- Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman -
finally finished this one. It’s true that as the narrative continues you catch on
to Feynman’s sexism and, as Gell-Man says, his
propensity to get into silly situations just for the story. Occasionally it’ll
touch upon ideas for education that are somewhat neat, and it’s interesting to read
at least one view into the Manhattan Project.
- What is Public? by
Anil Dash takes the well-worn subject of privacy and finally considers it as more
than a binary and something beyond a legal interpretation. In a way it’s like
Schneier’s Liars and Outliers, a book
that I never really enjoyed but becomes more interesting when you realize how
often the social principles it explains are ignored.
- Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military’s Polluted Legacy - exactly as you’d expect, it has the amount of
sadness and horror as any story that combines environmental destruction with the faceless
military industrial complex. It also touches on, though briefly, the stress-bearing
union of the way the government treats veterans versus the way they attract soldiers.
- Thoughts on my first programming conference
- Speaking up every. Fucking. Time
- Mature Optimization
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I’ve been mostly working on a data system for Mapbox but
have made a few things on the side. geobuf
is a new contender for futuristic geodata storage, like Shapefiles, but modern and
simple. geojson-random generates
random GeoJSON files, as it says on the tin, and likewise with
geojson-merge. geojson.io got
a solar terminator to
maps to visualize day and night worldwide.
Teen Mom released a new song, played a show,
and is playing a house show festival this weekend.
The DC Code project
was featured in Washington Lawyer and GovExec.