The Weekly Jarbochov Roundup [Not So Weekly Edition] (September 2nd, 2022)

Hello loyal readers of the roundup. Today’s roundup is part putting things off and also somewhat of a dry Internet well. This is all from the last three weeks or so1. We’re in September, and Autumn is lurking in the shadows of our hearts. So grab a PSL, get your ass cozy, and let’s go to the roundup.

Reading

Why Peloton Is Selling on Amazon – The New York Times

Guess that direct to consumer racket well is drying up a bit?

YouTube

I’ve always wondered, but never asked. Also, only one center?


Soon we’ll have electric resistant fish. Tom Scott in America. Actually, if you don’t already follow Tom Scott, you should probably do so.


Trombone + video game music. Where the HECK was this when I was in marching band? Oh, I suppose that was a while ago.


My new obsession on YouTube is finding old film footage that’s been stabilized, with the resolution scaled to 4k at 60 FPS. It’s a very similar effect to seeing black and white photos colorized and removing that filter of the past being so drastically distant2.

#NEAT

Custom Rick Roll

Have you ever wanted to Rick Roll your friends and loved ones and were disappointed that most messaging services provide link previews? Finally, someone has finally solved that problem, so we can continue to never gonna let you down.



Video Games

There’s a video game called Begone Meetings available for Playdate. I have never felt so seen. It also includes that anxiety inducing Microsoft Teams sound for the real effect of wanting to abolish meetings.


Masahiro Sakurai3 has a YouTube channel called: Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games. He has received permission from Nintendo to use footage and assets from his game, and it appears the video production team that assisted on Super Smash Bros. videos is also working on this series. I love Sakurai, unapologetically. He can go into detail about seemingly mundane game design elements such as hit stun, and explain them in a way that almost everyone can understand. If you like minor details in games, you must subscribe to this. You also get some cool Kirby history too.


That’s all for this week. Keep sharing links and the randomness you encounter. This week was very YouTube heavy, I realize now. Enjoy a good holiday weekend if you can!

  1. I’m saving a few so I have enough for next week. Perhaps I can get back on the weekly rails so to speak?
  2. Just like listening to music from the 80s and 90s is equidistant to listening to “oldies” music in the 80’s and 90s.
  3. From Kirby, Super Smash Bros. and Meteos fame.

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