"Ok, now we need a desk lamp."
"I made a list from the website! Our options are Jansjö, Ranarp, Forså, Hektar—"
Suddenly, with an unearthly roar, the stench of brimstone filled the air. In a swirl of smoke and flame, a dark figure appeared, with robes of pure shadow and fiery eyes.
"WHAT FOOLISH MORTAL DARES SUMMON ME, THE MIGHTY—" The demon stopped abruptly. It frowned at the tasteful Swedish pine furniture on display, then sighed. "Dammit, not again."
The 1992 hacking film Sneakers has a press kit in the form of a floppy disk with DOS program, which modern web technology allows you to run in your web browser.
Statue of Hercules at the foot of Mount Bisitun in Iran.
Drew Gardner takes photographs of people done up to look like their famous ancestors. Here’s a particularly poignant example: Shannon LaNier is a many-times-great-grandchild of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, his slave.
Write code that is easy to throw away, rather than complicating it in the hopes of being future-proof and reusable
OHS VOLUME 3 kickstarter is live now!
Black sand lava beach in Iceland by Jay March
Best pictures of comet Neowise
Deeply Artificial Trees: Deeply weird clip synthesized from a Bob Ross program fed through the Deep Dream thingy to create something that makes me think of the chaos of unstructured creative energy that exists beyond the borders of the infinite in comic-book cosmology (Kirby’s Source, Moore’s Chaoplasm).
Forgot I needed to shop in my exercise ride this morning so now I have had to dig out my emergency backup face mask to go out foraging at lunchtime
"Instead of building re-usable software, we should try to build disposable software." https://programmingisterrible.com/post/139222674273/write-code-that-is-easy-to-delete-not-easy-to
A coworker said (paraph): "90% of the time you create a new thing to abstract 2+ cases, you shouldn't. Use the name as a guide: if your new thing's name makes sense to either 1) a pure CS grad student (is a mathy idea) or 2) a domain expert, then it might make sense. But if it only makes sense to you right now, it's probably not going to make sense to you in a week—or this afternoon."
Australian-born programmer living and working in Oxford, England. He/him
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