May 7, 2021

Weekend Reads: BTK, Bowling, McDonald’s Ice Cream Hacking, MST3K, and More…

Some of the most interesting stories from all over the web, from one woman's escape from two psychopaths, to the making of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

Weekend Reads: BTK, Bowling, McDonald’s Ice Cream Hacking, MST3K, and More…

"The Poet" by Corey Mead on Medium:

"She escaped a crazed psychopath at 16. Decades later, as the BTK serial killer terrorizes Wichita, she has to run for her life again. The identity of her tormentor is too chilling to believe."

"The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever" by Michael J. Mooney at D Magazine:

"In a bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him."

"They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War" by Andy Greenberg for Wired

"So two years ago, after their own strange and painful travails with Taylor’s devices, 34-year-old O’Sullivan and his partner, 33-year-old Melissa Nelson, began selling a gadget about the size of a small paperback book, which they call Kytch. Install it inside your Taylor ice cream machine and connect it to your Wi-Fi, and it essentially hacks your hostile dairy extrusion appliance and offers access to its forbidden secrets."

"Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie: The oral history" by Adam Carston for AV Club

"Looking beyond the narrative of creative difficulties and studio interference, the story of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is also one of resilience, creativity, dedication, and, of course, humor. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, several of those involved in the creation of this beloved TV-show-turned-movie were interviewed—Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Bridget Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Frank Conniff, and Joel Hodgson—and current host Jonah Ray also discussed the film’s legacy and influence."

"Obsidian vs. Roam: Which PKM App is Right For You?" by Mike Schmitz at The Sweet Setup

"It’s an exciting time for thinkers and creators.

While there are lots of apps doing lots of interesting things with notes right now, by far the two most popular options are Roam Research and Obsidian. In this article, we’re going to compare these two connected note-takers and help you choose the right one."