Cooling the Tube Jun 22nd

I recently rode the tube (London Underground) during super hot temperatures and the mechanisms to keep it cool in the face of some complex problems are pretty fascinating.

Faster, Stronger, Weirder Jun 21st

I just stumbled across this great arrangement of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger:

Which reminded me of the inventive finger-version for a decade (!!) ago:

And straight into the full body version:

A great post from Ozan Onay on choosing the right solutions for the problem at hand. Distributed systems always seems like an exciting solution to any size of problem.

Diablo 3 numbers Apr 10th

Internationalization, math and the way numbers make users feel. The design of Diablo 3 numbers is a really nice look at how these all interact.

Some great notes for each chapter in Gravity's Rainbow to try and follow how everything is connected. I've been trying to find out how many characters are mentioned during the book, but can't find it anywhere.

Legal and Illegal Builds Apr 30th

Jamie Beard's talk on Stressing The Elements looks in detail at how Lego bricks are meant (and not meant) to fit together.

Sushi Towels Apr 30th

Why are these Sushi Towels not actually available for purchase?

Current thinking puts the steepest street in San Francisco (Bradford above Tompkins) at an insane 41% grade. That makes Lombard street look flat.

Covers of Covers Sep 21st

These excellent covers of Ryan Adams' covers of Taylor Swift's 1989 are so hot right now.

ASL Eminem Jul 20th

I meant to post this a while back, but this video of an ASL interpretation of Eminem's Lose Yourself is excellent:

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About

This is the personal site of Cal Henderson, Slack co-founder & CTO, ex Glitch engineer, ex Flickr architect, programmer, author and chronic complainer.

I give occasional talks, write code and sometimes articles. I also blog at World of Theorycraft and those links show up here too.

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» Flengbot (Group Linklog)
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» Building Scalable Wesites (My book)
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WoW

Level 110 Hunter

Bees the Insane
110 Hunter
Unique Pets Collected: 716
Achievement Points: 20,735

Extinguishing Draenor (2017-06-24)
Flame Warden of Draenor (2017-06-24)
Flame Warden of the Broken Isles (2017-06-24)
Extinguishing the Broken Isles (2017-06-24)
Trap Superstar (2017-06-20)

Other Games

» Glitch: Bees!
» Starcraft: Bees #187
» Diablo 3: Bees #1517
» Steam: iamcal
» XBox Live: iamcal
» EVE: Demitra
» Weewar: iamcal
» Kingdom of Loathing: bees (id #29410)