I’ve got more links than you can shake a stick at this week. (What’s the origin of that idiom? Anyone want to enlighten me?)

  • Writing for Kotaku, N. Ho Sang has an interesting piece about depictions of island-dwellers in both video games and other media. It got me thinking about media depictions of a group of people that I typically don’t think about. A highly recommended read.
  • Writing for Medium, Sarah Cooper has a list of tricks for appearing smart during meetings. All you office drones out there should give this one a read.
  • In 1969, the American Army Corps of Engineers dammed up the flow of water of the American portion of Niagara Falls to test for structural integrity. Annalee Newitz of io9 has the details, as well as a bunch of photos.
  • Did you know that Bill Clinton plays video games? -gasp- No, not the ex-president. Yeesh. Are you really that gullible? But there’s a Kotaku user who uses the screen name Bill Clinton, and he’s got an interesting post about societal perceptions of video games as a pastime.
  • At his blog, Krebs on Security, Brian Krebs has an interesting post about a weird extortion scheme to get money out of pizza joints. The scheme is a lot less delicious than it sounds.
  • Jack O’Brien and Elford Alley of Cracked have a listicle about myths that we perpetuate about the founding of the United States. The lengths that North Americans go to in order to supress Aboriginal cultures and histories would be hilarious if they weren’t so depressing.
  • Finally, YouTube user Jos Stiglingh used a drone to film a fireworks celebration. Here are the results. Warning: do not try this yourself.

Alright, I’m out of here for now. Ciao.