Category Archives: Tech

Our Emoji-filled Future

You know things have changed on the Internet when you can register domains like 😜🐵👦.ws and 🦍💨.ws Yeah, they really work.

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I just found an old Usenet discussion (c. 1993) on alt.folklore.computers in which Eric S. Raymond and I discuss nipples. Bizarre.

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The Infinite Jukebox

A brilliant music hack using the equally brilliant Echo Nest API: What is this? For when your favorite song just isn’t long enough. This web app lets you upload a favorite MP3 and will then generate a never-ending and ever … Continue reading

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Never forget!

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Wolfram Language – one of the coolest demos I’ve ever seen

I’ve been a big fan of WolframAlpha for several years now.  The sheer amount of data in the system, as well as the functions that can be applied to the data, is staggering. Well, Stephen Wolfram and his team have … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Interrupt a Programmer

This guy gets it.  

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Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

This is insanely scary and cool at the same time.  From arstechnica: “We had an air-gapped computer that just had its [firmware] BIOS reflashed, a fresh disk drive installed, and zero data on it, installed from a Windows system CD,” … Continue reading

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Pokédex on Wolfram Alpha

This makes the greatest online reference even better. The full Pokédex is available for your data mining needs. To access it via Siri on iOS7, simply ask “Search Wolfram for Snorelax” (or whatever Pokémon you care about). My (now teenage) … Continue reading

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How Netflix Deploys Code

I find this incredibly fascinating. After almost 20 years of carefully planning and executing website releases, Netflix’s process both makes sense and scares the hell out of me. Netflix, the popular movie streaming site, deploys a hundred times per day, … Continue reading

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Yuni: A Headphone for People With Single-Sided Hearing Loss

This is a brilliant idea if it actually works. Our team is proud to present the Yuni — the first headphone offering true stereo sound for individuals with unilateral deafness or hearing impairment! Since most headphone manufacturers ignore the needs … Continue reading

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