B(ack)log Links – Part Two
The rest of the websites/articles/phenomenon that have been on my mind during August. I can finally empty the 'TO BLOG' folder. So here they are…
- The 100$ Laptop has a really impressive set of features for the price range. I want one of these, but I'll settle with one of these instead.
- Impressive accurate 3D measurements from photos using stereo vision. I made a similar software for OrthoClear a few years ago, but it measured in the mm range.
- Do you remember the 'Choose your own adventure' books? They were the precursors to the modern quest based computer games. My school library had a bunch of these, and I read(?) most of them when I was 9. For a few, I made drawings (which I now know as connectivity graphs) to figure out the loops/good/bad endings in the story-lines.
- 'How to be a programmer' – An interesting article that lists 'Learn to Debug' as the top skill. Can't agree enough with it.
- 'Digital Resistance to Political and Cultural Manipulation and Indoctrination' – these are one of the rare Americans that 'get it' and see the big picture, unlike most of the Americans who have commented on this page. Us humans are easily manipulated, and our brains are limited… I knew there was something fishy going on in the Vegas casinos when I was there – reminds me of the Dune Bene Gesserit
- How to hire the best people you've ever worked with.
- Other dimensions/dark energy are just 10 microns, or a button press, away. According to Quran, God is also closer than our jugular vein.
- On my birthday this year, my messenger status was 1E, my updated age.
- Scientist are now able to store data in neurons. One step closer to whatever they want to do.
- Researchers finally 'discover' that sugar is the key to a nicotine hit. Could have asked me, or any smoker.
- The 'Bar and coffee shop' link on the website of this club from Islamabad turns into just a 'Coffee shop' when clicked. Look at all the pretty coffee bottles in the picture. Cowards.
- Minesweeper world records – In the days of Windows 95, I managed a 33 second expert game, but there was no Utube in those days.
- A beautiful YUI based implementation of Solitaire.
- Pakistan from the eyes of CIA.