Oscar-Nominierungen 2019

»Roma« and »The Favourite« lead the pack with 10 nominations apiece. »A Star is Born« and »Vice« landed eight nominations each, while »Black Panther« received seven, including a nod for Best Picture (the first for a superhero movie). »BlacKkKlansman« received six nominations, edging out »Green Book« and »Bohemian Rhapsody,« which received five. »Can You Ever Forgive Me« and »If Beale Street Could« talk received three nominations each.

Hauptsache »Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse« ist für den besten Animationsfilm nominiert.

securitycheckli.st

An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security.

Gute, crowdgesourcte Übersicht über die wichtigsten Sicherheits­maßnahmen, die man bei seinen Streifzügen durchs Internet beachten sollte.

Dimensions.Guide

Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world.

Man muss dieses Internet doch einfach lieben! 🤓

Signal v Noise exits Medium

Signal v Noise, das legendäre Web-/Tech-/Work-Blog von 37signals Basecamp, hat Medium endlich den Rücken gekehrt und setzt wieder auf ein eigenes Blog jenseits von zentralisierten Plattformen.

Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.

Guter Move und es war abzusehen: Medium kann man langsam abschreiben.

Better Worlds: A Theory of Flight

Heute ist die erste Kurzgeschichte „A Theory of Flight“ von Justina Ireland in The Verges neuer Science-Fiction-Serie „Better Worlds“ erschienen, in der es um illegale Open-Source-Raketen zur Flucht von der Erde geht.

Begleitet wird die Kurzgeschichte von einem kleinen, schicken, stimmungs­vollen Pixel-Animationsfilm von All in Pixel.

 
(YouTube Direktlink)

Guter Auftakt, ich freue mich bereits auf die nächsten Geschichten.

iTunes Store und AirPlay kommen auf Samsung-TVs

In a first among TV manufacturers, Samsung has announced that its 2019 TVs will ship with an iTunes Movies and TV Shows app in over 100 countries as well as AirPlay 2 support in 190 countries. 2018 models will receive the same support via a firmware update.

Verrückter Move, der eigentlich nur auf eins hindeuten kann: Den bevorstehenden Start von Apples Streaming-Service, der damit scheinbar nicht nur auf Apple-Devices kommt, sondern wie Apple Music überall hin. Diese Allgegenwärtigkeit hat einen immensen Teil zum Erfolg von Netflix beigetragen und wäre daher wohl auch für Apple der richtige Schritt.

Courier Prime

Since the beginning, screenplays have been written in Courier. Its uniformity allows filmmakers to make handy comparisons and estimates, such as 1 page = 1 minute of screen time. But there’s no reason Courier has to look terrible. We set out to make the best damn Courier ever.

New, free font for your screenplays.

The species that went extinct in 2018

Der Wilflife Ecologist David Steen stellt in seinem Blog seit 2012 jährliche Listen mit ausgestorbenen Spezies zusammen – weil das sonst niemand macht:

Since 2012 I have gathered in one place a list of all the animals that went extinct in the previous year. Click here for the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 editions. I started this series because I didn’t know of anybody else summarizing this kind of important information. Interestingly, now I keep getting e-mails from people that found one of my lists and want to know if I know of a website that compiles lists of species that have recently gone extinct. Yes there is; you are reading it.

The Very Slow Movie Player

VSMP is an object that contains a Raspberry Pi computer, custom software, and a reflective ePaper display (similar to a Kindle), all housed inside a 3D printed case. Every 2.5 minutes a frame from the film stored on the computer’s memory card is extracted, converted to black and white using a dithering algorithm, and then communicated to the reflective ePaper display. This adds up to playing the film at a rate of 24 frames per hour, which is in contrast to the traditional speed of 24 frames per second. That’s the slow part, obviously.

Großartiges Projekt von Dash Marshall, das ich mir auch sofort in Wohn-, Schlaf- und Arbeitszimmer stellen würde. (via Kottke)