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Uff. WordPress 1.0 was release today 18 years ago. 18! 👴🏻

Uff. WordPress 1.0 was release today 18 years ago.

18! 👴🏻

TIL: there is a rowing race crossing the Atlantic ocean. This is crazy.

TIL: there is a rowing race crossing the Atlantic ocean. This is crazy.

I tried this spontaneity generator and wow. Thanks.

I tried this spontaneity generator and wow. Thanks.

No sweeter revenge bedtime procrastination than on a Sunday evening after two weeks off.

No sweeter revenge bedtime procrastination than on a Sunday evening after two weeks off.

I think the most impressive thing about the Dakar Rally is just how absolutely low-quality and low-effort their online content is.

I think the most impressive thing about the Dakar Rally is just how absolutely low-quality and low-effort their online content is.

Here we are. 2022. Let’s try the weeknotes again, shall we? And yes, I know it is technically Week 52, 2021 – but let’s be real, we all want 2021 to be over even though I stopped being optimistic about the whole new year, new world kind of thing. And don’t even get me started on new year, new me.

So – are there any resolutions? Well, no. Maybe to try to write these these once a week.

Watched

TV

  • Holiday / New Year’s Specials of British panel shows:
    • 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown
    • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
    • Taskmaster
  • Finished watching Hawkeye. This was surprisingly good. I think all in all I prefer the Marvel TV series to the movies.
  • Started watching The Book of Boba Fett. A good start for the series, I’m looking forward to the next episodes. Probably not as much as some of my internet friends who stayed up until midnight just to watch the first episode the very moment it was released, though.

Movies

  • No Time To Die Well. It’s an adequate James Bond movie. I guess that’s at least something?
  • Shang-Chi I don’t know why it took me so long to watch this one. It’s probably because when it comes to movies, I’m a bit over-marveled. Haven’t watched the Scarlett Johansson one yet, either. I did quite like this one — it’s basically a Wuxia movie with a bit of Marvel sprinkled in. It was a bit weird how quite a lot of the special effects were just very, very good and some looked like they were from a C-Movie.

Gaming

Vroom-vroom – mostly Assetto Corsa Competizione, where I had the absolutely stupid idea to drive a 24 hour race. Not all at once. It’s possible to save and load. But even in shorter stints of roughly an hour that’s a long game. Currently I’m halfway through and at position 7 out of, uhm, 30? I think. I’m okay enough with the driving but the whole race strategy and pit stop thing puts me further and further behind.
And Forza Horizon 5 – mostly online with Teymur which is good fun. For some reason Martin prefers to drive alone.

Websites

Nobody stopped me so I’ve started the probably 20th attempt on writing my own blog CMS. This one will stick, I’m sure of it.

Likes https://hiddedevries.nl/en/blog/2021-12-30-twitter-needs-manual-language-selection.

Likes https://hiddedevries.nl/en/blog/2021-12-30-twitter-needs-manual-language-selection.

Twitter needs manual language selection

Thoughts about auto-adding `lang` attributes.

Twitter needs manual language selection

Watching the new Bond movie the way it is meant to be seen – picture-in-picture on my phone while scrolling through Twitter.

Watching the new Bond movie the way it is meant to be seen – picture-in-picture on my phone while scrolling through Twitter.

Likes https://www.robinrendle.com/notes/the-future-is-not-only-useless-it%E2%80%99s-expensive/.

Likes https://www.robinrendle.com/notes/the-future-is-not-only-useless-it%E2%80%99s-expensive/.

A Tesla repair shop told a Model S owner that replacing the battery would cost more than $22,600. He decided to stick 66 pounds of dynamite on the car instead. Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9aVzf5fC4.

A Tesla repair shop told a Model S owner that replacing the battery would cost more than $22,600. He decided to stick 66 pounds of dynamite on the car instead.

Likes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9aVzf5fC4.

Mies joka räjäytti TESLANSA!! Tesla Model S & 30kg dynamiittia.

Tämä on huikea tarina selkärankaisesta miehestä, joka päätti räjäyttää oman Tesla Model S autonsa. Mutta miksi ihmeessä joku tekee sellaista? Katso video ni...

Mies joka räjäytti TESLANSA!! Tesla Model S & 30kg dynamiittia.

It’s this time of the year again: I need someone to stop me from trying to write my own CMS. (Which I will gleefully abandon anyway when it is 80% finished.)

It’s this time of the year again: I need someone to stop me from trying to write my own CMS. (Which I will gleefully abandon anyway when it is 80% finished.)

It’s christmas – every dog gets three hos.

It’s christmas – every dog gets three hos.

Likes https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html.

Likes https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html.

Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb

'WhereIsWebb' shows the status of Webb on its journey to L2 orbit. The page constantly updates as Webb travels, deploys, and cools to operating temperature. The most recently completed deployment step for Webb is displayed along a timeline that also indicates the major deployment phases. Note that the timing, duration…

Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb

Likes https://the-crypto-syllabus.com/brian-eno-on-nfts-and-automatism/.

Likes https://the-crypto-syllabus.com/brian-eno-on-nfts-and-automatism/.

Brian Eno on NFTs & Automaticism

"NFTs seem to me just a way for artists to get a little piece of the action from global capitalism, our own cute little version of financialisation. "

Brian Eno on NFTs & Automaticism