Wifi Tracking on the Tube

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

For next time I'm putting a UI on top of a personal project, feather looks like a pretty viable alternative to font awesome.

Way back in July, I was inspired by Tripelbyte's language identification quiz, so I made my own version for esoteric languages. Never got around to sharing it outside of Slack, but here it is.

Next time I pick up some of my long-languishing game projects, Voxatron looks like it's worth checking out: a voxel engine with integrated design tools.

Fly Janet

Jalopnik's in depth look at Janet airplanes, the secret airline that flies between Las Vegas and secret government facilities is crazy interesting.

There are a ton of links off to a mix of conspiracy theories and stuff that really happened, including the scary-looking X-37B robotic space plane.

Some holes to fall down:
• The rumored Aurora reconnaissance aircraft
• Rat 55, the stealth 737

Cooling the Tube

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

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

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.

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