Monday, July 24, Elon Musk officially changed Twitter’s blue bird logo to a capital X. (Remember, he changed the logo to a cryptocurrency dog logo for a while there.) He already announced he was changing the name. Poor Linda Yaccarino, that’s all I can say.
This 5 minute video has interesting material and some beautiful images of cougars, or Florida panthers in Florida.
Alex Horman writes about leaving the Self-Published Science Fiction Contest (inspired by the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off) after two years as a judge. Points are made about the prose quality of self-published work, specifically proof-reading and editing or the lack of it.
Still trying to recover the “lost library” of Milton.
“Bad in ways no human was bad before.” I didn’t attend this panel at ReaderCon, but someone from File770 did, and here is the consensus of AI-created stories for the submission portals of all the major magazines in the field.
Rachel Ayers writes about the delights of “competence porn,” over on Tor.com.
Barbie’s first weekend garnered $155 million, while Opperheimer earned $80m, to studio executives’ shock. I was tempted to read something psychological into this and then I remembered that Oppenheimer is 3 hours long.
All-electric Polestar is becoming competitive on the world stage. (I believe they are a partnership between Xingi Meizu, a Chinese cellphone company, and Volvo, a Swedish car manufacturer.)
Nerds of a Feather reviews the current season of Black Mirror.
Today’s image is an octopus for no reason except I like them. This photo is from Medium.