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!)
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!)
You know the thing in Futurama where the bureaucrats fly desks around to access enormous walls of filing cabinets?
That’s a real thing!!! (!!!!!)
Behold The Central Social Institution of Prague. It’s apparently still in operation. https://www.vintag.es/2020/01/central-social-institution-prague.html
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