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January 31 2014

Four short links: 31 January 2014

  1. Bolts — Facebook’s library of small, low-level utility classes in iOS and Android.
  2. Python Idioms (PDF) — useful cheatsheet.
  3. Michael Abrash’s Graphics Programming Black Book — Markdown source in github. Notable for elegance and instructive for those learning to optimise. Coder soul food.
  4. About Link Bait (Anil Dash) — excellent consideration of Upworthy’s distinctive click-provoking headlines, but my eye was caught by we often don’t sound like 2012 Upworthy anymore. Because those tricks are starting to dilute click rates. from Upworthy’s editor-at-large. Attention is a scarce resource, and our brains are very good at filtering.

December 09 2013

Four short links: 9 December 2013

  1. Reform Government Surveillance — hard not to view this as a demarcation dispute. “Ruthlessly collecting every detail of online behaviour is something we do clandestinely for advertising purposes, it shouldn’t be corrupted because of your obsession over national security!”
  2. Brian Abelson — Data Scientist at the New York Times, blogging what he finds. He tackles questions like what makes a news app “successful” and how might we measure it. Found via this engaging interview at the quease-makingly named Content Strategist.
  3. StageXL — Flash-like 2D package for Dart.
  4. BayesDBlets users query the probable implications of their data as easily as a SQL database lets them query the data itself. Using the built-in Bayesian Query Language (BQL), users with no statistics training can solve basic data science problems, such as detecting predictive relationships between variables, inferring missing values, simulating probable observations, and identifying statistically similar database entries. Open source.

November 27 2013

Four short links: 27 November 2013

  1. CT Scanning and 3D Printing for Paleo (Scientific American) — using CT scanners to identify bones still in rock, then using 3D printers to recreate them. (via BoingBoing)
  2. Growing the Use of Drones in Agriculture (Forbes) — According to Sue Rosenstock, 3D Robotics spokesperson, a third of their customers consist of hobbyists, another third of enterprise users, and a third use their drones as consumer tools. “Over time, we expect that to change as we make more enterprise-focused products, such as mapping applications,” she explains. (via Chris Anderson)
  3. Serving 1M Load-Balanced Requests/Second (Google Cloud Platform blog) — 7m from empty project to serving 1M requests/second. I remember when 1 request/second was considered insanely busy. (via Forbes)
  4. Boil Up — behind the scenes for the design and coding of a real-time simulation for a museum’s science exhibit. (via Courtney Johnston)

October 14 2013

Four short links: 16 October 2013

  1. Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It (Jennifer Ouellette) — Yale University mathematician Ronald Coifman says that what is really needed is the big data equivalent of a Newtonian revolution, on par with the 17th century invention of calculus, which he believes is already underway.
  2. Is Google Jumping the Shark? (Seth Godin) — Public companies almost inevitably seek to grow profits faster than expected, which means beyond the organic growth that comes from doing what made them great in the first place. In order to gain that profit, it’s typical to hire people and reward them for measuring and increasing profits, even at the expense of what the company originally set out to do. Eloquent redux.
  3. textteaser — open source text summarisation algorithm.
  4. Clipping MagicInstantly create masks, cutouts, and clipping paths online.

October 11 2013

Four short links: 11 October 2013

  1. Programming Synthetic DNA (Science Daily) — eventually enabling the reification of bugs.
  2. Schwartza shell for Quartz 2D with Python.
  3. The Slow Winter — best writing about the failure of Moore’s Law and the misery of being in hardware. Ever.
  4. Akarosan open source, GPL-licensed operating system for manycore architectures. Our goal is to provide support for parallel and high-performance applications and to scale to a large number of cores.

March 17 2013

Internjet




“In der Früh schafft er es nicht aus dem Bett
weil er abends seine Augen nicht
von dem glühenden Bildschirm lösen kann.”

Postkarte von Iwan Semionow, 1959

(Gefunden bei atompunk.tumblr.com | via nydwracu)




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February 26 2013

February 19 2013

February 08 2013

Nächtlicher Regen in Kyoto



Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1976): Nächtlicher Regen in Kyoto

(Gefunden bei Couleurs)

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Toronto



Tout l’univers No. 95 (Éditions Hachette 1962). Illustrator: A. Feddini

(Gefunden bei mondorama2000)

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January 31 2013

Science Podcast - Carbon cycle, collective sensing, Visualization Challenge, and more (1 Feb 2013)

A previously overlooked carbon sink fills some gaps in the carbon cycle; how the schooling of fish may create a collective sensory array; the winners of the 2012 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; and more.

January 29 2013

Thomas MacLaren Architectural Drawings Collection




Abbey farm house in the village of Charlton Adam (Somerset, England)



Arcade at Certosa di Pavia



Chalet near Davos-Dorfli



Belfry at St. Moritz

This collection contains original pencil sketches and watercolors by architect Thomas MacLaren, (b. Scotland, 1863 - d. Colorado Springs, 1928) illustrating the architecture of England, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and elsewhere. The works were completed between 1880 and 1891.

(Gefunden bei libcudl.colorado.edu)

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January 23 2013

January 19 2013

January 12 2013

Pierre Mendell: Don Giovanni. Bayerische Staatsoper, 1994



Pierre Mendell (1929–2008) war ein deutscher Grafikdesigner, der rund 40 Jahre lang durch seine Plakate das Erscheinungsbild öffentlicher Kultureinrichtungen geprägt hat. 1961 gründete er zusammen mit Klaus Oberer das Studio Mendell & Oberer, seit 2000 Pierre Mendell Design Studio.

(Gefunden bei dergestaltingenieur.com)

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December 18 2012

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