The Bored Horse

By Thord D. Hedengren

The Bored Horse🐴 – Issue #13

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Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
Hi!
How was you week? Mine was busy, but I can see the end of the tunnel, again. I’ve been thinking a lot about various projects, what to focus on and whatnot. I even picked up an old project again, started working on the world-building. It’s moving in the right direction, I think.
I’m typing this from our little house in the woods, which I’ll call The Meteor until I figure out a more fitting name for this place. It’s sunny and warm, there’s a bourbon and a cigar by my side, so this should be fun.
Cosy up somewhere nice, and get ready for some serious linkage.
Here we go!

Linkage
🦃 Elon Musk can pay for Twitter, question is, will Twitter sell? Jeff Bezos bought Washington Post, Musk buys Twitter, it kind of makes sense. There’s no doubt in my mind that Twitter as a social platform would thrive under Musk, I’m just not sure if that’s a place anyone should want to be?
🔋 A bitcoin mine, courtesy of Block (i.e., Square’s owner) and Blockstream, in partnership with – you guessed it – Tesla. I don’t like where this is going.
🤮 Let’s get some metaverse stuff out of the way while we’re at it: Epic gets $2 billion in funding for metaverse efforts, courtesy of Sony and KIRKBi. They’ll use some of that money to build a metaverse… something… with LEGO. That kind of makes sense, actually. I’m sure there’ll be in-app purchases, but probably not with Meta’s enormous cut for their virtual items in Horizon (25% out of the 70% that’s on the table).
2️⃣ The metaverse is just Second Life, yet again. Right? Well, yeah, sort of. Wagner James Au, a former Second Life beat reporter (!), is the subject of this interview, which you should read because it makes a lot of sense.
lesbian mothman
i was on tumblr when yahoo had to sell it for $3 million after buying it for $1.1 billion. we were all a little bit responsible for losing yahoo a billion dollars. and with that type of collective effort, i believe we here on twitter can lose elon musk even more
We need a cleanse. Let’s see what Snickers, the peanuty candy bar, is up to?
SNICKERS
Good news, contrary to what's trending on Twitter... THE VEINS REMAIN! https://t.co/pzfkoYqvyD
What… I don’t even…
Prof. Michael Sweet
Back in day, travellers/explorers would draw what they saw. This is where many sea monster stories come from ie. tentacled and alienesque appendages emerging from the water - giving belief to something more sinister lurking beneath....however, many cases it was just whale dicks. https://t.co/6ZH1nJZvB1
Yeah, it’s been a week on Twitter, hasn’t it? 🐳
🛰 Hologram doctors, that’s now a thing (if you’re in space).
🪨 This ancient Namibian stone might hold the key to quantum computers. Thus starts my new novel…
👨‍🌾 Remember the Amiga 500? I do, fondly – here’s a mini-clone for you to waste your money on.
🎬 Bored with Wordle? Try guessing what movie it is from a single frame, instead.
🛏 Get a motorized gaming bed, if sitting up properly is too much work for you.
🔎 Privacy conscious search engine DuckDuckGo launches its own web browser, in beta for Mac as I’m writing this. There are apps for mobile platforms already, but this is a new approach.
🫳 Netlify Drop lets you publish a site by dropping its files onto a dropzone. Very cool, if you’re old school.
Sputnik Not
BREAKING: NATO chief Stoltenberg awards President Putin https://t.co/mc25J66Y1O
🇸🇪🇫🇮 I never thought I’d see the day when Sweden and Finland would join NATO, but yeah, it might very well happen now…
🇺🇦 The final (?) note in Yevgenia Belorusets‘s diary from Kyiv. It’s still horrible and harrowing, and there’s still a war going on, so do consider donating to your favorite help organization.
H.K // デビル零 @ thinkin' bout Taito games
How to tell me you’ve never been to Japan without saying you’ve never been to Japan https://t.co/nEpNHjXRsf
💾 Joopyter is a DIY computer that could’ve been, thermal printer and all. Details, photos, and mockup ads through the link.
📺 A 4K restoration of the 1986 Super Mario Bros. anime, with English subtitles, because why not?
🕹 There are several Elder Scrolls (a video game series I love) fan projects out there. Here’s a wrap-up.
🇺🇦 There’s still a war in Ukraine. This issue is surprisingly free of reports from the war, which isn’t to say that it isn’t taking place. Please consider donating to one of the major relief organizations, like UNICEF or Save the Children.
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From my Easter trip
From my Easter trip
Thanks for reading
It’s been a good week, all things considering. A bit bumpy here and there, but that’s life, isn’t it? Have a good one, and I’ll see you soon.
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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