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codeface
Another list of monospaced fonts for programming. Screenshots and ttf files included, except for a handful of fonts that don't allow redistribution.
fonts 
8 days ago
Normalization of deviance in software: how broken practices become standard
People get used to things in cultures; outsiders are shocked by it but as they get absorbed into the culture they will start thinking those things are okay
culture  wisdom 
8 days ago
Return of the Obra Dinn [GDC 2016 Demo Build]
Dithering in screen space vs texture space vs other alternatives
graphics 
9 days ago
Deep Image Prior
Many image problems can be solved by a random neural network, which suggests it's the *structure* of the neural network (convolution layers etc) rather than the neural network training
neuralnetworks 
10 days ago
CTAN: Package microtype
TeX already does some nice hyphenation and other features, but there's more:

“Margin kerning is the adjustments of the characters at the margins of a typeset text. A simplified employment of margin kerning is hanging punctuation. Margin kerning is needed for optical alignment of the margins of a typeset text, because mechanical justification of the margins makes them look ather ragged. Some characters can make a line appear shorter to the human eye than others. Shifting such characters by an ...
typography 
11 days ago
Laws - A Tale in the Desert 7
A Tale in the Desert is an unusual MMO in that it allows players to propose new game rules. If the other players vote to pass the new rule, the developers will implement it.
games  legal 
12 days ago
Random Dungeon
Step by step visualization of a dungeon generator
gamedev  procedural 
18 days ago
Toxic Tone problem
Engineers especially communicate poorly, criticizing in ways that aren't effective
communication  wisdom 
21 days ago
Hjson, a user interface for JSON
Variant of JSON that's easier for humans to read and write
json 
22 days ago
GitHub - anvaka/ngraph.path: Path finding in a graph
Fast graph A*, Dijkstra, bidirectional A* library in Javascript
javascript  software  pathfinding 
24 days ago
The RLTiles
Free (CC0) tiles for roguelike dungeon games
art  gamedev 
27 days ago
Banner Ads Considered Harmful (Here)
“9 months of daily A/B-testing of Google AdSense banner ads on gwern.net indicates banner ads decrease total traffic substantially, possibly due to spillover effects in reader engagement and resharing.”
advertising 
28 days ago
VisionSketch | junkato.jp
Example-based sketching of image processing. Neat!
programming 
4 weeks ago
Gaussian Blur « The blog at the bottom of the sea
Gaussian blur in shaders (previous post is box blur in shaders)
graphics  math 
5 weeks ago
Summary of Keyboard Layouts
Analysis of various keyboard layouts and how much effort each one takes to use
keyboard 
6 weeks ago
Psychology Experiments: Cambridge Face Memory Test
Test will tell you whether you have “face blindness” (inability to see faces). I scored 76; 60 means face blindness and 80 is normal and some people score in the 90s.
biology 
6 weeks ago
Jennifer Francis - Understanding the Jetstream - m - YouTube
How warmer poles lead to higher amplitude jet stream waves moving more slowly eastwwrds, causing more extreme weather for longer periods of time. Rossby waves.
weather  environment 
7 weeks ago
GitHub - mikolalysenko/robust-arithmetic-notes: Tutorial on robust arithmetic in JavaScript
Geometry code turns out to be rather tricky because of floating point math. Even when you think something will have a very small result, it can be greatly magnified to produce horrible output.
math  software 
7 weeks ago
Plan Oblique Europe
Plan Oblique is a projection that keeps the surface unrotated, but uses shear to make the sides of mountains visible. Less precise but more understandable to a general audience
maps  3d 
9 weeks ago
SIGCHI Conference Proceedings Format - Eslami_FolkTheories_CHI16.pdf
In the absence of feedback or explanations, users have to form “folk theories” about how a complex system works. “Seamful” designs expose the mechanisms, allowing users to understand a bit of how it works.
design 
10 weeks ago
Unity C# Tutorials
Great set of tutorials — marching squares, noise, hexagons, graphics, meshes
gamedev  unity 
11 weeks ago
Optical Effects in User Interfaces (for True Nerds)
Shapes that look rounder than circles, or squarer than squares
design 
12 weeks ago
GitHub - nholthaus/units at v2.3.0
Units library (meters, grams, etc.) for type checking calculations with units
c++  software 
12 weeks ago
www.s9w.io
Quick visual comparison of many programming fonts- easy to see 0/O, l/1, narrow/wide, etc.
fonts 
12 weeks ago
machinations.io
Game design/balance tool. There's an older Flash version here: http://www.jorisdormans.nl/machinations/
gamedev 
12 weeks ago
Procedural Terrain Generation in Civilization V
A blog post with screenshots and some notes; not many details
procedural  gamedev 
september 2017
Nitrogen
Nitrogen atmosphere reduces human response times?!
weird  biology 
september 2017
China plants billions of trees
They're trying to keep the desert from expanding
environment  engineering 
september 2017
firefox-webext-list
List of extensions in Firefox that will stop working in v57, and possible alternatives
firefox  software 
september 2017
Blue poop means you're sick
Custom bacteria to produce a blue stain (not visible to the human eye) to detect what's going on in the gut
biology  engineering 
august 2017
Universal adversarial perturbations
A single image pattern that, when added to any images, can fool an image classifier most of the time. A different pattern for each image classifier, but the same pattern across images.
neuralnetworks 
august 2017
Worlds
History simulator - including factions, technology, skills, etc.
procedural 
august 2017
Twitter
The unexpected beauty of mistakes. This is mesmerizing to watch 😍
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august 2017
Zero Memory Widget
2004 immediate mode GUI, from a research project
ui  programming  structure 
august 2017
Twitter
Really clear explanation of using textures for updating state with WebGL by ! Same ideas apply to my block…
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july 2017
Twitter
This is why I wanted those constant color cells. You look gorgeous this morning, math.
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july 2017
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It really does. All other good resources reference it. Thanks, !
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july 2017
Twitter
This page has just about everything there is to know about working with hexagonal grids
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july 2017
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it may not look like much, but color-mapped voronoi regions took a long time to figure out. now they're another bas…
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july 2017
Texture Format Tester
Which webgl formats are supported across browsers? This page tests the formats but doesn't have a summary of browser support. My quick tests suggests only the first four (regular image formats, but not webp) are supported. Compressed_texture works on my mac but not on ios; pvrtc works on ios but not my mac
graphics  webgl 
july 2017
Twitter
We did another "outstanding UI" eng workshop about pixel accuracy. I made a more detailed handout:…
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july 2017
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Freeman Dyson on important research advances. I wish people - especially research funders! - really understood the…
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july 2017
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Trust is falling. Why? And how can we fix it?

My interactive guide to the game theory of trust is now OUT!

👉…
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july 2017
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Terrain Generation From Rivers: is writing about terrain generation again, starting from rivers.
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july 2017
Twitter
Accidental cohesive forces.
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july 2017
Twitter
Fixed. Now turn system, AI and move/attack points are working fine.

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july 2017
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