I had a little time this weekend to chip away at my various “consumption” queues. Saturday seems like a good day to share these with you, dear reader, so here is some of the video content I no longer have to “Watch Later.”
I enjoy hobby electronics, and a friend of mine sent me this video.
This open-source device may be of little interest to most of you, but it does an amazing array of different, but mostly-related tasks. The video production-value leaves a lot to be desired, but in a way, this is emblematic of the entire open source movement: powerful and often a bit ugly.
From here, the magic YouTube algorithms served me up this video.
In it, the circuit board for a midcentury-style lighted arrow is made from scratch and installed. I liked this video quite a lot.
No thank you.
My other vicarious adventuring was through Danny MacAskill.
He is amazing, and I love each and every one of his videos. What he accomplishes on a bike should not be possible.
The last item for today was [Ex Machina](http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Machina-Alicia-Vikander/dp/B011KKCQH8/], the directorial debut of Alex Garland. This selection involves a much larger time commitment, but I think it is worth it, and I say that as someone tried and failed to watch this movie a couple months ago. I’m not sure what was different this time, but I was quickly hooked. I didn’t love it as much as many other nerds did, but I thought it was very thought-provoking and good. Plus, it has Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in it, and he is great. A final warning, don’t watch this movie around children or Puritans.