The outside-in dashboard is a display, mounted on the wall near the door, that keeps me constantly connected with my immediate surroundings, including weather and public transit. Background The biggest ...
Read qz.com on Chrome with Ghostery enabled
TL;DR: Install this userscript for (Chrome and Firefox) and you're ready to read in style. Background Ghostery rocks. It's a Chrome browser extension that prevents privacy-invasive web ...
Design Documentation for The Sims, by Maxis
I happened across some potentially interesting documents online. Somebody posted the internal company documentation behind the creative process of designing one of the most popular games of the 2000s, "The ...
The Mystery of Stuffmonger's Pure Tan
Did John McAfee, the anti-virus pioneer, discover a new and potentially revolutionary drug called SPT in his Belizean jungle laboratory? If so, then he may have meticulously documented his SPT ...
Archiving a website for offline viewing
This weekend, I needed to make an offline snapshot of an entire website. My web browser offers some sort of "Save Page As" feature, but that's not going to ...
I'm currently integrating my work journal with my todo list. It's a pretty long-term project, so this post is just a placeholder for more information to come. (In ...
A better way to read (at 350 words per minute)
I know kung fu You know that sequence in The Matrix where Neo plugs a cable straight into his brain for the purpose of learning some mad skillz... And it ...
Scanning a textbook
Textbooks are a thing of the past. No, that's not exactly what I mean to say. More precisely, the physical format of textbooks is a little bulkier than necessary ...
The rise of image macros
The term meme (pronounced like gene) was coined by Richard Dawkins (1976) in The Selfish Gene to apply the vocabulary of genetics to questions of culture. Although the term is ...
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