- The Earth has been spinning faster lately
7 Jan 2021
Scientists around the world have noted that the Earth has been spinning on its axis faster lately—the fastest ever recorded. Several scientists have spoken to the press about the unusual phenomenon, with some pointing out that this past year saw some of the shortest days ever recorded.
- Why we don’t sell ads
FB: A reminder that even the best intentions are worthless when selling a security product to a surveillance company.
- Dear freelancer, protect yourself.
30 May 2020
A few days ago, I wrote a post about how freelancers and clients should manage their relationship and be realistic about expectations. Today, I will talk about things freelancers can do to protect themselves.
- How I automated my Coffee Grinder
6 Jan 2021
Making Coffee and what influences it. There are not many better things than a good espresso to start your day.
- How Boston Dynamics Taught Its Robots to Dance
A week ago, Boston Dynamics posted a video of Atlas, Spot, and Handle dancing to “Do You Love Me.” It was, according to the video description, a way “to celebrate the start of what we hope will be a happier year.” - Featured in IEEE Spectrum.
- Metaballs and Marching Squares
19 Aug 2014
Something about making visually interesting simulations to play with just gets me really excited about programming, particularly when there’s some cool algorithm or bit of math backing it.
- Plaintext HTTP in a Modern World
On the modern web, everything must be encrypted. Unencrypted websites are treated as relics of the past with browsers declaring them toxic waste not to be touched (or even looked at) and search engines de-prioritizing their content. While this push for security is good for protecting modern communication, there is a whole web full of information and services that don’t need to be secured and those trying to access them from older vintage computers or even through modern embedded devices are increasingly being left behind.
- WhatsApp? I try to back up my history.
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