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e·mote | əˈmōt |
verb [no object]
(especially of an actor) portray emotion in a theatrical manner: the actors would emote for the camera.
emoter noun
early 20th century (originally US): back-formation from emotion.

Here are the currently available emotes for each subscription tier of the Hypertexthero Twitch channel. These are work-in-progress and may change, and more will be added as we unlock them on our journey to Twitch Partner level.

To use them, type a colon (:) followed by the highlighted words matching the emote you would like to use in Twitch chat.

For example, typing :hypert23Beautiful will make A close-up of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. appear on chat and at a random spot overlayed on top of the stream video, thanks to StreamElements.

Tier 1

  • A photo of Hypertexthero performing a One two boss maneuver.
  • An image of Scotty attempting to speak to a computer using a mouse.
  • An illustration of an airplane touching and going.
  • A close-up of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
  • An image taken from my stream showing a firebally explosion with the word ‘Boom!’ above.

Tier 2

  • An drawing of a flying heart balloon.

Tier 3

  • An image of an amazed flight instruction called Shirley in the video game Pilotwings.

Bits Tier

  • A flying letter H.
  • A drawing of Hypertexthero laughing, in cartoon style.
  • A screen capture of Rambo, walking away to live day by day.


The following selection of emotes can be used just by following my channel. Unlike the other emotes, Twitch only lets you use these on the Hypertexthero stream, and not elsewhere.

  • Space Invaders.
  • PacMan.
  • Sopwith.
  • River Raid.
  • Lurk.
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Hyperspectral Radio Eye the Size of Earth #

Casey Handmer, writing about the Starlink satellite network:

Starlink has received its fair share of criticism, drawn perhaps by its overwhelming scale and potential impacts to ground-based astronomy. But Starlink can also be the single greatest scientific instrument ever built, a hyperspectral radio eye the size of the Earth, capable of decoding information about the Earth and the universe that is right up against the limits of physics.

99-Year Old Fighter Pilot Bud Anderson Talks About Flying the P-51 Mustang #

Very interesting commentary about flying the P-51 Mustang from Chuck Yeager’s life-long friend Clarence “Bud” Anderson , interviewed at Fighter Pilot Podcast.

Via M0rt75, if I recall correctly.

Homo Ludens #

While thinking about the concept of playing again recently, I remembered the book Homo Ludens, which is in my to-read list:

Homo Ludens is a book originally published in Dutch in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. It discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society. Huizinga suggests that play is primary to and a necessary (though not sufficient) condition of the generation of culture.

I don’t remember if this is the book referenced by John Cleese in his LOL-filled lecture on creativity, which means I should what it again!

The Little Prince #

Adam Gopnik, writing about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince in The New Yorker:

The desert and the rose—his life as an intrepid aviator and his life as a baffled lover—were his inspiration. But between those two experiences, skewering them, dividing them with a line, was the war.

What a strange memory reading this piece has made surface in my mind: A theater production of “O Pequeno Príncipe“ that I attended as a kid in Rio de Janeiro, I think (I need to ask my mom)!

In today’s stream I will be flying the airplane that Antoine flew for the French postal service, the Bréguet XIV, which is in the new update for the IL-2 Sturmovik flight simulator.

Metal Detecting as a Metaphor for Success #

Andrew Crawshaw, speaking about his new game The Magnificent Truffle Pigs over at my childhood friend’s excellent website, Yin Indie:

I felt that metal detecting was a great metaphor for success; you can spend your whole life metal detecting and only find junk, or you might do it for the first time tomorrow and find a gold hoard. There isn’t always that trade-off between hard work and the end result.

I think that’s one of the things that a lot of people overlook when they’re playing the game; recognising that when something good happens in life it can be a result of luck and not always hard work. Or that sometimes you can work your fingers to the bone and never get that reward you feel you deserve. I think if you don’t recognise that, it can cloud your appreciation of how other people get along in life, or don’t get along in life.

So true.

Spoiler: HTML Details Disclosure Element #

Today I learned that HTML now has a spoiler element!

Spoiler: Life Advice Know thyself.
Nothing to excess.
Certainty brings insanity.

Via WildCraze.

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