The Jarbochov Weekly Roundup (April 1st, 2022)

Hello and welcome back to another weekly roundup. After last week’s gigantic post I figured I’d scale down things this week to the basics1. So let’s get to the tasty treats… no… stop… just read the roundup.

#NEAT

Typatone

This lets you send a text message with a musical tone for each letter typed. It’s somewhat meditative as you type.


And as we all know, this is caused by Koroks.



Forget Wordle, forget Globle… now you have: Framed – The daily movie guessing game

Also, I’m terrible at this, which suggests I need to watch more movies instead of rewatching ones I’ve already seen. I feel like I’m missing some “classics”.


You should feel sorry Skittles.


丝路、花语。Sakura tea garden by afun阿方 | SkyPixel

Absolutely stunning drone photography.

Tech2

Google Workspace Updates: Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

Viva la Markdown revolution!


Google Graveyard – Killed by Google

Speaking of Google, welcome to the Google Graveyard. RIP Buzz. I will always remember you Google Reader. Google Wave was ahead of its time3.

Reading

Dragon Ball power level’s ultimate breakdown, based on anime fan research – Polygon

I really get tired when people get in to arguments about power levels of superheroes, etc. when it comes to fictional media. All that matters is how it serves the story, and as long as there isn’t a deus ex machina situation. But this analytical review of power levels in DBZ is on point however, and I think it’s somewhere over 9000.


What You’re Feeling Isn’t A Vibe Shift. It’s Permanent Change.

But as the pandemic wore on, and waves crested and waned, a new set of politics started to emerge: the politics of risk. Many of us found ourselves gravitating toward friends who shared the same risk tolerance as us. Alliances formed based on how willing people were to spend time with each other IRL or how willing they were to maintain a digital relationship. Friendships weakened over differing ideas of what constitutes an acceptable hangout in the time of COVID-19.


Returns to the Office Raise Mental Health Challenges – The New York Times

As long as we agree everyone is different, this isn’t a surprise. I’ve read that people’s fuses are shorter through this pandemic. Is it that people’s fuses are shorter, or their tolerance for bullshit is lower? The corporate office world is so full of BS, and people realized life’s better with out it. But that’s just my hot take.


Research Shows Shame, Isolation Biggest Risk Factors for Depression

Another reason toxic shame is linked with depression and suicide may be related to low social rank. Both depression and shame often involve feeling defeated, inferior, and even trapped (e.g., in an inadequate body, job, or life). And in both shame and depression, there is a desperate desire to escape—from one’s stressful situation, lowly position, embarrassing or humiliating memories, etc.


Hubble may have spotted the most distant star to date

Hubble is still working hard for it honey.

YouTube

Why Global Supply Chains May Never Be the Same | A WSJ Documentary – YouTube

This is an incredibly human look at the supply chain. Is Amazon the root of the problem? Yes. Is wealth inequality part of it? I think so. I find it hard to watch something like this and have an optimistic view of the future. I feel like I watched this in 2021 too.


Kirby forever. Meteos forever. Kid Icarus Uprising4 forever. Jon Cartwright from Good Vibes Gaming has a great retrospective on Masahiro Sakurai.


That’s it for this week’s roundup. Have a fantastic weekend!

  1. Ha ha ha, you’ve fallen into my most hilarious trap yet. There was no roundup last week. Today is April Fool’s Day, and I got you. Oh man, I can’t believe you fell for it.
  2. I need a better name for news about web related technologies. Send your suggestions in the comments.
  3. I used to be part of a Google fan blog web forum community, and I remember the excitement when Google launched new things, and the general mourning we went through when stuff eventually died. Also… Feedburner is still around somehow.
  4. I really want to revisit this game on a few streams once I can stream the 3DS.

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