Nelson Minar blogs at xml

BuzzFeed's model

Hot ! - 47 minutes ago

nelson : BuzzFeed's model - Analysis of how BuzzFeed could end up being good for journalism. Wish I shared his optimism.

Star Citizen interview

2 hour ago

nelson : Star Citizen interview - Thoughtful discussion with Chris Roberts about the game you can't play yet with $75M in sales

Character codes 1874–1968

2 hour ago

nelson : Character codes 1874–1968 - Thoroughly researched article about the history of Baudot, ASCII, etc

ASCII history

16 hours ago

nelson : ASCII history - Some very fiddly little details on the history of character encodings for computers


23 hours ago

nelson : Tianya - Chinese website that I'm told is a bit like reddit


24 hours ago

nelson : Infuse - Another movie player for iPad

RIP Google+

1 days ago

nelson : RIP Google+ - Writing on the wall that Google is dismantling their ill-advised product

Ev / Medium interview

1 days ago

nelson : Ev / Medium interview - Great insights into how Evan is thinking about Medium, the publishing platform


1 days ago

nelson : OneShot - A tool for sharing screenshots and snippets of text on Twitter

New Books Network

2 days ago

nelson : New Books Network - Podcasts with authors about new books

UTF-8 history

3 days ago

nelson : UTF-8 history - Details on how Ken Thompson designed the text encoding. /cc @migurski

Riot streaming rules

4 days ago

nelson : Riot streaming rules - Thorny intellectual property issues in streams of online games

69% annual return

4 days ago

nelson : 69% annual return - Bizarro French contract allows a family to trade investments on last week's prices

GPG and Me

6 days ago

nelson : GPG and Me - Moxie declares GPG a dead end; totally agree

US cell coverage map

6 days ago

nelson : US cell coverage map - Detailed data, looks to be from driving

HSTS Super Cookies

6 days ago

nelson : HSTS Super Cookies - Exploiting HTTP strict transport security for a new kind of user tracker

Houston's six best bowls of chili

7 days ago

nelson : Houston's six best bowls of chili - Useful food review

Formal methods success

7 days ago

nelson : Formal methods success - Software proof technology finds bug in widely used sorting library

Mathematical ends

7 days ago

nelson : Mathematical ends - Unfortunate deaths of 20 mathematicians. Gödel starved himself; 65 pounds at time of death.


8 days ago

nelson : XPilot - Venerable X11 game, multiplayer space pew pew

PG&E/CPUC emails

9 days ago

nelson : PG&E/CPUC emails - Archive of communication central to the ongoing scandal about utilities regulation in California

Dubai skyline

9 days ago

nelson : Dubai skyline - It's not all modern

Bad diet science

10 days ago

nelson : Bad diet science - Yet more evidence US health guidelines are nonsense

Android root certs

11 days ago

nelson : Android root certs - More SSL badness; mobile phone root certificates

Komodia ad SDK

12 days ago

nelson : Komodia ad SDK - Product Lenovo uses to inject ads in their customer's browsers