Originating in London is the concept of the Tweed Run. It’s a bunch of fucking hipsters, riding outdated bikes in impractical clothing through gentrified neighborhoods flashing their privilege. Or in their own words:
The term “overdressed” does not exist in our vocabulary. Tweed suits, plus fours, bowties, and jaunty flat caps are all encouraged. […]
Dust off your vintage velocipede for the ride; prizes awarded for Best Vintage Bicycle. […]
Of course dining al fresco is an art all of its own, and we encourage you to pack a beautiful picnic basket for our Picnic Break.
A similar thing happens in the Netherlands under the label “Tweed Ride“. They are an inclusive folk, addressing both Nederlands and English speaking people. Their next event is coming Sunday, May 28th, in Breda.
German Computer Magazine c’t crashed a 1:8 scale model of a Lego Porsche at 45 km/h against a wall. Here is the high speed video.
The Tumblr of the Day is Iconic Photos, which currently comes with the image above and a very nice text explaining the history and making-of of the image and the rise and fall of the drive-in cinema (“By 1958, 83% of American households had a television set in their homes, up from 9% in 1950.”).
Iconic Photos is on Patreon, too.
Eve Online let’s us know that it is turning 14 years old. It went live on May 6, 2003. The Iceland-based Excel-with-Lasers game is known to be highly addictive (and that’s one reason why it is the prettiest game I will never be playing).
Recently, Eve restructured itself so that up to a certain level players can now pilot spacecraft for free (and the free level is supposedly sufficient to see a lot of meaningful in-game action).
It’s not my fault, really. It’s Schenker, and Urban Games. They sent me my Nvidia 1070 (with a side of CPU and Memory), and now there is a Windows Shoebox (well, Clown Shoe sized showbox) somewhere in our home, and Steam Streaming is busy.
I’m off laying tracks with the family, now the screen updates are not jumpy any more.