The Geek's Guide to Pasta →
Heads up, you’re probably cooking your pasta wrong.
New York Times Talks To Benedict Cumberbatch →
parislemon: Two things: 1) Benedict Cumberbatch landed his role in the upcoming Star Trek sequel by shooting his audition on his iPhone in a friend’s kitchen on Christmas night and emailing it to J.J. Abrams. 2) Sherlock starts again in the U.S. on May 6 on PBS. If you haven’t watched any of the BBC’s modern imagining of Sherlock, then you have some Netflixing to do. ...
Bored at Work = Fun with Ruby →
A quick lesson in scripting.
lonelysandwich: Ted made a beverage vid in the mold of my own, and I love it. Who will follow suit? THE CHALLENGE: Put that camera to use. Pick your favorite fussy beverage-making tool. Show the world how you use it. Cut it up real nice. 60 seconds. At the end, make us laugh. Maybe tag it with something. I don’t know, #bevmercial. tedfromtheinternet: @lonelysandwich made a spec spot for his...
Mild-Mannered Canadian Fury, Version 2 →
I just updated Mild-Mannered Canadian Fury. The look and feel is just a little simpler and cleaner than the before, if only because I’ve now all but eliminated that last few stock Octopress UI elements that were left over. If you haven’t been over there yet (and shame on you if you haven’t), then go take a look and let me know if I broke anything.
An Interview With Linus Torvalds | TechCrunch →
minimalmac: I’m have to admit being a bit baffled by how nobody else seems to have done what Apple did with the Macbook Air – even several years after the first release, the other notebook vendors continue to push those ugly and *clunky* things. Yes, there are vendors that have tried to emulate it, but usually pretty badly. I don’t think I’m unusual in preferring my laptop to be thin and...
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science... →
You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me.
Come answer my question on Stack Overflow. Help me understand why you people like ugly code so much. There has to be a reason.
NameCheap Overtakes Go Daddy | Elliot's Blog →
According to the Google Adword Keyword Tool, tens of thousands of people search for the term “domain name” each month (just under 100,000 searches). Go Daddy is the largest domain registrar, with tens of millions of domain names under management, and NameCheap is on its way to 3 million domain names under its control (check out the company’s 3 millionth domain registration contest). I use...
Range [Pat Dryburgh] →
Your most reliable work will always be within your range. Go just a bit outside of that to show your passion and stretch yourself. But go too far beyond that and you’ll be so strained that ultimately the work will suffer.
The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut (via sirmitchell)
So This Is What Getting Old Feels Like
At the time of this writing, I’m 24 years old. I’ll turn 25 three months from this writing, in July of 2012. I am, by no stretch of the imagination, all that old by today’s standards. I’m just a shard over a quarter of the way in to my life. There are green pastures ahead of me. That being said, this reddit thread made my brain totally shut down. I feel like I should...
Matt Gemmell writes an incredibly thoughtful piece on gender bias. This is must-read literature.
Forget Instagram’s billion-dollar payday. Forget IPOs, past and future, from...– Paul Smalera (via soupsoup)
Using Pow for Local Development of Static Content →
Pow, an incredibly simple tool for local development of Rack-based Ruby projects, also makes for an awesome static site test server as well.
Rasberry Pi ships at last →
cbuck: from Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The Tupac Performance Wasn't a Hologram →
Allow me to use my science and poo-poo all over everything you hold to be awesome.
jQuery AJAX, jQuery Mobile, And Double-Fired... →
jQuery Mobile and I weren’t getting along today. Part Two of my Arduino chronicles. No video this time.
Tumblr won't upload my video.
500 Server Error. Here is a public link to my Dropbox for the video file if you want to watch it. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5348466/arduino.m4v
I’m starting a little side project with two guys from the lab. It’s a great opportunity for me, because it’s going to let me experiment with some areas that I have absolutely no experience with but that have also been interesting to me on paper for quite some time now: RESTful API design Ruby Arduino Digital circuit design You can see how far we got today in the video...
Boston Dynamics, Inc./DARPAs PETMAN Robot Climbs... →
Look at me. I actually wrote a blog post about robotics for a change. Check ‘em.
cbuck replied to your post: cbuck replied to your post: By the way, Something… BTW, luv me some Jameson’s… Also, doesn’t the Glenlivet distillery look like a place you want to visit, a neat place to browse I would think. I’d love to visit either Glenlivet or Laphroaig distillery.
Space Whiskey to Be Produced on the International... →
jtotheizzoe: Space Whiskey to Be Produced on the International Space Station. Space Whiskey to Be Produced on the International Space Station. Space Whiskey to Be Produced on the International Space Station. It’s all been worth it, this space stuff.
In Defense of Mechanical Keyboards →
Vic Gundotra: How we claim 170M Google users -... →
chartier: Vic Gundotra, speaking to CNET about today’s major redesign of Google+: We really mean anyone using a Google property, signed in as a Google user, and taking advantage of the social graph. It’s pretty stunning number. When companies have great growth numbers and retention, they proclaim it from atop the highest mountain they can climb. When they don’t, they squirrel around like...
cbuck replied to your post: By the way, Something my grandmother did mostly everyday of her life. Biscuits look nice. Well done for a northerner… :P I’ll let the Jameson slide because it is freaking delicious, but a true southerner would do Dickel or Jack. :) The Jameson’s is my girlfriend’s. She lived in Ireland for a few months before we started dating on a study abroad program...
By the way,
making baked goods completely by hand is hard as fuck. I realize it’s doable, but I seriously need a good mixer. I don’t even own a rolling pin.
Take Over The Galaxy with GitHub →
GitHub has announced their rollout of official support for Notch’s DCPU-16 assembly language. Very cool.
PHP: a fractal of bad design - fuzzy notepad →
bigweek: The guy nails it. If you do any sort of development, whether or not it is on the web, you should read this, because it’s a wonderful exercise in learning to identify shitty tools. Sanity check your tools. I abandoned PHP years ago, and no longer produce WordPress sites for clients. It truly is a gruesome abomination of a language and if you have issues seeing this then you...
OpenDNS is Blocking The Flashback Mac Malware →
I use OpenDNS both at the network level at home and as the DNS resolution on my MacBook Pro wherever I go. Awesome service.
So apparently there are a bunch of kids taking to...
They are all publicly sharing their surprise that the RMS Titanic was a real ship and not just a setting for a shitty fictional love story, costarring the inimitable Billy Zane. First, there were the “who is Paul McCartney?” tweets. Now, this. Steady aim when you shoot me in the face, please. This is too much.
Svbtle Post: Instagram + Facebook →
maniacalrage: We can’t have nice things. We can’t have small design companies who make kick-ass products, we can’t have new ideas or features or applications. We can’t have any of these things because Facebook is an internet juggernaut, slowly rolling over everyone and everything.