A triple-digit heatwave in California makes it easy to shelter-in-place this weekend. I hope you are well.
- Northern California Rock Gods™ Metallica made a concert film for their fans sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, who were able to watch it, socially distanced, at drive-in theaters. The band wrote up the process of making a concert film during a pandemic, including the frequent nasal swabs for COVID exposure
- Mark Nottingham, a frequent contributor to the specifications for HTTP (the web’s protocol) talks about a recent IETF draft, The Internet is End Users, and how the people who shepherd the protocols behind the Internet are learning to pay attention to the human, and not just the technical aspects of the decisions they make
- Audrey Eschright, co-editor of The Compiler, walks you through how their family and neighborhood have been working to manage living through the combination of pandemic, and police riots in Portland, Oregon, and planning for things getting worse
- Aurin Shaw reviews Spiritfarer, a lovely resource management game where you look after the souls of the dead as they prepare to cross over into whatever lies beyond their mortal lives
Big Joanie, Cranes in the Sky (Afropunk) - The UK post-punk trio covers one of the best break-up songs ever written