Tremors, emojis, and more – This Geek in Review for Jan 24, 2020

I didn’t get a chance to see it in the theaters, but I did watch it a lot on VHS. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of Tremors. If you’ve never seen it, then as soon as you’re done reading this, go watch it. Tremors is currently available on Netflix. I should know, we watched it last Sunday night.

Some people think I obsess about weird things, but I never thought about examining the physicality of whether the scissors emoji would actually work or not.

What better way to kill time in an airport then playing videogames on one of the airport monitors.

Popular tractors for sale are the newest tractors, but tractors that are 40 years old. Farmers are used to being able to repair their equipment, but the big tractor companies such as John Deere are making that increasingly difficult. Most repairs and modifications require a licensed mechanic at $150 per hour.

Speed running is the act of playing through a video game as fast as possible. These usually don’t require much physical exertion, that is, until Nintendo released their Fitness Ring game for the switch. There are now people pushing themselves for over 24 hours at an attempt to finish the game as quickly as possible.

I didn’t get to play with model rockets much when I was growing up, but I still new the name Estes. Model rocket pioneer, Vern Estes, celebrates his 90th birthday.

I’m always on the look out for a good, monospaced programming font, and JetBrains Mono is my current favorite.

We have to wait for the next season of the Mandalorian, but the internet will provide Mandalorian content in the mean time: