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Mike Toole on Twitter: "RIP to Neal Peart, who did all the complicated drumming and lyrics-writing for Rush. Here's Rush's one big anime appearance, as a background song in Toei's 1982 FUTURE WAR 198X, from an Australia VHS release. https://t.co/Hpb8ZRXUY
Tweet from @MichaelToole: On several occasions, I've inquired through official channels about FUTURE WAR 198X, and have been told that it is not available for licensing. I flat out refuse to believe this, and will keep asking for it. It's really not a good film, but it's an incredibly INTERESTING one.
anime  history  tweets 
6 weeks ago by mechazoidal
Dragney Taggart on Twitter: "my kingdom for a monitoring system that lets you visualize ~10K points per second of production latencies in a live, pausable, zoomable graph"
Tweet from @aphyr: Like this is not *impossible* to think about. Riemann has pushed 10M events/sec. I don't think browsers could keep up, but you could imagine doing some sort of weird hybrid rendering thing where you render graph chunks on the server and stream them down to the client as images
piperesearch  visualization  tweets  monitoring 
november 2019 by mechazoidal
Christopher McQuarrie on Twitter: "I‘m receiving a lot of questions from writers asking where to submit scripts or how to sell them. Others ask how to sign an agent, attach directors or producers, etc.You won’t like the answer, but here it is:You’re
@chrismcquarrie: 8. The secret to success is doing what you love, whether or not you’re being paid. The secret to a rewarding career in film (and many other fields) is focusing entirely on execution and not on result.
inspiration  tweets 
october 2019 by mechazoidal
Joseph Cox on Twitter: "New: in 2016 a phone company tried to get me to review their device. Years later, we can finally reveal: this phone company is secretly run by one of the world's most technologically sophisticated drugs and weapon smuggling gangs.
@josephfcox: The company is MPC, which would take Android devices and make them more secure for people (encrypted email, messaging, etc). On the face of it, they're just a privacy focused company, even using Snowden in their adverts. But they're... not normal
(Twitter thread has most of the details if you don't want to read the article)
crime  cellphone  security  tweets  2019 
october 2019 by mechazoidal
hedgehog 🇭🇰 on Twitter: "zun explicitly doesn't want his legacy to become like disney copyright-wise… "
@AmyZenunim: this thread has a good look into a recent interview with ZUN:

* Touhou is currently most popular with young girls and women
* ZUN is still committed to keeping it doujin/indie
* he's wanting to break into other game genres
* he'd like Reimu in Smash
touhou  interview  tweets 
october 2019 by mechazoidal
Steve Streeting on Twitter: "It's really annoying me that every time I do a build, Unity keeps flipping this Unity Connect project setting on. I can't find a way to opt out of it. I don't want it, and I keep reverting it. I removed the Analytics package a
@stevestreeting: @unity3d Ah, I found it - it's the "Disable HW Statistics" option buried in the Player settings. I remember flipping this for WashedUp now

I just don't like things making callbacks that I don't know about. Fine to opt in to these things, but really not fine to default them on & not ask
unity3d  tips  tweets  gamedev 
october 2019 by mechazoidal
Matt Stoller on Twitter: "1. Ah, the old chestnut of applying anti-monopoly language to democratic institutions... There is something very important in what ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is saying, however.… https://t.co/I3FS3JGb4f"
@matthewstoller: 2. Institutions like Goldman Sachs are not businesses. They are *private governments.* There is a fight, and there has always been a fight, between the sovereign power of Wall Street and the sovereign power of democratic institutions. It goes back to Hamilton vs Jefferson.
us  history  business  government  tweets  2019 
september 2019 by mechazoidal
Brady Hartel on Twitter: "It's about delay and hitstop. If you were to pause things on the hits more, it would look a lot crunchier. I wish I could find it, but @personasama did an example video when we were discussing Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid a
The whole thread is great, but especially:
@karlrolson: It's an issue of a non-linear rates of motion. Things shouldn't just have a speed (m/s), things in motion should accelerate(m/s²), jerk(m/s^3), snap(m/s^4), crackle(m/s^5) & pop (m/s^6) - that's what deformation, squash, stretch, overshoot & frame drops can capture when applied.
animation  tweets  filmmaking 
july 2019 by mechazoidal
Johnny Landmine on Twitter: "There's something I keep thinking back to as more and more reports come in about today's horrific incident at Kyoto Animation. This is a little longBefore I came to Osaka, I lived in a town called Toyosato, in Shiga prefecture
@johnnylandmine: They still were [coming] in 2013; maybe they still are today. The visitors kept coming, and the town stayed proud of the strange place they'd found in otaku culture, for at least as long as I lived there.

