Archive for the ‘food’ Category

2009.08.12

2009-08-14


videos,paranoia

  • Here and here – videos from Prof. James Duane and Officer George Bruch about why talking to the police is almost never a good idea.

software

  • omploader – A place to upload files. It can also be done with a firefox extension or in a script.
  • Paperback, from the OllyDbg guy. This lets you store data on paper (about 500 KB for A4 at 600 DPI).

web

  • HTML5 Canvas Experiment – Perhaps good for comparing different Javascript engines. It chokes on Firefox 3.5 on my Atom 330, but works well on 3.6.
  • drop.io – A file sharing site which Wired mentioned because of its ability to set an expiration date on any file you upload. It also appears to have a collection of other, much cooler features for collaboration.

programming,linux

  • Bash cures cancer – Some helpful stuff for commandline Unix/Linux. It seems to have not been updated in about a year though.
  • Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! – My friend Lincoln showed me this. It’s a decent Haskell tutorial with some very oddball illustrations.
  • How to Design Programs – A book, freely available online, which teaches software design using Scheme (or is it DrScheme?)
    • How to Design Worlds: Interactive Programming in DrScheme – Another freely available book from the same guys that made HtDP, but this one is about writing interactive applications using pure functional programming.

games

  • Kongregate – A large collection of rather addictive online Flash games.

books

  • The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto; the full text is readable for free online. I haven’t read it, I just noted the link, so I can neither agree nor disagree with the contents of it.
  • Wishcraft by Barbara Sher; I came across this motivational book from Havi Brooks. I haven’t read this either, but I should at some point. It’s free as a series of PDFs.

food


hippie


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2009.06.14

2009-06-15


log

  • Well, after my computer exploded and my hard drive became an orphan, I finally built a working computer again and fixed up my scripts so they didn’t suck. Now I shall attempt to post the giant piles of stuff that have accumulated.

diy,links


motivational,practical


food,photography

  • http://www.tastespotting.com/ – My friend Cassie sent me this link. In its own words: “Think of TasteSpotting as a highly visual potluck of recipes, references, experiences, stories, articles, products, and anything else that inspires exquisite taste.”

game,geometry

  • The eyeballing game – Another link from Cassie… it’s a Flash game that’s sort of interesting, related to one’s ability to eyeball something and tell if it’s straight
  • Nomic Game – A paperwork table game that looks a bit complex to actually play. The object of the game is to change the rules of the game.

article

  • The Score: How childbirth went industrial – An article in The New Yorker giving a (critical) opinion of why C-section is used so often. Interesting read.
  • Perils of pop philosophy
    • Probably related to Dunning-Kruger effect – “…people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it”
  • The Zen of Drinking Alone from Modern Drunkard Magazine. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of Modern Drunkard before, but this is a surprisingly cogent article about the value of… drinking alcohol alone, or “using alcohol to find your inner monkey”.
  • Well, more of an essay than an article… On Liberty by John Stuart Mill is something I should probably read at some point

music

  • Jake Speed and the Freddies – just saw them at the Southgate House and was extremely impressed, despite that ordinarily I’d never listen to “folk blues” voluntarily.
  • StumbleAudio – I don’t really know what this is. but I wrote it down, so maybe it’s good. “Guide to discovering music and sharing great new music.”