List of algebraic structures, a great overview at Wikipedia.
The World’s Most Perfect Script, “Hangul is comprised of 51 jamo, or
phomenic units, whose shapes are highly organized. Simple consonants
are linear (ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅅ, ㅇ, ㅈ, ㅊ, ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅎ),
vowels are horizontal or vertical lines (ㅏ, ㅓ, ㅗ, ㅜ, ㅡ, ㅣ),
glottalized letters are doubled (ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, ㅉ), and so on.”
The systematic construction of a one-combinator basis (PDF), by
J. Fokker. A single closed λ-expression that generates all
λ-expressions is constructed.
Wojciech Kosma microphone fellatio, awesome.
Mathematica on Amazon EC2, it’s as simple as
Processing 1.0 has been released.
The Case of M. S. El Naschie, Continued, by John Baez.
A fork in the road, Stikkit and I Want Sandy close down, Rael
Dornfest goes to Twitter. Congratulations! But: Leaving users two
weeks time before shutting down services is far too late and exactly
the reason I don’t trust the Web 2.0 for the essential things.
How Fortran Was Developed, that’s actually how most languages were
Chaos Computer Club fordert Erhalt der Freiheit im Netz, ich auch.
We have Good news, and we have Bad news, Gilad Bracha: Newspeak to
be released, but funding has been discontinued.
HOPL III: The When, Why and Why Not of the BETA Programming Language
1945 Lost German Girl
The lights are red but we’re gonna keep dancing
All the people are dead but we’re gonna keep dancing
If this was the end would you die not dancing?
— The Trucks, Zombie
Bowling balls, Chung-chieh Shan on the bowling ball dropping puzzle:
“I found it easier to define a stream coinductively than to define a
function from natural numbers inductively.”
nLab, the n-Category Café gets a wiki. Help fill it!
Calendar About Nothing: Tracking Open Source Contributions, The
Calendar About Nothing generates a “Seinfeld Calendar” from your
public “Github” feed.
I wish I were the Moon, extended edition with secret endings.