Bootable CD + retro game in a tweet
A few years ago, I crafted a bootable floppy disk and a retro game which fit in a tweet. Since then, Twitter doubled the length of tweets, so I decided to handcraft a bootable CD. The bootable disk runs a slightly improved version of tron.
awesome  game  games  programming  twitter 
15 days ago
Most Remote Spots in USA Wilderness Complexes
18.76 miles. You can drive this distance in 15 minutes on a freeway. But it is also the furthest away you can get in the "Lower 48" US states from roads, machines, and motors. The Wilderness Act of 1964 sets aside areas of federal land, mostly in the mountains, where nature reigns supreme and no powered travel is permitted. The largest of these areas are the best places to "get away from it all" and experience a pre-civilization world.

The table below lists the 50 or so largest chunks of wilderness in the contiguous United States, together with the most remote central point for each one. These points are the most isolated, wild, and hard-to-reach in the USA without venturing to Alaska.

To make this list, all the officially designated wilderness in the USA—federal , quasi-federal, state, and tribal—was grouped into large contiguous “complexes” of wild land. Then, the largest possible inscribed circle was calculated for each area, and the center of this circle is then the most remote spot for each wilderness complex. The radius in miles shows how large a circle can be fit into each area, and how remote each point is.

Clicking on the name of each wilderness complex will show a map of the complex boundaries, the inscribed circle of pure wilderness, and the most remote spot. For more information about the methodology for this project and notes about the results, scroll to below the table.
nature  hiking  remote  wilderness 
17 days ago
Maximilian Hoffmann | Configuring Sublime Text 3
If you use zsh and nvm like I do, you’ll also have to add your current node version to your PATH in a .zshenv file, e.g. export PATH=$PATH:/Users/max/.nvm/v0.10.26/bin. Otherwise SublimeLinter won’t find jshint. There also is a path setting for different operating systems in the new SublimeLinter.sublime-settings file, but adding the path there didn’t work for me.
node  coding  tools  productivity  linting 
6 weeks ago
Where Is Barack Obama?
Barack Obama was six months into his post–White House life when Donald Trump found a new way to grab his attention. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  politics  obama 
7 weeks ago
GitHub - llSourcell/learn_math_fast: This is the Curriculum for "How to Learn Mathematics Fast" By Siraj Raval on Youtube
A curated list of awesome mathematics resources. This is resource mentioned in this video on Youtube by Siraj Raval. The credits for this curriculum go to rossant. I've merely wrapped it, adding in my own resources. via Pocket
reading  longreads  math  learning 
8 weeks ago
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth | The New Yorker
On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. via Pocket
reading  longreads  weird 
9 weeks ago
David Simon | Tony
I was still on the sofa at four in the afternoon, still half-dressed, when I decided that my life could not be complete if I did not somehow become friends with Anthony Bourdain. My son, then a young teenager, also in his underwear, was as inert and transfixed as I was. via Pocket
longreads  letters  friends 
9 weeks ago
Redfin, Zillow, and Opendoor can’t disrupt real estate agents and may not want to.
This article is part of Update or Die, a series from Future Tense about how businesses and other organizations keep up with technological change—and the cost of falling behind. via Pocket
real-estate  tech  disruption 
9 weeks ago
How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him - POLITICO Magazine
On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. via Pocket
hacking  tracking  privacy  cellphones 
10 weeks ago
C++ for JavaScript developers |
At the end of 2017 I committed myself to learning a new programming language as one of my resolutions for 2018. I’ve spent the last few months jumping between client projects written mainly in JavaScript and learning C++ in my own time. via Pocket
programming  languages  learning  to-do 
10 weeks ago
Turmeric Tea Recipe and Benefits
The good news about this cross-cultural spice is that people in India, who eat turmeric in their daily curries, have among the world’s lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease. That does not appear to be a coincidence. In fact, extracts of turmeric have been found to contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease. Research in mice suggests that turmeric extract appears to decrease beta-amyloid and other markers of Alzheimer’s disease.

Other studies have suggested turmeric and turmeric tea have broad anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits, as well. But few Americans eat enough curry to achieve these protective effects. Although Dr. Weil does not recommend daily mustard-laden hot dogs as the ideal turmeric delivery device, he found a potential solution during one of his many trips to Okinawa, the island nation with the world’s longest average life span, 81.2 years.

Okinawans drink copious quantities of turmeric tea. Some brew it fresh, but others simply buy cans or powdered instant versions of unsweetened tea from their local stores.
tea  health  anti-imflammatory 
11 weeks ago
Who Charges Those Electric Bird Scooters? - The Atlantic
“Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it’s a cutthroat business. Every afternoon around 4:00 p.m. via Pocket
scooters  weird  tech  transportation 
12 weeks ago
SPIEGEL Interview with a 91 Year Old Former Auschwitz Guard - SPIEGEL ONLINE
As a young man, Jakob W. worked in the watchtowers of Auschwitz. Charges against him were recently dropped, but he described to SPIEGEL what it was like to be a cog in the Nazis' horrific machinery of death.  Jakob W. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads 
12 weeks ago
The desktop belongs to Electron - The Verge
I’ve been using a Pixelbook over the past week, checking out the new Linux application functionality. It’s not ready for prime time, but it’s a billion times better than the last time I tried to run Linux apps on Chrome OS. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  coding  javascript 
may 2018
How to run a blockchain on a desert island
If you’re ever stranded on a deserted island, knowing how to run the process of decentralized consensus — or in other words, operate a very simple blockchain by hand — can prove to be very useful. All you need is some fellow survivors, this post, a pen and a few pieces of paper. via Pocket
blockchain  technology  primer 
may 2018
Fade In Google Map marker
Example to fade in a Google Map Marker.
googlemaps  css  coding  javascript 
may 2018
Blazing-fast static site generator for React.
generator  javascript  reactjs  coding 
may 2018
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code - Bloomberg
On the evening of Nov. 6, 2001, all of Hong Kong was talking about the biggest jackpot the city had ever seen: at least HK$100 million (then about $13 million) for the winner of a single bet called the Triple Trio. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  gambling  technology  interesting  algorithms 
may 2018
Civil War 150th Anniversary: Confederacy Defeat Should Be Holiday | The New Republic
In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of overlooking the country’s blemished moral record. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  politics 
april 2018
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and institutions inherently function better than the type of no-need-for-trusted-parties systems blockchain envisions. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  blockchain  technology  interesting 
april 2018
“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades | Vanity Fair
In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship, El Faro, into the eye wall of a Category 3 hurricane on the exposed windward side of the Bahama Islands. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  reading  longreads  sea  oceans  disasters 
april 2018
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