Welcome to your final summer roundup. Can you believe that autumn is nigh? I have a weird personal relationship with fall. It has historically been one of my least favorite seasons, but, that’s changed in recent years. Could I express why in words? Not really. But don’t you worry, let the pumpkin spice flow!
Digital Foundry has a wonderful retrospective of one of Nintendo’s mostly forgotten franchises: F-Zero. I think this is a great look at why this series still has a fanbase. There isn’t really a racer out there like it1. Did you know there are not one, but TWO F-Zero tracks in Mario Kart 8? Complete with F-Zero music, sound effects, and hazards?
Facebook had a 5.8 million person exception group. I’d say fairly confidently if your “exception” group in any context is over a thousand people you’ve got a problem. Good thing we don’t have to deal with misinformation in a global pandemic.
Microsoft has enabled passwordless authentication for Microsoft accounts. Google has kind of adopted this via its new MFA method. Is this the future? Time will tell.
YouTube (& Vimeo)
A hilarious short film about every sport played with bowling balls.
One of the best shorts from Rifftrax is now available on YouTube. My wife and I reference this one quite a lot.
Have you ever wanted to run a blog entirely from a Google Spreadsheet? Now you can with Sheet Posting.
That’s all from me this week. I’ve put off reading and watching things lately, and I do want to write some more non-roundup stuff here in the future. I still need to finish my review of Skyward Sword. I am off for vacation4! Will there be a roundup next week? Who knows? I might have something else instead. I hope you’re doing well, and thanks for reading this.