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Old Structures...
Lucy Moses Award: 486 Liberty Avenue You can read about the building in the awards program: here. The short version: this was a very...
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You can read about the building in the awards program: here. The short version: this was a very ornate police precinct house constructed in 1892, when Brooklyn was still an inexpedient city, and abandoned for quite some time. Here’s what the interior looked like the first time we...
Common Edge
Randy Fertel on the Power and Peril of Creative Improvisation A lively talk with the author about his new book, Winging It.
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NeuroLogica Blog
Using AI To Create Virtual Environments Generative AI applications seem to be on the steep part of the development curve – not only is the...
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Generative AI applications seem to be on the steep part of the development curve – not only is the technology getting better, but people are finding more and more uses for it. It’s a new powerful tool with broad applicability, and so there are countless startups and researchers...
Archinect - Features
AI is Good For Architects (For Now) In the final chapter of Archinect In-Depth: Artificial Intelligence, Niall Patrick Walsh reflects on...
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In the final chapter of Archinect In-Depth: Artificial Intelligence, Niall Patrick Walsh reflects on the historical relationship between architecture and technology, charting a trajectory for the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the future of the architectural...
Mazdak
Should You Rent or Buy a Home in Today's Market? In today's Canadian housing market, the age-old question of renting versus buying feels more...
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In today's Canadian housing market, the age-old question of renting versus buying feels more pressing than ever. Soaring property values and rising interest rates have created a complex landscape, leaving many wondering: is homeownership still the golden ticket to building...
Noahpinion
Why so many of us were wrong about missile defense Writing about military spending is difficult.
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Engineers Need Art
VPX Scripting - Part 2 (Linting) The second in a series of posts about scripting Visual Pinball tables.
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The Map is Mostly...
Why Buy a House (or Land)? A lesson in ignoring economics
yesterday
Quantum Frontiers
How I didn’t become a philosopher (but wound up presenting a named philosophy lecture anyway) Many people ask why I became a theoretical physicist. The answer runs through philosophy—which I...
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Many people ask why I became a theoretical physicist. The answer runs through philosophy—which I thought, for years, I’d left behind in college. My formal relationship with philosophy originated with Mr. Bohrer. My high school classified him as a religion … Continue reading →
Maggie Appleton
On Openings Essays, Conferences Talks, and Jam Jars
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African History...
a brief note on the intellectual contributions of African scholars in the diaspora the biography of a West African mathematician in Cairo.
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bunnie's blog
Control and Autofocus Software for Chip-Level Microscopy This post is part of a series about giving us a tangible reason to trust our hardware through...
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This post is part of a series about giving us a tangible reason to trust our hardware through non-destructive IRIS (Infra-Red, in-situ) inspection. Here’s the previous posts: This post will discuss the control software used to drive IRIS. Above is a screenshot of the IRIS machine...
SOCKS
“I called them Ghosts”. Visual Poems and Sequences by George Wylesol George Wylesol is a Baltimore-based artist who primarily produces illustrations and comic-like...
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George Wylesol is a Baltimore-based artist who primarily produces illustrations and comic-like sequences of drawings, often accompanied by written text in the form of short poems. His works blend mundane objects and settings with surreal plots and visual associations, resulting...
Paolo Amoroso's...
Testing the Practical Common Lisp code on Medley <![CDATA[When the Medley Interlisp Project began reviving the system around 2020, its Common Lisp...
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<![CDATA[When the Medley Interlisp Project began reviving the system around 2020, its Common Lisp implementation was in the state it had when commercial development petered out in the 1990s, mostly prior to the ANSI standard. Back then Medley Common Lisp mostly supported CLtL1...
TheCollector
What Was the Importance of Caesarea in Christianity? undefined
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A Smart Bear
Learn by Copy In America we're trained that all copying is bad; of course plagiarism is, but perhaps we're...
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In America we're trained that all copying is bad; of course plagiarism is, but perhaps we're throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
journal – Winnie Lim
messy thoughts while in hong kong I haven’t been well since my birth day. The very next day I woke up with elevated heart rate again –...
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I haven’t been well since my birth day. The very next day I woke up with elevated heart rate again – I am more aware of this because I use a bunch...
Christopher Butler...
Periodical 18 – A Personal Web I am building a personal web. My name is Chris and I am a data hoarder personal...
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I am building a personal web. My name is Chris and I am a data hoarder personal archivist. Current status of my “_archive” volume: 741,637,054,464 bytes (741.64 GB on disk) Audio: 267,269,859,244 bytes (267.29 GB on disk) for 8,902 items Images: 24,176,297,844 bytes...
Seeking Wisdom
Modeling Life: Equilibrium This is my 2nd post summarizing the key takeaways I got from reading the book Modeling Life. I...
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This is my 2nd post summarizing the key takeaways I got from reading the book Modeling Life. I recommend reading my earlier post first to get a good grounding on the foundations covered in the book. A system can exhibit three different types of behavior: equilibrium, oscillation,...
devonzuegel.com
Part 6: Is the proposed new city in California climate resilient? A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m writing about this bold proposal. One of the biggest questions I had when I first learned about this...
Citation Needed
Issue 55 – Halving a bad time The bitcoin "halving" looms, and that may not be as good news as coiners hope. Also, Terra committed...
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The bitcoin "halving" looms, and that may not be as good news as coiners hope. Also, Terra committed fraud and Uniswap got a Wells notice.
Flashbak
A Painted Treatise on Cats From 19th Century Thailand This manuscript containing 12 paintings of different types of cats is in the format of a samut khoi,...
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This manuscript containing 12 paintings of different types of cats is in the format of a samut khoi, a Thai folding book that opens from top to bottom. It was made in the 19th century in central Siam (now Thailand) by an unknown artist. Such folding books were typically made from...
Dan Quach Blog
Vietnam Grandma and the Vietnam WarWhen I was young, friends would visit, and there was one photo on the...
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Grandma and the Vietnam WarWhen I was young, friends would visit, and there was one photo on the shelf that caught their attention in my room.  It was a photo of an elderly Caucasian lady and their first question to me was, “How come you didn’t take the stock photo out of the...
Eukaryote Writes...
Carl Sagan, nuking the moon, and not nuking the moon Most of us go about our lives comforted by the thought “I would never drop a nuclear weapon on the...
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Most of us go about our lives comforted by the thought “I would never drop a nuclear weapon on the moon.” The truth is that given a lot of power, a nuclear weapon, and a lot of extremely specific circumstances, we too might find ourselves thinking “I should nuke the moon.”
Twelve Mile Circle –...
Dayton, Ohio Part 2 (Take a Walk) Dayton is decently sized place with about 130,000 residents in the city proper and about 800,000 in...
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Dayton is decently sized place with about 130,000 residents in the city proper and about 800,000 in the larger metropolitan area. So that makes it large enough for some attractions and urban amenities, but nobody would mistake it for a city that never sleeps. I figured I might...
SatPost by Trung...
Why I love Bluey (and hate Cocomelon) These are the two most-streamed children's shows. And Joe Brumm's personal touch for Bluey trumps...
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These are the two most-streamed children's shows. And Joe Brumm's personal touch for Bluey trumps Cocomelon's engagement-hacking approach.
The Honest Broker
The Rise of the Anonymous Music Star Do streaming platforms view famous artists as a threat to their brands?
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A Collection of...
Fireside Friday, April 12, 2024 Fireside this week! Apologies for having so many of these so close together, but the recent car...
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Fireside this week! Apologies for having so many of these so close together, but the recent car troubles I’ve had have eaten into my time quite a lot. At the same time I am getting ready for the annual Society for Military History conference coming at the end of next week. In an...
Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 062: Data is the new oil April 12, 2024.
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Classical Wisdom
Art of the Etruscans Romans before the Romans
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XO Capital - Field...
Distribution As part of UCLA's MBA program, I've had the opportunity to sit in on some VC pitches. It's been a...
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As part of UCLA's MBA program, I've had the opportunity to sit in on some VC pitches. It's been a while since I've stepped back and looked at the broader startup ecosystem. My head has been in the micro saas space for
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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s gen 4 (AMD): it doesn't suck under Linux I’ve had the opportunity to try out another new laptop at work. I’ve used a brand new laptop...
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I’ve had the opportunity to try out another new laptop at work. I’ve used a brand new laptop recently, and it was horrible. But this time I’m pleasantly surprised. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s gen 4 has great specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U (8 cores, 16 threads, up to 5.1 GHz) GPU:...
Moneyness
Why I'm in favor of financial illiteracy I'm not a fan of mandatory investor education classes. The issue was brought up recently by former...
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I'm not a fan of mandatory investor education classes. The issue was brought up recently by former chair of FDIC, Sheila Bair, who sees such classes as ways to stop future FTX-style disasters. The model of finance I've been using for many years is the fairly dismal dark forest...
alexwlchan
flapi.sh: a tiny command-line tool for experimenting with the Flickr API &rarr; I use the Flickr API pretty much every day in my day job. Within the first week, I bashed together a...
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I use the Flickr API pretty much every day in my day job. Within the first week, I bashed together a couple of command-line tools to make a simple tool for exploring the API. They’re not meant for building “proper” apps, more for quick experiments and seeing what API responses...
The Works in...
Should you infect yourself with Zika? What life is like in a challenge trial
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CONTEMPORIST
Elevated Elegance: A Unique Home In The Forest With A Trio Of Tile-Clad Gables Exterio Architectural Studio, together with interior design firm Hola Design, has shared photos of a...
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Exterio Architectural Studio, together with interior design firm Hola Design, has shared photos of a contemporary home they have completed near Warsaw, Poland, that’s surrounded by a pine forest. The home is designed to bring a large family together, with the form taking shape...
Cheese and Biscuits
Dream Xi'an, Tower Hill There are lots of good Chinese restaurants in the Holborn/Bloomsbury area of London. Most seem to...
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There are lots of good Chinese restaurants in the Holborn/Bloomsbury area of London. Most seem to have popped up in the last decade or so, I assume alongside an influx of Chinese students attending the many nearby high-profile universities and colleges, because I'm fairly sure...
Both Are True
"she looks exactly like you" she's my daughter, she's my twin
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Seth's Blog
The marketing department That’s the first part of the confusion. It’s a group of people who can’t decide what the thing they...
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That’s the first part of the confusion. It’s a group of people who can’t decide what the thing they do is supposed to be. Is it: Advertising Publicity Increasing retail distribution Direct and measured response SEO Making the logo pretty Wholesale and trade relationships...
xkcd.com
Tick Marks
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Handprinted - Blog
Toning Cyanotypes Did you know that Cyanotype prints don't always have to be blue? They can be toned and even bleached...
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Did you know that Cyanotype prints don't always have to be blue? They can be toned and even bleached to alter their colour. The key is to use anything with a high tannin content. Tannins are commonly found in the bark of trees, leaves, buds, stems, fruits, seeds, roots, and plant...
Working Theorys
Explain It Like I'm One of You Basketball podcasts, new media, and no more ELI5
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The Rational Walk
The Digest #197 Interest rates, Passive investing, Ben Graham as a young man, Daniel Kahneman, Ken Langone, Lawrence...
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Interest rates, Passive investing, Ben Graham as a young man, Daniel Kahneman, Ken Langone, Lawrence Cunningham, Reed Hastings, Steve Eisman
somenice
Hummingbird at the feeder With a recent blast of winter I noticed a few hummingbirds already here so I put up the feeder.Not...
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With a recent blast of winter I noticed a few hummingbirds already here so I put up the feeder.Not 30 seconds later, this fella showed up.
Computer Things
Some notes on for loops New Blogpost Don't let Alloy facts make your specs a fiction, about formal methods practices (and a...
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New Blogpost Don't let Alloy facts make your specs a fiction, about formal methods practices (and a lot of Alloy). Patreon link here. Some notes on for loops I sometimes like to sharpen the axe by looking at a basic programming concept and seeing what I can pull out. In this...
Out-of-Pocket Blog
How To (Properly) Text Patients | Out-Of-Pocket Do’s and don’ts + tactical tips from an actual doctor
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The Marginalian
The Parts We Live With: D.H. Lawrence and the Yearning for Living Unison "We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living,...
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Arduino Blog
4 new IoT monitoring dashboard updates on Arduino Cloud Arduino Cloud recently received a major upgrade renewing the user interface and the Arduino Cloud...
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Arduino Cloud recently received a major upgrade renewing the user interface and the Arduino Cloud editor. And as we promised it was just the beginning. This article dives into some of the new IoT monitoring dashboard features that may seem small, but pack a big punch for your...
AI Snake Oil
AI Snake Oil is now available to preorder What artificial intelligence can do, what it can't, and how to tell the difference
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Julia Evans
Notes on git's error messages While writing about Git, I’ve noticed that a lot of folks struggle with Git’s error messages. I’ve...
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While writing about Git, I’ve noticed that a lot of folks struggle with Git’s error messages. I’ve had many years to get used to these error messages so it took me a really long time to understand why folks were confused, but having thought about it much more, I’ve realized...
Trying to Understand...
The Wages Of Fear Things are going to get sweaty, soon.
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Nela Dunato Art &...
Motivate Yourself to Create More Art + Fantasy Watercolor Portrait Painting Process In this episode of Nela’s Art Chat I'm showing the mixed media drawing and painting process of a...
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In this episode of Nela’s Art Chat I'm showing the mixed media drawing and painting process of a forest fae portrait, while sharing lots of tips that can help you create more art. I often struggle finding motivation, energy, and time to create elaborate pieces of art, so I’ve...
Atoms vs Bits
If Not Could Not Suppose you're hiring for a sales job. In the first interview, the candidate says: "I'm very good at...
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Suppose you're hiring for a sales job. In the first interview, the candidate says: "I'm very good at selling things." Well, that's nice: the job is all about selling things, so someone good at selling things would indeed be a good fit.
David Heinemeier...
You're not guaranteed a spot on the team I've always hated the saying "we're like family here" when it comes to work. Because it's obviously...
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I've always hated the saying "we're like family here" when it comes to work. Because it's obviously not true, and it's usually cynically invoked by management to entice an undue obligation of sacrifice. Implying that you should give it all to The Company -- constantly working...
Commoncog
Introducing Xmrit Some free software to create, modify, experiment with and share XmR charts. Unlock the ability to...
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Some free software to create, modify, experiment with and share XmR charts. Unlock the ability to become more data driven today.
Krzysztof Kowalczyk...
Changing font size in Windows dialog in C++ How to dynamically change font size in a Windows dialog Windows’s win32 API is old and...
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How to dynamically change font size in a Windows dialog Windows’s win32 API is old and crufty. Many things that are trivial to do in HTML are difficult in win32. One of those things is changing size of font used by your native, desktop app. I encountered this in...
99% Invisible
The Society of Ambiance Makers and Elegant Persons [EPISODE] Hailing from central African cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, sapeurs have become increasingly...
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Hailing from central African cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, sapeurs have become increasingly recognizable around the world. Since the 1970s, sapeurs (from: le sape, short for “Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes”) have been known for donning technicolored...
The Pragmatic...
I'm shutting down my job tech jobs board after two-and-a-half years I started The Pragmatic Engineer Job Board in October 2021. 2.5 years later, I am shutting it down...
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I started The Pragmatic Engineer Job Board in October 2021. 2.5 years later, I am shutting it down permanently, despite a reasonable success in traction. The shutdown was triggered by my vendor – Pallet – discontinuing their job board and talent collective approach. However, I ...
Probably...
Data Q&A Today I’m starting a new project with the working title Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with...
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Today I’m starting a new project with the working title Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. In each installment, I’ll take a question from Reddit’s statistics forum and answer it, using Python code to demonstrate. The first installment is a question about the...
Jim Nielsen’s Blog
You Are What You Read, Even If You Don’t Always Remember It Here’s Dave Rupert (from my notes): the goal of a book isn’t to get to the last page, it’s to expand...
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Here’s Dave Rupert (from my notes): the goal of a book isn’t to get to the last page, it’s to expand your thinking. I have to constantly remind myself of this. Especially in an environment that prioritizes optimizing and maximizing personal productivity, where it seems if you...
AFAR Media - Travel...
Cruise for Best Way to See the Northern Lights in Alaska
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Build In Public...
I just announced an AI accelerator program Full story on my latest role at Paddle, the new AI program, and what it means for you
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Beautiful Public...
Trademark Design Codes The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a system of 1,400 descriptive "design codes"...
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a system of 1,400 descriptive "design codes" allowing you to search for trademarks with “Rickshaws”, “Centaurs” or “Mechanical women”.
Quanta Magazine
Number of Distances Separating Points Has a New Bound Mathematicians have struggled to prove Falconer’s Conjecture, a simple, but far-reaching, hypothesis...
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Mathematicians have struggled to prove Falconer’s Conjecture, a simple, but far-reaching, hypothesis about the distances between points. They’re finally getting close. The post Number of Distances Separating Points Has a New Bound first appeared on Quanta Magazine
Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Why Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: No, this is not my best comic, this is THE best...
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Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: No, this is not my best comic, this is THE best comic. Today's News: Thanks geeks of Austin for coming to see me!
One Useful Thing
What just happened, what is happening next The tasks AI can do well are expanding rapidly
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Construction Physics
What Progress Has Icon Made on 3D-Printed Homes? We last looked at 3D-printed buildings about three years ago. At the time, the technology was still...
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We last looked at 3D-printed buildings about three years ago. At the time, the technology was still nascent. Although there was a lot of enthusiasm, many efforts were academic, with little commercial deployment, and practitioners were experimenting with a wide range of...
Rest of World -...
India’s electric rickshaws are leaving EVs in the dust Little-known e-rickshaw companies like YC Electric are at the forefront of the country’s EV...
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History Today Feed
‘How Finland Survived Stalin’ by Kimmo Rentola review ‘How Finland Survived Stalin’ by Kimmo Rentola review JamesHoare Tue, 04/09/2024 - 10:06
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Maps Mania
15 Minute US Cities
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diamond geezer
Zoë's Mayoral transport policies As the Mayoral election approaches, all sorts of parties are announcing all sorts of policies on all...
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As the Mayoral election approaches, all sorts of parties are announcing all sorts of policies on all sorts of things. manifesto to be released, that of Green Party candidate Zoë Garbett, a 134-page monster which was launched yesterday. And because transport is one of the areas...
Anecdotal Evidence
'An Obscuration of the Luminaries of Heaven' In 1963, our street in a suburb on the West Side of Cleveland was still unpaved and the...
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In 1963, our street in a suburb on the West Side of Cleveland was still unpaved and the city periodically coated it with tar. Rain fell on the morning of July 20 but by late afternoon the skies had cleared and all that remained of the rain were puddles in the water-proof street....
Wuthering...
Ferdowsi's Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings - No one has any knowledge of those first days... My little Persian literature syllabus in March was built on Aboloqasem Ferdowsi’s gigantic epic...
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My little Persian literature syllabus in March was built on Aboloqasem Ferdowsi’s gigantic epic Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (1010), a slender 850 pages in Dick Davis’s 2006 prose (mostly) translation.  He added another 100 pages to the 2016 edition, whether filling out...
@Westenberg Feed -...
How we fix the rebellion against knowledge. Qanon didn't come out of nowhere. COVID skepticism didn't come out of nowhere. Facebook groups...
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Qanon didn't come out of nowhere. COVID skepticism didn't come out of nowhere. Facebook groups spreading misinformation, YouTubers "doing their own research," and pseudo-scientific wellness influencers are all part of a growing trend of skepticism and distrust towards experts and...
Passing Time
In Defense of Trying Hard Being a try-hard is good, actually
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Adventures In...
Illumination Cartography Here are a few flavors of a technique, illumination cartography, that uses data to shed light on its...
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Here are a few flavors of a technique, illumination cartography, that uses data to shed light on its underlying basemap. There’s something satisfying about presenting a phenomenon as revealing geography rather than obscuring it. Love, John
Irrational...
My advice for how to use LLMs in your product. Pretty much every company I know is looking for a way to benefit from Large Language Models. Even if...
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Pretty much every company I know is looking for a way to benefit from Large Language Models. Even if their executives don’t see much applicability, their investors likely do, so they’re staring at the blank page nervously trying to come up with an idea. It’s straightforward to...
Coffee with an...
Design explained using venn diagrams Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple venn diagrams. Unfortunately,...
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Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple venn diagrams. Unfortunately, this isn’t that: More Design in charts – HERE, and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE
Spoon & Tamago
Oyane-san Blending Tradition with Modern Technology In Shikokumura Welcome to Oyane-san, affectionately known as "Honorable Roof," standing proudly at the foot of...
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Welcome to Oyane-san, affectionately known as "Honorable Roof," standing proudly at the foot of Mount Yashima on Shikoku Island. Related posts: Buddhist Monks are Getting All the Love Now Open: The New Oita Prefectural Art Museum Designed by Shigeru Ban SANAA’s New Sublime River...
Business Brainstorms
💡 Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 One of the most interesting learnings after doing lead gen for 100+ b2b companies: the more...
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#1 💡 One of the most interesting learnings after doing lead gen for 100+ b2b companies: the more directly your offer is related to one the core b2b “desires”, the easier the sales process. Many offers are only indirectly related to them. A better design might increases...
The Modern House
A lower-ground floor flat that glows from within
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Tech and Tea
Saying No to what I feel I should do Navigating the space between should and want, and finding more permission for ease and rest.
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IEEE Spectrum
How Engineers at Digital Equipment Corp. Saved Ethernet I’ve enjoyed reading magazine articles about Ethernet’s 50th anniversary, including one in the The...
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I’ve enjoyed reading magazine articles about Ethernet’s 50th anniversary, including one in the The Institute. Invented by computer scientists Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs, Ethernet has been extraordinarily impactful. Metcalfe, an IEEE Fellow, received the 1996 IEEE Medal of...
Weighty Thoughts
What is Defensibility? Back to basics for AI startups and others
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Castles in the Sky
What it feels like to be in love Vignettes #2
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The Architectural...
New academic dissertation questions architects’ taste Many architects look down upon residential areas built with the small town as a model, with new...
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Many architects look down upon residential areas built with the small town as a model, with new houses made in a traditional style. But this is exactly what the average person appreciates. “Why do many architects dislike the very thing that residents often enjoy?” asks architect...
The Ruffian
Can You Imitate a Genius? What the new Amy Winehouse film tells us about singing, talent, and AI
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Go - Bitfield...
Test names should be sentences Tests communicate a lot of information, to readers, other developers, and even our future selves....
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Tests communicate a lot of information, to readers, other developers, and even our future selves. Well-written tests focus on a single unit of behaviour that can be described in a brief sentence, and we can use that sentence as the name of the test.
mtlynch.io
Building My First Homelab Server Rack Seven years ago, I built my first home server. It made my software development work faster and more...
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Seven years ago, I built my first home server. It made my software development work faster and more enjoyable, so I’ve gotten more into the home server scene. I built a custom storage server, another development server, and a dedicated firewall. At some point, my wife gently...
elementary Blog
The System Settings Redesign Has Landed This month the biggest story is System Settings, but we also have some great progress on the new...
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This month the biggest story is System Settings, but we also have some great progress on the new Dock and Wayland. Plus a small change to default keyboard shortcuts that you might appreciate. Read ahead to find out the new developments you have to look forward to in the upcoming...
computers are bad
2024-04-05 the life of one earth station Sometimes, when I am feeling down, I read about failed satellite TV (STV) services. Don't we all?...
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Sometimes, when I am feeling down, I read about failed satellite TV (STV) services. Don't we all? As a result, I've periodically come across a company called AlphaStar Television Network. PrimeStar may have had a rough life, but AlphaStar barely had one at all: it launched in...
The Codist
Career Retrospective: Being Interviewed I'm starting a series on what I learned during my four decades as a working programmer. First, I...
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I'm starting a series on what I learned during my four decades as a working programmer. First, I will describe my experience of being interviewed. Interviews are part of being a programmer; every time you find a new job, you will go through interviews, which allow a prospective
The Changelog
The xz Issue Isn’t About Open Source You’ve probably heard of the recent backdoor in xz. There have been a lot of takes on this, most of...
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You’ve probably heard of the recent backdoor in xz. There have been a lot of takes on this, most of them boiling down to some version of: The problem here is with Open Source Software. I want to say not only is that view so myopic that it pushes towards the incorrect, but also it...
The Wandering...
Constructing the Pattern on the Sala de la Barca Ceiling I was flipping through Owen Jones’s Grammar of Ornament a couple months ago, and my eye was caught...
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I was flipping through Owen Jones’s Grammar of Ornament a couple months ago, and my eye was caught by this handsome pattern I had not noticed before. This is Jones’s Plate XLII, in the chapter on designs from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. He calls it, “Part of the ceiling of...
The Wandering...
The Mathematics of the Pattern on the Sala de la Barca Ceiling (This is the math geek part about the Sala de la Barca ceiling. For instructions on constructing the...
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(This is the math geek part about the Sala de la Barca ceiling. For instructions on constructing the pattern with compass and straightedge, go over to Part 1.) In the process of figuring out how to draw this pattern, I ran into a lot of questions, and had to do more than a little...
Data Boutique
How Data Boutique Works #3: Third Party Solutions Working with data? List your solution on Data Boutique
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Dan Slimmon
I was on the Slight Reliability podcast! Thanks very much to host Stephen Townshend of Slight Reliability podcast. We talked about incident...
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Thanks very much to host Stephen Townshend of Slight Reliability podcast. We talked about incident response, diagnosis, and looking for trouble. It was very chill! Full 28-minute episode:
Ink & Switch
10 · Beyond prose We experiment with bringing lightweight branching, diffs, and a chat-like history to diagramming and...
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We experiment with bringing lightweight branching, diffs, and a chat-like history to diagramming and spreadsheet tools.
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Run Your Own Race What Bluey can teach us about machine learning
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How Do Fish Ladders Work? [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] Building a dam imparts a...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] Building a dam imparts a stupendous change to the environment, and as with any change, there are winners and losers. The winners are usually us, people, through hydropower generation, protection from flooding,...
McMansion Hell
ode to a faux grecian urn Howdy everyone, Today’s house, built in 2001, comes to you from, you guessed it, the Chicago...
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Howdy everyone, Today’s house, built in 2001, comes to you from, you guessed it, the Chicago suburbs. The house is a testimony to traditional craftsmanship and traditional values (having lots of money.) The cost of painting this house greige is approximately the GDP of Slovenia...
Londonist
Things To Do This Weekend In London: 6-7 April 2024 Last-chance exhibitions, an ice hockey weekender, and a miniature railway.
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Sadiq Promises 'Bakerloop' Express Bus Route Mirroring the proposed Bakerloo line extension.
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Belgravia In Bloom 2024: Flower Arches And Sculptures Pop Up In West London It's all fun and games this year - that's the theme!
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Bits Of London That Aren't In The Bit Of London They Say They Are In, But In Another Bit Of London If you see what we mean.
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Val Sopi
The incredible March 2024 <p>March was an absolutely insane month for <a href="https://blogstatic.io/">blogstatic.io</a>. The...
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<p>March was an absolutely insane month for <a href="https://blogstatic.io/">blogstatic.io</a>. The majority of this spike I can attribute to the <a href="https://blogstatic.io/blog/pricing-2024">price change announcement on March 1st</a> and customers were rushing to lock in...
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On the subject of search… Adweek: Generative AI search engine Perplexity, which claims to be a Google competitor and recently...
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Adweek: Generative AI search engine Perplexity, which claims to be a Google competitor and recently snagged a $73.6 million Series B funding from investors like Jeff Bezos, is going to start selling ads, the company told ADWEEK. And… While Perplexity touts on its site that...
Daniel Bourke
Not just fishing knots Took mum to her childhood home Sunday just gone to see Papa. We walked in and mum saw Nana and they...
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Took mum to her childhood home Sunday just gone to see Papa. We walked in and mum saw Nana and they both started to cry. Papa, Alan, Alby, my grandfather was quite sick. The room was quiet and somber but had an unshakable aura of warmth and love. Everyone was
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The future of search? Not so much. We're hearing a lot of buzz about AI-powered search engines. They're going to change everything,...
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We're hearing a lot of buzz about AI-powered search engines. They're going to change everything, disrupt Google, and usher in a new era of instant answers and deep insights. At least, that's the promise. But promises are easy. Delivering is hard. AI search is still in its...
macwright.com Micro
The S&P 500 is largely a historical artifact I see the S&P 500 referenced pretty frequently as an vanilla index for people investing. This isn’t...
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I see the S&P 500 referenced pretty frequently as an vanilla index for people investing. This isn’t totally wrong, which is why this post is short. But, if you have the goal of just “investing in the market,” there’s a better option for doing that: a total market index. For...
FIRE v London
Mar ’24: A towering influence I’ve enjoyed March. I managed to enjoy a few days’ skiing, despite less snow than any of us would...
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I’ve enjoyed March. I managed to enjoy a few days’ skiing, despite less snow than any of us would like, in the Austrian alps. Back at home, the sun has been getting stronger, and the evenings have been getting lighter – and now with Summer Time we will enjoy lovely late evenings...
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Robot Slide Whistle Orchestrion [Hardware] Army of Robot Slide Whistles
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Business Brainstorms
💡 Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 While alcohol is becoming less and less nicotine is having a comeback. Even Einstein...
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#1 💡 While alcohol is becoming less and less nicotine is having a comeback. Even Einstein reportedly believed that Nicotine contributed to a calm and objective judgment. But while there are thousands of “premium” options when it comes to consuming alcohol, all Nicotine...
Passing Time
The Hardo-Normie Alignment Graph I don't know how I get invited to anything either
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Design explained using pie charts again Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple pie charts again. Unfortunately,...
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Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple pie charts again. Unfortunately, this still isn’t that: More Design in charts – HERE, and HERE and HERE and HERE
The Modern House
Introducing our Hackney team
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A Modern Way to Live: our co-founder Matt Gibberd on nature With the arrival of April, its showers and – hopefully – some flowers, comes a new theme for the...
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With the arrival of April, its showers and – hopefully – some flowers, comes a new theme for the Journal’s content. As we did with space in January, light in February and materials in March, for the coming weeks we’ll be looking at all the […]
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My eclipse photography plan .title {text-wrap:balance;} 2017 solar eclipse—obscuration 93.8% (view original) In 2017, I...
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.title {text-wrap:balance;} 2017 solar eclipse—obscuration 93.8% (view original) In 2017, I opted to skip the crowds and the drive and settle for a 94% solar eclipse. I fully regret that decision. Weather permitting, I’ll be photographing the full solar eclipse from the path...
Vadim Kravcenko
Mental Health in Software Engineering Question: Answer: The post Mental Health in Software Engineering appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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Oxide Computer...
Engineering a culture We ran into an interesting issue recently. On the one hand, it was routine: we had a bug — a...
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We ran into an interesting issue recently. On the one hand, it was routine: we had a bug — a regression — and the team quickly jumped on it, getting it root caused and fixed. But on the other, this particular issue was something of an Oxide object lesson, representative not...
IEEE Spectrum
Why L. Ron Hubbard Patented His E-Meter zombie mysteries, historical fiction, pirate adventure tales, and westerns. science fiction. The...
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zombie mysteries, historical fiction, pirate adventure tales, and westerns. science fiction. The publishers of Astounding Science Fiction approached Hubbard to write stories that focused on people, rather than robots and machines. His first story, “The Dangerous Dimension,” was...
Castles in the Sky
The Many Faces of Mexican Heirloom Corn | Introducing the Vignettes Series Vignettes #1
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The Upload (short story) My first attempt at bringing back the short story in ~30 years.
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Spoon & Tamago
Japan’s Stationery Award Offers a Return to the Primitive Early civilizations had it all figured out. At least according to the Kokuyo Design Awards, arguably...
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Early civilizations had it all figured out. At least according to the Kokuyo Design Awards, arguably Japan’s most-influential stationery design award, which this year asked designers to look to the past. “If we return to the idea of ‘primitive’ in order to create the future,”...
The Ruffian
Am I Anti-Woke? Self-Reflection Inspired by Nick Cave, Plus a Taxonomy of Woke, Plus Rattle Bag
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Confessions of a...
Why Do Python Lists Multiply Oddly? Exploring the CPython Source Code A look at the internals of list implementation in CPython to understand this weird quirk about them
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The Playable Poetry of Zeni Tainaka The Day I Couldn’t Write a Poem is a short, playable game in which the reader moves a character...
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The Day I Couldn’t Write a Poem is a short, playable game in which the reader moves a character through text, interacting with obstacles and making your way through a narrative. It’s the work of Zennyan (Zeni Tainaka), a Japanese pixel artist who has been experimenting with...
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When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillennium Tale of Computation Updated and expanded from a post for the eclipse of August 21, 2017. Preparing for April 8, 2024 On...
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Updated and expanded from a post for the eclipse of August 21, 2017. Preparing for April 8, 2024 On April 8, 2024, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the Sun visible on a line across the US. But when exactly will the eclipse occur at a given location? Being able to predict...
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Computing the Eclipse: Astronomy in the Wolfram Language Basic Eclipse Computation It’s taken millennia to get to the point where it’s possible to accurately...
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Basic Eclipse Computation It’s taken millennia to get to the point where it’s possible to accurately compute eclipses. But now—as a tiny part of making “everything in the world” computable—computation about eclipses is just a built-in feature of the Wolfram Language. The core...
Explorations of an...
A Quest Nature Tour Of Jamaica The Caribbean island of Jamaica is a naturalist’s paradise. Situated south of eastern Cuba, east of...
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The Caribbean island of Jamaica is a naturalist’s paradise. Situated south of eastern Cuba, east of Honduras and north of Colombia, Jamaica has an interesting assemblage of species with different origins. Jamaica was never connected to the mainland throughout its long geological...
balajis.com
All It Takes Is All You Got Your assets are the government's collateral.
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Unpacked
NVIDIA Explained: Origins, GPUs and AI stock bump | EP8 NVIDIA has seen their valuation 5x over the last 5 years and is now worth more than $2 trillion. In...
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NVIDIA has seen their valuation 5x over the last 5 years and is now worth more than $2 trillion. In the latest episode, we dive a few layers deep into the company. We start with the origin of the company and the launch of their first GPU in 1999 which unlocked several...
A Beautiful Site
Building Custom Elements With a Library I often get asked why I use Lit to build web components. Hands down, it's become my preference after...
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I often get asked why I use Lit to build web components. Hands down, it's become my preference after years of working with various libraries and tools. Here's why I use it. Libraries offer a better DX # This seems like a selfish answer for a developer to lean on, but there are...
Go - Bitfield...
Programming with confidence: TDD in Go There’s an easy, pleasant, and reliable way to build software in Go, guided by tests. Let’s find...
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There’s an easy, pleasant, and reliable way to build software in Go, guided by tests. Let’s find out what it’s like to program with confidence, in the first part of this TDD tutorial series.
Drew Ex Machina
Drew Ex Machina 10th Anniversary: Top Ten Posts I find it difficult to believe but, it was ten years ago today that I posted the first article on my...
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I find it difficult to believe but, it was ten years ago today that I posted the first article on my then-new website, Drew Ex Machina. […]
tomcritchlow.com
LinkedIn is not a social or professional network, it's a learning network The world of work is changing.
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How AI is changing cartography: A chatbot’s perspective Artificial intelligence is dramatically changing the practice of cartography, not just as a...
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Artificial intelligence is dramatically changing the practice of cartography, not just as a mechanism for extracting and manipulating data, but as a tool for creating, curating, and interacting with geospatial images. A simple web search for “AI in cartography” points to a vast...
Dan Slimmon
Incident, Inçident, Incidënt When you deploy broken code, it may cause an incident. Then you'll have to declare an incident. And...
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When you deploy broken code, it may cause an incident. Then you'll have to declare an incident. And don't forget to create an incident so customers can stay informed!
Scott Jenson
Sotto Voce “AI” and “The Cloud” are both hot topics, but couldn’t be more different. AI is new, unproven, and...
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“AI” and “The Cloud” are both hot topics, but couldn’t be more different. AI is new, unproven, and surrounded by hyperbole, whereas “The Cloud” is older, established, and broadly accepted. But online, criticism is mounting against both, not so much for the technology itself but...
Society's Backend
Why Gemini's Struggles Aren't Straightforward And an overview of LLM security issues
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Tony Finch's blog
On "the OSI deprogrammer" Back in December, George Michaelson posted an item on the APNIC blog titled “That OSI model refuses...
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Back in December, George Michaelson posted an item on the APNIC blog titled “That OSI model refuses to die”, in reaction to Robert Graham’s “OSI Deprogrammer” published in September. I had discussed the OSI Deprogrammer on Lobsters, and George’s blog post prompted me to write an...
Londonist
Tulips In London: When And Where To See Them In And Around The Capital Who needs Amsterdam?
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The Great Discontent...
Luke Zahm “Everyone eats. There's so much beauty in realizing that humaneness and that oneness.” This is the...
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“Everyone eats. There's so much beauty in realizing that humaneness and that oneness.” This is the ethos of Luke Zahm. The James Beard-nominated chef, host of the hit PBS show Wisconsin Foodie, and owner of the widely acclaimed Driftless Café in Viroqua, Wisconsin, believes food...
Londonist
Seek Out 25 Colourful Guide Dog Sculptures In Canary Wharf We've heard of a glossy coat but this is ridiculous...
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Londonist
The Top Exhibitions To See In London: April 2024 From Caravaggio to Antony Gormley.
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Ink & Switch
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Oykun
Designers, charge more $$$ to help yourself and your clients. By charging more $$$, you are lifting up the quality of the outcome and satisfaction.
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💡 Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 #2 💡 Tons of companies are looking to hire someone like this but no one knows how to do it...
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#1 💡 #2 💡 Tons of companies are looking to hire someone like this but no one knows how to do it reliably. There are also tons of people who would like to work in such a role but they are hard to find as there is no generally accepted job title. Seems like a huge opportunity if...
Coffee with an...
Design explained with pie charts Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple pie charts. Unfortunately, this...
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Design is hard. If only the process could be explained using simple pie charts. Unfortunately, this isn’t that: More Design in charts – HERE, and HERE and HERE
Data Boutique
Case Study: MatchesFashion Inventory Outflows Web data for market insights
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nanoscale views
Items of interest The time since the APS meeting has been very busy, hence the lack of posting.  A few items of...
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The time since the APS meeting has been very busy, hence the lack of posting.  A few items of interest: The present issue of Nature Physics has several articles about physics education that I really want to read.  This past week we hosted N. Peter Armitage for a really fun...
macwright.com Micro
About Placemark.io Someone asked over email about why I stopped building Placemark as a SaaS and made it an open source...
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Someone asked over email about why I stopped building Placemark as a SaaS and made it an open source project. I have no qualms with sharing the answers publicly, so here they are: I stopped Placemark because it didn’t generate enough revenue and I lost faith that there was a...
Internal Tech Emails
When Apple considered buying Bing Can I imagine that Apple can build a search engine to compete. Yes but it’s probably not the best...
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Can I imagine that Apple can build a search engine to compete. Yes but it’s probably not the best way to differentiate our products.
Weighty Thoughts
CUDA is Still a Giant Moat for NVIDIA Despite everyone’s focus on hardware, the software of AI is what protects NVIDIA
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Electronics etc…
Symmetricom 58532A GPS Antenna Supply Voltage Mod The Symmatricom 58532A Opening up the 58532A Voltage Regulation Result What about the other 58532A...
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The Symmatricom 58532A Opening up the 58532A Voltage Regulation Result What about the other 58532A variant? References The Symmatricom 58532A As part of a package deal, I got my hands on a Symmetricom 58532A L1 GPS antenna. Microchip, which acquired Symmetricom in 2013, doesn’t...
The Ruffian
Why It's Good To Be Biased When everyone is rational, reasonable and nice, we all get a little dimmer
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Desire, Dopamine, and the Internet The Convivial Society: Vol. 5, No. 5
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Organizing State of Diffusion++ I manifested a "State of Diffusion++" meetup yesterday that I felt was a success. 200 people signed...
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I manifested a "State of Diffusion++" meetup yesterday that I felt was a success. 200 people signed up! Here are some photos!
The Modern House
Views From Above: five homes that celebrate London’s skyline Seen from on high, London’s shifting cityscape never ceases to fascinate – a patchwork of man-made...
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Seen from on high, London’s shifting cityscape never ceases to fascinate – a patchwork of man-made shapes interrupted by so many pockets of green. No matter the weather, a view from above brings out the distinct colour and characteristics of each neighbourhood, encouraging you to...
The Modern House
A home counties treasure by master of materials Michael Manser, now for sale
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Elad Blog
Discussion w Arthur Mensch, CEO of Mistral AI Mistral launched multiple LLM models in less then 1 year from founding. We discuss
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Irrational...
Ex-technology companies. One of the most interesting questions I got after joining Calm in 2020 was whether Calm was a...
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One of the most interesting questions I got after joining Calm in 2020 was whether Calm was a technology company. Most interestingly, this question wasn’t coming from friends or random strangers on the internet, it was coming from the engineers working there! In an attempt to...
Laetitia@Work
What the fear of ageing costs working women Laetitia@Work #68
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Damn Interesting
A Trail Gone Cold Iceland is known to the rest of the world as the land of Vikings and volcanos, an island caught...
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Iceland is known to the rest of the world as the land of Vikings and volcanos, an island caught between continents at the extremities of the map. Remote and comparatively inhospitable, it was settled only as long ago as the 9th century, and has seen little additional in-migration...
IEEE Spectrum
The Story Behind Pixar’s RenderMan CGI Software Watching movies and TV series that use digital visual effects to create fantastical worlds lets...
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Watching movies and TV series that use digital visual effects to create fantastical worlds lets people escape reality for a few hours. Thanks to advancements in computer-generated technology used to produce films and shows, those worlds are highly realistic. In many cases, it can...