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Heat waves Why a hotter world might be a more dangerous, violent, and less productive one
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The Modern House
Landscape designer and architect duo Anna and Allan Joyce share their dynamic family home...
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Moneyness
Your finances are being snooped on. Here's how We all have a pretty good idea that our finances are being snooped on, but most of us aren't quite...
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We all have a pretty good idea that our finances are being snooped on, but most of us aren't quite able to articulate how. We know that we're being snooped on by two groups, corporations and the government. This post will focus on how the government snoops on our transactions,...
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Living with Linux and Android after two decades of Apple It now seems laughable that only a few months ago, I was questioning whether I'd actually be able to...
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It now seems laughable that only a few months ago, I was questioning whether I'd actually be able to switch off the Apple stack and stick to my choice. That's what two decades worth of entrenched habits will do to your belief in change! But not only was it possible, it's been...
Archinect - Features
How To Reduce the Stress of an Architecture Job Search At some point in their careers, most, if not all, individuals in the architecture profession find...
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At some point in their careers, most, if not all, individuals in the architecture profession find themselves looking for new employment. This can include graduates looking for their first job out of architecture school, experienced designers and architects moving from one firm to...
Escaping Flatland
Garlic and gravel fragments
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Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 075: Levels of AGI July 12, 2024.
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A Collection of...
Fireside Friday, July 12, 2024 Fireside this week! I had hoped to have the start of the Imperator Teaching Paradox series ready for...
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Fireside this week! I had hoped to have the start of the Imperator Teaching Paradox series ready for this week, but it has been a bit stubborn and I do not want to derail my book writing/revising schedule in order to push it out before it is ready. So that will almost certainly...
The Honest Broker
Tell Us About the Person Who Inspires You Most It's Open Mic Day at 'The Honest Broker'
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The Great Discontent...
Schessa Garbutt Schessa Garbutt is the founder of the Inglewood–based design studio, Firebrand. An educator,...
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Schessa Garbutt is the founder of the Inglewood–based design studio, Firebrand. An educator, lecturer, and published essayist (see The Black Experience in Design anthology, a must-read). Garbutt works at the intersection of co-design practices and making huge, mind-bending ideas...
Ink & Switch
Local-First Conf, Ink Selection with Flux A report from the inaugural Local-First Conference in Berlin, and a deep dive on a new ink selection...
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Identity Designed
Ashton Designed by LG2, Quebec.
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Weighty Thoughts
The EU is making itself an economic backwater Regulation is not a real export
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Commoncog
A Big Part of Being Data Driven is Will Not Skill What it's like being data driven in the restaurant business ... and what it tells us about becoming...
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What it's like being data driven in the restaurant business ... and what it tells us about becoming data driven in business more broadly.
mtlynch.io
Want to Buy Is It Keto? I’m looking for someone to take over my old content website, Is It Keto. Is It Keto is for sale I...
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I’m looking for someone to take over my old content website, Is It Keto. Is It Keto is for sale I worked on the site on and off between 2019 and 2020, but I no longer have time for it, so it’s just been neglected for the past several years. Still, it consistently earns $1-2k/yr...
Handprinted - Blog
Meet The Maker: Fabiola Knowles Originally from Sicily, I grew up in Australia; however, having settled in the UK in 1996, it has...
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Originally from Sicily, I grew up in Australia; however, having settled in the UK in 1996, it has been my home for the largest part of my life. I love the outdoors and I am drawn to open landscapes with big skies. I am an artist working mainly with various forms of printmaking. I...
Trying to Understand...
Service to what nation? Why people should stop talking about conscription.
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Build In Public...
Meet Turf Imagine having a Swiss Army Knife for your community use cases
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Map of the Week
Maps and Views at the British Library The British Library contains over 4.5 million maps, atlases, globes, and digital models dating back...
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The British Library contains over 4.5 million maps, atlases, globes, and digital models dating back to medieval times. A small sample of these are displayed on the walls in a section called "Maps & Views". Here are some mediocre pictures I took with links (where I can find them)...
Computer Ads from...
Small Systems Engineering's PETSPEED Fast Enough for the Human Race
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Common Edge
Michael Van Valkenburgh on the Making of Brooklyn Bridge Park The noted landscape architect talks about one of the great 21st century urban parks.
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Tech and Tea
Progress can be slow We can spend a lifetime working on the same things, and that's ok
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The Codist
How To Know When It's Time To Go I retired in 2021 at 63.5 after about four decades as a programmer. What made me do this was not...
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I retired in 2021 at 63.5 after about four decades as a programmer. What made me do this was not failing ability in any way, but after a year of consideration, I realized I didn't care to do it anymore. Everyone will eventually reach a point at
FIRE v London
June ’24: Election fever June was busy. I travelled more than usual in June. Partly in the UK – visiting Glasgow, the west...
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June was busy. I travelled more than usual in June. Partly in the UK – visiting Glasgow, the west country, the south coast and the Isle of Wight; partly overseas – I visited Ibiza for a few days of R&R. Meanwhile, the election campaigns were in full swing. Nigel Farage did his...
99% Invisible
As Slow As Possible [EPISODE] In February, everyone who went to a concert in the old medieval town of Halberstadt, Germany, showed...
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In February, everyone who went to a concert in the old medieval town of Halberstadt, Germany, showed up 23 years late. This is also concert from which everyone walks out early. The performance is of a piece called ORGAN2/ASLSP. ASLSP stands for “as slow as possible,” which is how...
Vadim Kravcenko
What I learned building a $1K MRR SaaS in 6 weeks Question: Answer: The post What I learned building a $1K MRR SaaS in 6 weeks appeared first on...
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Contemporist...
A Modern Brick Home Designed Around The Original Placement Of Trees Exterio architects have shared photos of a new home they completed in Warsaw, Poland, that's...
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Both Are True
Love myself? Knowing what I know? A lunchtime meditation on whether 'being the best' is even a real thing
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Cheese and Biscuits
64 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia The first thing we were given to eat at 64 Goodge Street was a little plate of truffle-cream...
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The first thing we were given to eat at 64 Goodge Street was a little plate of truffle-cream gougères topped with shaved Comté. These turned out to be important for two reasons - firstly, they weren't on the menu and as unannounced bonus extra dishes go you could hardly do more...
The Marginalian
The Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Love and the Meaning of Respect "Care and responsibility are constituent elements of love, but without respect for and knowledge of...
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"Care and responsibility are constituent elements of love, but without respect for and knowledge of the beloved person, love deteriorates into domination and possessiveness."
AFAR Media - Travel...
Exploring Fort Myers: A Local's Guide
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The American Scholar
“Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens Poems read aloud, beautifully The post “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens appeared...
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Poems read aloud, beautifully The post “Peter Quince at the Clavier” by Wallace Stevens appeared first on The American Scholar.
Out-of-Pocket Blog
The New Wave of Concierge Medicine | Out-Of-Pocket This episode of Out-Of-Pocket is brought to you by…
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Chris Nicholas
Building an AI toolbar for text editors I've been experimenting with a floating AI toolbar, designed for use in text editors. Here’s some...
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I've been experimenting with a floating AI toolbar, designed for use in text editors. Here’s some details on how it was created.
Global Inequality...
The end and the beginning of history Three ways of thinking about Lea Ypi’s Free
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Arduino Blog
A stroopwafel doneness detection device If you’re lucky enough to visit the Netherlands and you order a hot drink, you’ll likely be given a...
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If you’re lucky enough to visit the Netherlands and you order a hot drink, you’ll likely be given a sweet treat as well. That is a stroopwafel, a crispy little waffle-syrup sandwich that the Dutch like to rest on top of their drink so that the rising heat will soften the pastry....
Jim Nielsen’s Blog
All About That Button, ’Bout That Button In modern SPAs it’s common to immediately escape baked-in browser behaviors. For example, using...
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In modern SPAs it’s common to immediately escape baked-in browser behaviors. For example, using <button> often looks like this: <div> <input type="text" name="q" /> <button type="submit" onClick={(e) => { // Stop the baked-in behavior ...
Computer Things
Logic for Programmers now in early access! I am delighted to announce that Logic for Programmers is now available for purchase! While still in...
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I am delighted to announce that Logic for Programmers is now available for purchase! While still in early access, it's almost 20,000 words, has 30 exercises, and covers a wide variety of logic applications: Property testing Functional correctness and contracts Formal...
Ed Zitron's Where's...
Pop Culture A week and a half ago, Goldman Sachs put out a 31-page-report (titled "Gen AI: Too Much Spend, Too...
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A week and a half ago, Goldman Sachs put out a 31-page-report (titled "Gen AI: Too Much Spend, Too Little Benefit?”) that includes some of the most damning literature on generative AI I've ever seen. And yes, that sound you hear is the slow deflation of
Quanta Magazine
What Is Machine Learning? Neural networks and other forms of machine learning ultimately learn by trial and error, one...
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Neural networks and other forms of machine learning ultimately learn by trial and error, one improvement at a time. The post What Is Machine Learning? first appeared on Quanta Magazine
Society's Backend
MatMul-free Machine Learning Can Improve Efficiency, Excellent Foundational Learning Resources, SSMs... The top 10 most important updates of last week: 7/8/24
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Nat Eliason's Essays
The Scariest Day of My Life What the hell am I supposed to do?
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The Elysian
Maybe you need to have more fun "Fun" as essential to human flourishing.
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Essays - Benedict...
The VR winter continues Meta has spent at least $50bn on VR and AR so far, but we’re still in the VR winter: the devices...
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Meta has spent at least $50bn on VR and AR so far, but we’re still in the VR winter: the devices aren’t good enough or cheap enough and the user base is flat. But no matter how good the devices get, how many people will care?
Julia Evans
Entering text in the terminal is complicated The other day I asked what folks on Mastodon find confusing about working in the terminal, and one...
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The other day I asked what folks on Mastodon find confusing about working in the terminal, and one thing that stood out to me was “editing a command you already typed in”. This really resonated with me: even though entering some text and editing it is a very “basic” task, it took...
NeuroLogica Blog
Some Thoughts on Aging If either of the two presumptive nominees for the major political parties in the US are elected in...
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If either of the two presumptive nominees for the major political parties in the US are elected in November they will be the oldest person ever to be inaugerated as president. What implications does this have? As a neurologist who sees patients every workday of various ages,...
./techtipsy
No HDMI port on the ThinkPad T430? No problem! The ThinkPad T430 has a few options for running it with an external display: VGA port, which is...
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The ThinkPad T430 has a few options for running it with an external display: VGA port, which is pretty much obsolete at this point mini DisplayPort connector on the laptop itself DVI or DisplayPort on a dock The mini DisplayPort port has annoyed me for as long as I’ve had this...
Rest of World -...
The Indian EV startup navigating short-lived government subsidies Prashant Vashishtha is the founder and chairman of Sokudo Electric India.
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Retail Design Blog
Mardi Mercredi flagship store by Creative Studio Unravel Japan’s first flagship store of Mardi Mercredi is located along the path to Daikanyama Station. The...
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Japan’s first flagship store of Mardi Mercredi is located along the path to Daikanyama Station. The project, encompassing site selection,...
xkcd.com
Number Line Branch
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Open Culture
“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the... There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to...
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There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. German has the word Backpfeifengesicht, which roughly means a face that is badly in...
somethingaboutmaps
Automated Hachuring in QGIS I seem to have accidentally come up with a method for duplicating a centuries-old terrain...
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I seem to have accidentally come up with a method for duplicating a centuries-old terrain representation technique. If you’ve looked at old maps, you’ve probably seen hachures: lines that run up and down along the slope of terrain features. There were a wide variety of approaches...
Engineer’s Codex
Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships Wisdom from Linus Torvalds, the creator of Git and Linux
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Quantum Frontiers
My favorite rocket scientist Whenever someone protests, “I’m not a rocket scientist,” I think of my friend Jamie Rankin. Jamie is...
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Whenever someone protests, “I’m not a rocket scientist,” I think of my friend Jamie Rankin. Jamie is a researcher at Princeton University, and she showed me her lab this June. When I first met Jamie, she was testing instruments to … Continue reading →
Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Coming Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: Wishing I had just taken this job instead of joking...
