Speaking of exclamation points, I kind of miss when they could be used like semicolons, mid-sentence. Gathering arguments to convince my editor.

Trivia time: The Quebec city of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is the only city in the world with two exclamation points in its name.

Iโ€™ve had to dig to the bottom of the box of cables, down where the cursed USB cables live.

Speaking of old web sites, I found an old fansite(?) for the MMO Dark Age of Camelot a friend and I made circa '02. It was sort of "News in the style of The Onion" I remember little about it.

It was a dynamically generated site using Movable Type, so I can't look at the actual site anymore. I do have this mockup of a design though. (Static sites are good, yo!)

So many projects I'd forgotten about, including a web site for a certain film.

It was intended to look like a vintage newspaper, and now it *also* looks like a very old website, so it's double vintage.

A ton of information on this coronavirus dashboard from Johns Hopkins.

Most interestingly, it looks like new cases are substantially tapering off? Or could that be an artifact of something like delayed reporting?

When I was young, I was a big fan of visual effects and ate up any behind the scenes info I could find.

Pure digital effects took away much of the joy.

But I have to say, the new hybrid stuff they're doing on The Mandalorian is getting me excited again. (Digital effects, but in-camera thanks to wrap-around LCD screens!)

The app was made by "Shadow", a company affiliated with the group "Acronym".

JFC, this is is all Bond villain names.

It occurred to me that a high-contrast b&w might do something.

A bit tricky because this shot is already right at the limit of my phone camera, and any attempt to bring out detail also brings out the noise. Anyway, fun to play with.

You know the thing in Futurama where the bureaucrats fly desks around to access enormous walls of filing cabinets?

Thatโ€™s a real thing!!! (!!!!!)

Behold The Central Social Institution of Prague. Itโ€™s apparently still in operation. vintag.es/2020/01/central-soci

I mean, they're right. The guillotines are going to get them way before the climate does.

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