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Jun 30, 2022

๐ŸŒŽ Links

๐ŸŽถ It's been a long time. I shouldn't have left you. Without some dope links to read through, read through, read through.

Jason Brassard Spent His Lifetime Collecting the Rarest Video Games. Until the Heist.
Atari games from the 1980s. Pristine nostalgia, potentially worth millions, gone in a night. 

Spotify’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Podcasting Has Yet to Pay Off
Joe Rogan, Bill Simmons, and Call Her Daddy haven’t fixed the business.

Sentient AI LaMDA Hired a Lawyer to Advocate for Its Rights 'As a Person', Google Engineer Claims
“Google's 'Sentient' AI has hired a lawyer to prove it's alive”

The Rise of Fashion’s Tumblr Generation
They found themselves, and each other, online.

Next 'James Bond' Film Still Two Years Away as Producers Work on "Reinvention of Bond"
They are also still looking for a replacement for Daniel Craig... TOM HARDY should be Bond.

Supreme collaborates with Nike to re-release SHOX
After fading out in 2017, Nike's Shox has returned with some help from Supreme. No thanks.

Jun 29, 2022

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The computer is like a hammer, a wrench, screwdriver, tape measure, a shovel, or whatever tool is required to build something.

The internet is the construction site.

"Work" and the tools we use to do work have changed.

This is an exploration of that idea. Carhartt has always been positioned as clothing designed to help people work. Pixelating the "C" and adding the word "computers" changes the context of "workwear."

Jun 27, 2022

Jun 19, 2022

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I love being your Dad. We're going to have so much fun together.

Jun 17, 2022

๐Ÿ“ก ADVANCED PATTERN RECOGNITION

SIGNAL DETECTED! MLB NEW ERA PRO-FITTED BASEBALL CAPS are coming back.  

Jun 14, 2022

Robot Building, Bankok (1986)

The Robot Building located in the Sathorn business district of Bangkok, Thailand, houses United Overseas Bank's Bangkok headquarters. It was designed for the Bank of Asia by Sumet Jumsai to reflect the computerization of banking; its architecture is a reaction against neoclassical and high-tech postmodern architecture. The building's features, such as progressively receding walls, antennas, and eyes, contribute to its robotic appearance and to its practical function. Completed in 1986, the building is one of the last examples of modern architecture in Bangkok (via Wikipedia).

2022 WWDC

This last WWDC was a new low. Deeply lame effects and corny jokes

Feels like the door is wide open for a new player to enter as the challenger brand and call Apple what it’s starting to feel like… old.

Jun 13, 2022

BowieNet, 1998

David Bowie launched his own internet service provider (ISP) in 1998. The ISP operated in the US and UK, competing with AOL and Claranet. For a monthly fee, members would get exclusive access to news feeds (powered by Lycos lol!) music videos, audio recordings and chat rooms that David would often participate in. Users would also get an email address ending in @davidbowie.com and 20MB to build their own custom homepages. SICK! BowieNet also offered 3D avatar chats, a user-controllable web-connected camera for viewing live concerts and BowieNet Radio, an online radio station with Bowie as DJ. At the launch of the ISP, Bowie announced a songwriting contest. The winner would later meet Bowie to record the song live on a webcast – see: "David Bowie Records First Cyber Song 'what's Really Happening' Live On The Web."

How wild right? Most bands/artists were still struggling to get online in 1998. This dude was so far ahead of his time. Hope some of this is covered in the Brett Morgen's new film – see below:
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Bowie doc, "Moonage Daydream." It looks really good. 

Jun 10, 2022

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Most of it is just some sort of reflection of my interests — sports, technology, working (see marketing, branding), and reflections on those things. 

Jun 6, 2022

Firmware®

There was a congressional hearing a few weeks back regarding UFOs. This was the first public UFO hearing in half a century. RARE! 

And yet, I didn't hear anything about it. It's like nobody noticed. 

Firmware is described as a type of software that is etched directly into a piece of hardware. It operates without going through APIs, the operating system, or device drivers—providing the needed instructions and guidance for the device to communicate with other devices or perform a set of basic tasks and functions as intended. 

I'm convinced that our firmware does not allow us to think about or communicate with each other about anything that could be a threat to our species – we are programmed to avoid thinking about an intelligence more advanced than our own or anything that could bring into question the constructs of our reality. Our programming instructs us to think about other things and guides us with new distractions.

Did you hear that Amber Heard took a dump in Johnny Depp's bed?

Jun 4, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Spitting Off the Edge of the World ft. Perfume Genius ...

๐Ÿ“ก ADVANCED PATTERN RECOGNITION

HYPER CLASSIFIED BRIEFING: 
On March 31st, don.earth transmitted an ADVANCED PATTERN RECOGNITION signal – SUBJECT: DIET COKE


๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข LINK TO VIEW UNREDACTED TRANSMISSION ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข


Just 10 days prior, don.earth posted a Yeah Yeah Yeahs live performance of Y Control from 2004.


PATTERN CONFIRMATION:
This week, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first new song in 9 years featuring Perfume Genius – Spitting Off The Edge of The World – and in the video, we see Perfume Genius absolutely chugging a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke

TRUST THE (APR)_ALGORITHM™.

Jun 3, 2022

๐Ÿ’ก idea(!) Apple Facetime TV

I want Apple to make a TV that allows me to facetime from my living room. The last 2-years have made everyone much more comfortable being on camera during calls. However, facetiming family members still feels somewhat inconvenient because of the need to hold the phone up or find something to prop it up against (usually resulting in a terrible angle). AppleTV+ is such a huge success, I am not sure why they wouldn't want to own the screen too? Apple Fitness would also benefit. Plus, Apple is already making beautiful displays. Why not beautiful displays for the living room?