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Archinect - Features
Happy National Volunteer Week! Here's a resource guide for architects and designers looking... This week, from April 21–27, is officially National Volunteer Week in the United States. To...
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This week, from April 21–27, is officially National Volunteer Week in the United States. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Archinect has curated a handy guide of resources for architects looking to donate their time and skills to various causes that will ultimately lead to...
Wuthering...
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr's La plus secrète mémoire des hommes - one of his objectives was to be original... La plus secrète mémoire des hommes (2021) by Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, published in...
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La plus secrète mémoire des hommes (2021) by Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, published in English as The Most Secret History of Men (2023), is the first imitation of Roberto Bolaño I have seen outside of Latin American literature.  Many reviews note that Sarr’s novel is...
Engineer’s Codex
4 Software Design Principles I Learned the Hard Way If there’s two sources of truth, one is probably wrong. And yes, please repeat yourself.
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Business Brainstorms
💡 Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 It’s an easy trap to start making excuses when sales velocity is slow. It’s almost always a...
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#1 💡 It’s an easy trap to start making excuses when sales velocity is slow. It’s almost always a symptom of a fundamental issue, not an unchangeable feature of the system. The one things missing from the growth model described here is prompts. In Brian Fogg’s model: B = MAP,...
Common Edge
The ‘Social Landscapes’ of Lee Friedlander For six decades, the photographer’s ability to offer a complex narrative about America in a single...
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For six decades, the photographer’s ability to offer a complex narrative about America in a single image was always unique.
NeuroLogica Blog
Indigenous Knowledge I recently received the following question to the SGU e-mail: “I have had several conversations with...
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I recently received the following question to the SGU e-mail: “I have had several conversations with friends/colleagues lately regarding indigenous beliefs/stories. They assert that not believing these based on oral histories alone is morally wrong and ignoring a different...
Old Structures...
Some Peculiarities This map was sponsored by the “Committee of ‘92” and created by Rand McNally as a guide to the city...
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This map was sponsored by the “Committee of ‘92” and created by Rand McNally as a guide to the city for attendees of the Eleventh International Christian Endeavor Convention in 1892. About 40 percent of the index on the right is transportation related – railroads and ship lines –...
bunnie's blog
Automated Stitching of Chip Images This is the final post in a series about non-destructively inspecting chips with the IRIS...
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This is the final post in a series about non-destructively inspecting chips with the IRIS (Infra-Red, in-situ) technique. Here are links to previous posts: This post will cover the software used to stitch together smaller images generated by the control software into a single...
Anecdotal Evidence
'Bright Books! the Perspectives to Our Weak Sights' April is the kindest and cruelest month.  Think of the births: George Herbert (April 3, 1593),...
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April is the kindest and cruelest month.  Think of the births: George Herbert (April 3, 1593), Shakespeare (April 23, 1564), Henry Vaughan (April 17, 1621), Daniel Defoe (April 24, 1731), Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737), William Hazlitt (April 10, 1778), Anthony Trollope (April...
One Useful Thing
Innovation through prompting Democratizing educational technology... and more
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@Westenberg Feed -...
A simple manifesto for making good things. 1. Only make what matters to you, and do it with authenticity, transparency and honesty. You could...
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1. Only make what matters to you, and do it with authenticity, transparency and honesty. You could make something right now. If you wanted to stop reading, grab a sheet of butcher’s paper and brainstorm ideas, you could probably come up with half a dozen ideas for apps, books or...
alexwlchan
Taking scheduled screenshots of my website A few weeks ago I was reading the DPC Bit List, an inventory of digital materials and the risks...
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A few weeks ago I was reading the DPC Bit List, an inventory of digital materials and the risks associated with their long-term preservation. What formats need urgent attention before they’re lost forever, what mediums are already being well-preserved, and so on. For example,...
Noahpinion
At least five interesting things to start your week (#34) Woke capital, university rigidity, social media toxicity, SUVs and pedestrians, and crime and...
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Seeking Wisdom
Modeling Life: Oscillation This is my 3rd post summarizing the key takeaways I got from reading the book Modeling Life. I...
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This is my 3rd post summarizing the key takeaways I got from reading the book Modeling Life. I recommend reading my earlier posts first to get a good grounding on the foundations covered in the book. A system can exhibit three different types of behavior: equilibrium,...
Renegade Otter
AI - SkyNet Is Not Coming to Kill You .highlight pre { background-color: #efecec; border-color:...
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.highlight pre { background-color: #efecec; border-color: var(--theme-secondary-background-color); border-radius: 10px; } The firehose of data is turned on In the beginning, the Internet was a small, cozy place. Most people weren’t online, and most businesses...
Internal Tech Emails
Bill Gates: "The quality is giving us a bad name" I don’t know how unique I am but my experience in clicking on streaming media stuff and seeing if it...
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I don’t know how unique I am but my experience in clicking on streaming media stuff and seeing if it works is still less than 50%.
Flashbak
East of the Sun and West of the Moon With Illustrations by Kay Nielsen, 1914 Kay Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator best known for his work for...
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Kay Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator best known for his work for Disney, for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations, not least the nightmarish, eerie and delicate Bald Mountain scenes for the animated movie Fantasia (1940). But...
African History...
The radical philosophy of the Hatata: a 17th century treatise by the Ethiopian thinker Zara Yacob the historical context of the Hatata in African philosophy.
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CONTEMPORIST
A Stepped Brick Extension Makes Space For A Soft Warm Blush Kitchen Architecture and interior design firm Bradley Van Der Straeten, has shared photos of a home in...
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Architecture and interior design firm Bradley Van Der Straeten, has shared photos of a home in England that received a new stepped brick extension with views of the garden. When the front door is open, you can see all the way through to the rear garden. A stepped form took shape...
TheCollector
“I Have a Dream”: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. undefined
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Engineers Need Art
VPX Scripting - Part 5 (DOF) Some light Visual Pinball debugging and the world of DOF. New to DOF? Read on.
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The Pragmatic...
How does ChatGPT work? As explained by the ChatGPT team. For those of us who have not spent the past few years building ChatGPT from the ground up, how does...
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For those of us who have not spent the past few years building ChatGPT from the ground up, how does it work? From Evan Morikawa, who leads the Applied engineering team at OpenAI
A Smart Bear
It's a torturous chaos until it isn't Even at wildly successful startups, the first few years are gut-wrenching, uncertain, on the brink...
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Even at wildly successful startups, the first few years are gut-wrenching, uncertain, on the brink of collapse, where pessimism is realism, and yet optimism is required.
journal – Winnie Lim
one-year covid anniversary reflections Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the day I tested positive for covid for the first time....
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Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the day I tested positive for covid for the first time. All things considered I thought I had done well to avoid it for three years...
Tinloof - Blog
How to design an accessible carousel (part 1) This series of articles is made out of two parts: In this first article, we provide a comprehensive...
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This series of articles is made out of two parts: In this first article, we provide a comprehensive guide to designing an intuitive and universally accessible carousel for any web project. In the second part, we'll focus on the development approach, walking you through...
The Honest Broker
What Is Really Inside the Briefcase in 'Pulp Fiction'? Here's the latest installment of my book 'Music to Raise the Dead'—currently available only on...
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Vadim Kravcenko
10x Engineers vs -10x Burdens Question: Answer: The post 10x Engineers vs -10x Burdens appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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The Ruffian
27 Takes On What It Means To Be a Serious Person Plus a rattle bag of goodies
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SatPost by Trung...
Roger Ebert, MKBHD and the Job of a Critic The best critics (or reviewers) educate, entertain and help us spend our time better.
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Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 063: Llama 3 April 19, 2024.
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Classical Wisdom
Plato On Knowledge What is True?
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The Works in...
How Israel turned homeowners into YIMBYs A housing success story
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ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Herman's...
How the internet became shit I recently replaced the battery on my iPhone 8 (it's the perfect smartphone; fight me) in an attempt...
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I recently replaced the battery on my iPhone 8 (it's the perfect smartphone; fight me) in an attempt to prolong its life by a few more years. However, the iStore service centre required that the phone be wiped to comply with the POPIA act prior to any kind of service work...
Contemporist...
This New House Was Designed To Fit Into A Protected Historic Neighborhood Architecture firm FLOWER, together with interior design studio Saltwolf, has completed a new home in...
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Architecture firm FLOWER, together with interior design studio Saltwolf, has completed a new home in Boulder, Colorado, whose design was inspired by the nearby historic houses in the neighborhood.
A Collection of...
Gap Week: April 19, 2024 (Manor Lords First Impression) Hey folks, this week is a bit of a gap week as I am heading out to the annual meeting of the Society...
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Hey folks, this week is a bit of a gap week as I am heading out to the annual meeting of the Society for Military History (and, indeed, by the time you read this, I will be there). Normally, I post the abstract of my conference talk for these sorts of things, but since I …...
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We are a place of business After the disastrous launch of their Gemini AI, which insisted that George Washington was actually...
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After the disastrous launch of their Gemini AI, which insisted that George Washington was actually Black and couldn't decide whether Musk's tweets or Hitler was worse, Google's response was timid and weak. This was just a bug! A problem with QA! It absolutely, positively wasn't a...
Essays - Benedict...
Looking for AI use-cases We’ve had ChatGPT for 18 months, but what’s it for? What are the use-cases? Why isn’t it useful...
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We’ve had ChatGPT for 18 months, but what’s it for? What are the use-cases? Why isn’t it useful for everyone, right now? Do Large Language Models become universal tools that can do ‘any’ task, or do we wrap them in single-purpose apps, and build thousands of new companies...
Moneyness
Thoughts on the Tornado Cash defence and what happens when everyone adopts it Payments companies are regularly punished for engaging in money laundering. MoneyGram, for instance,...
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Payments companies are regularly punished for engaging in money laundering. MoneyGram, for instance, has has to pay multiple fines. Western Union was famously busted in 2017. Meanwhile, Cash App is being probed as we speak for inadequate anti-money laundering controls. In the...
Laetitia@Work
What if generative AI was actually underwhelming? Laetitia@Work #69
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Dan Slimmon
Garden-path incidents Barb’s story It’s 12 noon on a Minneapolis Wednesday, which means Barb can be found at Quang. As the...
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Barb’s story It’s 12 noon on a Minneapolis Wednesday, which means Barb can be found at Quang. As the waiter sets down Barb’s usual order (#307, the Bun Chay, extra spicy), Barb’s nostrils catch the heavenly aroma of peanuts and scallions and red chiles. A wave of calm moves...
IEEE Spectrum
50 Years Later, This Apollo-Era Antenna Still Talks to Voyager 2 For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they...
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For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they explore our solar system and push into the beyond. The DSS-43 radio antenna, located at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, near Canberra, Australia, keeps open the line...
Data Boutique
The Web Data Landscape Map: Visualizing The Ecosystem Mapping actors and solutions
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Both Are True
the detonator no, i will not 'grieve' my pre-parent self
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Seth's Blog
Dreams, plans and contradictions Dreams are fine. And dreams involve contradictions. We want this AND that, but both can’t happen....
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Dreams are fine. And dreams involve contradictions. We want this AND that, but both can’t happen. That’s what keeps them from being plans. Plans embrace boundaries and reality, they don’t ignore them. Plans thrive on scarcity and constraints. Plans are open for inspection, and a...
xkcd.com
Eclipse Path Maps
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Out-of-Pocket Blog
Musings on CVS, two-way negotiation, and dynamic pricing | Out-Of-Pocket + we're hosting another dinner! and courses ending!
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AFAR Media - Travel...
Five Great Places to Visit on Your Next Vacation to Florida
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Arduino Blog
Machine learning makes fabric buttons practical The entire tech industry is desperate for a practical wearable HMI (Human Machine Interface) right...
