|I sometimes think this detached beer belly is how my wife sees me.|
Happy 20th birthday Vim! If you need a text editor (not a word processor) you should be using Vim. (You Emacs freaks know who you are.) Why Vim? Multi-doc interface, modal editing, multiple clipboards, macros, search, extensible, portable.
For all my programming friends, especially recent or soon-to-be graduates, READ THIS: Don't Call Yourself a Programmer and Other Career Advice. "Hopefully it will provide value over what your career center isn't telling you."
Scratch - a programming language for kids.
There are so many reasons to love this story. First, what's not to love about beef jerky? Second, add a little buzz by creating caffeinated beef jerky. Third, develop it in Natick, MA for the army. Fourth, zapplesauce?
|Must-watch video of the week: Pythagasaurus - "He knows all 8 numbers."|
- Identity: Twitter's asymmetric follower model (I can follow you but you don't have to follow me) makes your Twitter handle a more convenient identity than your email or Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Object Communications: "When machines can talk to other machines you will have a truly powerful internet."
- Predictive Data: Twitter streams should be monitored to gain real-time competitive advantage.
- Augmented Data: Combining the Twitter stream (see #3) with meta data to draw further conclusions.
Are you really into typography? Do you know what kern means? Then by all means play the kerning game, Kern Type, where you earn points for properly adjusting the spacing between letters in a word.
|Know yer punctuation: the percontation point and other obscure marks.|
Beer. In. Space. Vostok 4 Pines Stout. Brewed by an aeronautical engineer nonetheless. Good thing someone's already invented a zero-g drinking cup, as reported here on 22 Oct 2011. Now some beer maven is going to start asking about what kind of head your beer will have in zero-g.
|I overuse the term "aviation pr0n" but if anything qualifies it's this photo of shock waves around a Blue Angels' F-18 doing a low high-speed pass over water. Absolutely kick ass.|
Google has everything, it seems, including easter eggs.
|Leave it to the professionals: monkeys. source|
How many ways are there to hear your IP address read to you? You can have Glenn, an apparent Village People wannabe, groan your IP. And as reported here a while back, you can have a sexy girl moan your IP.
Science shares her secrets: fingernails on a chalkboard (do kids even know what a chalkboard is?) sound horrible because of components in the 2-4 kHz range, the same range as a human voice, which for obvious reasons, our ear amplifies.
asapiophobe: a person who hates or fears the lack of intelligence in others. You know who you are.
|Alphabetimals - for kids and immature bloggers|
...the one your practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. ~Dale Carnegie