Weekend Reading CLXXXVI
So this is basically Cowboy Bebop
The aftermath of Nigeria’s fight against corruption: Officials have luxury cars, but can’t afford gas
Searching for Half Life 3
I remember taking the morning off from work to play through the first few scence of HL2. It was a truly immersive experience, it really felt like being in a movie. The roof-top chase, the crackle of the Combine soldiers’ voices. If you haven’t read Concerned, it’s a feast.
An Inferno on the Head of a Pin
The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world’s most revolutionary phone
I never thought the blocks idea was practical, or to be honest especially desirable. The videos seem fun, but I couldn’t see myself buying lots of accessories. More importantly, I feel that it would be better to attack electronic waste (a very real problem) by making devices and supply-chains more effective at recovering the materials.
San Escobar, a Masterclass in Accidental Nation-Building
Some imaginary places become real.