The Hieroglyphics Initiative
"Can machine learning help us translate the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt? [...] and take part in our hieroglyph drawing experiment"
11 hours ago
Menswear picks: get off to a flying start with your holiday wardrobe – in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian
Some of these made me genuinely laugh out loud... (e.g. the one outside in front of the plane)
2 days ago
The Fart Party’s Over
Julia Wertz on her alcoholism
14 days ago
Analyse your HTTP response headers
A useful tool that checks if your site is using some helpful security-related headers
23 days ago
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight - The Toast
Mallory Ortberg's hilarious telling of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. (I had a read of the Wikipedia synopsis beforehand because I couldn't really remember the story.)
5 weeks ago
An Advanced Intro to GnuPG
A long but very good talk about OpenPGP and GnuPG
security  gpg  gnupg  encryption  video 
6 weeks ago
because so many of you asked… – WIL WHEATON dot NET
"Approximately 162% of the total population of Twitter users has sent me this Gizmodo post about some mostly-awesome custom (unofficial) LEGO minifigs that are inspired by the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Approximately 600% of them asked me to comment, and since I can’t do that in 280 characters without resorting to the dreaded [THREAD 1/66], I’m doing it here. [...] In this particular custom set, though, Wesley is depicted as a crying child, and that’s not just disappointing to me, it’s kind of insulting and demeaning to everyone who loved that character when they were kids."
11 weeks ago
Let's Race the Sunset. — freifraufischer: sprinklesofsunshine: ...
"He was basically just a random extra with an ice cream maker, but they gave him an entire in-depth backstory about how he was a member of the Rebellion and that ice cream maker contained a lot of vital data and basically he single-handedly saved the Rebellion that day."
11 weeks ago
Terms of Service; Didn't Read
“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.
december 2017
[1703.06891] Dance Dance Convolution
OMG: "Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) is a popular rhythm-based video game. Players perform steps on a dance platform in synchronization with music as directed by on-screen step charts. While many step charts are available in standardized packs, players may grow tired of existing charts, or wish to dance to a song for which no chart exists."
december 2017
How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube? | Technology | The Guardian
A nice visualization of how much artists make from different ways of selling music.
december 2017
"Investigate police and military commanders, units and areas of operation (Currently includes data on Egypt, Mexico, and Nigeria)"
december 2017
(Trinity Mirror's local news aggregator)
december 2017
Politicians remain the least trusted profession in Britain
Some statistics about comparative trustworthiness of different professions
december 2017
The Cave of 10,000 Crabs — Riot tries hard to have good conversations with...
Advice from a game developer about how to have better conversations with players
december 2017
How to make friends and winfluence people. – Alex – Medium
"I work in transformation teams, which I think earns me about as much love from organisations as turning up with bubonic plague."
december 2017
Want to see something crazy? Open this link on your phone with WiFi turned off.
"These services are using your mobile phone’s IP address to look up your phone number, your billing information and possibly your phone’s current location as provided by cell phone towers (no GPS or phone location services required). These services are doing this with the assistance of the telco providers."
october 2017
Phil's notes from Devopsdays london 2017
Particularly for the: "What can we learn from front-end developers?" section
october 2017
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