There's a new page about my favorite illustrators, a page about my Java games (although it's difficult to get Java applets to run in browsers nowadays), I've added a cake recipe (in Swedish), and there's a new image in the portfolio.
I've made some corrections to the site code; some minor functions are still missing, but as of this update, the site seems to be working more or less as it should, and I'll start concentrating on adding more content.
Also: It turns out I had forgotten to include the file responsible for saving portfolio image ratings. Go rate my portfolio images!
I received a package today! For the first time in a long while, I've ordered comics from Yesasia and Amazon, including Åsa Ekström's new book about culture clashes and misadventures in Japan. Now all I need to do is to learn these stupid languages.
I decided to switch to a new layout before everything was ready, partly to force myself to finally get it done, and partly to stress myself out for no good reason. Come back in a week or so, and I'll have much more content up. You should probably be celebrating Christmas now anyway.
“I intend this neither to be a defense nor a vindication of Teresa; rather, adding some much needed nuance and assessing some bad-faith approaches to the issues. My major historical/ sociological research here deals with the state of medical care in Teresa's charities.
In a Q&A session, Bill Gates suggested that eventually, we would have digital certificates to show our health records (which is something that could be implemented on our smartphones). The next day, a Swedish website for biohacking advocates, always looking for excuses to implant chips, claimed that Gates meant microchip implants.
A Baptist pastor read the biohackers' fabrications, identified the supposed chip as the mark of the beast from the book of Revelation, and talked about it in a video that quickly got 1.6 million views, calling the chip a "vaccine implant". The conspiracy theory then spread, helped by former Trump advisor Roger Stone, who on radio claimed that Bill Gates may have created the coronavirus as an excuse to microchip people.
“My mom got sucked into the world of internet conspiracies so I made this little movie about it.
Chinese firm Unitree Robotics revealed its latest creation: the Unitree Go1, a robust-looking four-legged bot that’s remarkably cheap, with prices starting at just $2,700. (For comparison, Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot costs $74,500.)
A new malaria vaccine is 77% effective in a phase II trial. If results from phase III aren't much worse, then it could soon save hundreds of thousands of children's lives each year.
Noah S. Sweat's famous take on the controversial subject of whiskey.
Explosive charges flash for an instant. For movie explosions, they add lots of fuel – that creates a huge fireball and smoke when ignited, which is then filmed in slow motion.
Consistently ranked as one of the leading causes of death around the world, malaria doesn’t have an effective vaccine yet. But researchers have invented a promising new blueprint for one — with properties akin to the novel RNA-based vaccine for COVID-19.
With so much talk about cancer-sniffing dogs, I've been wondering why there hasn't been more work on machine-based olfactory diagnoses. Here's an article about someone working on it.
“We’ve trained a neural network called DALL·E that creates images from text captions for a wide range of concepts expressible in natural language.
Need an illustration of a baby daikon radish in a tutu walking a dog, or a stained glass window with an image of a blue strawberry? DALL·E will generate one for you!