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Spoon & Tamago
Kirie Artist Lito Celebrates Tanabata with Handcut Leaves Today is Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), a Japanese festival celebrating the...
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Today is Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), a Japanese festival celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh...
African History...
a brief note on the long history of African diplomacy. historical links between west africa and the Maghreb.
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Internal Tech Emails
Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel Peter and I have had a number of conversations about what we expect the world to look like in 2030...
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Peter and I have had a number of conversations about what we expect the world to look like in 2030 so we can plan and position our future work accordingly.
Classical Wisdom
Weekend Roundup Origins of Stoicism
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CONTEMPORIST
Over 5 Miles Of Rattan Were Used To Create The Interior Of Bengaluru International Airport Enter Projects Asia has designed, delivered, and constructed the interiors of the post-security...
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Enter Projects Asia has designed, delivered, and constructed the interiors of the post-security departures area of Bengaluru International Airport. The interior, which features a variety of sculptural elements, includes retail, hospitality, and relaxation areas. The designers...
Inverted Passion
Usefulness grounds truth Are LLMs intelligent? Debates on this question often, but not always, devolve into debates on what...
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Are LLMs intelligent? Debates on this question often, but not always, devolve into debates on what LLMs can or cannot do. To a limited extent, the original question is useful because it creates an opening for people to go into specific. But, beyond that initial use, the question...
Seth's Blog
Blame your tools Blame the clients. And blame the conditions. But then, you’re on the hook to get better tools, find...
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Blame the clients. And blame the conditions. But then, you’re on the hook to get better tools, find better clients and work in better conditions. It’s not convenient, but it’s possible. If it’s not worth the effort, we can simply accept what we’ve chosen and get back to work.
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Motorised Camera Slider [Hardware] Simple smooth motor mod
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A Smart Bear
Procrastinate for Success! Procrastination can be a useful tool. You can't do everything. So don't.
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Flashbak
The Kaikidan Ekotoba Monster Scroll from 19th Century Japan The Kaikidan Ekotoba scroll features paintings of 33 monsters, both fantastic and plain odd from...
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The Kaikidan Ekotoba scroll features paintings of 33 monsters, both fantastic and plain odd from Japan. It’s a subject we’ve visited before with the Yokai Horrors from the 18th Century Bakemono Zukushi Scroll. Thought to originate in the mid 1800s, the artist behind the Kaikidan...
journal – Winnie Lim
happy birthday to my favouritest person Every year on our birth days we’ll try to make a trip overseas – Singapore is about 50km from east...
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Every year on our birth days we’ll try to make a trip overseas – Singapore is about 50km from east to west so we can’t do any local travelling. Travelling is vital...
diamond geezer
Election triplepoint The General Election has seen Labour strengthen its hold over the capital with 59 MPs, while the...
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The General Election has seen Labour strengthen its hold over the capital with 59 MPs, while the Liberal Democrats have doubled their total to 6 and the Conservatives slumped to just 9. The electoral map of London is thus almost all red, with a yellow bloc to the southwest and a...
Maggie Appleton
Leaving Elicit
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Working Theorys
The Prestige-Prosperity Gap We expect prestige and wealth to grow in tandem. When status goes up, wealth goes up...
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We expect prestige and wealth to grow in tandem. When status goes up, wealth goes up proportionately, and vice versa. But the modern world is a lot messier. There can be bizarre mismatches between prestige and prosperity. Some people have social or professional status far...
nanoscale views
What is a Wigner crystal? Last week I was at the every-2-years Gordon Research Conference on Correlated Electron Systems at...
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Last week I was at the every-2-years Gordon Research Conference on Correlated Electron Systems at lovely Mt. Holyoke.  It was very fun, but one key aspect of the culture of the GRCs is that attendees are not supposed to post about them on social media, thus encouraging presenters...
Transit Maps
What I’m Up To and the Future of the Blog Hi, everyone – it’s been a while! Quite a few people have written in lately wondering why I haven’t...
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Hi, everyone – it’s been a while! Quite a few people have written in lately wondering why I haven’t updated the blog in a while, so I thought I should address that. Firstly, for those that were concerned something was wrong, I’d like to reassure you that I’m a-okay and everything...
The Rational Walk
The Limits of the 25th Amendment The 25th Amendment is intended to clarify Presidential succession procedures, but it has severe...
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The 25th Amendment is intended to clarify Presidential succession procedures, but it has severe limits that should be acknowledged.
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PMFs and PDFs It’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. Previous...
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It’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. Previous installments are available from the Data Q&A landing page. If you get this post by email, the formatting is not good — you might want to read it on the site. pmf_and_pdf PMFs and PDFs¶ Here’s...
Old Structures...
It Looked Familiar: Boom One of the problems with electing Wilson Fisk, AKA Kingpin, as mayor of New York, is that he has a...
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One of the problems with electing Wilson Fisk, AKA Kingpin, as mayor of New York, is that he has a lot of enemies who will try to kill him by, say, blowing him up in his sleep. This is a preservation problem because the mayor’s residence is Gracie Mansion, a 1799 wood-frame...
The Ruffian
Congrats Keir, You Won, Now Change Prime Minister Starmer Needs To Be Very Different To Opposition Leader Starmer
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Maps Mania
The Car Free Cities Atlas
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Anecdotal Evidence
'To Feel With Melancholy Wonder' I was introduced to the poet, critic and editor Stanley Burnshaw (1906-2005) in the mid-Seventies by...
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I was introduced to the poet, critic and editor Stanley Burnshaw (1906-2005) in the mid-Seventies by Edward Dahlberg, a difficult man who furthered my education. Collected in Epitaphs for Our Time: The Letters of Edward Dahlberg (George Braziller, 1967) are five letters to...
TheCollector
Henri Matisse: Outstanding Paintings by the French Fauvist Master undefined
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Charles Chen
C# Discriminated Unions and .NET Channels For parallel processing of records, C# discriminated unions and .NET System.Threading.Channels make...
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Christopher Butler
Periodical 19 – Creative Miscellany Design texts, maker stories, Figma complaints, and more. Hello from a very steamy Durham. It was...
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Design texts, maker stories, Figma complaints, and more. Hello from a very steamy Durham. It was 99° as I wrote some of this yesterday with the felt temperature well exceeding 100. And then it started to rain. The temperature dropped a few degrees and the air was filled with...
Noahpinion
Why has U.S. manufacturing productivity stagnated for over a decade? A few hypotheses about a very disturbing trend.
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Citation Needed
Issue 61 – Soft war by the enemy How will recent Supreme Court decisions affect the crypto world? Also, more absurdity from the...
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How will recent Supreme Court decisions affect the crypto world? Also, more absurdity from the crypto lobby, and some new regulatory actions.
Twelve Mile Circle –...
England, Day 1 (Do-Over) This was the trip we wanted to take last summer before our plans abruptly changed. Instead we went...
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This was the trip we wanted to take last summer before our plans abruptly changed. Instead we went to Costa Rica for reasons I talked about before, and all of us had a wonderful time. Even so, I still felt bad that the younger kid lost out on the original destination. He wanted...
RhysTranter.com
Rereading The Brothers Karamazov It is now almost two decades since I first read The Brothers Karamazov. I began it in Bute Park,...
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It is now almost two decades since I first read The Brothers Karamazov. I began it in Bute Park, sitting under a tree overlooking the river. I remember that it was the Penguin Classics edition translated by David McDuff, and that I couldn’t put it down.
Castles in the Sky
Beyond Food and Travel: Remembering Anthony Bourdain I used to sit in my apartment, eating Ramen and watching Anthony Bourdain, wondering about all of...
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I used to sit in my apartment, eating Ramen and watching Anthony Bourdain, wondering about all of the things life and the world had to offer. It’s difficult to overstate the influence Anthony Bourdain has had on my worldview. For over a decade, whenever someone asked, “what do...
The Map is Mostly...
July 4, 2024 Happy Independence Day my dear American friends. We are very lucky to have this country. Let us...
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Happy Independence Day my dear American friends. We are very lucky to have this country. Let us always be grateful for it. And let us always remember that good things are created not when people decide they have claims against an institution or a society, but when they have...
Liz Denys
Notes on cone 6 clay bodies, part 2 I'm continuing my clay body reviews series with two very heavily grogged "sculpture" clays I've...
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I'm continuing my clay body reviews series with two very heavily grogged "sculpture" clays I've used. Note that I currently practice in a community studio that glaze fires to cone 6 in oxidation, so my observations reflect that. Standard 420 Sculpture: Cone 6: average shrinkage...
One Useful Thing
Gradually, then Suddenly: Upon the Threshold Small improvements can lead to big changes
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alexwlchan
Doodling with the Mac’s command icon The command key (⌘) has been a ubiquitious part of the Mac for over forty years. It was chosen by...
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The command key (⌘) has been a ubiquitious part of the Mac for over forty years. It was chosen by legendary icon designer Susan Kare, who picked it from a symbol dictionary – this shape was already being used in Sweden to highlight an interesting feature on a map. It’s an...
AI Snake Oil
New paper: AI agents that matter Rethinking AI agent benchmarking and evaluation
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Product Identity
The Dumbification of our smart screens Re: Enshittification: How screens might become dumber
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Construction Physics
Building the Bell System If someone was making a list of the most important American companies today, it’s unlikely AT&T...
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If someone was making a list of the most important American companies today, it’s unlikely AT&T would be anywhere near the top. It’s large, but not notably so: it came in 32nd in the 2024 Fortune 500 ranking, just above Comcast and below Verizon. Its offerings are not unique:...
Dan Slimmon
No Observability Without Theory: The Talk Last month, I had the unadulterated pleasure of presenting “No Observability Without Theory” at...
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Last month, I had the unadulterated pleasure of presenting “No Observability Without Theory” at Monitorama 2024. If you’ve never been to Monitorama, I can’t recommend it enough. I think it’s the best tech conference, period. This talk was adapted from an old blog post of mine,...
Atoms vs Bits
Anti-Rivalrous Goods the rivalrousness s-curve
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Wuthering...
Books Read in June 2024 - "Why can't we steal the calm vegetable clairvoyance of these great rooted... Three weeks in Portugal meant less and different reading. FICTION Wolf Solent (1929), John Cowper...
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Three weeks in Portugal meant less and different reading. FICTION Wolf Solent (1929), John Cowper Powys – among the most eccentric novels I have ever read, up there with his contemporaries D. H. Lawrence and Ronald Firbank!  I feel I should write about it; I feel I should read...
Chris Grossack's...
Life in Johnstone's Topological Topos 3 -- Bonus Axioms In the first post of the series, we talked about what the topological topos is, and how we can...
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In the first post of the series, we talked about what the topological topos is, and how we can think about its objects (and, importantly, how we can relate computations in the topos $\mathcal{T}$ to computations with topological spaces in “the real world”). In part two, we...
Chris Grossack's...
Life in Johnstone's Topological Topos 2 -- Topological Algebras In the first post, we introduced Johnstone’s topological topos $\mathcal{T}$ and talked about what...
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In the first post, we introduced Johnstone’s topological topos $\mathcal{T}$ and talked about what its objects look like. We showed how the interpretation of type theory in $\mathcal{T}$ gives us an “intrinsic topology” on any type we construct. We also alluded to the fact...
Chris Grossack's...
Life in Johnstone's Topological Topos 1 -- Fundamentals I’ve been thinking a lot about the internal logic of topoi again, and I want to have more examples...
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the internal logic of topoi again, and I want to have more examples of topoi that I understand well enough to externalize some statements. There’s more to life than just a localic $\mathsf{Sh}(B)$, and since I’m starting to feel like I understand...
elementary Blog
It's Disability Pride Month! Let's Get Accessible This month we have several community updates, a couple of Flatpak releases available on OS 7, and...
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This month we have several community updates, a couple of Flatpak releases available on OS 7, and plenty of OS 8 news. Disability Pride Month It’s disability pride month, which means making space to talk about how we can build communities and systems that better accommodate...
Blog - Practical...
Why Bridges Don't Sink [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] The essence of a bridge is not...
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