Linked List: January 2024

♫ ÜBerlin

I first heard this beautiful song on the radio while driving yesterday. From R.E.M.’s fifteenth and final studio album, 2011’s Collapse Into Now.

Thales of Melitus

Thales was one of the Seven Sages, founding figures of Ancient Greece, and credited with the saying “know thyself” which was inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

Many regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition, breaking from the prior use of mythology to explain the world and instead using natural philosophy. He is thus otherwise credited as the first to have engaged in mathematics, science, and deductive reasoning.

Squiggle Golf

Found while looking for web games. Nota bene: The web games link in terra cotta color at the end of the last sentence is a wiki link to a page I plan to make, but have not created yet.

Daggerfall Unity 1.0 Released

An open source recreation of Daggerfall in the Unity engine, playable in Mac, PC, or Linux. A copy of the original Daggerfall is needed to play, and you can get it for free on Steam.

The game is moddable, and the following mods are highlighted:

Via Edwin Evans-Thirlwell at RPS.