# December 2013 news

created: 1 Jan 2014; modified: 23 Dec 2017; status: finished; confidence: log;

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:

Darknet markets:

Statistical:

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: