Five Links #042
Hacking Wordle; Singing famous artworks
A fun Wordle derivative ..
You’ve likely heard about the fancy-hangman game that has taken over the Internet. Yes - I’m talking about Wordle.
Well, I’m loving this new Wordle-like game put out by the people that do the Every Bundle.
Each line is a synonym for the word that came before, and comes with its own ‘par score’. It’s the perfect blend of annoying and satisfying. Try it out.
Also - did ya’ll know the guy that invented Wordle was named Wardle?!
Hacking the mainframe..
I loved this stupid but fun website that allows you to pretend you are - or, more likely, fool your coworkers into thinking you are - a 90s computer hacker.
This link has absolutely no utility but it made me smile.
(via The Verge)
Similar to the Maths tutor that put his lectures on PornHub, big respect to the Vienna Tourism Board that has started an OnlyFans account.
Turns out because of the rampant nipples and other nudity present in many historic works, museums haven’t been able to plug their artworks through many modern social media channels (think Instagram, TikTok etc).
So they’re going where the audience is and have started an OnlyFans account. A classy, respectable OnlyFans account. I’m installing the app now for some classy, respectable appreciation.
"In July, the Albertina Museum’s new TikTok account was suspended and then blocked for showing works by the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki that showed an obscured female breast, forcing the museum to start a new account. This followed a similar incident in 2019, when Instagram ruled that a painting by Peter Paul Rubens violated the platform’s community standards which prohibit any depictions of nudity – even those that are “artistic or creative in nature”."
Try being rich first..
I thought this slightly longer read by Tim Ferris was worth the investment. He talks about some of the downsides that come with ‘fame’ in today’s world.
I also particularly liked the Bill Murray quote below.
First off, what type of “fame” do you want? In concrete terms, what would “successful” look like and over what period of time? From 0–100%, how confident are you that you can convert exposure to income? If more than 0%, what evidence do you have to suggest that your strategy will work? Do you have a plan for becoming unfamous if you don’t like it? During my college years, one of my dorm mate’s dads was a famous Hollywood producer. He once said to me, “You want everyone to know your name and no one to know your face.” Taking it a step further, we could quote Bill Murray: I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first.’ See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. . . . The only good thing about fame is that I’ve gotten out of a couple of speeding tickets. I’ve gotten into a restaurant when I didn’t have a suit and tie on. That’s really about it.