I was looking for a way to auto-generate some version information for a project. I didn’t even know git had this functionality!
And as the recent #gamergate saga confirmed, there’s no lack of angry, alienated young men begging for stories that put them at the centre of a fictional universe.
Quite a nice shot at the #gamergate crowd from an otherwise unrelated post.
The standard guess on Marvin might best be summed up by a writer friend of mine who said, “He looks like he came out of nowhere. He had no father, no mother, just spawned out there in some gulch and has spent his whole life hating the world that vomited him up.” Marvin would love that, for he’s worked hard to create his image. People don’t come over in bars with a glad hand and ruin his lunch. The reason is simple: they’re afraid if they do, he’ll kill them.
Man this is just so well done. It actually got me a bit interested in termites. That and the blog that led me to this video: Long live the morbidly obese Termite Queen, and her terrifying army of sweat-licking babies | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network.
These illustrations by Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos are just amazing.
This is scary as hell. The automated DMCA takedowns have moved from the ridiculous to the dangerous.
This is a pretty good explainer of how Hitsune Miku came to be so popular and how virtual stars could be, in some ways, better than human ones.