by Dominic Szablewski.
I watch a lot of music videos these days. Most are ancient, but
sometimes newer ones sneak in as well. Here are some cool ones I
(re-)discovered last month, mostly thanks to MTV Germany. Yeah, it
- Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (2003)
- Lots of catchy dancefloor classics came out of the 2000s and this
is one of them. Cookie sings her vocals into a funfair's PA
system. The result sounds implausibly good. Pretty sure the video is
- Gorillaz - El Mañana (2005)
- Rediscovered this classic. I am still fascinated how Gorillaz
music videos are instantly recognizable by their unique blend of 2D
and 3D animation and the impressionist colour palette.
- Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (1993)
- Not a remarkable video, except for the funny way that Tony fades
in and out of the frame while dancing with the charme of a computer
science student / used-car salesman. But man, that song really burnt
itself into my mind. I can't stop humming it.
- LaTour - People Are Still Having Sex (1991)
- Computer graphics is my passion. Corny and presented with
questionable taste. That goes for both the track and the video. I
- Mikolajewicz - Ernte 23 (1999)
- Budget: 0%. Tomfoolery: 100%. I wish
- Mouse on Mars - Distroia (1999)
- Mouse on Mars might have been Cologne's coolest musical duo in the
1990s. This video is made of anxiously jittering mannequins and
edited in a way that makes it even more tense.
- piri & tommy - on & on (2022)
- Cute drum & bass, made by cute people. Super catchy. The video is
a gem as well.
- Klaus Beyer - Die Glatze (1982)
- Lalalala-lalalala-lalalala-la!! Fun fact: an upload of a
version features a comment by James Hyman who was directly
responsible for scheduling the videos on MTV's legendary “Party
Zone” in the 90s.
- Sensorama - Echtzeit (1995)
- Before the dot-com bubble burst, there was a short period where
Germans produced engaging ambient music. Some built their music on
technical sounds (Oval)
influenced by the rapidly evolving technology and the internet,
while others (such as
Voigt) incorporated a classical touch. Sensorama lies somewhere
inbetween: the soundscapes are not overtly technical, although it's
not traditional ambient music either. To me, it sounds like
something you'd hear radiating around liminal spaces. The music
video picks up on that feeling and follows pieces of laundry through
their solitary life.
- Future 3 - The Boy From The West Bronx (1996)
- Slice of Life, very pretty and calming.
The Texture of Your Childhood.
is an NTSC encoder and decoder in C89.
of: Grand Theft Auto (1996)
Visiting the DMA Design studios in Dundee.
The MiniDisc Wiki.
Now I was locked in a room with nothing to do except order from
Taipei's extensive delivery network. Soon mopeds from every quarter
of the city were converging on the Santos Hotel, and the poor chair
outside my door groaned under a pyramid of dinners.
of the Colonel, an urban legend.
but obscure X11 tools.
live streams about Objective-C and GNUstep.
a PS1 style retro 3D renderer.
PS1 Demo Disc, a community attempt at building cursed PS1-like
games. I especially enjoy the look and feel of
散歩 - Walk
which is clearly reminiscent of the first Silent Hill game.
Privatization: JR's First 10 Years and Future Perspectives (1997)
Exploring the reasons behind, the process, and the outcome of
detaching Japan's railway system from the state. This is a bit dated,
so take it with a grain of salt.
metaverse is bullshit.
Ever took a step back, looked at how things are going in this world,
and thought: “now what we really need is more distraction and
Rich people do so, apparently.
is beautiful and no one is horny – mainstream films are becoming
as puritan, clean and soulless as a freshly renovated street in
between the Wars (1919–1939), lots of beautiful pictures in
is a parody of the 21st century.
Smooth-brain dictator plus construction equals dumb shit.
Engines of our Ingenuity,
No. 2137: Tenement Houses.
The logic of these buildings was clear enough, but you can imagine
the horrors they'd bred after a generation. They were dark, dank,
overcrowded fire and disease traps.
is a portable and lightweight framework for Objective-C.
It also supports obscure platforms such as AmigaOS, Haiku, the PSP and
An advantage of the method is that the prepared dish does not
smell. There is nothing preventing one from washing the dishes at
the same time, provided that the package is tight enough.
type personality theory.
Dʒɛmɪni is a
written in Racket.
I deployed it on this very site
and it was straightforward to grasp and setup!
X not written in Lisp? (1998)
View from the
Top: Craig Federighi.
Ein Interview mit Dieter Meier und Boris Blank.
Vor Jahren besuchte uns eine Journalistin vom Frauenmagazin
‹Elle›. Zuerst hat die Frau mich interviewt, danach Dieter. Wenig
später kamen zwei Kinder von Dieter von der Schule nach
Hause. Irgendwann fragt die Journalistin Dieter: ‹Sind das Ihre
Kinder, Herr Meier?› ‹Will ich doch hoffen›, antwortete Dieter.
5.34 has been released!
Featuring native try/catch and
a port to 9front.
is getting a new look on June 1.
I do not mind the redesign (apart from the atrocious tabs made by
people who apparently do not understand the concept of a tab), but
there is something else that bothers me.
Mozilla had already implemented a major redesign in 2017. Have desktop
applications really changed that much since then? No, they have
not. This is unnecessary.
Update (2021-07-20): It's been almost two months and I still haven't
gotten used to the new tabs. I doubt I ever will.
zoomers are trying to input cheat codes into reality
look back at Sony's iconic Vaio computers.
The PCV-90 looks stunning... if only we could carry this design into
the present day!
Museum, for "serious connoisseurs."
a tool for system administration.
"I am proposing a new mapping for managing system loads. As
mentioned above, people frequently talk about "blowing processes
away", and the Unix command to destroy a process is "kill". This
suggests a metaphor for process management. Each process can be a
monster, and the machines can be represented by a series of rooms."
Yamauchi No.10 Family Office. I love
everything about this. Make sure to click on the logo and turn on the
taught Spot – the policeman's wet dream from
Boston Dynamics – how to piss beer.
For some reason, YouTube has recently begun to recommend me Dark Academia
mixes made by user "oliviaalee." It doesn't feel new and exciting, apart
from the hype train, but the video titles are hilarious:
Basically, every dark gifted kid movie ever.
Comparing the trend with cottagecore, Vox reporter Rebecca Jennings notes that "the
simple act of putting on a blazer and reading
Dostoevsky is far more doable."
Because of course it is.
This is gonna be fun.