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I like to bookmark many of the pages I find across the internet. I find it lets me create my own personal search engine on pages that I've already visited, allowing me to skip hunting for them all over again. With that said, there are plenty of pages I've bookmarked that I've never gone back to look at. This leaves much of what I find neglected, gathering digital dust.

My purpose with this library then is to share the various pages I come across on the internet, rather than hording their URLs to myself. I owe a special thanks to Nicolas Hoizey for his bookmarklet that creates a new link page within a GitHub repository, as it has made this page a maintainable idea.

Why Do We Quit So Many Video Games? - Design Delve

Added | Game-Design Perspective

We see more and more as the game industry grows a disease forming: an apathy, staring an infinate library of games but complaining of having nothing to play. But why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to start and then actually finish a game?

What's Continuing to Hold VR Game Design Back? - Design Delve

Added | Game-Design Accessibility

With all of the new insane advancements in virtual reality, it's a brave new world for designers to conqour. But something feels off about VR games. Regardless of budget, they don't quite stack up to the grandeur, comfort, or game feel of other more traditional experiences; and therein lies the problem with tradition.

BetterSAM: Software Automatic Mouth

Added | Tools

For those looking to easily get a quick sound bite from a certain violent robot, this page handles the job fairly well.

Enjoy of this code , its not 100% open-source but you can use it at your own risk.

Launch Day

Added | Perspective

At 52, I should be cooler. But to this day, launches are a tense matter. Launch day brings out both the sunniest optimist and the darkest pessimist.

The Science of Video Game Healing - Extra Punctuation

Added | Game-Design

...sooner or later a real life simulator rubs up against the one aspect of video games that will never, ever, be truly realistic. And that is healing. You can traumatize your art team by making them render a photorealistic bullet wound in a character’s once handsome face, but then they regenerate like the T-1000 after they swallow an entire bottle of ibuprofen and suddenly the whole futility of the exercise is laid bare.

This is an excuse to show you a really good tunnel - YouTube

Added | Engineering

The Catesby Tunnel, in the UK, is an old Victorian railway tunnel that has a new use: a secretive car testing facility, like a wind tunnel but in reverse.

Military bases removing names of Confederates - CBS News

Added | Perspective

While the report focuses primarily on U.S. Army stripping Confederate generals names from bases, I felt like much of the same perspectives can be applied to the removal of other colonial monuments throughout the world. If nothing else, the opening line puts the issue succinctly.

"What was gauling was that we would still, in this day and age, have names of bases that represented traitors who fought against their country for the purpose of slavery."

University of Waterloo OpenCS - Course Index

Added | Tools Programming

Whenever anyone mentions being interested in learning programming, I always point them towards the University of Waterloo's Open Computer Science site. This was the resource that taught me the basics of Python, HTML, and Javascript, and I've found it's been a good learning resource for others as well!

The ASUS Problem & Resolution: Buying Media, Warranties, & Improvements - YouTube

Added | Journalism

ASUS has responded to our prior concerns regarding its warranty. Finally, after a mixture of extended silence and conflict, the company has reworked its position to be more reasonable toward the consumer. In this video, we talk about ASUS' response to the Ryzen 7000 CPU VSOC problems, its commentary on purchasing 'positive reviews,' and we also bring an attorney on the show to provide legal insight and perspective to the situation.

You Didn’t Build your PC… This Did. - YouTube

Added | Technology Engineering

Building a computer is difficult and building a CPU is even tougher.. But building the machines that are used to make a CPU? It takes literally the most bonkers engineering and physics on the planet, and ASML were kind enough to show us how it all works.

Don’t use custom CSS scrollbars – Eric Bailey

Added | Web-Design Accessibility

A good, albeit tough to swallow, read on keeping scrollbars accessible. Also see Eric's article on avoiding custom CSS cursors.

The web is an incredible medium, capable of creating beautiful, revolutionary, accessible experiences. There are countless ways to communicate these qualities in an accessible, inclusive way. All I am asking is to temper your excitement with the smallest bit of self-restraint.

Mis- and disinformation studies are too big to fail: Six suggestions for the field’s future | HKS Misinformation Review

Added | Perspective

On my attempt to look for the headlines Jreg flashed on the screen at the start of "Disinfo On The Rise!", I found this article which paints the referenced field of research in a more interesting light.

We do not want to suggest that the present state of the field is dismal. It isn’t. But to simply dismiss the critiques lobbied against it out of hand would not be responsible either.

As a sidenote, I'm now thinking that if somebody flashes a headline in a video, you need to ask for the URL.

More palatable palettes with OKLCH |

Added | Web-Design Programming

Momentum is building in Web Dev World for a relatively new CSS color model, OKLCH, that promises to take fuller advantage of both newer display types and the way our eyes really work. While it’ll be a good while before you can be almost certain a typical device/browser combo will support this color model, proper use of fallbacks will let you safely start using it now in your website.

Shake tables are way more complex than I thought - YouTube

Added | Engineering

At the University of California San Diego, there's the Shake Table: an earthquake simulator with the heaviest payload capacity in the world.

Artists must be allowed to make bad work - Austin Kleon

Added | Perspective

I've often though about how when it comes to modern game development, studios should be given more leniency for making flops. These quotes from David Sylvester seem to reaffirm that idea.

New ZIP domains spark debate among cybersecurity experts

Added | Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity researchers and IT admins have raised concerns over Google's new ZIP and MOV Internet domains, warning that threat actors could use them for phishing attacks and malware delivery.

A reluctant return to Twitter |

Added | Perspective

An insightful article that highlights some valid reasons why many can't leave existing social media platforms, let alone make their own.

...unless I’m prepared to live off the grid, I have to accept that rich, evil SOBs control many services and products I use and need. Twitter is only one example thereof. That is reality. I didn’t build it; I just inhabit it. Reluctantly.

pianobook – Every piano tells a story

Added | Tools Sound-Design

A fanastic resource for finding free sample libraries of various instruments, many of which can be used in Decent Sampler.

I bought two violins on the street! + FREE violin samples (Kontakt, Ableton, SFZ) - YouTube

Added | Sound-Design

Not only did David Hilowitz shed light on a forgotten violin maker in this video, he also openly shared the violin's sound with the world.

Time to move on from Nunjucks? |

Added | Programming

It may well be that, in time, WebC will become Eleventy’s most familiar templating language, taking the spot long held by Nunjucks. And that’s probably just as well, because Nunjucks is a project bearing the signs of neglect.