TGI Freestyle 2022#34

1. Farflung - Unborn Planet 2. Skip & Die - Love Jihad 3. Etienne Jaumet - Metallik Cages 4. Mdou Moctar - Chismiten 5. Catherine Ribeiro - Un Regard Claire 6. Aksak Maboul - Dramascule 7. High Llamas - The Hot Revivalist 8. Frank Zappa - The Uncle Meat Variations 9.…

Weekly Links 2022#34

* If it seems to you that the people at work talking Corpspeak are being vague ... you're right. * Everything you always wanted to know about wrong number text scams. * Noah Smith on why and how GDP is a useful number after all. * Ryan Dahl (of Node fame and now Deno) on…

TGI Freestyle 2022#33

1. Bitchin Bajas - Space is the Place 2. The Manakooras - Howl of the Jaguar 3. Vicky Chow - Vick(i/y) for Prepared Piano 4. Carla dal Forno - Come Around 5. Black Flower - Morning in the Jungle 6. GOAT - Run to your Mama (live) 7.…

Weekly Links 2022#33

* Playing the Bullshit Game: How Empty and Misleading Communication Takes Over Organizations * An epic 62-Tweet thread about the Voynich manuscript * A short from Seth Godin on Slack (the systems concept, not the app) * The Armchair Architects on Simplicity * Matt Rickard on Granular Compute * The History of User Interfaces (nice walk…

TGI Freestyle 2022#32

1. Zoviet France - Norsch Baelmaen 2. Kid Snero 3 - The Wicked Drummer 3. Blackstar - Champion DJ 4. Manorexia - Tubercular Bells / Anabiosis (live) 5. Rae & Christian - The Bacalau 6. Les Négresses Vertes - Zobi la Mouche 7. Sonic Youth - Renegade Princess 8. Yo La Tengo…

Weekly Links 2022#32

* Ted Gioia's Gnarly Frank Zappa Essay (parts 1, 2, 3) long but super worthy read, even if you're not a Zappa fan (and why not, actually?) * First Episode of Robert at Home, a new web series from Crimson King Robert Fripp. While not nearly as crazy as his pandemic Sunday…

The One Best Programming Language

As a programmer, or a group of programmers, it makes sense to focus primarily on using one programming language. In 2022 that language is JavaScript (and TypeScript) or Rust, with a few other options trailing far behind.…