Nelson Minar blogs at xml

Whois Accuracy Program

20 hours ago

nelson : Whois Accuracy Program - Newish ICANN rule requires verifying domain ownership

Table Flip

20 hours ago

nelson : Table Flip - Funny image of an angry Go player

Turntable postmortem

1 days ago

nelson : Turntable postmortem - Nice writeup of a failed social music startup

New SSL hack

2 days ago

nelson : New SSL hack - Yet another cryptosystem weakened by government tampering

PayPal fined for credit product

2 days ago

nelson : PayPal fined for credit product - Their invasive advertisements for credit cards turn out to also be deceptive

Yahoo failed tax dodge

2 days ago

nelson : Yahoo failed tax dodge - IRS actually challenges an obvious tax scam

SVG Crowbar

3 days ago

nelson : SVG Crowbar - Chrome extension to download SVG graphics, as with D3

UK election maps

3 days ago

nelson : UK election maps - Excellent roundup of various visualizations

Take Hersh seriously

5 days ago

nelson : Take Hersh seriously - Excellent defense of Seymour Hersh's recent reporting on the assassination of Bin Laden

4chan tripcodes

6 days ago

nelson : 4chan tripcodes - 4chan has a way to post non-anonymously


6 days ago

nelson : Gametrics - Data on game popularity in Korean PC Bangs

Kerbal Space Program review

6 days ago

nelson : Kerbal Space Program review - Excellent take on the amazing spaceflight game now that it's officially released

New Galileoscopes

6 days ago

nelson : New Galileoscopes - Decent $50 telescope has a new production run

Prison rape failures

6 days ago

nelson : Prison rape failures - States dragging their feet at federally required reform

Crumbling capsule tower

6 days ago

nelson : Crumbling capsule tower - Experimental architecture from 1972 Tokyo is not aging well

Kanye Quest easter egg

6 days ago

nelson : Kanye Quest easter egg - Weird hidden part of Kanye Quest... cult recruiting tool?

Andy Baio : Bizarre easter egg in Kanye Quest JRPG - ASCEND  [via]

LoL streamer stats

6 days ago

nelson : LoL streamer stats - Twitch viewership of pro and popular amateur League of Legends players. 30,000 viewers for Bjergsen!

US marriage map

6 days ago

nelson : US marriage map - Location, income, political affiliation all affect marriage rates

Reddit against harassment

6 days ago

nelson : Reddit against harassment - More policy changes, towards making the community less awful

Verizon security idiocy

9 days ago

nelson : Verizon security idiocy - Their webapp trusts your browser's claim of what its IP address is

World Without End

10 days ago

nelson : World Without End - Profile of the ambitious procedural game No Man's Sky

Spiral Internet now a CA utility

10 days ago

nelson : Spiral Internet now a CA utility - Small Nevada County ISP has a plan to bring fiber to the home in rural California

HTTP/2 for geeks

11 days ago

nelson : HTTP/2 for geeks - Readable slides quickly explaining the state of HTTP/2

Googlebot runs Javascript

11 days ago

nelson : Googlebot runs Javascript - Evidence that Google's indexer is quite sophisticated at picking up dynamic content

Census Reporter

11 days ago

nelson : Census Reporter - Nice UI for exploring US census data