A fascinating and inspiring meditation on aerodynamics.
Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Monday, September 20th, 2021
Applying Postel’s Law to relationships:
I aspire to be conservative in what and how I share (i.e., avoid drama) while understanding that other people will say all sorts of unmindful things.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Your grandmother is not just a starship, she’s a highly individual starship with her own goals and needs!
Friday, August 10th, 2018
Dan compares the relationship between a designer and developer in the web world to the relationship between an art director and a copywriter in the ad world. He and Brad made a video to demonstrate how they collaborate.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
I’ve been thinking a lot about learning, teaching, mentoring, coaching …this article by Ivana McConnell from last year is packed with gold nuggets of wisdom concerning apprenticeships.
As lifelong learners, we may be reluctant to call ourselves “masters.” But that’s missing the point, and it discounts the fact that teaching is learning. We’re not there to guarantee mastery—we’re there to give our apprentices fundamentals, to foster their respect, and make journeymen (or women) out of them. Mastery will come; we just offer the tools.
Monday, March 21st, 2016
This article on airships has my new favourite sentence in the English language:
During the First World War, Germany and its allies ceased production of sausages so that there would be enough cow guts to make zeppelins from which to bomb England.
Of course it was Simon who pointed me to this. Of course.
Monday, December 7th, 2015
A subset of one of my favourite sites on the web:
Explore the Arctic of the past from the deck of a whaling ship.
Choose your vessel and get transcribing.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Friday, December 19th, 2014
Airships in the atmosphere of Venus. More plausible than it might sound at first.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Albert-László Barabási and Robin Dunbar are among the authors of this paper — it’s the scale-free network equivalent of the Avengers.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
And the award for Best Euphemism In An Online Column goes to...
Friday, February 1st, 2008
This is great news! Brad Fitzpatrick and Kevin Marks have built a new Google API that will spider XFN links.
Saturday, October 20th, 2007
David Recordon announces a new developer tool for tracking status changes on social networking sites.