Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz

Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz Alice Truong, Quartz: Today (June 29), the world’s largest social network announced a change to its news feed algorithm that will show its 1.65 billion monthly active users more posts from friends and family. The tweak also means that articles posted by news…

Music of the Day: Kashiwa Daisuke – April No. 2

Kashiwa Daisuke Side Note: The video, titled Lothric in Stop Motion was made by YouTube user, Green Toast, who uploads some stellar videos from the Dark Souls franchise. In this case, it’s absolutely astounding how he captured the beauty of Dark Souls 3 through stop motion animation. For example, he probably cleared a few levels…

Music of the Day: RoeTaka – All For One

RoeTaka (Alex Roe) Side Note: I’ve been playing A LOT of Dark Souls 3 recently. It truly is a masterpiece of a video game, and it’s definitely one of the most cinematic pieces of art I’ve had the pleasure of interracting with. RoeTaka has definitely created something beautiful with his interpretations of the game’s musical…

The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish

The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish In response to an opinion by Gwee Li Sui: Do You Speak Singlish? Li Lin Chang in a letter to The New York Times: Gwee Li Sui’s “Politics and the Singlish Language” (Opinion, May 13) makes light of the government’s efforts to promote the mastery of standard…

Music of the Day: The Greatest Bits – Airman

The Greatest Bits Side Note: I don’t know whether it’s the sudden quarter notes in the interval between the verses and choruses, or that motif with the descending melody that makes it feel like my spine is being ripped out. In a good spine ripping way.

Music of the Day: Tony Molina – Don’t Come Back

Tony Molina – Don't Come Back from Renny McCauley on Vimeo. I can hang a second time When I’m with you I lose my mind You build me up to tear me down And I hope that you don’t come back now Tony Molina Side Note: Got this off a good mate of mine; and…

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka Background on the Trident debate. Frankie Boyle with a commentary in The Guardian: As for the supposed threat of North Korea, with their current missile delivery technology it would take years for them to save up for…

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Characters Sarah Frier reporting for Bloomberg: The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who…