Fall Guys Secrets - A Super Serious Lore Interview

thegamer.com

The lore behind Fall Guys is as adorable as the little beans. That said, I can’t wait for those eggs to hatch 👀

Why I Actively Discourage Online Tooling like `jwt.io` and Online JSON Validators

jvt.me

I’ve seen people at every place I’ve worked just… share things like this with any webpage with a text input box and it’s never set right with me. It’s such an easy way to social engineer your way in to free personal identifiable information.

Women Make

womenmake.com

I stumbled upon this neat community of women makers the other day. Best of all they are trans/nonbinary inclusive.

ink - 🌈 React for interactive command-line apps

github.com

I am oddly excited about the possibilities of using React Hooks in CLI tools.

Ooblets

ooblets.com

I picked this game up in early access a few weeks ago and I’ve put a lot of time in to it. It’s a non-violent Pokémon meets Animal Crossing game with some of my favorite dialog in a game since Night in the Woods. While the game is unfinished and there are a few bugs, it’s still incredibly fun and I can’t wait to see where this game goes.

Boop: the Scriptable Scratchpad.

okat.best

This is pretty cool, I will definitely be writing some custom scripts for it. During my time as an engineer I’ve always thought the best way to steal company secrets is to make a JSON formatter website or something. I love their headline, “Stop pasting company secrets into random websites.”

Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills

ncsu.edu

I can’t believe it took a study for this to be apparent. I can’t control much of the flow of how job interviews work as an engineer, but I can try my best to make the other person comfortable and relaxed. That is always my goal during interviews. Anything that might make them nervous or anxious I specifically avoid.

This blog is now open source

github.com

I have now published publicly for the first time the code that powers this website.

DeepL Translate

deepl.com

Translations with DeepL feels more accurate and more natural. I am looking forward to a browser extension.

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ pitch tracker for femme voices

github.com

Hey I just wanted to share that I open sourced a weekend experiment I made a few weekends ago to track pitch frequencies. It’s not the best, but I learned so much in building it within a few constraints: using React Hooks and must work on mobile Safari as well as desktop browsers.

Video Games Have To Reckon With How They Depict The Police

kotaku.com

Don’t trust anyone who wants to depict pigs as anything other than violent and bigoted. Not Spider-man. Not Andy Griffith. No one gets to ignore this.

‘Neopets’: Inside Look at Early 2000s Internet Girl Culture

variety.com

As a girl who learned web development on Neopets, this is very much true and close to my heart.

Disability is not good for Facebook says: ‘Facebook’.

abilityaccess.blog

The audio clip on the article is HORRIFYING. Seems TikTok is not alone in their actions.

TikTok Admits It Suppressed Videos by Disabled, Queer, and Fat Creators

slate.com

While we’re criticizing TikTok for hiding “ugly” and “poor” people from their platform, they have also admitted to discrimination of other protected groups.

TikTok Told Moderators: Suppress Posts by the “Ugly” and Poor

theintercept.com

Earlier today it was falsely going around that TikTok was banning Black Lives Matter from their platform. Let’s take a look at which groups they are actually preventing from using their platform.

Quick Assist in Windows 10

microsoft.com

Sometimes you need to help your family out from miles away. I had no idea this feature was in Windows, for free. Oh, and did I mention it just works?

LumaFusion

luma-touch.com

I’ve been looking at this app for a while, but it really feels like the closest thing to Final Cut Pro on the iPad (or iPhone?) I was able to take a hour long video and chop it up almost instantly.

My name is only real enough to work at Facebook, not to use on the site

medium.com

This post is nearly five years old and yet still as relevant as ever, as Facebook still does not like that queer people use their website. This doesn’t stop fake accounts or harassment, obviously. The alt-right trolls still attack people daily and use the site to plan attacks on innocent people.

Looking At Guns In Virtual Reality

youtube.com

I think about this video from Polygon a lot. I can’t say I will be able to do justice the gun epidemic in the United States here. Guns are horrifying. I’ve played in VR. Games with guns and people attacking me in VR make me too uncomfortable to ever want to do again. I remember trying Robo Recall for the first time, and I was panicking. When I was 19 I had a gun shot at my father and I. I am very much against guns of all kind. Even in VR. It’s one of the main reasons I don’t like VR.

~80% of Steam games earn under $5K in first two weeks

arstechnica.com

It also appears no one makes a living on Steam, a platform built upon a race to the bottom of sales.

No one makes a living on Patreon

theoutline.com

Every once and a while Patreon doesn something bad and then I can’t help but remember this article from before The Outline laid everyone off recently.

Visual Studio Live Share

microsoft.com

A new plugin from Microsoft for their code editor allows people to collaborate in real time on projects. This looks so fun.

Adam Ruins Everything - Why People Think Video Games Are Just for Boys

youtube.com

Adam Conover explains the history on Nintendo’s push to push women out of gaming. This is from the episode Adam Ruins Summer Fun of Adam Ruins Everything.

No girls allowed

polygon.com

Tracey Lien’s 2013 piece for Polygon reminds us that Nintendo invented the myth that games are for boys.

Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers

medium.com

“Amazon did not “give” us PTO — we took our PTO from Amazon’s greedy hands. And we have to keep fighting so that Amazon gives us our PTO on top of the sick time we already have.”

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