Inspired by Scott Nesbitt's "The Monday Kickoff", I
will collect some links that I find interesting in a weekly newsletter type
thing, except you don't get it in the mail and you don't have to subscribe to it.
Warning: I am a lazy person, I rarely published anything on time, so if I
am late, just check back later.
My main topics will be tech (mostly Linux/Free software related), veganism (and
health), and culture (movies and other things). I occasionally will collect some
other shit, under Worth reading.
Note: If you are only interested in this little link collection, I recommend to follow
follow it via RSS (subscribe here). If you have any idea about this little
project, just message me on Mastodon. Thank you!
Youtube armchair critics?
I know that everybody is an armchair critic nowadays, but there are some that
can be really good. If you are interested in gaming, how mechanics work in
different genre, I can recommend three really good ones.
First is AI and Games and it's
mainly about artificial intelligence in games. The guy is famous for making a
short and terrifying video about the AI in Alien:Isolation. If you still think
the AI cheats in that game, go watch it. Well researched videos, clearly deserve
more viewers, so if you are interested in the subject please subscribe.
Second one is a personal favorite of mine: Joseph Anderson. He talks
about story and gameplay mechanics. Become famous for doing a video about No
Man's Sky. Detailed, without cursing or becoming angry, and most importantly he
wasn't affected by the hype the fans and media generated over the years for this
truely sad game.
MauLer is my latest discovery through his critical view on the new Star Wars
trilogy. He can be angry, but his best video on movies is still the Infinity War
one. He clearly loves movies and gaming. Interestingly he dislikes Joseph
Anderson for some reason... I discovered him through
his Jurassic World 2 video.
Tech (Linux, games, etc.)
It's Foss has a
good list of free to play Linux games,
from bigger titles to open source ones.
Interesting article about how to get out of the Google prison: How I Fully
Quit Google (And You Can, Too)
by Nithin Coca. Several good alternatives of Google stuff.
Newest nVidia beta Vulkan driver for Linux,
As always with beta stuff, be careful. Also if you use Wine with DXVK you
probablyn need this driver.
another Turok game is out for Linux (well,
beta) thanks to Ryan C. Gordon.
Mastodon: worth following
I am a fan of Mastodon, a federated social network, which is a Twitter-Email
hybrid. It has a timeline, but instead of one big pot, there are many servers,
with different interests.
Here are some people worth following.
WritingPrompts Gives you
excellent story ideas in 500 characters. Twisted, funny, sometimes sad. If you
need ideas for writing (especially I think for short stories), definitely worth
MicroSFF Short sci-fi stories.
Chris Were He is one of my favorite
Linux YouTuber. Makes thoughtful videos about current trends of social media and Linux tech.