- Feeling down? Listen to an hour of Jen Kirkman improvising as Abbie Hoffman.
- Wikipedia's list of unusual deaths is hypnotic to read, although the entries for the last few years are badly-maintained.
- Someone went through a lot of effort to nicely format the public domain classic Calculus Made Easy for the web.
- The creator of Erlang recently passed away. Once he wrote an excellent thing on Elixir and OOP in general.
- Twitter 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. Deaths after surgery in Scotland have dropped by more than a third after implementing a checklist. 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.
- They just released the source for a bunch of old Infocom games, including the early Zorks, all written in an old LISP dialect, whose manual you can read here. Take a second to let that all sink in. Sample data:
<OBJECT SANDWICH-BAG (LOC KITCHEN-TABLE) (SYNONYM BAG SACK) (ADJECTIVE BROWN ELONGATED SMELLY) (DESC "brown sack") (FLAGS TAKEBIT CONTBIT BURNBIT) (FDESC "On the table is an elongated brown sack, smelling of hot peppers.") (CAPACITY 9) (SIZE 9) >