I took 37 seconds, and made the tiniest ever webpage to collect my utility microservices in one place…now it is time to write some more, and clean up the ones I've got. smallandnearlysilent.com
Fruitless task of the evening, attempting to read this wikipedia article on Quines. I feel confident that I understood the first sentence? Maybe the first paragraph. It all went sideways after that.
Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent. When the fungus is mixed with concrete, it lies dormant until cracks appear, when spores germinate, grow and precipitate calcium carbonate to heal the cracks.
(description from r/science)
I did not buy this typewriter today. I did look at this typewriter for a very long time, however.
Inclusion, awareness, empathy, and serendipity are important to the idea of the metapolis, the meta-city. The metapolis, unlike the metropolis, is designed around the conscience and consciousness of the people who inhabit the space; it is the evolution of the city from what it is now to what it can aspire to be.
@vasta’s excellent essay articulates the power and value of public transit to a city. It makes me wonder what it means when (private) projects like The Boring Company and Hyperloop receive more funding than existing public transit options? Are these viable alternatives/supplements or — and this feels heaps more likely — new systems to further segregate communities?
Cognitive triangulation seems like a happy bedfellow of estimation by orders of magnitude
Tumblr’s reblog policy makes it a hothouse for toxoplasma-style memes that spread via outrage. Following the ancient imperative of evolution, if memes spread by outrage they adapt to become as outrage-inducing as possible.
I read this review of DAMN...and tangentially also a review Kendrick Lamar himself...when it was first published. I've easily thought about it every week since first reading it. Something about this review set weird with me. I'm still not heaps certain what it is about the review I've found so haunting. Maybe it is simply the fact that it was published by the Economist?
Dear world wide web,
What are your favorite link blogs? I'm looking to replace hacker news in my RSS reader. Need not necessarily be techy in nature or content.
The link thirsty
My problem is with the loss of the minutae. That value that was once created on blogs and static pages is now created on reddit and stackoverflow and obscure forums, if at all. That often means that the type of value creation that I (and Gordon) am looking for has just about disappeared. If no one asks the question on Quora or Stackoverflow, no one answers what the changes FB is making look like.
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