Engaged Reading Time: The Burning Platform Edition
Greetings from the end of the Revue world. This little newsletter that couldn’t is going away in its current form in less than a month, because the new Overlord of the Blue Bird, Elongated Mustalid, has decreed that it must be so. All the team behind Revue are already gone from the company in the big layoff from last month, but the founder is still at the company in a different role.
All of which means one simple thing: Revue will be shut down in January. And, unless I migrate it, this newsletter will end with it.
Not, of course, that most people would notice. It’s been months since I sent an issue, because life has been so busy I’ve been struggling to maintain One Man & His Blog let alone any side projects.
However, I’ve a backlog of saved links ready to share, so why not send them out in the dying days of this platform?
If you really don’t want them, an unsub is only a click away.
En avant, as a friend often says…
Elan Mush: beyond parody
Elon Musk’s Plans For Twitter
From The Onion, of course, but some of the more absurd ideas in here no longer seem so fanciful. Elton Mustard is one of those people who are almost beyond satire.
Sexy worm costume
We Spoke To The Special Effects Designer Who Created Heidi Klum's Halloween Worm Costume
Halloween parties sometime split between the “sexy costume” people and the “fancy dress” people. Heidi Klum throws so much effort into both sides of the equation that you can’t help but admire her.
One to freak you out: your eyes outlive you
Your eyes keep sending signals after you die…
Why gamers hate crypto, and music fans don't
A tale of two fandoms: gamers have responded with disdain with attempt by game companies to monetise NFTs and crypto, while the music industry was doing fine. (Yes, this is from a few months ago before the crypto crash.) I suspect the gamer base has been burned enough by DLC and micro transactions to be very cynical now.
This Is How They Made the Rings of Power Title Sequence
Arguably the best bit of the disappointing series…
The story of a camera, lost and found
12 years ago, he lost a camera on a. walk in the Highland. This is the story of how it came home to him.
Photographer's 3,200 Undeveloped Film Rolls Hold History of Rock 'n' Roll
The history of the early days of Rock ’n’ Roll, locked away in the thousands of rolls of unexposed film. What a trove of cultural treasure.
One to read over your morning coffee: Is The Coffee Plant A Tree, Bush, Or Shrub?
And what is a treelet?
How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model
Imagine you have a very distinctive art style, that’s provided a lucrative career. Imagine a machine learning art model has been trained on them. Do people need you any more?
How we made: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Behind the scenes of what is undoubtedly the best Christmas movie ever made, and possibly Michael Caine’s finest performance.
Don’t @ me.