ at 15: A 4,000-Word Interview With Tay Zonday About… Everything - Racket when asked why he was bullish on NFTs/crtypo, etc. No, I wouldn’t say I’m “bullish.” That’s over-simplified. Why doesn’t anybody accuse me of being “bullish” about the U.S. dollar fiat economy when I post about that ecosystem? I’ve talked about spending American dollars my entire life. The prejudice of this question is that we ought to normalize fiat economics as unremarkable and blockchain economics as noteworthy....

April 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

Mar 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc Why America Became Numb to COVID Deaths - The Atlantic there’s a lot to unpack here, well worth the read. C Isn’t A Programming Language Anymore - Faultlore i was more amused by this than i should have been. there’s a lot of truth in here. A homespun stitch in time could save us | Essay - Minnesota Reformer definitely a stop and make you pause article....

March 8, 2022 · steve ulrich

Feb 2022 - links, etc.

links, etc The Sick, Refreshing Honesty of Web3 - The Atlantic well, let’s all come to terms with reality and admire the grift. We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Pseudonymous Founders yawn… ‘It’s a glorified backpack of tubes and turbines’: Dave Eggers on jetpacks and the enigma of solo flight | Dave Eggers yeah … i’ll hold off on my jetpack....

February 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

Jan 2021 - links, etc.

20220101 can we survive technology in 1955 john von neumann wrote this for fortune magazine. there’s a ton of ground covered and it predates, but anticipates the rise of semiconductors, nods at the impacts of carbon dioxide on the climate, talks about weather control and climate control and the dangers inherent in the acceleration of technology. he is way ahead of the curve when it comes to seeing the impacts of what some of the most notable technologies to come out of the second world war would be....

January 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

reading: the planet remade

the planet remade author: oliver morton ISBN: 9780691148250 overview - initial notes the premise - yes, the world is going to see significant impacts from climate change and that these risks are worthy of addressing and yes, moving off of carbon based energy (read, fossil fuels) will be incredibly difficult. so, what are you going to do about it? misc. notes termination shock - as a term is a legit thing....

January 1, 2022 · steve ulrich

2021 media diet

movies save yourselves - far more entertaining than initially expected. this made 2021 the year of the poufe. shirley - elizabeth moss plays menace with glee. not fun, tough to pull away from as well. the assistant - i can’t recall the last time that you loathed a character that you never actually saw on screen so much. oh, and seriously? boner injections are a thing? women in blue (PBS) - predates the murder of george floyd....

December 31, 2021 · sulrich