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Traceroute, in detail

16/02/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Traceroute, in detail - 56 slide PDF explaining details of the complexity of traceroute. Good stuff!

Buzz Kill

16/02/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Buzz Kill - Thoughtful editorial on how Google has now moved the privacy goalposts

Signals iPhone app

16/02/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Signals iPhone app - Makes a map of cell signal strength

PLEX for Haiti: $30,000

16/02/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : PLEX for Haiti: $30,000 - Eve Online did a fund-raiser for Haiti. Most people donated with in-game currency, but the end result is about a $30,000 donation

SF war on fun

16/02/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : SF war on fun - More police harassment at DNA Lounge

micro-Transport Protocol

15/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : micro-Transport Protocol - µTP is a new BitTorrent transfer protocol, a TCP alternative that claims to be friendlier to interactive traffic

Blip the digital game

15/02/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Blip the digital game - Crazy old electronic game toy, turns out to really be mechanical

Andy Baio : What makes Blip tick? - opening up a mechanical Pong-like toy  [via]

Drawing Thane

14/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Drawing Thane - Notes from a game artist about designing a new character for Mass Effect 2. He's great in the game.

Twitter Olympians

14/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter Olympians - List of athletes who are tweeting

Google Static Maps API

12/02/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Google Static Maps API - for when you'd rather inline an image than javascript

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Static Maps API - Google Code - Google Static Maps API - Google Code: for when you just want a map as an image without any fancy javascript stuff

Shader Toy WebGL

11/02/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Shader Toy WebGL - Lets you play with procedural shaders right in your browser

Broken feedback loops

11/02/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : Broken feedback loops - I agree with Matt: Buzz feels like one channel too many

Eve's girl pirate corp

10/02/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Eve's girl pirate corp - Interview with the founder of Hellcats, an all-women pirate corporation in Eve Online

The Anatomy of a Whale

10/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : The Anatomy of a Whale - Great example of a Twitter engineer investigation into performance problems

$8 for plane blanket

9/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : $8 for plane blanket - Commercial air travel just gets more and more hideous

Eve ship costs

9/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Eve ship costs - What the various ships in Eve cost, in terms of hours of play or US dollars. The crazy thing about Eve is these ships can be destroyed, value obliterated

Mouse tracking pictures

9/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Mouse tracking pictures - Simple data visualization, looks fun

How do we kick our synchronous addiction?

9/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How do we kick our synchronous addiction? - How do we kick our synchronous addiction?: I've been wondering about this too...

nelson : Async programming is hard - Nice overview of current inadequate options for asynchronous programming

Alaska Nanooks video

9/02/2010 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Alaska Nanooks video - Awesome hockey intro video: polar bears in fighter jets!

Tiny Speck / Glitch

9/02/2010 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Tiny Speck / Glitch - Stewart Butterfield and Cal Henderson's new game company

GroupTweet

8/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : GroupTweet - Twitter reflector: set up an account that broadcasts tweets to a group

Pedobear at the Olympics

8/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Pedobear at the Olympics - 4chan's lulzy pedophile mascot shows up in a Polish paper as part of the Vancouver Winter Olympics

How VORs work

6/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : How VORs work - PDF describing this effective navigation beacon

Twitter's code swarm

6/02/2010 @ 02:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter's code swarm - Amazing visualization of project checkin activity at Twitter

Super Bowl as film

6/02/2010 @ 02:00 UTC

nelson : Super Bowl as film - Super Bowl produced in the style of Tarantino, Lynch, Anderson, etc

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