C500k in Action at Urban Airship →
Network programming pr0n. How to scale a network server to 500,000+ connections on a single EC2 large instance using Java and NIO. Impressive stuff. I was just reading their more recent slides for their OSCON 2012 talk “High performance network programming on the JVM” and they can now handle about 990,000 open connections with a single Java process (more on that here). :-O Also,...
How to Evaluate a (paid) iPhone App Idea →
The app store economy is interesting. Spoiler: It turns out “free” apps with in app purchases are the most profitable.
Tiny Game Design Tool — A poor people's booklet to... →
“Tiny Game Design Tool is a small, portable booklet created in order to help game designers to come up with cool ideas and get started with a project in a very short time.”
Machine learning for the impatient: algorithms... →
Really good article. A good overview of how SVM can be applied and tuned in a practical way.
No, you don’t need a real-time data dashboard* →
“…if you’re looking at stats now because you’re curious and impatient…” Guilty. :-P
The Sparrow Problem →
Some insight into the business of selling apps. Some great discussion on HN as well.
Rands In Repose: One More Thing →
minimalmac: …it’s not secrecy, it’s theatre. I grew up in theater. Quite literally. My Mother was a full time theater major and also a full time actress. Being a single mother (and my being a quiet, well behaved, kid) meant that I spent a lot of time backstage or in a seat in the audience. I’ve seen hundreds of shows and thousands of performances over my lifetime. I was also fortunate enough...
Satoshi Hashimoto →
I spotted Satoshi’s illustrations recently in Monocle magazine. I love the fun and old-timey style. Superb.
The Apollo 11 Journey in Photographs →
Incredible. The moon landing never ceases to amaze.
Yelle — La Musique
Polygonal Map Generation for Games →
Incredibly cool technique. Try the demo.
Elepath, Inc. →
This sounds like a pretty cool startup. I like their style.
“Contracts.coffee is a dialect of CoffeeScript with built-in support for contracts.” Quite a neat little system for sanity checking your coffeescript code.
I loathe YouTube comments. Here’s a simple browser extension to convert...– Herp Derp YouTube Comments — jwz
Detecting and visualising large scale colour... →
I’ll be speaking at PyCon about some cool color analysis stuff Lars and I have been hacking on at 99designs. Should be fun. :-)
Once a Social Media Star, Digg Sells for $500,000... →
Possibly the biggest opportunity squandered since MySpace. via Waxy
WHEN SOMEONE SUGGESTS TRIPPY TACOS.
Suppose you’re watching from a hilltop outside the city. The first thing you see...– What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? Awesome!
From nowhere to Sword & Sworcery: Capybara's road... →
An incredible story. I’ve gotta admit, it was pretty emotional seeing Craig Adams from Superbrothers shed a tear when accepting the XBLA award along with the guys from Capy. An incredible achievement.
How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days →
An oldie but a goodie. Great article.
Don’t Indulge. Be Happy. →
Putting Money In The Bank →
Tiny Wings 2.0
jkottke: Uh oh, this is bad news for my productivity after this Thursday…Andreas Illiger is set to release the sequel to the mega-fun Tiny Wings on July 12th. In the meantime, watch the adorable handmade trailer: I <3 Tiny Wings. Jason Kottke wasn’t kidding—this trailer is the most adorable little thing ^_^.
How colors get their names
jkottke: On this day full of red, white, and blue in the US, it’s interesting to note that, in a large number of languages, when colors start getting their own words, red is usually the first color defined after black and white (or light and dark), and that blue and green are often not defined individually, at least at first. Those facts and more in this super long/interesting article about...
The IPython notebook: a historical retrospective →
If you haven’t already, you should check out IPythons notebook feature that allows you to make little worksheets out of real code snippets.
Web Audio pipeline from the Bob Moog Google... →
Google open sources their mini moog doodle. “The intention of this open source project is to provide a moderately complex example of how one might use the Web Audio API to make a digital synthesizer on the web.” Neat!
Shall we use Clojure →
By Andrew Jones
The camera you have with you →
marco: Most of my photos since 2010 look terrible.