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The entire tech industry is desperate for a practical wearable HMI (Human Machine Interface) right now. The most newsworthy devices at CES this year were the Rabbit R1 and the Humane AI Pin, both of which are attempts to streamline wearable interfaces with and for AI. Both have...
Handprinted - Blog
Meet The Maker: Lisa Stubbs Hi, I'm a printmaker and illustrator living in the Holme Valley in Yorkshire, with a little print...
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Hi, I'm a printmaker and illustrator living in the Holme Valley in Yorkshire, with a little print studio in the neighbouring Colne valley.   Describe your printmaking process. Playful and experimental! I love being curious during my process, combining different processes together...
Working Theorys
The Taste Discount Everything is easier when tastes align.
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Nat Eliason's Essays
The Window of Opportunity is Here Don't get stuck in neutral
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Jim Nielsen’s Blog
Consistent Navigation Across My Inconsistent Websites Anything I ship to my personal domain jim-nielsen.com is made using IDD: impulse driven...
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Anything I ship to my personal domain jim-nielsen.com is made using IDD: impulse driven development. I can convince myself that just about anything is a good idea at the time. But in retrospect my rationales are quite often specious. At one point in the past, I decided that I...
The Modern House
Water's Edge: five homes that take in Britain’s rugged coastline  In the UK, you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea, but why put any distance between your home...
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In the UK, you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea, but why put any distance between your home and the shifting shoreline? The pull of our luminous and varied coastline is undeniable, which is why we’ve found five homes a stone’s throw from […]
The Rational Walk
Free Articles! A selection of fifteen formerly paywalled articles
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What does a confidence interval mean? Here’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. In general, I will...
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Here’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. In general, I will try to focus on practical problems, but this one is a little more philosophical. confidence What does a confidence interval mean?¶ Here’s a question from the Reddit statistics...
The Marginalian
Shame and the Secret Chambers of the Self: Pioneering Sociologist and Philosopher Helen Merrell Lynd... "Experiences of shame throw a flooding light on what and who we are and what the world we live in...
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Construction Physics
The Katerra Team Rides Again: ONX Homes Regular readers of Construction Physics know that I formerly worked for the construction startup...
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Regular readers of Construction Physics know that I formerly worked for the construction startup Katerra, which raised several billion dollars in venture capital in the hopes of revolutionizing the construction industry, and then went bankrupt. In fact, it was my experiences at...
Trying to Understand...
Stop Making Sense. There are no "why"s in our world.
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Electronics etc…
Tektronix TDS 684B Oscilloscope Button Swap Introduction Removing the panels Swapping a Rotary Encoder Putting it all back together End...
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Introduction Removing the panels Swapping a Rotary Encoder Putting it all back together End Result Introduction I recently bought a TDS 684B for cheap at a government auction. With 1 GHz BW and 5 Gsps sample rate, it can be used for those cases where my 350 MHz/2Gsps Siglent...
History Today Feed
Columbine 25 Years On Columbine 25 Years On JamesHoare Wed, 04/17/2024 - 09:42
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diamond geezer
Exiting Noak Hill I said I wasn't going to make a habit of this, and I'm not, but I've ticked off two more. The...
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I said I wasn't going to make a habit of this, and I'm not, but I've ticked off two more. The black ticks are all the crossings I've crossed and the latest two are the pair just northeast of Noak Hill. I walked out of one and back in via the other. In the middle were...
macwright.com
Takeaway from using CO₂ monitors: run the exhaust fan For the last few years, I’ve had Aranet 4 and AirGradient sensors in my apartment. They’re fairly...
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For the last few years, I’ve had Aranet 4 and AirGradient sensors in my apartment. They’re fairly expensive gadgets that I have no regrets purchasing – I love a little more awareness of things like temperature, humidity, and air quality, it’s ‘grounding’ in a cyberpunk way. But...
99% Invisible
Anything’s Pastable: Eat Sauté Love [EPISODE] This week we’re featuring an episode from The Sporkful’s series on the creation of “Anything’s...
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This week we’re featuring an episode from The Sporkful’s series on the creation of “Anything’s Pastable,” Dan Pashman’s new pasta cookbook. In part two of “Anything’s Pastable,” Dan embarks on an epic trip across Italy in search of lesser-known pasta dishes — and to learn about...
The History of the...
The Analog Web On reclaiming the web's lost humanity, and the people still very much trying to do it. The post The...
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On reclaiming the web's lost humanity, and the people still very much trying to do it. The post The Analog Web appeared first on The History of the Web.
Wanderingspace
Eclipse 2024 from Space https://twitter.com/ThePlanetaryGuy
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Blog - Practical...
Connecting Solar to the Grid is Harder Than You Think [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On June 4, 2022, a small piece...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On June 4, 2022, a small piece of equipment (called a lightning arrestor) at a power plant in Odessa, Texas failed, causing part of the plant to trip offline. It was a fairly typical fault that happens from...
Society's Backend
Know Your Benchmarks How the Chatbot Arena leaderboard for LLMs works and why it’s important to understand
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Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Learn Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: Sitting in detention for having done nothing wrong...
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Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: Sitting in detention for having done nothing wrong is, however, excellent training for service sector work. Today's News: Lovely review for Bea Wolf.
Quanta Magazine
Pleasure or Pain? He Maps the Neural Circuits That Decide. The work of the neuroscientist Ishmail Abdus-Saboor has opened up a world of insights into precisely...
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The work of the neuroscientist Ishmail Abdus-Saboor has opened up a world of insights into precisely how much pleasure and pain animals experience during different forms of touch. The post Pleasure or Pain? He Maps the Neural Circuits That Decide. first appeared on...
Steve Blank
Founders Need to Be Ruthless When Chasing Deals One of the most exciting things a startup CEO in a business-to-business market can hear from a...
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One of the most exciting things a startup CEO in a business-to-business market can hear from a potential customer is, “We’re excited. When can you come back and show us a prototype?” This can be the beginning of a profitable customer relationship or a disappointing sinkhole of...
Rest of World -...
How we’re tracking AI incidents around global elections Rest of World is collecting examples of AI being used for campaigning, misinformation, and memes in...
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nanoscale views
The future of the semiconductor industry, + The Mechanical Universe Three items of interest: This article is a nice review of present semiconductor memory...
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Three items of interest: This article is a nice review of present semiconductor memory technology.  The electron micrographs in Fig. 1 and the scaling history in Fig. 3 are impressive. This article in IEEE Spectrum is a very interesting look at how some people think we will get...
Maps Mania
Spikkin Scots
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Daniel Marino
Why I Still Prefer to Prototype Using Code There are several design apps available at a product designers disposal, and I’ve used several of...
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There are several design apps available at a product designers disposal, and I’ve used several of them over the years. I think these days, most everyone is using Figma, but whatever app you’re using—most of them typically have some sort of prototyping feature. Typically they have...
tomcritchlow.com
Working With Founders Who Have Conviction and Taste Consulting can be easy money. Fleecing clients for cheap tricks. Clients have problems, you have...
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Consulting can be easy money. Fleecing clients for cheap tricks. Clients have problems, you have powerpoints. It’s easy to flip a few quick slides into a chunk of cash and cackle off into the mountains.
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...
The Map is Mostly...
Why Buy a House (or Land)? A lesson in ignoring economics
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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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Koos Looijesteijn
Your app is not a product
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Twelve Mile Circle –...
Dayton, Ohio Part 3 (Museums) Sure, I visited the various Wright Brothers museums, historical sites, and memorials but they...
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Sure, I visited the various Wright Brothers museums, historical sites, and memorials but they weren’t the totality of Dayton’s remarkable legacy. It wasn’t even the reason why we visited. I mentioned the younger kid’s interest in all things aeronautical earlier and it traced back...
Spoon & Tamago
Death Fes in Shibuya Asks Visitor to Embrace Their End images courtesy Death Fes April 14th is the unofficial “day of good death” in Japan. The date 4-1-4...
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images courtesy Death Fes April 14th is the unofficial “day of good death” in Japan. The date 4-1-4 can be pronounced yo-i-shi, or good death, making today the perfect day to kick-off the Death Fes, an event aimed at encouraging people to think and talk about their inevitable...
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...
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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...
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.
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.”
nanoscale views
Electronic structure and a couple of fun links Real life has been very busy recently.  Posting will hopefully pick up soon.   One brief item. ...
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Real life has been very busy recently.  Posting will hopefully pick up soon.   One brief item.  Earlier this week, Rice hosted Gabi Kotliar for a distinguished lecture, and he gave a very nice, pedagogical talk about different approaches to electronic structure calculations. ...
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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...
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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visual journal – 2024 April 7 - April 12 Dreaming of secret worlds, minidiscs, buildings, portals. Do we all dream of a secret world — a...
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Dreaming of secret worlds, minidiscs, buildings, portals. Do we all dream of a secret world — a secret garden, a portal, Shangri La, an entrance to a heaven on earth? ^ actual sizes! ^ yours, truly
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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:...
Cheese and Biscuits
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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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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”.
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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We gathered on our street and shielded our eyes to behold a spectacle we last saw in 2017 and won’t again — with this clarity, on this part of the planet — until 2045.
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A followup on my previous first impressions post, with an update on how the Glove80 ergonomic split keyboard has been after about six months of daily use.
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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...
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XO V1 concluded with 10 acquisitions and 1 "fund". The V1 "conclusion" is really a line in the sand but it feels right as we continue to offload assets to focus on larger deals using outside capital. This will transition us into v2 which we'
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
./techtipsy
How to take down production with a single Helm command You’re Cletus Kubernetus: a software developer, and a proud Fedora Linux user.1 You know Kubernetes,...
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You’re Cletus Kubernetus: a software developer, and a proud Fedora Linux user.1 You know Kubernetes, especially after the time you migrated some services to it. Everything is calm. Your pods are running. Your service is up. Business as usual. You release some minor changes to...
AI Snake Oil
Tech policy is only frustrating 90% of the time That’s what makes it worthwhile
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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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When people have asked, I’ve told them with a straight face that we didn’t go to Daytona for Spring Break, no, we went to Dayton. As in Ohio. As in probably the least likely Spring Break destination in the United States. We managed to avoid warm weather, sandy beaches, and...
Citation Needed
Issue 54 – Cases continue Crypto-related litigation is in full swing, as the Terra civil fraud trial has kicked off and two...
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Crypto-related litigation is in full swing, as the Terra civil fraud trial has kicked off and two other cases against crypto companies have survived motions to dismiss.
devonzuegel.com
IVF egg retrieval notes I’ve now done two egg retrieval cycles. Given that I had a zillion questions before I started, I...
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I’ve now done two egg retrieval cycles. Given that I had a zillion questions before I started, I thought I’d share my notes for others who might have similar questions. Things I would’ve loved to know beforehand Overall the process was way easier and less intense than I...
Mazdak
Canada's Housing Crisis: Is There a Way Out? Canada's housing market has become a national concern. Soaring prices have pushed homeownership out...
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Canada's housing market has become a national concern. Soaring prices have pushed homeownership out of reach for many, and even renters struggle to find affordable options. The pandemic exacerbated this pre-existing crisis, highlighting the urgent need for solutions. This article...
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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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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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
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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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
Julia Evans
Making crochet cacti I noticed some tech bloggers I follow have been making April Cools Day posts about topics they don’t...
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I noticed some tech bloggers I follow have been making April Cools Day posts about topics they don’t normally write about (like decaf or microscopes). The goal isn’t to trick anyone, just to write about something different for a day. I thought those posts were fun so here is a...
Tyler Cipriani: blog
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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...
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...
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90-Degree Axonometric’s by Auguste Merle (Late 19th – Early 20th C.) Auguste Merle was an Art Brut artist living in France at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries....
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Auguste Merle was an Art Brut artist living in France at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His works depict imaginary buildings with meticulous detailing, using graphite on notebook paper. The rigorous yet inventive forms are depicted in 90-degree axonometric projections,...
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,”...