Abgesehen davon, dass es eine (rudimentäre) Grafik gibt, fühlt sich Heaven’s Vault absolut an wie ein Textadventure, und zwar im besten Sinne: Es gibt Unmengen an exzellenten Dialogen, eine einnehmende Geschichte, und vor allem eine geniale und sorgfältig ausgearbeitete Rätselmechanik, von der man nicht genug kriegen kann. weiterlesen


„These animations show cellular biology on the molecular scale. […] All animations are scientifically accurate and derived from molecular biology and crystallography research.“

Kommentare aus dem Penny-Arcade-Forum, in dem ich es gefunden habe:

„these processes are a lot more wiggly and floppy than I envisioned them
the squishy splorpy sound effects are a bit hilarious“

„that’s what she said“

Science-Fiction-Filme sind überall und wissen es nicht mal. Oder?
Über die Erfahrung Parasite zu schauen mit der Erwartung, dass es SciFi-Horror ist.

(Bild: Jeff Wall „Morning Cleaning, Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona 1999“. Via Phaidon. Eigentlich sagt dieses Bild mehr als mein Artikel…)


// Sorry, muss ich hier einfach die Antwort fast komplett zitieren, in voller, wahnsinniger Pracht:

Q: Is there a way to create a shortcut to remote start my truck? […]

A: I do this by putting a google home mini next to my echo.
I then created a Shortcut so that when I say “Start my car” it makes a web request to my HA (hass.io) instance which then triggers an automation that makes a TTS request to my google home mini that makes it say “Alexa, start my car”, then waits 7 seconds, then says “Alexa, <insert your pin code here>.”
It startles my wife when she’s home and Google and Alexa start talking to each other out of nowhere but other than that it works great. And the idea of getting Google to talk to Alexa has opened up a host of other automations (really just controlling lights with Siri that only work with Alexa).

Der „mysteriöse Blob“ aus dem Pariser Zoo ist momentan in allen Medien präsent, hier meine Lieblingsauszüge:


  • „Blobs are normally found on forest floors in Europe“³
  • „a Texas woman discovered a rapidly-expanding yellow blob growing in her backyard“³


  • „can move without legs or wings“²
  • „When separated from oatmeal, the Blob’s favorite snack, the slime mold learned to cross a bridge filled with a bad-tasting chemical“⁴
  • „You can even put it in the microwave for a few minutes“¹
  • „Just add a few drops of water, and „voila!“ the blob comes to life again“¹
  • „Blobs of any size can be created, there is no known limit“¹
  • „can solve mazes, help make music“⁴


  • „It is not pretty, unless you like yellow“⁴
  • „People complain that the yellow blob looks like dog vomit“⁴
  • „sloth-like propulsion does not make it an obvious crowd-puller“¹
  • „Visitors to the exhibit should try to place themselves in the mold’s metaphorical shoes. They should try to become a slime mould. They should try to imagine what does Physarum ‚think‘, what dreams Physarum sees when it sleeps […] They might try to invent a joke which sounds funny from the slime mould’s point of view.“⁴

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