So today I just keep thinking of how much KyoAni's work touched all those people"
japan  tweets  inspiration  anime  tourism 
july 2019 by mechazoidal
Néojaponisme on Twitter: "If you care about music *as an art form*, Johnny Kitagawa of Johnny's Jimusho was incredibly detrimental to quality of music in the Japanese music industry over the last four decades."
@katbeee: This is a really good thread exploring the *other* dark side of Johnny Kitagawa, detailing how Johnny & Associates managed to upend, control and homogenize both the mainstream music industry and mainstream media in Japan.
(Ie, boy-bands and idols)
music  japan  tweets  history 
july 2019 by mechazoidal
Avery Alder on Twitter: "You know that thing where your coworker calls you in a panic wondering if you can cover their shift so they can stay home sick, and nobody else can do it? So you cancel your plans to cover them?That has been an intentional part of
@lackingceremony: It's a practice called lean staffing, which emerges from lean production. When North Americans adopted "lean production" from Japanese business practices, they drifted it and called it "lean and mean."

Short-staffing to strategically capture your unworked hours is intentional.
tweets  labor  capitalism  us 
june 2019 by mechazoidal
Mark Little on Twitter: "I'm guessing many will read the @risj_oxford Digital News Report and get stuck at the glass-almost-empty conclusion: “Most people are not prepared to pay for online news today and on current trends look unlikely to pay in the fu
@marklittlenews: More than half of under-35s consume four or more news sources a week but the overwhelming majority will only pay for one. They continue to rely on social platforms and aggregators to curate news to the rhythm of their lives
tweets  journalism  business  2019 
june 2019 by mechazoidal
Hillel on Twitter: "You've probably seen a bunch of rants on why "do thing with linked list" is a terrible interview question. I'd like to explain why "do thing with linked list" is an interview question in the first place. Buckle up everyone, it's time f
@hillelogram: To summarize, linked list questions used to be a good test of "can you write C" and are now a bad test of "can you solve problems".

Moral: Reconsider using linked lists questions in interviews.

Other Moral: There's a hell of a lot we can learn from history.
programming  interviewing  software_development  tweets 
june 2019 by mechazoidal
Canipa on Twitter: "Netflix Licensed Originals (not developed) generally expire at 3 or 5 years (without renewal). This means that TV broadcasters worldwide can now license the show. But creators have noted that these deals are difficult after a show has
@CanipaShow: Imagine you're an Aniplex producer and Devilman Crybaby has just expired. You want your show to run on Adult Swim. So you're chatting with a TV commissioner and you want to get the best deal possible. But you can't prove it was popular because you don't have viewership stats.
production  netflix  tv  tweets 
june 2019 by mechazoidal
Morgan on Twitter: "Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was. I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god f
Long thread, mostly:
- there never was a plan for Google+ outside of "copy facebook"
- google is not immune to "middle managers ruin everything"
- also a good reminder of Big Tech Corporate Mentality("if they can pass the hiring process, they can figure out anything")
tweets  google  googleplus  2018  hahaonlyserious 
may 2019 by mechazoidal
TProphet on Twitter: "1/ If you want a sense of how much the majority of Americans are living on the margins, visit the juice aisle of a Dollar Tree. Literally none of what's being sold is actually juice. It's "juice beverage" or "juice drink." Maybe 8% j
@MichaelToole: Good little read, here. One thing a lot of people don't realize: the biggest existential threat to Wal-Mart is NOT unions, it's their business being slowly leached away by dollar stores.
tweets  us  2019  this_is_fine  economics  food 
may 2019 by mechazoidal
Jennifer Anne on Twitter: "So here's the thing--I am worried that publishing is killing libraries, and that will, in turn, kill publishing."
Basically, the current ebook publishing model just isn't sustainable ($55 for a file that lasts only 24 months) (although it may be the distributors, not the publishers, at fault)
libraries  grim_meathook_future  tweets  2019 
april 2019 by mechazoidal
Leah Stokes on Twitter: "Last night on @chrislhayes show, @AOC said Congressional colleagues tell her they can't support #GreenNewDeal because their “district won't go for it.” She didn’t buy it and thought corporate $ was the problem. Turns out, th
@leahstokes: Last night on @chrislhayes show, @AOC said Congressional colleagues tell her they can't support #GreenNewDeal because their “district won't go for it.” She didn’t buy it and thought corporate $ was the problem. Turns out, there’s evidence she’s right. 1/
tweets  politics  us  dark_money  2019  climate_change 
march 2019 by mechazoidal
Tasneem Raja on Twitter: "So, I want to say something about a theme I'm seeing in public responses to the @The_Corres's botched, confusing, and at times disrespectful messaging about whether or not they would have the sort of U.S. footprint many members a
@tasneemraja: Because it's saying, to people like me and the people who might fund people like me, you can't trust these newfangled reader-supported digital journalism orgs until they're *already doing the work.* And unless you have a big upfront funder (I didn't), that means volunteerism.
journalism  tweets 
march 2019 by mechazoidal
mcc on Twitter: "Social justice language concerns power, but is also a tool *of* power—that's the point, it is a weapon which the powerless can use to claw power back. This means you have always remember *why* SJ language exists cuz if you're not carefu
A thread noting that in software or high-tech, devs have more power than most unionized groups, so it's actually to the advantage of senior devs to be scabs.

