Nelson Minar blogs at xml

Donald Trump’s Police State

2 days ago

nelson : Donald Trump’s Police State - "rabid brown shirts in Dockers"

Alpha Centauri Redux

2 days ago

nelson : Alpha Centauri Redux - Writeup of a student project to redesign an old game's UI

CIA vs crypto

3 days ago

nelson : CIA vs crypto - CIA cynically used the Paris attacks to advance their anti-privacy agenda

Macbook charger teardown

4 days ago

nelson : Macbook charger teardown - Details of Apple's engineering and profit margins

Finland bear map

4 days ago

nelson : Finland bear map - Lovely take on a chloropleth

Seven Southern dishes

4 days ago

nelson : Seven Southern dishes - Nice roundup of American food

Internet security history

4 days ago

nelson : Internet security history - From May, long detailed article

Trump's facism

5 days ago

nelson : Trump's facism - Documenting a "skid" towards more overtly facist ideas

Andy Baio : Donald Trump's skid towards outright fascism - I hope Nate Silver's right, but Trump's gone from mildly amusing to scary pretty quickly

Trump victim speaks

5 days ago

nelson : Trump victim speaks - Mercutio Southall talks

Can I blog safely?

5 days ago

nelson : Can I blog safely? - Sad, detailed discussion from women about how to blog non-anonymously and avoid harassment

Time scale BART map

7 days ago

nelson : Time scale BART map - Transit map scaled to travel time

Shackleton photos

7 days ago

nelson : Shackleton photos - Beautiful images from an amazing tale of polar survival

Nancy Jo Sales calls out Tinder

8 days ago

nelson : Nancy Jo Sales calls out Tinder - Righteous response to Tinder CEO's sleazy suggestion of having some personal dirt on a journalist

Food tracker

8 days ago

nelson : Food tracker - Excellent visualization of people trying to lose weight

VATSIM profile

10 days ago

nelson : VATSIM profile - Nice article about the Air Traffic Control simulation game people play supporting flight simulator players

Tinder CEO interview

10 days ago

nelson : Tinder CEO interview - Awkward douchebag interview the week of the IPO

NYT unpublishing

11 days ago

nelson : NYT unpublishing - More details on the newspaper removing a badly written article about the Paris attacks and encryption

US healthcare spending

11 days ago

nelson : US healthcare spending - We spend 2x as much as any other nation, have a lower life expectancy

Making a cave to age cheese

12 days ago

nelson : Making a cave to age cheese - Project for modifying a small fridge to be warm and humid enough

1B NYC trips

12 days ago

nelson : 1B NYC trips - Taxi and Uber data collected and visualized

Moschino Barbie

12 days ago

nelson : Moschino Barbie - Barbie ad features a young boy proclaming Barbie "so fierce"

New bar in Nevada City

13 days ago

nelson : New bar in Nevada City - Upscale cocktail lounge in the Sierra

The Mystery of ISIS

14 days ago

nelson : The Mystery of ISIS - Bleak and depressing framing of ISIS/IS/ISIL/Daesh

Ultrasonic tracking

14 days ago

nelson : Ultrasonic tracking - Unethical advertisers invent a new surreptitious way to track you