Hello darlings. Yeah, I'll be twee if I want to, bite me. It's seasonally appropriate!
Nice time to revisit last year's Halloween zine:
Quick newsletter today, I just have a note for members and then a few links.
The note: If you still haven't received September happy mail, please let me know! Recently an envelope came back in this sorry state:
I try to use sturdy envelopes, but I keep waffling about whether to switch to padded plastic. It feels like overkill when presumably this doesn't happen most of the time?? I sure hope not. Maybe overkill is the right choice here, I'm torn about it. No pun intended 😭 But like, most of the mail that I personally receive is totally fine without armor! Idk idk idk.
If you're into crypto, check out the Hedgehog blog, or as we affectionately call it, the Hedgeblog.
Posts that I see fit to share:
- "I will be what I will be. " and "Peace is conflict" by Mwiya Musokotwane
- "The Systematic Valley" and "The Left and Right Hand Path, Oversimplified" by existentialpervert69
- "The Jigsaw of Independence" by Tom Critchlow
- "Digital Beauty, Asset Flipping, and a Bad Case of the Shakes: Inside the Chase for Art Blocks NFTs" by Bailey Reutzel
- (if you find NFTs inexplicable, read "The Meme Economy" and lurk on the sneakerhead subreddit — NFTs are proof of clout)
- "Auto-experiment: Hyper-masculinity" by Joshua Citarella
- "Is chaos actually hard to predict? For NeurIPS this year I made a database of 131 known strange attractors, and trained state-of-the-art forecasting models on each one, to try to figure this out (1/N)" — William Gilpin
- "How One Tight-Knit Circle of Internet Troublemakers Convinced Professional Journalists They Were 'Abortion Bounty Hunters'" by TracingWoodgrains
- "As a solo developer, I decided to offer phone support, and this is what happened" by Non Umemoto (who primarily tweets in Japanese)
- "When Paolo Met Flannery" by J. Elliot
- Grant Dever is beta-testing an email course on community-building
- "The Christians Who Mock Wokeness for a Living," an interview of the Babylon Bee editor-in-chief
- "To catch a paedophile, you only need to look at their hands," Wired feature from 2017
- "Speed matters" by Jamie Brandon
- "Becoming A Whorelord: The Overly Analytical Guide to Escorting" by Aella (I don't recommend following this advice, based on my own brief stint in the industry, but Aella is always worth reading)
Lastly, the audiovisual experiences:
Enuff 4 now, l8r ✌️🐰