Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cool Stuff Sunday: "Lovecraft and Language Theory"

I finally got my computer back, after almost two weeks of nail-biting. Now I can play Fallout: New Vegas again! And write, I guess. While my Precious was away, I still managed to collect some interesting stuff from around the interwebz. Let's check it out, shall we?

She Walks In Shadows, an anthology of Lovecraftian short stories centered on female characters, will be releasing soon. It sounds like a really interesting concept--a story from the perspective of Mother Hydra? Yes please!--and the cover art is awesome.

Spotify's new privacy policy is kind of sketch.

You can install Wikipedia to your desktop! Now if only TV Tropes had the same feature...

This little gizmo can supercharge your puny laptop. They're not commercially available yet, but exciting nonetheless.

I have no clue what this does, but it looks pretty.

Rock Paper Shotgun has some previews of the new Binding of Isaac expansion, and the new combos within.

When I first saw this new DOOM clip, I thought it was from Halo. My brand recognition is not good.

Seeing as I'm currently playing Fallout: New Vegas, and eagerly awaiting Fallout 4, this AV Club piece on love and Fallout caught my eye.

Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to Kickstarter. I haven't even started the first one...

This cat and its hippo are adorable.

This site lets you encrypt stuff into everything from hexadecimal to Navajo code. "TKIN BE-TKAH NASH-DOIE-TSO TLO-CHIN A-KEH-DI-GLINI DZEH BE-TKAH MA-E BE-LA-SANA AH-JAD NASH-DOIE-TSO NE-AHS-JAH NO-DA-IH D-AH  BE-TKAH!"

Just watch this.

MIT thinks it has found a "language universal" that ties all languages together. I have no idea what half of that means.