Finally replaced my car speakers. https://m.soundcloud.com/maslyastar/capsule-keep-hope-alive was the final straw for this speaker. Nakata strikes again!
omfg there's a twitch for VTubers and the parent company is the one who produces KMNZ videos https://le.wrightflyer.net/reality/
My mind is blown. They're called "VTubers" and there's a whole landscape. They have AR game streamers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zILKNh1ji54 and AR game streamers who are *the characters from the game playing the game* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWEBd2SuFw8 and the Ibaraki prefectural government officially uses "Hiyori Ibara" as a VTuber ambassador for tourism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5gkykqj1V4 - and Kizuna AI does official campaigns for SoftBank and the Japan National Tourism Organization
And yeah the live performances thing is lit https://youtu.be/4-2z6iydw74?t=5955
I'm completely fascinated by AR influencers. Hatsune miku was like a precursor but going forward this could become a default/genre. What if there was a pixar that didn't make movies, but just characters with a never ending stream of AR content- apps, filters, MVs, merch, projected live performances, etc.
Yo! My girlfriend and I just completed an app for making bets with friends! Check it out for Android here:
In general I really dig ubuntu 18.04 and gnome but with my home setup being a mix between a 1440p monitor and a 4k one, unity/16.04 is a pretty clear step ahead with the out of the box ability to scale OS UI elements differently on each display as well as do fractional scaling. Only missing link is window contents still have to conform on both monitors to one of those scale factors. Irksome but passable. Will stick with this for now
onEnter is deprecated, so do a HOC and wrap every single possible destination. Wait, componentWillMount is deprecated. Wait, hooks are replacing HOC. Wait, that still fundamentally feels like a bad pattern. It can feel like half the time I'm just trying to remember which rugs are being pulled out from underneath the patterns I'm learning
The masses are lost, and the battle is only over- to which hell.
This is why alternatives like the fediverse are so critical. Spaces with small impassioned groups of people who exercise their agency and interface with technology that competes not over how well it grabs attention, but with how well it aligns with their values
These spaces will not appeal to the most people, but they will be very important