Rise of the Tablog, must read: “tabloggers aren’t writing; they’re
creating content—content that hopes to satisfy self-inflicted
quotas, boost traffic, and burn another post on the digital altar to
appease the blods. Tabloggers write from a sense of obligation; a
feeling that their content must be regular and—worst of all—useful.”
Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS)
resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current
DNS provider. The IP already wins: 184.108.40.206.
2009 Year-End Google Zeitgeist
Galileo’s Observations of the Moon, the purpose of this page is to
bring together Galileo’s surviving observations of the Moon, and the
speculation regarding how and when they were made.
Plots of roots of polynomials with integer coefficients and more in
This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 285).
Rithmomachy (sometimes known as The Philosophers’ Game) is a highly
complex, early European mathematical board game. A literal translation
of the name is “The Battle of the Numbers”. The game is much like
chess, except most methods of capture depends on the numbers inscribed
on each piece.
Differentiating Parsers, by Oleg Kiselyov. “We describe
differentiation of parsers with respect to the input stream. We obtain
incremental parsers, which yield (fragments) of the parsed data as
more input becomes available. The differentiated parser is undoable:
at any point, e.g., upon encountering a parsing error, we can discard
the portion of input up to a previously noted checkpoint and resume
parsing supplying an alternative input.”
The Generic Dilemma, Russ Cox on implementing generic types.
“The generic dilemma is this: do you want slow programmers, slow
compilers and bloated binaries, or slow execution times?”
vitunes is a curses-based playlist manager and media player for *nix
operating systems with vim-like keybinds.
Transience and Transcendence In the Aeroplane over the Sea,
by Max Heath.
Broken Koans and other Zen debris
Home I’ll Never Be (Jack Kerouac Cover, YouTube), by The Low Anthem.
Paraplüsch, Psychiatry for abused Cuddlytoys. Very cute Flash game!
(English translation available)
Continuity: A Flash Puzzle Platformer, tricky and fun.
Is There a Test for Consciousness?
Causes of Death