The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (September 24th, 2021)

Hello everyone. I hope your week is treating you well. I’m on vacation, so I’ve been able to relax and focus. I’ve been enjoying Eastward, a game I posted about a few weeks ago. I’ve put 10 hours into the game and have enjoyed it a ton. If you’re looking for a story action adventure game that will give you old school RPG vibes, check it out.

Let’s get to the roundup!

Reading

It looks like scientists are working on a possible vaccine for poison ivy and its cousins.


Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever – The Verge

College professors are having to instruct students how a hierarchical file system works.

That’s a concept that’s always felt obvious to Garland but seems completely alien to her students. “I tend to think an item lives in a particular folder. It lives in one place, and I have to go to that folder to find it,” Garland says. “They see it like one bucket, and everything’s in the bucket.”

I have many opinions on this. I think with the advent of iOS in particular it made it easy to find files that simply lived within a particular application. But I think the best system is the one that works for you. One of the reasons I started using Obsidian for note-taking is that it doesn’t adhere to one system (folders, tags, search query, or links), and you can utilize whatever works best in context. On an educational standpoint, I think it’s important to teach the concept of files and folders because even if those systems aren’t visible, they are still fundamental to most devices, and the internet. Will files and folders be the cursive writing of technology?


Twitter’s Rinki Sethi on why CISOs win when security is a shared responsibility | TechCrunch

Making sure employees are in a good mental space is part of the bigger picture. I like this. Stress in the workplace introduces mistakes and mistakes lead to poorer security. I sincerely hope mental health1 becomes a larger focus for employers.

#NEAT

AI movie posters

A bunch of movie posters created by AI representing classic movies. I was able to guess a few, can you?


Ever thought those relaxation apps that played rain or wind were missing something like swarming bees? Then Ambient Chaos is for you. My current relaxation mix is: Rain, Forest, Lofi Beats, Beehive, Nuclear Siren.


It was the Pointer Sisters that sang Sesame Street’s funky pinball counting song!

I didn’t know this. Did you know this? I only knew it as the 1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10, 11, 12 song.

YouTube

A video of some flamingos feeding. Looks somewhat otherworldly.

Video Games

Nintendo presented a 40 minute Nintendo Direct this week focusing on games for the next months. Things included an open world Kirby game2, a detailed look at Splatoon 3, Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games added to Nintendo Switch Online, updates to Animal Crossing, Smash, and finally Bayonetta 3 of which I am beyond excited for. But reader, I am not here to geek out about each of those3. Miyamoto made a rare appearance during the direct to announce the casting for the Mario movie coming out next year, and it is wild!

  • Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy will voice Princess Peach
  • Charlie Day will voice Luigi
  • Jack Black will be playing Bowser
  • Keegan-Michael Key will voice Toad
  • Seth Rogen will voice Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen will voice Cranky Kong
  • Kevin Michael Richardson will voice Kamek
  • Sebastian Maniscalco will voice Spike
  • and Charles Martinet who has voiced Mario (Luigi, Wario, & Waluigi) for decades will be involved as well for unannounced cameos.

Let me say, except for Chris Pratt, I am here for this cast. I literally laughed out loud when they announced Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and that Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong will appear. I can’t wait. I hope this is good and not mediocre.


That’s all from your internet friendly Jarbochov this week. I hope you have a great weekend. Let me know what you’re excited for in the future whether that be video games, movies, or whatever!

  1. Not just… “Think positive”
  2. Which I am here for!
  3. At least not now.

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