20130605

Diogenes The Dog

Diogenes The Dog: "The Lantern Of Diogenes:
Diogenes was also famous for walking through the streets of Athens in broad daylight waving a lantern and announcing that he was looking for a "honest man".

He lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, "I am looking for a man.""

20130505

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic: "Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library
The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps."

20130504

How Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map Tessellated The World

How Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map Tessellated The World:

A map showing the distribution of 259 "critical infrastructures" in energy, agriculture, banking and finance, drinking water and other systems, via Domus."

THE FULLER MAP

THE FULLER MAP: "This document is a study of the comprehensive designer Buckminster Fuller, an outstanding character of the 20th century, and a kind of practical visionary.

Fuller's remarkable career as an inventor, architect, designer, cartographer, writer and theorist amounts to a design syllabus in itself, even if his own conclusions and solutions are not accepted and applied. Many people would argue that life might be vastly improved if his designs were better known and implemented.

This presentation of his ideas is not intended as a slavish devotional exercise, nor a piece of cynical criticism. Part of the plan here is to investigate the logic of synergetics. At this stage the account is verbal, not visual, but what is important in geometry is the logic rather than the pictures."

Retro-Futurism: 13 Failed Urban Design Ideas | WebUrbanist

Retro-Futurism: 13 Failed Urban Design Ideas | WebUrbanist: "Triton City"

20121204

Three Sisters (agriculture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Three Sisters (agriculture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The three crops benefit from each other. The maize provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground, blocking the sunlight, helping prevent establishment of weeds.

20120930

Journey

thatgamecompany | TGC » Journey

Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization.

Did a Massive Extraterrestrial Body Impact Earth 12,000 Years Ago? (Weekend Feature)

Did a Massive Extraterrestrial Body Impact Earth 12,000 Years Ago? (Weekend Feature): "New research results are consistent with a controversial theory that an extraterrestrial body – such as a comet – impacted the Earth approximately 12,900 years ago, possibly contributing to the significant climatic and ecological changes that date to that time period. The paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) includes significant findings about the nature of so-called "microspherules" that were found at a number of prehistoric sites, based on research done at North Carolina State."

20120927

Nate Silver’s ‘The Signal and the Noise’

Nate Silver’s ‘The Signal and the Noise’: "But what had inspired Kasparov to commit this mistake? His anxiety over Deep Blue’s forty-fourth move in the first game—the move in which the computer had moved its rook for no apparent purpose. Kasparov had concluded that the counterintuitive play must be a sign of superior intelligence. He had never considered that it was simply a bug."

Full-frame goes mainstream: your next camera's must-have feature | The Verge

Full-frame goes mainstream: your next camera's must-have feature | The Verge

Full-frame sensors are one of the key indicators of image quality. In simple terms, larger sensors mean better pictures, and full-frame is as big as it gets for a consumer-level device. Full-frame is so called because it matches the "full frame" of 35mm film, meaning you can see and capture the entire picture instead of dealing with crop factors. Full-frame sensors offer huge improvements in depth of field and low-light performance, and allow you to shoot wider angles.

How to Choose Colours Procedurally (Algorithms) » devmag.org.za

How to Choose Colours Procedurally (Algorithms) » devmag.org.za:

On This Day: Jean-Francois Champollion Announces Decipherment of Rosetta Stone

On This Day: Jean-Francois Champollion Announces Decipherment of Rosetta Stone: "Filled with excitement, Champollion went to his brother’s house and ran into his office shouting, “Je tiens l’affaire!,” meaning “I’ve got it!” Champollion then fainted and spent the next five days in bed recovering. "

20120830

All You Need for Fresh Air: 3 Essential Green Plants | greenUPGRADER

All You Need for Fresh Air: 3 Essential Green Plants | greenUPGRADER:


The Areca Palm (or Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is does great air cleansing work during the day. About 4 shoulder height plants per person should do the trick.

The Mother-in-law’s Tongue (or Sansevieria trifasciata) takes over by converting CO2 to O2 at night. You want about 6 to 8 of these waist high plants per person.

The Money Plant (or Epipremnum aureum) does the job of filtering out removing Formaldehyde and other VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds).

20120829

Fishing Charter Seattle, Seattle fishing charters prices

Fishing Charter Seattle, Seattle fishing charters prices:

Seattle Fishing Charters shared boat rate
$200.00 per person

Clean and Safe vessel
All Safety gear
CG Licensed Captain
All rods and reels
All bait and tackle
Friendly expert instruction
Free Fish cleaning, filleting and Bagging of fish

20 controversial programming opinions « Programmers Stack Exchange Blog

20 controversial programming opinions « Programmers Stack Exchange Blog: "One of the very first ideas we had for this blog was to convert some of the wonderful gems of the early era of our site, the undisciplined period, to blog posts. Questions that were once enthusiastically received by the community, but no longer fit Programmer’s scope.

The first deleted question I’ve chosen is Jon Skeet’s “What’s your most controversial programming opinion?” question, a +391 scored question that was originally asked on Stack Overflow on January 2, 2009. What follows are twenty of the highest voted answers, in random order…"

'via Blog this'

"The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got" with Andrei Alexandrescu | | InformIT

"The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got" with Andrei Alexandrescu | | InformIT: "Most notably, learning how to learn is more important than learning anything else. If you know how to learn, you'll reduce inertia and emotional investment in any particular niche, so you're likely to make better decisions when choosing what to best work on. Another consequence is that it's best to be continuously introspective with regard to what you're doing versus what you should be doing. Often that gives you unexpected insights. If you're a good calligrapher and grok the emergence of the printing press, the smart move is to be the first font designer."

