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Inescapable, apocalyptic dread: The terrifying nuclear autumn of 1983 Alexander Zaitchik (Salon.com): You could fill an entire book with the Strangelovean rhetoric of the first two years of Reagan’s term. (tagged: Cold War Nostalgia ) Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions Had this sent to me around the same time that this other (derived?) image was making […]
10 Monsters From Mythology You Do Not Want To Meet Vlad Vekshtein: So how did the Ichneumon defeat the dragon, whose very reputation conjures up pictures of fair maidens and burning villages and hordes of gold? Why, it crawls inside of it of course! (tagged: monsters research ) What’s new in F12 Tools (Preliminary) Sneak […]
Cable Is the New Novel By Thomas Doherty, in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (tagged: essay narrative television serialization novel ) Do I Really Need A Style Guide? How to determine whether you need a style guide, and how to go about putting one together. (tagged: design style guide ) The End of Global Warming: […]
DARPA Wants to Create Space Scavengers to Leech on Dead Satellites At Gizmodo. (tagged: research space robot ) Share Cropping By Kathryn Flagg, writing for Seven Days. Speaking for myself, I have kind of a love/hate relationship with the CSA model. On the one hand, it's incredibly convenient to get a weekly stash of straight-from-the-farm […]
A Software Architect On Chris Eppstein's Coderwall: A software architect lives to serve the engineering team — not the other way around. And ten more aphorisms just like that. (tagged: Chris Eppstein software architect software engineering ) Behold the Boötes void, the spookiest place in the cosmos At io9: There is another, albeit more radical […]
In Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer presents a series of experimental findings and narratives, and draws them together into an optimistic thesis on creativity and innovation. But there are two books here: there’s the successful book, the book where Lehrer is a capable wordsmith with a knack for describing and synthesizing these scientific findings […]
Strip Mining the Authors The Passive Voice; filed under: "some of the reasons that I'm taking a serious look at self-publishing." (tagged: writing publishing ) Swagger "A simple, open standard for describing REST APIs with JSON" (tagged: api documentation framework development generator work ) About Pepper Spray At Scientific American Blog Network — short version: […]