Weekend Linkages: A Week of COVID Jail

Cenni di Francesco di Ser Cenni, The temptation of Saint Anthony, a detail of the polyptych with Coronation of the Virgin and Saints, Los Angeles, The Getty Museum.

COVID update: I feel totally fine. Not too bad a case. Should be out of jail by Tuesday.

Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s hikikomori men out of their bedrooms

Totally wired: why are so many young people addicted to video games?

In this satirical city builder, your goal is to convert walkable cities into parking lots and use propaganda to convince everyone it’s what they want

Facebook’s AI Spam Isn’t the ‘Dead Internet’: It’s the Zombie Internet

Staying Positive

I had ambitions plans this week to do blogging and house repairs but I managed to catch the COVID that’s ripping around Los Angeles this summer. It’s round two for me. So far I’m just tired and, while I’ve had much worse colds, I don’t feel like doing much except doom scrolling and watching stuff on Kanopy. Luckily, Kelly seems to have escaped infection by a well timed trip to see her brother. I’ll be back in a week, I hope.