I am going for a bike ride in Kent tomorrow, so this is the state of my inbox as of the end of Thursday.
Timo shares “Warriors of the Net” -a video from the 1990’s that I am pretty sure I watched in an ICT lesson at school. It is probably the root cause of my deep seated fear of sysadmin, and anything lower down the TCP/IP stack than the application layer. Leave that stuff to the neck beards, I say. I do wish BERG videos had more gravel toned voice overs though.
It also has this natty website: http://www.warriorsofthe.net/about.html
Timo also shared Robin Sloan’s Fish. I had to borrow an iPhone to experience this, but it was well worth it. A lovely and thought provoking thing.
Stamen’s maps were also all over the web this week. Most impressive is the watercolour view, but I also really like the toner view.
Timo (again) shared this video from Nature and MIT about seeing round corners with lazers.
Denise shared these brilliant stereographic drawings: http://robotmafia.com/stereographic-drawings-by-dain-fagerholm/
Denise also shared this story about an author who has written software to automate writing sports reports. This is both pretty impressive AND gives me a great idea for Friday Links…