20120503

Chicken and egg question answered | Science | guardian.co.uk

Chicken and egg question answered | Science | guardian.co.uk

RequireJS

RequireJS

RequireJS is a JavaScript file and module loader. It is optimized for in-browser use, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

20120418

SQLMAP Tutorial - Google Docs

SQLMAP Tutorial - Google Docs

InfoSec Resources – Measuring the Internet – Part I: Distributed nmap

InfoSec Resources – Measuring the Internet – Part I: Distributed nmap

Ivan Golubev's Password Recovery Suite

Ivan Golubev's Password Recovery Suite

Ivan Golubev's Password Recovery Suite (or shortly IGPRS) was designed to recover various types of passwords, audit common password vulnerabilities and provide real world results for password recovery speed on different types of hardware including CPUs and GPUs systems

Basement PC Tech: pfSense Log Analysis with Splunk

Basement PC Tech: pfSense Log Analysis with Splunk

20120113

Corruption in textbook-adoption proceedings: 'Judging Books by Their Covers'

Judging Books by Their Covers
Richard P. Feynman
OpenCA Research Labs - Home Page

The OpenCA PKI Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, full-featured and Open Source out-of-the-box Certification Authority implementing the most used protocols with full-strength cryptography world-wide. OpenCA is based on many Open-Source Projects. Among the required software there are OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, Apache Project, Apache mod_ssl.
TinyCA

TinyCA is a simple graphical userinterface written in Perl/Gtk to manage a small CA (Certification Authority).
TinyCA works as a frontend for openssl

20111216

g0tmi1k: Vulnerable by Design

Pentest lab. "Hacker" training. Deliberately insecure applications challenge thingys.

20111129

Little Printer | BERG Cloud

Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

20111120

tint2 - tint2 is a lightweight panel/taskbar. - Google Project Hosting

tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar unintrusive and light (memory / cpu / aestetic).

20111109

logstash - open source log management

logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
Graphite in Launchpad
Whatever works - Sahil Lavingia

I have found myself constantly uttering the words “whatever works.” I say it daily, and think it much more often than that. It has a sort of negative connotation: as long as it works, go with it (even though it may really just be a duct taped solution). But duct tape works!
Inappropriate Content Visualization – Mark II « fifth.sentinel
Largest data breaches of all time
API - OpenStreetMap Wiki

OpenStreetMap has an Editing API for fetching and saving raw geodata from/to the OpenStreetMap database
APIs & Developer Resources | Infochimps
Freebase - API Reference

Freebase contains at this time of writing more than 10 million topics, more than 3000 types, and more than 30,000 properties. This is not a small database by any measure. If you were to think of it in terms of relational databases, it is probably the database with the most number of relational tables (3000+ types), and the most number of table columns (30,000+ properties).
Crosswalk API - Factual Blog

Factual is happy to announce the beta launch of the Factual Crosswalk API, which makes it super easy for developers to translate how Place entities are represented by 3rd party APIs and websites. This is a first in a series of releases to make factual information more accessible and normalize content across the Web.
How to choose the right chart for your data

20111022

Small business ownership: My coffeehouse nightmare. - Slate Magazine

There is a golden rule, long cherished by restaurateurs, for determining whether a business is viable. Rent should take up no more than 25 percent of your revenue, another 25 percent should go toward payroll, and 35 percent should go toward the product. The remaining 15 percent is what you take home. There's an even more elegant version of that rule: Make your rent in four days to be profitable, a week to break even. If you haven't hit the latter mark in a month, close.

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Flickr: Chiplotle!
Chiplotle!

Now that is a spicy plotter library!

20110826

danielmiessler.com | projects | WebAppSec Testing Resources
Keyboard Trivia

Why is the telephone touch-tone key pad arranged differently from the calculator key pad?

20110823

Meta Perception: Human Interface

Sticky Light: interacting with a beam of pure light
Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA - Forbes

20110803

Dinner Tonight: Cheddar Scallion Polenta Croquettes | Serious Eats : Recipes

A Gazillion Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice | Serious Eats

A Gazillion Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice | Serious Eats

Cook the Book: Crab Salad with Lime and Avocado  | Serious Eats : Recipes

Cook the Book: Crab Salad with Lime and Avocado  | Serious Eats : Recipes

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban Roast from Paseo in Seattle, WA | Serious Eats

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban Roast from Paseo in Seattle, WA | Serious Eats

Homebrewing: How To Build Your Own Stir Plate | Serious Eats: Drinks

Homebrewing: How To Build Your Own Stir Plate | Serious Eats: Drinks

Cool Tools: Obi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter

Cool Tools: Obi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter

Serious Salads: Quinoa with Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Lime | Serious Eats : Recipes

Serious Salads: Quinoa with Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Lime | Serious Eats : Recipes

How I Cut My Energy Bill By a Third with Tech and Common Sense

How I Cut My Energy Bill By a Third with Tech and Common Sense

F7C007q Belkin Conserve Smart AV ™

F7C007q Belkin Conserve Smart AV ™

F7C005 Belkin Conserve Insight™

F7C005 Belkin Conserve Insight™

F7C01110q Belkin Conserve Switch AV

F7C01110q Belkin Conserve Switch AV

Marinate Hot Dogs, Fruit, and Even Steaks for Extra Flavor on the Grill

Marinate Hot Dogs, Fruit, and Even Steaks for Extra Flavor on the Grill

Bookshelf: Haus W

Bookshelf: Haus W

DesktopNova in Launchpad

DesktopNova in Launchpad