Skyscraper Day Shortbread

What did this make you think of first, Kuala Lumpur or Just Cause 2?

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. Ice Lake benchmarks: i7-1065G7 VS. Ryzen 7 3700U @ PC Perspective
  2. TeamGroup T-Force Liquid NVMe SSD review @ Guru3D
  3. case review & benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  4. X570 Aorus Xtreme motherboard review @ Hexus
  5. motherboard review @ KitGuru
  6. WD_Black P10 game drive review – 5TB tested @ Legit Reviews
  7. ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Mesh Wi-Fi system roundup 2019 @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Players discover ultimate way to catch fish in Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, years after release @ Nintendo Life
  2. Timelapses in Wilmot’s Warehouse are supremely satisfying @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. A first look at Humankind, Amplitude’s new historical 4X beast @ Rock Paper Shotgun (oh yes, my PC is ready)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Experiments in 3D graphics via Excel @ HackADay
  2. Pegleg: Raspberry Pi implanted below the skin (not coming to a store near you) @ HackADay
  3. MIT’s Roboats become shapeshifting floating platforms @ New Atlas
  4. Why we should teach kids to call the robot ‘It’ @ Slashdot (good luck with that)
  5. Parrot gets into first-person view with new 4K Anafi FPV drone @ New Atlas (this is basically an ad, but worth a click to see the person standing atop a mountain precipice wearing FPV goggles. Safety first, marketing people…)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Apple reverses stance on iPhone repairs and will supply parts to independent shops for the first time @ Slashdot
  2. The plan to use Fitbit data to stop mass shootings is one of the scariest proposals yet @ Slashdot
  3. On the far side of the Moon, China’s rover discovers a strangely-colored gel-like substance @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Costco has a ‘grate’ deal on a 72-pound wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese @
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I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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Weird glassy material at the bottom of a crater on the back side of the moon?
The Blob

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Hey, you really can whistle up dinner.


Sorry for not posting somewhere sooner, but I tried that Blasphemous demo that is no longer available. It’s a 2D Metroidvania with Dark Souls elements (I feel like I’ve heard this one before). It’s got an interesting art style, really embracing the pixels and leaning into religious imagery.

For more space-flavored gaming news, Scott Manley, a YouTuber known for his Kerbal Space Program and other space-related videos, got to meet with the KSP 2 developers and interview the creative director. Worth a watch:

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