issue 007 2021-11-10


by Paolo Belcastro

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And now to Morfternight issue 007, the newsletter on her Majesty's Secret Service!

📷 Photos from the blog

It's like milk

At Work

👓 Stuff I read and liked

Ok, I know last week I said I wouldn't share links to the coverage of Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse video, but I since read "Hey, Facebook, I Made a Metaverse 27 Years Ago" and changed my mind. Partially because I deeply understand the author's position. 27 years ago, with a few friends, I built a 3D world populated by chicken in VRML as a demo for Silicon Graphics. It could have become a Metaverse if the chicken had VR headsets.
All that being said, here's a great demo showcasing how breaking the barrier between Reality, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality could look like. So why choose where you can get it all at once?
I don't know where that comes from, but I have missed writing code myself lately, so I decided to take this Just JavaScript. I just started, but it looks very promising so far, particularly as a refresher for someone who already has the basics.
Finally, found on The Marginalian, The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son: “Mainly play the things on the piano which please you, even if the teacher does not assign those. That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.”

✒️ Something I wrote

Dilution of Responsibility, Tyranny, and Schnitzelpanik

Can the world function if only individual responsibility is left?

Can we afford institutions that let people make all decisions?

How badly do we need Schnitzels?

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A section for things that tickled my brain, made me sweat, laugh, or get angry at clouds...

After spending the last 50 years improving technology to print at home with the highest quality, here are robot handwritten letters.


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