This retro badass rendition of the Going the Distance has to be heard.
This article contains spoilers, please stop reading if you’re worried about that!
The following is a quick recap of FF #16, written by Matt Fraction and Lee Allred, Scripted by Lee Alred, Pencils/Inks by Michael Allred, and colored by Laura Allred.
It’s been a short journey, but man has it been worth it. The epic conclusion is satisfying with so many great beats that I find myself sad that it has to come to an end. Ant Man and the Future Foundation assaults Latveria to take down Doom with style and succeeds—ending the run with the Fantastic Four finally coming back to relieve the motley crew of standing in. Below are the standout things that I really enjoyed:
Great writing, great art, and a really fun book—can any comic book lover ask for anything else?
The spotted salamander is the first backboned animal known to harness sunlight to make food – with the help of photosynthetic algae
This is just weird and surprising. Maybe Superman isn’t so unrealistic, huh?
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose finish their NBA 2013-2014 previews with Bill thinking that the Bulls will take it this year. It’s definitely been a great ride and a ton of great content from these guys—good job Grantland.
Man, the rise and fall of MongoDB was so fast, it’s ridiculous—going from adored Madonna to drugged up Lindsay Lohan overnight. When it hit the scene, everyone thought it was so cool and more importantly, the future. People were bundling Mongo into all sorts of stacks, people saw huge performance gains, the future was bright. But then it’s questionable trade-offs were analyzed and it was brought down from hipster-cool to a down-right joke. Bryce Nyggen details here how quickly it all happened on his blog in the above link.
You can also see a funny post earlier in the year that I posted of how people justified using stuff like MongoDB and justifying it incorrectly when their data was relational.
Finally Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose’s countdown of the top NBA teams arrives to the Warriors! You can imagine that being both a big basketball fan and living in the San Francisco Bay Area that the prospect of going into a season with a great team after such a long drought has me more excited than a little kid at a candy store.
So here’s to that kid who just got a large bag of his favorite candies and to the adult that is writing this shameless fan-plug.
In case you wanted to see where your team stacks up, here is the link to the rest of the teams: http://www.grantland.com/nbapreview2013
Oh boy, Heroku hasn’t been the in the limelight in awhile, but support for websockets? This is definitely a game-changer for people wanting to a deploy scaling real-time talking apps/games with extreme ease—even if we may move away from websockets eventually.