December 2013 news

N/A (newsletter)
created: 1 Jan 2014; modified: 17 Sep 2017; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0

This is the inaugural December issue of the gwern.net mailing list; you probably signed up through a link there. If you do not want to receive further monthly emails, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

The purpose of this mailing list is to be a more meaningful and summarized version of the RSS feed (which lists every patch, no matter how small) overlapping with my Changelog page, but in a push/notification medium rather than pull.

While I was at it, I thought I would include some other material like the links I share on Google+. Since this is the first time, I don’t know if people are interested in this or if I omitted anything that people expected; feel free to email me with suggestions or feedback (I believe the reply-to should be set to my address, [email protected], but I am not sure). Without further ado:

Writings

Darknet markets:

Statistical:

Radiance:

Personal:

Site:

Media

Film/TV

  • Aku no Hana: dropped after a few episodes, couldn’t stand the rotoscoping
  • A Christmas Story/National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation: watched with family. The former was pretty good. The latter, though, had some good jokes but was generally mediocre and strained, and a product of its time.

Books

Nonfiction

I reread Discovery of France because I liked it so much the first time (review).

Fiction

Descending order of enjoyment:

  • I finished Umineko back in September, finished writing a review
  • New Legends (SF anthology; review)

Music

Giants (recommended if you like Explosions in the Sky or El Ten Eleven; I particularly liked While the Ages Steal):

Misc:

Touhou:

Vocaloid: