Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":655,"title":"19-04-21 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFeeling down? Listen to an hour of \u003ca href=\"http://traffic.libsyn.com/pft/Tompkast_-_Chapter_14_-_Abbie_Hoffman.mp3\"\u003eJen Kirkman improvising as Abbie Hoffman\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWikipedia's \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths\"\u003elist of unusual deaths\u003c/a\u003e is hypnotic to read, although the entries for the last few years are badly-maintained.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nSomeone went through a lot of effort to nicely format the public domain classic \u003ca href=\"http://calculusmadeeasy.org/\"\u003eCalculus Made Easy\u003c/a\u003e for the web. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe creator of Erlang recently passed away. Once he wrote an excellent thing on \u003ca href=\"https://elixirforum.com/t/learning-elixir-frst-impressions-plz-dont-kill-me/16424/52\"\u003eElixir and OOP in general\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nTwitter must have been down for ten minutes, because BBC News ran a story which is not only not about tweets, but which is not 85% Twitter commentary. \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-47953541\"\u003eDeaths after surgery in Scotland have dropped by more than a third after implementing a checklist\u003c/a\u003e. I once had a boss yell at me for making checklists, as he felt memorizing constantly-changing daily tasks was some kind of macho thing, and making lists was effeminate. He was not as smart as a surgeon.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThey just released the source for a bunch of old Infocom games, including \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/historicalsource/zork1-gold\"\u003ethe early Zorks\u003c/a\u003e, all written in an old LISP dialect, whose manual you can read \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/Learning_ZIL_Steven_Eric_Meretzky_1995\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e. Take a second to let that all sink in. Sample data:\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cpre\u003e\u003ccode\u003e\u0026lt;OBJECT SANDWICH-BAG\r\n\t(LOC KITCHEN-TABLE)\r\n\t(SYNONYM BAG SACK)\r\n\t(ADJECTIVE BROWN ELONGATED SMELLY)\r\n\t(DESC \"brown sack\")\r\n\t(FLAGS TAKEBIT CONTBIT BURNBIT)\r\n\t(FDESC\r\n\"On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers.\")\r\n\t(CAPACITY 9)\r\n\t(SIZE 9)\r\n\u0026gt;\r\n\u003c/code\u003e\u003c/pre\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-21T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-20T16:13:35.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-23T02:43:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=death\"\u003edeath\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=computers_science\"\u003ecomputers_science\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lisp\"\u003elisp\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=zork\"\u003ezork\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=video_games\"\u003evideo_games\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=erlang\"\u003eerlang\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_wicked_elixir\"\u003ethe_wicked_elixir\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-04-21 Weekly Links

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{"content":{"id":647,"title":"19-04-14 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/WQnzq0eyFAs\"\u003e\"Who Put The Bomp\" in Finnish\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMemory Alpha, the main Wiki for Star Trek, has \u003ca href=\"https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Sneeze\"\u003ean article on sneezing\u003c/a\u003e. It begins with one of the finest pieces of dialogue Star Trek has ever produced.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/youngladysbookma00londiala/page/n11\"\u003eThe Young Lady's Book: A Manual Of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, And Pursuits\u003c/a\u003e: A Georgian book which has sections on moral deportment, embroidery, etc., but also some ridiculously detailed sections on mineralogy, entomology, \"the escrutoire\", painting, and archery.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-13T16:38:22.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-14T13:50:48.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finland\"\u003efinland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tng\"\u003etng\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finnish\"\u003efinnish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-04-14 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":627,"title":"19-04-07 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt might have originally been a Nine Inch Nails song, but \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/ajvhiAwFkLs\"\u003ethis version\u003c/a\u003e is so definitive and moving that it really can't be considered Trent Reznor's anymore.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWikitionary's word of the day feature has recently listed \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/suppedo#Latin\"\u003esuppedo\u003c/a\u003e, meaning, 'fart quietly', and it's attested in Cicero.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI have had almost no chance to mess around on the Internet this week, so I'll link you to \u003ca href=\"https://habitica.com/\"\u003eHabitica\u003c/a\u003e, a personal organization web app I have been using every day for over a year, and highly recommend.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-04-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-06T15:03:29.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-07T14:50:48.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=video_games\"\u003evideo_games\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-04-07 Weekly Links

  • It might have originally been a Nine Inch Nails song, but this version is so definitive and moving that it really can't be considered Trent Reznor's anymore.
  • Wikitionary's word of the day feature has recently listed suppedo, meaning, 'fart quietly', and it's attested in Cicero.
  • I have had almost no chance to mess around on the Internet this week, so I'll link you to Habitica, a personal organization web app I have been using every day for over a year, and highly recommend.
{"content":{"id":619,"title":"19-03-31 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOne of my favourite types of music is lo-fi hip-hop beats with pictures of anime. \u003ca href=\"http://futuretage.tumblr.com/\"\u003eHere is that in blog form\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYou probably saw this, but there was recently a surprisingly good Google doodle that used AI to generate harmonies in the style of Bach (two bars at a time). \u003ca href=\"https://g.co/doodle/e5djce\"\u003eHere's Bach doing Beethoven\u003c/a\u003e. And an especially fancy version of \u003ca href=\"//g.co/doodle/hlhz9\"\u003eI Like Meow Mix\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn one episode of 30 Rock, you can vaguely hear a Joni Mitchell parody. \u003ca href=\"https://soundcloud.com/ericandrew16/paintsandbrushes\"\u003eHere it is\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\njwz \u003ca href=\"https://www.jwz.org/blog/2019/03/brand-necrophilia-part-7/\"\u003erecently found out\u003c/a\u003e that Netscape and its patents (but not the name)\u003c/a\u003e belongs to Facebook.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-31T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-30T16:02:30.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-06T14:57:27.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=baroque\"\u003ebaroque\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=eighteenth_century\"\u003eeighteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lo_fi\"\u003elo_fi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=anime\"\u003eanime\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=television\"\u003etelevision\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=30_rock\"\u003e30_rock\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-03-31 Weekly Links

  • One of my favourite types of music is lo-fi hip-hop beats with pictures of anime. Here is that in blog form.
  • You probably saw this, but there was recently a surprisingly good Google doodle that used AI to generate harmonies in the style of Bach (two bars at a time). Here's Bach doing Beethoven. And an especially fancy version of I Like Meow Mix.
  • In one episode of 30 Rock, you can vaguely hear a Joni Mitchell parody. Here it is
  • jwz recently found out that Netscape and its patents (but not the name) belongs to Facebook.
{"content":{"id":611,"title":"19-03-24 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWiktionary currently has the \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yiff\"\u003ethe most hilarious etymology\u003c/a\u003e I have ever seen. \"Yiff was part of a range of onomatopoeic words that form a pseudo-language used by the furry role-playing community: yiff, yip, yerf, yaff, yarf, growf and growlf (in order from most positive connotations to most negative connotations). Yiff meant yes or an exuberant hello! Later, yiff was assigned a meaning of a sexual proposition, a meaning that had previously been assigned to yipp (a coarse form of yip). In modern use within the furry community, yiff almost exclusively refers either to sex between anthropomorphic animals, or pornographic depictions thereof.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nTake a vacation in \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boringdon_Hall\"\u003eBoringdon Hall\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAnother great Seanbaby Article: \u003ca href=\"http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-annoying-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-being-parent\"\u003e5 Annoying Things They Don't Tell You About Being A Parent\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-23T20:35:34.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-30T15:51:15.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=family\"\u003efamily\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sex\"\u003esex\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-03-24 Weekly Links

  • Wiktionary currently has the the most hilarious etymology I have ever seen. "Yiff was part of a range of onomatopoeic words that form a pseudo-language used by the furry role-playing community: yiff, yip, yerf, yaff, yarf, growf and growlf (in order from most positive connotations to most negative connotations). Yiff meant yes or an exuberant hello! Later, yiff was assigned a meaning of a sexual proposition, a meaning that had previously been assigned to yipp (a coarse form of yip). In modern use within the furry community, yiff almost exclusively refers either to sex between anthropomorphic animals, or pornographic depictions thereof."
  • Take a vacation in Boringdon Hall.
  • Another great Seanbaby Article: 5 Annoying Things They Don't Tell You About Being A Parent.
{"content":{"id":595,"title":"19-03-10 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI completely forgot about Slashdot, which used to be a huge deal. It still exists, and gets a fair number of comments. \u003ca href=\"https://idle.slashdot.org/story/19/02/23/0146237/microsofts-cloud-evangelist-adds-clippy-to-their-business-card\"\u003eHere's a new article about Clippy.\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nHit the Wikipedia random button, got a \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipos\"\u003eneato demon\u003c/a\u003e. Tried to find more demons, very disappointed.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/the-mysterious-fairy-tale-castles-of-burj-al-babas/\"\u003eSuburb full of castles\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOne of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's early works as \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/4bfdaR4xMeU\"\u003eThe La Choy Dragon\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://securitydiscovery.com/800-million-emails-leaked-online-by-email-verification-service/\"\u003e800 million emails hacked and leaked online\u003c/a\u003e. What a crappy company.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRemember Perl golf? That'll seem like nothing compared \u003ca href=\"https://www.dwitter.net/d/10817\"\u003e the surface of the sun animation written in a 140 lines of Javascript\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-09T17:37:23.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-13T04:10:45.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nostalgia\"\u003enostalgia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mythology\"\u003emythology\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-03-10 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":571,"title":"No Weekly Links This Week","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nIllness + workers repairing workplace + deadline meant not much time to mess around on the internet this week.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-03-02T23:59:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-03-02T16:00:54.000Z","updated_at":"2019-03-02T16:00:54.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e"}

No Weekly Links This Week

Illness + workers repairing workplace + deadline meant not much time to mess around on the internet this week.

{"content":{"id":562,"title":"19-02-24 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOldie but goodie: There are plenty of ways to get relaxing ambient noise from the internet, but \u003ca href=\"https://asoftmurmur.com/\"\u003ethis one\u003c/a\u003e harkens back to the days when people still believed in cool, classy web apps. What happened to the web?\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAnti-marijuana add with the exact opposite-of-intended effect: \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/7rHm8GbTHyE\"\u003eSTONA SLOTH\u003c/a\u003e. When I was a teenager, there was a Canadian ad where a couple of kids in what looked like the office of a rich lawyer are smoking a joint, and one accidentally shoots his friend in the head with his dad's gun.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://nevalalee.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/the-sad-case-of-hannibal-lecter/\"\u003eAgainst backstory\u003c/a\u003e. He doesn't mention it, but no prequel has ever been very good.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nCERN recreated the experience of \u003ca href=\"https://worldwideweb.cern.ch/browser/\"\u003ethe original web browser\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI knew Google's built-in calculator could make graphs, but spinning 3D graphs like \u003ca href=\"https://www.google.com/search?q=x(x%2By)-y(x%2By)\u0026oq=x(x%2By)-y(x%2By)\u0026aqs=chrome..69i57j69i65l2j0l3.281j0j7\u0026sourceid=chrome\u0026ie=UTF-8\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"https://www.google.com/search?safe=off\u0026ei=HnRtXNq6AsvW-wT4jbjICw\u0026q=x%5E2%2By%5E2\u0026oq=x%5E2%2By%5E2\u0026gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i7i30l2j0j0i7i30j0l5.7750.10403..11009...0.0..0.81.309.4......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j35i39.MiUklxjvK_s\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e? \u003ci\u003eHoly heck\u003c/i\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-24T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-23T17:31:25.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-05T13:15:45.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_internet\"\u003ethe_internet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=relaxation\"\u003erelaxation\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-02-24 Weekly Links

  • Oldie but goodie: There are plenty of ways to get relaxing ambient noise from the internet, but this one harkens back to the days when people still believed in cool, classy web apps. What happened to the web?
  • Anti-marijuana add with the exact opposite-of-intended effect: STONA SLOTH. When I was a teenager, there was a Canadian ad where a couple of kids in what looked like the office of a rich lawyer are smoking a joint, and one accidentally shoots his friend in the head with his dad's gun.
  • Against backstory. He doesn't mention it, but no prequel has ever been very good.
  • CERN recreated the experience of the original web browser.
  • I knew Google's built-in calculator could make graphs, but spinning 3D graphs like this or this? Holy heck.
{"content":{"id":554,"title":"19-02-17 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://ramesaliyev.com/visual-noises/\"\u003eVisual Noise\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nOldie but goodie: \u003ca href=\"http://james-iry.blogspot.com/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and-mostly-wrong.html\"\u003eA Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages\u003c/a\u003e. Classic programmer humour which is unbelievably just shy of ten years old.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~matc/Readers/HowManyAngels/Achilles.html\"\u003eA fun article\u003c/a\u003e on Lewis Carroll's \u003ci\u003eWhat the tortoise said to Achilles\u003c/i\u003e. If you haven't, here is the \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/What_the_Tortoise_Said_to_Achilles\"\u003eoriginal\u003c/a\u003e, which is wonderful.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://alexanderperrin.com.au/triangles/ballooning/\"\u003eBeautiful hot-air balloon simulator\u003c/a\u003e in the browser, using Three.js. The new golden age \u0026lt;canvass\u0026gt; was supposed to bring us.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://breakthelaw.xyz/\"\u003eOverly-broad Internet laws in many countries can result in you unknowingly committing crimes\u003c/a\u003e. If doing stuff is outlawed, only outlaws will do stuff.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.jwz.org/blog/\"\u003eJWZ's long-running blog\u003c/a\u003e is the pinnacle of programmer coolness. It's so cool that it \u003ci\u003ecan't\u003c/i\u003e be linked from Hacker News. Mosaic's home page from 1994 is still around and it feature's JWZ's \u003ca href=\"http://home.mcom.com/people/jwz/\"\u003eoriginal, 90s-style homepage\u003c/a\u003e and it is a thing of glory. Back in the 90s, mentioning Kennedy was 4% of the United States GDP.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-17T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-16T17:38:46.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-02T14:37:30.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=randomness\"\u003erandomness\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=logic\"\u003elogic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rumors_on_the_internets\"\u003erumors_on_the_internets\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-02-17 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":532,"title":"19-02-10 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/showered_for_days\"\u003eThe Longest Shower\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/02/01/dotfile-madness/\"\u003eDon't put dotfiles in the home directory, please\u003c/a\u003e. This comes up once in a while, but everyone ignores it. I saw a proposal once to put them all in a folder like '.config', but humanity is to corrupt for something that beautiful to happen.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nEveryone loves visualizing algorithms. \u003ca href=\"https://www.cs.usfca.edu/~galles/visualization/Algorithms.html\"\u003eHere are a bunch that aren't just the usual sort algorithms\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nRelics are wacky. Interesting text on \u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/the-votive-crown-of-oswald-at-hildesheim/\"\u003ethe votive crown of St. Oswald at Hildesheim\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.dwitter.net/\"\u003e\"Dwitter.net is a challenge to see what awesomeness you can create when limited to only 140 characters of javascript and a canvas\"\u003c/a\u003e. Extra points for having a random button.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI've never seen it, but look at this \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/-glpbcSDPNI\"\u003etrailer for a movie from 1936\u003c/a\u003e. The leading actress is the social worker from Beetlejuice.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-09T17:02:55.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-10T00:12:58.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=linux\"\u003elinux\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=unix\"\u003eunix\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=history\"\u003ehistory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=middle_ages\"\u003emiddle_ages\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=beetlejuice\"\u003ebeetlejuice\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=religion\"\u003ereligion\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-02-10 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":486,"title":"19-01-27 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nArchive.org is amazing. \u003ca href=\"https://archive.org/details/Astounding_Stories_of_Super_Science_1930\"\u003eHere are the first few issues\u003c/a\u003e of Astounding magazine (now Analogue), which published works by most of the great science fiction writers before 1960.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Boy_(character)\"\u003eWikipedia's article on Bat Boy\u003c/a\u003e. \"Bat Boy has a chaotic sense of morality. He has been said to steal cars and not to come to the aid of the needy\".\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm obsessed with Wiktionary's words of the day. This week had the Finnish word \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poronkusema#Finnish\"\u003eporonkusema\u003c/a\u003e, \"the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate\".\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA German zoo which had been covertly anti-Hilter during the war accidentally ended up with a \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/laura_parrot\"\u003eNazi parrot\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-26T17:16:25.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-26T17:16:25.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=usa\"\u003eusa\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finland\"\u003efinland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science_fiction\"\u003escience_fiction\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=finnish\"\u003efinnish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=germany\"\u003egermany\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-27 Weekly Links

  • Archive.org is amazing. Here are the first few issues of Astounding magazine (now Analogue), which published works by most of the great science fiction writers before 1960.
  • Wikipedia's article on Bat Boy. "Bat Boy has a chaotic sense of morality. He has been said to steal cars and not to come to the aid of the needy".
  • I'm obsessed with Wiktionary's words of the day. This week had the Finnish word poronkusema, "the distance a reindeer could travel without stopping to urinate".
  • A German zoo which had been covertly anti-Hilter during the war accidentally ended up with a Nazi parrot.
{"content":{"id":479,"title":"19-01-20 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://nevalalee.wordpress.com/2018/04/30/crossing-the-rhine-2/\"\u003eA good article on science and psychology\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/rarneson/Courses/gettierphilreading.pdf\"\u003eFun three page article on truth\u003c/a\u003e. I guess it's pretty popular with modern philosophy people.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nComedic mega-genius Jack Handey has been, almost every day, posting one or two-paragraph short stories which he hasn't been archiving, so \u003ca href=\"https://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/category/shortstories/\"\u003eget 'em while they're hot\u003c/a\u003e. Example:\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\n\"He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said 'Dust to dust,' some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, 'I’ll be waiting for you in heaven — with a gun.'\"\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-20T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-19T17:01:37.000Z","updated_at":"2019-10-13T15:36:55.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=science\"\u003escience\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=philosophy\"\u003ephilosophy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=western\"\u003ewestern\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-20 Weekly Links

"He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said 'Dust to dust,' some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, 'I’ll be waiting for you in heaven — with a gun.'"

{"content":{"id":470,"title":"19-01-13 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nFlash wasn't replaced by HTML5. By the time people were through with Flash, no one cared about anything but social media, and people stopped creating things on the internet. I'll take weird old Flash games and artsy Flash sites over awkwardly thinking I'm obliged to share a space with a bunch of neo-nazis. Anyway, \u003ca href=\"http://www.iamveryverysorry.com/\"\u003ethis is how we used to apologize\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIn the 1700s, a woman named Anne Wilson wrote a \u003ca href=\"https://books.google.ca/books?id=natYAAAAcAAJ\u0026pg=PA3\u0026dq=Teisa+river+tees\u0026hl=en\u0026sa=X\u0026ved=0ahUKEwiihMuOzeHfAhXL0FQKHSPRCHsQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage\u0026q\u0026f=false\"\u003e1615-line poem\u003c/a\u003e about the river Tees and its towns. I really like what I've read of it, but I got to a point in the poem where I was hampered by not being anywhere close to the river Tees.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.milanote.com/the-work/the-story-behind-susan-kares-iconic-design-work-for-apple\"\u003eAn article about Susan Kare\u003c/a\u003e, who invented a lot of the visual language of modern computing, which most of us learned without realizing it. Her work is still a lot more pleasing and beautiful than the scores of people who've copied her.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nDo you enjoy feeling overwhelmed? To celebrate his 81st birthday, Stanford just released \u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94E35692EB9D36F3\"\u003e111 Donald Knuth lectures\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-13T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-12T17:11:11.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-13T01:24:50.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=poetry\"\u003epoetry\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=hype\"\u003ehype\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=design\"\u003edesign\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=flash\"\u003eflash\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-13 Weekly Links

  • Flash wasn't replaced by HTML5. By the time people were through with Flash, no one cared about anything but social media, and people stopped creating things on the internet. I'll take weird old Flash games and artsy Flash sites over awkwardly thinking I'm obliged to share a space with a bunch of neo-nazis. Anyway, this is how we used to apologize.
  • In the 1700s, a woman named Anne Wilson wrote a 1615-line poem about the river Tees and its towns. I really like what I've read of it, but I got to a point in the poem where I was hampered by not being anywhere close to the river Tees.
  • An article about Susan Kare, who invented a lot of the visual language of modern computing, which most of us learned without realizing it. Her work is still a lot more pleasing and beautiful than the scores of people who've copied her.
  • Do you enjoy feeling overwhelmed? To celebrate his 81st birthday, Stanford just released 111 Donald Knuth lectures.
{"content":{"id":462,"title":"19-01-06 Weekly Links - Happy New Years","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI feel like there used to be a lot of interesting Year In Review lists. This year, all I really enjoyed was \u003ca href=\"https://www.theonion.com/year-in-review-2018-1831078733\"\u003eThe Onion's Our Annual Year\u003c/a\u003e. Maybe lists have changed, maybe I've changed. Who knows.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://i.imgur.com/Gb23Pln.gifv\"\u003eSnow on the sea\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://kynd.github.io/p5sketches/random.html\"\u003eTaming randomness\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nComedy genius Billy Connolly recently gave an interview about Parkinson's where he said he could feel his life slipping away. He just release a much more chipper \u003ca href=\"https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46769046\"\u003efollow up video\u003c/a\u003e showing that he has nearly completely transformed into Colonel Sanders.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-06T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-05T13:11:31.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-05T20:52:35.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=snow\"\u003esnow\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-01-06 Weekly Links - Happy New Years

  • I feel like there used to be a lot of interesting Year In Review lists. This year, all I really enjoyed was The Onion's Our Annual Year. Maybe lists have changed, maybe I've changed. Who knows.
  • Snow on the sea
  • Taming randomness
  • Comedy genius Billy Connolly recently gave an interview about Parkinson's where he said he could feel his life slipping away. He just release a much more chipper follow up video showing that he has nearly completely transformed into Colonel Sanders.
{"content":{"id":454,"title":"18-12-30 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-_93BVApb59FWrLZfdlisi_x7-Ut_-w7\u0026v=2KSahAoOLdU\"\u003eSome guys fixing the Apollo 11 guidance computer\u003c/a\u003e. There are no words to describe how this makes me feel.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/12/dear-internet-archive-stop-advocating-for-dunning-krugerrands/\"\u003eJWZ on accepting donations in cryptocurrencies\u003c/a\u003e. \"They started accepting donations in these magic beans a while back, perhaps before the true toxicity of cryptocurrencies was widely understood. Back when it just seemed like a neat trick, like running wifi off of a potato battery.\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nYesterday's Wiktionary word of the day was in Zulu. If you think Finnish is inflectional morphology porn, just look at all the ways to \u003ca href=\"https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/phaka#Inflection\"\u003econjugate and decline\u003c/a\u003e this root.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/22/frankie-boyle-review-2018-forget-brexit\"\u003eFrankie Boyle's Year In Review\u003c/a\u003e. In addition to the article, he did a TV special which is well worth watching if you can.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThreeBlueOneBrown's newest video \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/GNcFjFmqEc8\"\u003eBut WHY is a sphere's surface area four times its shadow?\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-30T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-29T17:49:18.000Z","updated_at":"2018-12-29T18:50:52.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=computers\"\u003ecomputers\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=space\"\u003espace\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=news\"\u003enews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=new_years\"\u003enew_years\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=mathematics\"\u003emathematics\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-12-30 Weekly Links

{"content":{"id":442,"title":"18-12-23 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.mariowiki.com/List_of_Waluigi_quotes\"\u003eList of Waluigi quotes\u003c/a\u003e. \"Mario! If I can beat you... I can reignite my passion for challenges!\"\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://anaulin.org/blog/things-nobody-told-me-about-being-a-software-engineer/?utm_source=programmingdigest\u0026amp;utm_medium=email\u0026amp;utm_campaign=featured\"\u003e\"Things Nobody Told Me About Being A Software Engineer\"\u003c/a\u003e. I used to feel really guilty about some of these.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://qz.com/1407235/porn-sites-collect-more-user-data-than-netflix-or-hulu-this-is-what-they-do-with-it\"\u003e\"Porn sites collect more user data than Netflix or Hulu.\"\u003c/a\u003e Based on statements from a company rep. Also, check out that web design.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-23T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-20T22:08:22.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-23T19:20:09.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=waluigi\"\u003ewaluigi\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sex\"\u003esex\u003c/a\u003e"}

18-12-23 Weekly Links