Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Party On With Bill and Ted – The New York Times
Reeves is now the star of franchises like “The Matrix” and “John Wick,” and Winter is a director of documentaries like “Showbiz Kids” and the upcoming “Zappa.” But they’re forever connected by “Bill & Ted” and the fact that they genuinely like each other, as they explained in a Zoom conversation earlier this summer.
The Pandemic’s Biggest Mystery Is Our Own Immune System – The Atlantic
Picture a thousand Rube Goldberg machines, some of which are aggressively smashing things to pieces. Now imagine that their components are labeled with what looks like a string of highly secure passwords: CD8+, IL-1β, IFN-γ.
Notes: A really terrific breakdown of how our immune response works.
Simulating an Ecosystemgame development, science
A game programmer builds a simulated ecosystem of rabbits and foxes.
Notes: What I love about this is how you can watch evolution happen in real time, even in a simulated environment.
Tier Zoovideo games
Analyzing the meta to determine nature's best builds.
Notes: If you're a fan of r/Outside, you'll dig this. TierZoo analyzes animals as though they were character builds in an video game. Apparently pigs used to be OP, and parrots are great INT builds.
ECS 1: Inheritance Vs Composition and ECS Backgroundgame development
A breakdown of the ECS programming pattern
Notes: ECS is the programming pattern that allows games with incredibly intricate and interdependent systems (like Dwarf Fortress) to function. I'm still wrapping my head around it, but it may be the solution to a problem I've been fiddling with for awhile.
A Conversation on Race and Privilege: Angela Davis and Jane ElliottSocial justice
Angela Davis and Jane Elliott discuss racism and achieving social justice.
Notes: The contrast between the two of them is really interesting to watch. I almost imagine Elliott as the Penn Jilette of the pair: the carnival barker, practiced in getting people revved up and keeping them revved up. Whereas Davis is more the Teller of the two: much quieter, more thoughtful and carefully considered, intending to inspire more than enliven.
Girlfriend Reviews: Last of Us II
Girlfriend Reviews does a sincere and really cracks into the heart of what happens in Last of Us Part II.
Notes: I haven't played the game, and after the backlash I had no interest in doing so. But as I've allowed it to be "spoiled" and I've read/listened to the reviews, Last of Us II looks like something I may need to play.