- Need a book to read? Try Savaged by Systemd: an Erotic Unix Encounter. Amazon also recommended 'git commit murder'.
- Dynamic projection mapping is cooler than I could possibly describe in words.
- Yoda is supposed to be just a normal guy (by George Lucas).
- British TV in the 60s is completely inexplicable. Here is couple elderly, enthusiastic men playing a wacky version of Bye Bye Blues on a mellotron.
- The first step to building an irl holodeck. It looks really pretty.
- A JS library to generate graphs that look like they were cutely sketched by hand.
- Have you heard of xlogo? If you use the X Window System, this is pretty neat.
- Ancient Clickhole of the week: These Elderly People’s Stories Of An Early, Unsafe Version Of Disneyland Will Terrify You.
- C gets a lot of shit on the Internet, yet still persists and thrives. Your operating system is running C code right now, for example. For all its cruft and quirks, there are just certain niches that C fills which languages like Rust unequivocally do not, no matter how many think pieces are written. It also requires discipline and planning. Here's a lighthearted Ten Commandments Of C.
- Incredible short film.
- A dog collar that converts all barks to emails.
- Valve is a company that went from rich to ridonculously rich due to a side project that was the product of their bizarrely relaxed organizational model. Their employee handbook is both interesting to read and very well-designed.
- The Longest Shower
- Don't put dotfiles in the home directory, please. 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.
- Everyone loves visualizing algorithms. Here are a bunch that aren't just the usual sort algorithms
- Relics are wacky. Interesting text on the votive crown of St. Oswald at Hildesheim.
- I've never seen it, but look at this trailer for a movie from 1936. The leading actress is the social worker from Beetlejuice.
- The dogs playing poker paintings are over one hundred years old, and are still immediately recognizable pop culture objects. Is anything else that old still a part of pop culture? Here's an in-depth analysis.
- One professor describes being repeatedly harassed by copyright trolls over old public domain recordings of classical music.
- Fancy command line tricks.
Editor's Note: The week that Microsoft acquired Github, dozens of new accounts were created on Reddit and Hacker News to scold people for not admitting Microsoft had changed in the last four years, as if that were common knowledge. Almost all of these posts started with, "You have to admit..." and used similar phrasing. This parody was made to commemorate that hilarious week, and is being left here for historical value.
Open source aficionados are acting like Microsoft hasn't obviously improved dramatically in the last four years, and what cold, horrible people you are. You see, Microsoft used to be a corporation with unethical business practices, but now they are a bunch of fun guys like you and me, and they like Linux now! Why do you refuse to give them a chance?
Oh, sure, Microsoft used to assign a big R&D budget to two or three products at most, and then heavily market thousands of pieces of crap that barely worked, knowing name-brand recognition would be enough. But now they're about quality, and they're still marketing Windows Server, so obviously they are using Window Server to host Bing and why not move Github to Windows Server as well? A company that has improved so much in four years wouldn't try anything sneaky would they?!?
Isn't it about forgiveness? I'm sure Microsoft would forgive you, so why can't you find it in your heart to forgive a bunch of wacky, open source-loving dudes like your bros at Microsoft?
- www.froggy.ch is an extremely charming website for a museum which has almost 14,000 frog figurines.
- How Linux executes executables, with some extra-neat stuff at the end.
- Colour and Data Visualization. Not ironically bland or ugly.
- Since it involves tweets, 24-hour Twitter Information Service BBC News has weighed in on the rap battle between Drake and Pusha T.
- What is 1e100.net?