What to do? We need to not fight the fragility. We need to look at the very...– Building the Great Libraries of the Internet with a DNS time machine · Ben Ward
I am amused by the fact our word idiot comes from the Greek word idiotes, which...– Idiots & Taking the Long View | Noah Brier dot Com
Another Google I/O, and another raft of awesome products. One announced API that...– Chrome’s requestAutocomplete() | Mostly harmless by Alex MacCaw
cujoJS is an architectural toolkit for building highly modular, maintainable web applications that are easy to test and refactor, with zero framework lock-in.
Five silent philosophers sit at a table around a bowl of spaghetti. A fork is...– Dining philosophers problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a write-up of how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion. In...– The Onion Tech Blog
Mobile emulation - Chrome DevTools — Google... →
The mobile web has evolved to enable increasingly sophisticated applications, which we often wish to debug during development on the desktop. The DevTools include support for a number of features that can help with this which we will walk through in this section.
Remote-Tilt - emulate motion events →
Transit - CSS transitions and transformations for... →
Super-smooth CSS transitions & transformations for jQuery
jQuery Animations with automatic CSS3 transitions... →
Extend $.animate() to detect CSS transitions for Webkit, Mozilla and Opera and convert animations automatically. Compatible with IE6
Which is something that Morozov doesn’t touch on in his review: that TED-think...– Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts | Felix Salmon
The law makes a simple but powerful point: Why would you go to the trouble of...– The Wealthy Elizabethan Merchant Who Explains CNN’s Bad Boston Coverage - By Daniel Altman | Foreign Policy
The triad of “Good, Fast, Cheap” is missing a fourth element:...– Speed vs Quality vs Feedback
iosscripts.com – iosSlider – Touch Enabled jQuery... →
iosSlider is a jQuery plugin which allows you to integrate a customizable, cross-browser content slider into your web presence. Designed for use as a content slider, carousel, scrolling website banner, or image gallery.
The hedonic treadmill, also known as hedonic adaptation, is the supposed...– Hedonic treadmill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To Foucault, this is real power: the plague moment is one in which the political...– 3quarksdaily: Foucault’s Plague
In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a...– Liminality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We’ve been working on code that takes many years of images at once, looks at...– Making Clouds Go Away on MapBox Satellite | MapBox
ftlabs/fastclick · GitHub →
FastClick is a simple, easy-to-use library for eliminating the 300ms delay between a physical tap and the firing of a click event on mobile browsers.
When I started work, I realized that the job of the practical economist was not...– Stumbling and Mumbling: Reinhart & Rogoff: true Keynesians
When Lua was in High School, SCUMM beat it up for lunch money.– Grumpy Gamer If I Made Another Monkey Island…
So let’s focus on Mushroom World therefore. Mushroom World is a very large...– (23) Mario (series): What is the political situation in the Mario universe? - Quora
peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows →
Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. (via @sieyin)
Hyper-lapse photography – a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera...– Google Street View Hyperlapse | Labs | Teehan Lax
Heyzap is a social network for mobile gamers, and as such, we get lots of user...– Surfacing Interesting Content • stdout.heyzap
This is a collection of articles and guides designed for teaching programming with Polycode. Hopefully, some day they will grow into a comprehensive book on the subject.
This post is about the magic constant 0x5f3759df and an extremely neat hack,...– 0x5f3759df » Hummus and Magnets
Cap'n Proto →
thehyperrealists: Cap’n Proto is an insanely fast data interchange format and capability-based RPC system. Think JSON, except binary. Or think Protocol Buffers, except faster. In fact, in benchmarks, Cap’n Proto is INFINITY TIMES faster than Protocol Buffers.
While Zuckerberg constantly calls on our desire to be social as a way of...– The Soul of a New (Facebook) Machine - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
Quote and Comment: Sources of subsidy in the... →
I was asked to speak recently at a conference organized by Yale University with the title “Journalism & The New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay The Messenger?” This irritated me. The question should have been “who will subsidize news production?” because news production has always been subsidized by…
iD: A New Editor for OpenStreetMap // Speaker Deck →
Considers the motivation for building a new editor for OSM, and the design and technology involved in building it. Presented at the Bay Area GeoMeetup April 2, 2013.
If you have to choose a single walking distance standard for all situations, the...– Human Transit: basics: walking distance to transit
Only one known copy of the game exists on a customized USB flash drive. The game...– Chain World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frog Skins is a collectible card game for two players. Each player brings a deck...– Jason Rohrer’s card game solves America’s inflation problem by destroying your money | Polygon
In the very early days of the world wide web, there were attempts to build a...– The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency — Money & Banking — Medium
The first mobile phone call was made 40 years today, on April 3, 1973, by...– The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today – Quartz
Bitcoin: The Cyberpunk Cryptocurrency →
In this talk, I will demystify currency and delve into the fundamentals of economic exchange. I will discuss how currencies work, what gives them their value, why most of them are fundamentally flawed, and how these flaws manifest themselves in our world. I will discuss how Bitcoin intends to solve these problems, the rearchitecture of our economic lives that would happen if we used it for...
Freicoin is a peer-to-peer (P2P) currency based on the accounting concept of a...– Freicoin - easy-to-use demurrage currency
The whole meaning of it would come out of the relationships between the people...– ‘The Thing’ Redialed: how a BBS changed the art world and came back from the dead | The Verge
Now, thanks to new observation technologies, powerful software, and statistical...– The Power of Swarms Can Help Us Fight Cancer, Understand the Brain, and Predict the Future | Wired Science | Wired.com
It’s a fact well-known to advertisers, though it’s not always appreciated by...– f | Saved
I’ve found that developing a short list of desirable qualities helps...– Zed A. Shaw
The decision of whether to buy a lottery ticket shouldn’t be based on the...– Simplexify - Posts - I am a statistician and I buy lottery tickets
That’s the hardest part: letting go of an idea that, having spent a number of...– The Story of Christoph Niemann’s Petting Zoo App : The New Yorker
Who is Mark V. Shaney? Some people on the Net thought he was smart and...– “I Spent an Interesting Evening Recently with a Grain of Salt”
People who create web forms, databases, or ontologies are often unaware how...– Personal names around the world
This tutorial covers all aspects of building effective sentiment analysis...– Sentiment Symposium Tutorial: Overview