Items of interest, September 29, 2021

A DIY Calorie Counter More Accurate Than A Smartphone. IEEE Spectrum. It’s not hard to make a calorie counter more accurate than a smartphone because smartphones are terrible at calorie counting. But this is still cool. My wife rescued her 10-year-old Dell computer that was giving her trouble by installing plain vanilla Ubuntu on it. …

Linklog for October 5: Right-wing terrorism, air conditioning, nudity and Sydney’s war against trams

I’ve not posted a new linklog since July 25, but I have been collecting links. As with my art, I want to make sure the labour involved in collecting valuable links for others and sharing them doesn’t just benefit the platorms I post them on, but myself as well. Already I’ve found that I’ve referred …

Links for February 10, 2019: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody, Chivalry is not that, naked webcomics, Terry Pratchett’s Oblivion mod

Christine Kelley posted a belated, but powerful response to Bohemian Rhapsody, a Queen biopic I have personally refused to watch because shouting and throwing eggs at a movie screen is not my idea of a good time: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s Not What Chivalry Is by Dr Eleanor Janega is …