@mcclure111: "As for a class/"privilege" analysis of unions, I think an excellent use of a tech union would be forcing the company to use unionized work for contract employees like cafeteria or security workers—using high-bargaining-power ENGs/FTEs to assist low-bargaining-power workers. (6/6)"
tweets  unions  employment  2019 
march 2019 by mechazoidal
Eniko on Twitter: "So some people have asked me for a good summary of what's going on with Steam just reaming indies unless they're in the 1% of popularity.Here's my thread on it.I'll start with a disclaimer, observations, and then theories floated by dev
"We ran week long sales in October in 2017 and 2018, lets compare their performance to the winter sales shortly after (numbers are gross):

2017:
Oct: $2,954
Winter: $4,632 (+57%)

2018:
Oct: $1,294
Winter: $1,682 (+30%)

This might not seem like a big drop, but this is a big deal"
steam  this_is_fine  2019  tweets  business  gamedev  stacks 
march 2019 by mechazoidal
Liz England on Twitter: "#gdc19 livetweeting: Subnautuca Portmortem.There’s also a Subnautica design talk later this week but it’s up against the Zachtronics talk.… https://t.co/5IUKWQm3S4"
@lizardengland: Claim: open development is the reason they succeeded and had enormous growth, quick feedback and iteration cycles, and new features have steamers new things to talk about, more videos, more sales, more money, more features.
tweets  gamedev  production 
march 2019 by mechazoidal
Christine Love 🔜 GDC on Twitter: "Do you know that when you work with engines with GOOD UI toolkits, you can rapidly put together ideas and actually START developing your ideas in-engine? And actually iterate on them based on what feels good and what d
"Do you know that when you work with engines with GOOD UI toolkits, you can rapidly put together ideas and actually START developing your ideas in-engine? And actually iterate on them based on what feels good and what doesn’t?

Not having that ability actively makes games worse."

(note her shout out to HTML and Ren'Py later in the thread)
gamedev  piperesearch  gui  tweets 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
Ben Tarnoff on Twitter: "Last night, inspired by a footnote in Joan Greenbaum's book Windows on the Workplace, I went down a wormhole learning about Kristen Nygaard, the co-creater of object-oriented programming and an important figure in the Norwegian la
@bentarnoff: Last night, inspired by a footnote in Joan Greenbaum's book Windows on the Workplace, I went down a wormhole learning about Kristen Nygaard, the co-creater of object-oriented programming and an important figure in the Norwegian labor movement.

