Miscellany

This Metafilter comment on Ask Culture versus Guess Culture with regards to expectation management - both our everyday expectation and social expectations - is pretty amazing. Are you an Asker or a Guesser?

Monument Valley is a beautiful, mildly puzzly iOS game. The way one of its creators deftly and professionally handled Fox Business’s truly asinine interview questions and tone is pretty great too.

It’s odd to see Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a film trailer.

I have hot water on the boat again thanks to a terrifyingly space-age-looking boiler, meaning no more showers in the marina changing rooms, which is good. It also means I’m closing to leaving the docks and being back on the canals after more than 7 months. I am looking forward to it.

Starting and running a company is hard. I mean, I knew it would be hard, but it is hard.

I read Irredeemable, a complete comic story by Mark Waid asking what would happen if a Superman-equivalent finally snapped under the pressure, in one sitting. It is in parts genuinely disturbing and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

This article on the Verge about Facebook’s Friend Problem really points to some interesting cycles with regards to social media, sharing, and ‘friend curation’, which is kind of a terrible term for the awkward and real fact that people drift apart. It’s odd to think that, in all the rush to build social media sites, no services seem to plan to evolve -to think in terms of not only appealing to users now but also to the same user’s in 5 years time. (Or maybe they do and their plans’ output just aren’t immediately visible?)