Posts from August 2013

Heavy Rotation

Think your local radio station plays the same songs over and over again? Think that it's getting worse over time? Then prove it with graphs!

This excellent analysis of Minnesota's The Current shows what can be done with a little bit of R code and some curisoity.

It might be 4 years old now, but this explanation of establishing an HTTPS connection is still full of excellent information. If you don't understand how TLS works under the hood, read it.

Sarah Lyall's piece in the New York Times gives a little insight into the cultural differences between us and them.

In My G4 Over Da Sea

It's hard to overstate the genius of In My G4 Over Da Sea, a mashup of modern rap and Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. If you're a fan of NMH, you may not love it, but it's certainly a thing.

Defcon 20

If you've never been to Defcon (like me) but are curious about it, you might find this documentary interesting. It's pretty slowly paced, but I'm 35 minutes in and it seems much like I imagined.

Knightmare

Anyone who was a kid in the UK in the late 80s/early 90s will remember the genius of Knightmare. There's a new episode up on youtube … it's terrible. Really does not stand the test of time.

Gizmodo has a little more detail.

Netflix all the things

It probably seems that about 50% of then things I think about are Lego related, but it's probably closer to about 40%. That being said, Pleygo looks amazing.

Netflix-style Lego rental. Why aren't there more subscription rental services?

Architecture Studio

Lego's new Architecture Studio set (#21050) looks like a lot of fun. You can download a 400 MB PDF of the instruction booklet to see what you'll be getting into.

Found via jeffrey

Save the Date

Save the date is a great little game that's a cross between a dating sim and Groundhog Day. Keep trying, and maybe it'll work out.

Tile seems like an interesting device - low power bluetooth tags for stuff you might misplace. Pretty cheap, works for a year, "find" things via iOS.

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