If you have a SnapScan S1300 (very excellent document scanner) and can't get it to work under Windows 10, try following these instructions

Giant Lego Jun 14th

This is a genius idea - using a 3D printer to make giant versions of classic Lego sets.

MousePoint is a fun little progressive clicker game that subverts the actual clicking aspect. It's a pretty short play (about 6 minutes), but a lovely example of the genre.

Ideally MySQL include this in a future version of mysqldump, but here's a neat little utility to split extended inserts into one row per line. This allows you to use extended inserts (for much faster importing of large tables) while having the ability to grep and diff rows easily.

Idea Instructions Apr 10th

Software algorithms as Ikea instruction manuals.

Aluminium Knife Forging Apr 2nd

Turning a roll of aluminium foil into a knife, without any special tools

Watching the full 11 minutes is time well spent

If you use Sublime text for coding or taking notes, then turning on autosave might be super useful. This ensures that my files get saved and synced to dropbox without me having to do anything, so I can always pick up where I left off on a different machine.

Seed Ship Jan 22nd

If you liked paperclips, a dark room, etc but you only want to spend 10-15m playing then, Seedship is definitely worth checking out. More games like this please!

As a general fan of text encodings, this short article on weird encodings seems like it was written specifically for me. Learn more about EBCDIC, KOI-8 and Punycode.

Wifi Tracking on the Tube Dec 11th

Long time readers will be familiar with my obsession with public transport, specifically the London Underground.

Gizmodo's analysis of Tube wifi tracking data is fascinating - including some of the truly insane paths people have taken between between King's Cross and Waterloo

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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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WoW

Level 110 Hunter

Bees the Insane
110 Hunter
Unique Pets Collected: 732
Achievement Points: 19,365

Don't Play With That In The House (2017-12-25)
WoW's 13th Anniversary (2017-11-17)
Envision Invasion Eradication (2017-10-27)
A Frightening Friend (2017-10-21)
Protector of the Argussian Reach (2017-10-19)

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)

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