When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along with an FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
Looking for another placeSomewhere else to beLooking for another chanceTo ride into the sun The Velvet Underground
I had fun installing a personal weather station on our roof. I’ve set it up to share data automatically to a number of online services. See the station’s live data on Weather Underground.
Inspired by Erik Bernhardsson post The half-life of code & the ship of Theseus, here are the results of running Erik’s scripts against the WordPress git repo. Cohorts Code decay over time
From The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon:
A couple of days ago, Time Magazine published “How Popular Will Your Name Be in 25 Years?” – it’s a fun and interesting analysis of the US Social Security Administration’s baby name data. The part I loved most? The source code for this project is available on Time’s GitHub page. Amazing.
Originally posted on Ryan Boren:
I must invoke the ultimate verb followed by yeah, because fuck yeah sounds about right when you get valued at a billion dollars for giving away most of your intellectual property and doing something that you’d do anyway because it is a part of your soul and your identity, because it…
While going through my Mom’s old toolbox a few weeks ago, I found this: Probably from around 1980, it’s the Patrull drawer safety catch from Ikea. The funny thing is that just a couple days before that, I bought this: Same product, 30 years later! It’s so interesting to see the two products side by …
I’m not sure what to think of this. Jonathan’s tractor toy has a hippo instead of a pig: Here’s the original: When you press the hippo, it still sounds like a pig though. I guess we got the middle eastern version, pigs being considered impure and all. I wonder if it’s also the version sold …