Nelson Minar blogs at xml


11 hours ago

nelson : Terrapattern - Search aerial imagery for images of things

Andy Baio : Terrapattern - visual search engine for satellite imagery; example: baseball in Detroit, planes in NYC

Windows 10 trickery

1 days ago

nelson : Windows 10 trickery - Dark pattern in the Windows upgrade dialog

Star Wars, the infographic

1 days ago

nelson : Star Wars, the infographic - A sort of comic novelization


2 days ago

nelson : EditorConfig - A cross-editor way for a software project to define standards for newlines, indentation, etc

This Was San Francisco

2 days ago

nelson : This Was San Francisco - 1950s comics about the SF past

Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow

2 days ago

nelson : Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow - Taking the piss out of tech interviews

Andy Baio : Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow - machine learning for dumb coding interview questions

JSON Client

2 days ago

nelson : JSON Client - iOS app that displays JSON data. Sort of like a web browser but easier to script

19th c. ASCII art ads

2 days ago

nelson : 19th c. ASCII art ads - Fun exploration of a forgotten byway of typography

"advice" for aspiring tech bloggers

3 days ago

nelson : "advice" for aspiring tech bloggers - Thoughtful words from a masterful writer in a medium that should be more popular

SWIFT malware

3 days ago

nelson : SWIFT malware - Analysis of the software used to steal $951M from a banking network

Trump v Bernie

5 days ago

nelson : Trump v Bernie - A Second Life drama, with swastikas

Sacca on Trump

6 days ago

nelson : Sacca on Trump - Guy on Fire

Cache files vs. pornography

7 days ago

nelson : Cache files vs. pornography - Local California politician's public service career ruined by a probably false child porn charge

Mt St Helens from the air

7 days ago

nelson : Mt St Helens from the air - GA pilot took a look-see during the eruption. /cc @vruba

Hanging tables

7 days ago

nelson : Hanging tables - Neat idea of a table that disappears into the ceiling

Soviet topo maps

7 days ago

nelson : Soviet topo maps - Cache of many maps from the Soviet Union

Nick Johnson

8 days ago

nelson : Nick Johnson - Nice remembrance of an author famous for writing about Antarctica

mypy Python type checker

8 days ago

nelson : mypy Python type checker - Part of the effort to add optional typechecking to Python

January | Disasterpeace

8 days ago

nelson : January | Disasterpeace - Generative music toy by a great game musician


8 days ago

nelson : Multiverse - A never-implemented game from 1986 based on procedural generation

Sigmoid functions

9 days ago

nelson : Sigmoid functions - Simple explanation of why machine learning uses logistic and sigmoid functions

US nuke plan 1956

9 days ago

nelson : US nuke plan 1956 - Chilling visualization of American nuclear targets in Russia

Scruff face pics

9 days ago

nelson : Scruff face pics - Stats on a gay hookup app, who is willing to show their face

Visual Center

9 days ago

nelson : Visual Center - A tool to find the perceptual center of an image

Nurse WIth Wound list

9 days ago

nelson : Nurse WIth Wound list - Obscure music from the 60s to 80s /cc @celesteramsay