Archive for the ‘links’ Category

2009.07.21

2009-07-22


local,links

  • Queen City Discovery – An interesting blog about urban exploration in Cincinnati that some guys in Hive13 told me about
  • Amidst a pile of other new-age and holistic bullshit in some free magazine, I miraculously discovered an ad for the “Uptown Farmer’s Market” at Garden Park – 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Fridays 12-7, Saturdays 10-2, 513-238-6616

programming

  • MapReduce – I don’t care what your opinion of MapReduce is or how much it might suck, I am just putting this here so I will encounter it later and remember that it exists.
  • Epigrams on Programming from Alan Perlis – Written in 1982 but still pretty true.

software


video,books


games

  • Balance of Power – A geopolitics game by Chris Crawford (also with his interesting essay/article here).

lit,historical

  • We the People Network – I was searching for an image of the Declaration of Independence here and discovered they have rather high-resolution scans (like, the Declaration is 63 megapixels) of that and many other historical documents too.
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2009.06.14

2009-06-15


technobabble,links


apps,linux


editor,cheatsheet


programming,scheme


hack,wii

  • http://www.smoothboard.net/ – Interesting thing from my friend Lincoln. It uses a Wii remote, IR transmitter, and PC (with Bluetooth) to “Transform your screen into a user-friendly interactive whiteboard with Smoothboard.”

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.”

2009.04.30

2009-05-01


log

  • Here is the umpteenth post made to my WordPress in an automated way…
  • I guess here is where I put “Hello, world” and for once it’s actually kind of accurate because the post is going where the world can see it.
  • So, uh, Hello, world
  • Did I fix my idiotic bugs yet?

graphics


links,blogs

  • http://www.tanashabitat.com/ (Tana’s Habitat – a site Jane recommended for useful information about living on your own. It looks far more suited to her gender than to mine, but it still has some good advice.)

notes,technobabble


books


comic

  • This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow – a webcomic and blog I first came across in Citybeat, but came across by accident later