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

Software algorithms as Ikea instruction manuals.

Aluminium Knife Forging

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

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

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.

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