(Relates to his invention of Simula)
labor  unions  tweets  technology 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
Christopher Brown on Twitter: "I agree—I’m saying treating efforts at political self-determination as sedition is a sign of the insecurity of the post-Westphalian model, in a world where the real purpose of ever more fortified borders is to reinforce
@NB_Chris: I agree—I’m saying treating efforts at political self-determination as sedition is a sign of the insecurity of the post-Westphalian model, in a world where the real purpose of ever more fortified borders is to reinforce belief in the existence of the diminishing nation-state
politics  tweets 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
S L Ö T H M Ö T H E R on Twitter: "So, I've read and re-read this Escapist piece several times now, and it's a doozy: https://t.co/wm5C0TY7DrThere's some good points raised, and Pitts goes to great lengths throughout to condemn GG and laboriously descri
@CaseyExplosion:
"We were having a very public conversation about games journalism, the role of games media, its relation to marketing, and the influence of publishers over review scores, all for the best part of a decade! GobblyGuck didn't start that conversation: It *ENDED* it."

"Quite honestly, I broadly agree with the sentiment of that Escapist piece that we do need to have these conversations again. However, that's not something we can do if we're crediting the movement that killed those conversations with bringing up an uncomfortable truth. It didn't."

"And god damn, I can't get over how perfect that is. From now own I'll be referring to GravellyGrave as the gaming industry's Pinkertons."
( https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/2019/02/05/how-do-we-finally-talk-about-ethics/ )
gg  tweets  2019  games  journalism  ethics 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
Mike Rose on Twitter: "Little thread of potential horror:I am getting very, very worried about the future of Netflix-like subscription models. In the last 6 months, I have been contact by over a dozen different services, who all want to put No More Robots
"But here's the catch: None of these platforms want to pay anything upfront. Instead, they want to pay us "per number of hours" that their users play our games, compared to how many hours their users are playing games overall. Which is obviously going to be *shit* for indie devs"
as @bruces would say, what happens to musicians etc.

But note later in thread: music got cheaper on latter 20th century, but production costs got cheaper as well. Same thing hasn't happened to games yet.
2019  games  business  tweets  gamedev 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
Adam Warren @ECCC Y-7 on Twitter: "Strongly agree with the sentiments in this thread re: "just start doing the stupid thing." I, too, had many elaborately planned and theoretically epic projects that never got off the ground, while a spontaneous bit of un
@EmpoweredComic: Strongly agree with the sentiments in this thread re: "just start doing the stupid thing." I, too, had many elaborately planned and theoretically epic projects that never got off the ground, while a spontaneous bit of unplanned goofiness like EMPOWERED wound up soaring. https://twitter.com/alexsteacy/status/1092987995781619712
tweets  inspiration  piperesearch 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
Dan Olson on Twitter: "I don't want to be doom and gloom, but Patreon is about to eat itself. Or, more specifically, the investors who demand geometric growth are about to demand Patreon eat itself.https://t.co/Ze7Z0g829Z"
@FoldableHuman: I don't want to be doom and gloom, but Patreon is about to eat itself. Or, more specifically, the investors who demand geometric growth are about to demand Patreon eat itself.
tweets  patreon  capitalism  2019 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
D🌑CFUTURE on Twitter: "i want an rpg where you can level up your fighting skills by reading a weird pamphlet that says Jiu Jitsu Techniques From Family Feud's Richard Dawson Forbidden In 36 States"
i want an rpg where you can level up your fighting skills by reading a weird pamphlet that says Jiu Jitsu Techniques From Family Feud's Richard Dawson Forbidden In 36 States

Delaware "homestyle" karate
game_concepts  tweets  martial_arts 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
kViN on Twitter: "I'm glad they shared the line data for the Kaguya-sama ending because it shows just how impressive the fabric animation was. It's got those minor snaps into position that don't follow the same flow and let people guess it was rotoscoped,
"I'm glad they shared the line data for the Kaguya-sama ending because it shows just how impressive the fabric animation was. It's got those minor snaps into position that don't follow the same flow and let people guess it was rotoscoped, but it's nearly flawless otherwise."

"Naoya Nakayama's goal when rotoscoping was both exaggeration *and* restraint, depending on the precise needs of each moment. That's how he managed to marry anime-like expression with the realism of body movement, clothing, and hair. It hit the perfect spot."
animation  production  tweets  sakuga  archived  anime 
february 2019 by mechazoidal
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