As we approach the end of 2023, let's take a moment to look back at some of the best things I decided to include in this week's newsletter:
Item 1: a link
Fortnite is a very popular game platform. It does other stuff too (like Legos, as of this week), but it's best known for the "battle royale" where 100 players fight it out to be the last one standing. It's basically ruthless, bloody-minded competition in raw form. This guy decided to try to use it to make friends:
Item 2: a list
Battery Sizes, ranked
Item 3: a media recommendation
Item 4: word of the week
When you told me my birthday present was a "plinth" I assumed with a name like that it would be something cool. It's just a marble brick! You didn't even wrap it, you just put it in an old Trader Joe's bag. What the hell am I supposed to do with this? I don't even own a column. Making me carry this home is an antipresent. Do better.
Item 5: a photograph
Now that the Webb telescope has the spotlight, I wonder what Hubble is up to. Do you think they still let it take photos or is it just idling around Earth trying to intercept stray reality TV broadcasts to keep it busy until its capacitors stop working? Something to think about.
Thanks for reading. See you again next week.