Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results
389 years ago…, “Inspired by the genuine progress of this country,
I created this typographic mashup of the history of slavery, racism,
and the progress of African Americans.” Must see.
Merb 1.0 now released.
Tender Tub made from polyurethene coated foam rubber; not cold and
hard like the average bathtub, but soft and warm, and comfortable like
tr.im is an URL shortening service with a nice URL.
Strasheela is a highly expressive constraint-based music composition
system. The Strasheela user declaratively states a music theory and
the computer generates music which complies with this theory.
Wet Hot American Summer, great drawings by Justin Longoz.
The Trouble With Pictures (PDF), excerpt from John Man’s book “Alpha
Beta”: “It is an astonishing thing that human beings should be able to
see marks on a surface and hear them talk of realities visible and
FROSTBURG was a Connection Machine 5 (CM-5) supercomputer used by
the NSA to perform higher-level mathematical calculations. The system
had a total of 500 billion 32-bit words of memory (~2 terabytes), and
could perform at 65.5 gigaflops.
Scientists Turn Tequila into Diamonds, WJW.
Town in Oregon Elects Genderqueer Mayor, why not.
From Monoids to Monads
twicl, my 120 loc shell twitter client.
Total Functional Programming, classic paper by D. A. Turner.
What about the natural numbers, by Colin Runciman. “A prime concern
in the design of any general purpose programming language should be
the ease and safety of working with natural numbers, particularly in
conjunction with discrete data structures.” Includes pragmatic definitions
to close the natural numbers.
Prediction and Entropy of Printed English, by C. E. Shannon.
A very nice experiment.
Greatest common divisor in Coq
Write Or Die
A bar walks into a commutative algebraist.