February 12th, 2021

Oh hello there Friday.

And where I live we get a long weekend! After the past week (busy) I definitely need one. The next few weeks are going to be crazy busy on my end (fair warning.)

But here we go!

Unreal Engine: Meta Humans

Unreal Engine: Meta Humans

“Bringing compelling real-time digital humans to life is incredibly challenging and time-consuming. It can take months of research, costly scanning equipment, and an army of tech artists. What if we could make the process radically simpler, faster, and more scalable—without compromising on quality?”

Unreal has, for many decades now, created a platform that increasingly makes more and more realistic looking film and videogame environments. Now they’re focusing on the characters, their faces, their body movement, etc.

This is a fascinating set of developments.

Making the rounds. Deservedly so. Just imagine the sheer volume of work this took to achieve. Phew.

City Guesser

City Guesser

“City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience. City Guesser launched on August 13th, 2020, and welcomes thousands of geography-enthusiasts each day.”

Since none of us can, you know, ACTUALLY visit other international cities…

A great little time waster / educational tool.



“Input Your Rubik’s Cube Configuration”

“Solve your Rubik’s Cube simply. No terminology, memorization, or shenanigans. Enter your colors, and press solve and we’ll get you back to normal. Enjoy!”

This is honestly a pretty great idea.

I’ve been solving Rubik’s cubes since I was gifted one way back in 1984. It took me two years to figure it out and now I just do it to clear my mind.

I think more people should learn how to solve it. It’s very satisfying.



A super challenging, mayyyybe frustrating offroad jeep driving… thing.

I suck at it but a few subscribers sent it in, so have at it.

Huzzah! We have achieved Friday Links!

I hope your day is good. And warm. And safe. And cozy.

See you next Friday!