Kim Burke's food looks delicious, but you'd better not be too hungry. (Her work is truly amazing. If you click on only one link in this post, make it this one.) Burning Shed is an online music label and store specializing in progressive and other genres including King Crimson and Porcupine Tree. The perfect man is a geek with facial hair. (Duh.) Langton's Ant may be a cool toy to program. Also, a Pythagoras tree seems like another neat planar fractal made of squares that one might program.
How can you tell whether the road is icy? It turns pink, of course. Here's proof that the customer is not always right. A neuroscientist explains why music should not be cut from the K-12 curriculum. Smashing Magazine provides this list of online generators to make everything from buttons to forms for your web site.
How does homeopathy work? If you're having trouble with your bacon, consult this flowchart. Yes, I know - olympic curling's over. But you can still get Norwegian curling pants. This map of the markets is an interesting visualization of stock performance. And this periodic table of videos is illustrative.
Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum provides this Dealey Plaza Cam. Everything you ever wanted to know about world time including things that spin and make noise: TimeTicker. Speaking of noises, the Yodelizer helps you say "Yahoo!" in uncountable ways. This 404 page is just plain odd. See today's front pages from 598 newspapers papers in 57 countries.
Knowing nothing but science makes you boring, but knowing no science makes you ignorant. This essay by Gentry Lee discusses scientific literacy (or the lack thereof) and its implications for our society. Lest anyone start feeling superior, this is a two-way street. See C.P. Snow's The Two Cultures and his discussion of the works of Shakespeare versus the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
You've probably heard that bit.ly is the most popular URL shortener. Here are some URL tools that are a bit more off the beaten path and what they do to the URL of this blog.
- bit.ly - http://bit.ly/cuZx3t
- TinyURL - http://tinyurl.com/yg2fguj
- goo.gl - (not for public use)
- So Cute URL - http://www.socuteurl.com/bumblecakes
- Dickens URL - http://dickensurl.com/8e1b/We_must_scrunch_or_be_scrunched
- Freaking Huge URL - http://www.freakinghugeurl.com/refer.php?count=4url=VjFaV2IxVXdNVWhVYTFacFRURndUbFJYTVc5TmJHdDVUbFU1YVZKdGVEQlphMUpEWVcxV1ZWSnVhRnBOYWtaUFdrWmFjMlJIVmtsWGJVWk9UVVJWZWxkWGNFOVZiVkpYWVROc1VGZEdTazVhU0c5M1QxRTlQUT09
Product management web site blast: Good Product Manager, On Product Management, Brainmates, and Cauvin.
Business of Software 2010 is coming up. While you be there? Juice Analytics provides the results of their survey into how well business communications are improving. Get color schemes from Color Jack. Write HTML faster using Vim with the Sparkup plugin. 100 incredible lectures from the world's top scholars. Or browse 137 years of Popular Science.
I hate losing stuff, like T-72 battle tanks. Having trouble getting someone to tell you the details about their browser and computer? Send them to Support Details. Read Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter. When just having a beard isn't enough, this is the result.
Do not click here.
...so I'll never go there. --Charlie Munger