The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever →
“In a bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him.” Incredible story, a great read.
Node v0.8.0 →
A new node stable release is out! Lots of new goodies including a whole bunch of performance improvements. Their new clustering stuff looks interesting in particular—it’s designed to help take advantage of multi-core systems.
There's a robot beneath the fluff →
“I’ve always been curious about stuffed animals that sing, dance, light up, or talk back. There must be a fascinating robot underneath the fur and fluff, right? Surely the robot hiding in the bear’s clothing, vestimentis ursum, is impressive. So: armed with my childish curiousity and the spurious excuse of ‘product design research,’ I set out to discover what,...
I introduced my 5-year-old and 2-year-old to... →
VIM Clutch by Aleksandr Levchuk →
“VIM Clutch is a hardware pedal for improved text editing speed for users of the magnificent VIM text editor. When the pedal is pressed down, the pedal types “i” causing VIM to go into Insert Mode. When released, it types and you are back in Normal Mode.” Very clever idea.
It’s funny. Or sad. Or predictable. It’s predictably sadly funny...– How to build an iPad competitor
“xip.io is a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address.” By the kind folks at 37signals. via
Perspective is a first-person puzzler with a 2D... →
This is incredibly clever.
The Penumbra primes →
What happens when you ask people to pick the lowest prime number no one else will pick.
Sexy prime →
“In mathematics, sexy primes are prime numbers that differ from each other by six.” Hot.
Multimethods, Global Scope, and Monkey-Patching →
An in depth look at how scoping and polymorphism works in common programming languages and how the Magpie programming language has approached the problem using multi-methods. A great read for programming language nerds!
Teaching the Security Mindset →
“Another just memorized the first ten digits of pi and randomly filled in the rest, assuming the instructors would be too lazy to check every digit. His assumption was correct.”
I keep misreading NSW as NSFW. The Internet has corrupted me.– Chris Darroch
What is the cheapest, legal thing a person could... →
Charles Duhigg, Staff writer at the New York Times responds.
I've been playing the same game of Civilization II... →
By playing the same game of Civilisation II for ten years, this redditor has managed to create the most depressing and dystopian vision of the future imaginable. The results are as follows. The world is a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation. There are 3 remaining super nations in the year 3991 A.D, each competing for the scant resources left on the planet after dozens of...
How does Apple keep secrets so well? →
Surprising answer. Cute.
Shut Up and Take My Money: Fans Should Hire... →
By Andy Baio.
Failed hipster - fixie must go →
Eurovision 2012 graph visualisation
6502 emulator in Minecraft runs Forth →
It’s a mod, not pure minecraft—but still incredibly cool. via
Quora eBooks →
Markov-generated Quora questions. via
Exfm User Spotlight: Aaron Moodie →
aaronmoodie: So chuffed to be featured on the exfm blog! Thanks guys for providing such an amazing app. This week’s User Spotlight comes from all the way around the globe, down under Australia. Aaron is a great guy. Had the pleasure of meeting him when he visited New York. He’s got great taste in music and design. Enjoy. Great interview Aaron. :-)
The Wire: The Musical →
Incredible~! I had to do a double-take when I realised that they managed to get a whole bunch of the real cast members.
Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran →
Confirmed: USA and Israel created the Stuxnet worm. A fascinating read.
20 Things I Should Have Known at 20 →
Obvious link bait title—but actually pretty decent advice.
Shocked moviegoers will have been left wondering why a genius-level hacker would...– The Girl With The ANSI Tattoo (via david)
Movie rating and sharing with your friends. Pretty slick site.
Latency numbers every programmer should know →