Links van 13 mei 2014 tot 18 mei 2014

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The death of the homepage in one simple graph
So it’s an odd thing when you’ve been saying something for years and nobody believes you, then suddenly, someone publishes one leaked graph, and overnight all the world agrees with you: The homepage is dead. And still they’ve got it wrong.

Gamasutra – The Cabal: Valve’s Design Process For Creating Half-Life
While Half-Life has seen resounding critical and financial success (winning over 50 Game of the Year awards and selling more than a million copies worldwide), few people realize that it didn’t start out a winner — in fact, Valve’s first attempt at the game had to be scrapped. It was mediocre at best, and suffered from the typical problems that plague far too many games. This article is about the teamwork – or "Cabal process" — that turned our initial, less than impressive version of Half-Life into a groundbreaking success.

The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound
In 1992, George Soros brought the Bank of England to its knees. In the process, he pocketed over a billion dollars. Making a billion dollars is by all accounts pretty cool. But demolishing the monetary system of Great Britain in a single day with an elegantly constructed bet against its currency? That’s the stuff of legends.

SUPERHOT by SUPERHOT Team — Kickstarter
A unique first-person shooter game where time moves only when you move, making each level a deadly puzzle. PC/Mac/Linux.

Metaprogramming for madmen | The ryg blog
Alas, we spent an afternoon looking at different such packages, and none of them actually understood even that much about C/C++ code; they were mostly trying to make do with regular expressions. That wasn’t gonna fly for what we needed. At the end of the day (the Sunday before Easter Sunday, 2004), we hadn’t found anything useful – we had a plan, but no way to make it work. That’s when Chaos decided that, “well, guess I’ll need to write my own C++ parser then”. What, you think I was kidding with the title of this post? Note we had about 3 days total to make this work, and we were going all in by doing this; if this hadn’t worked out, we’d have been screwed.

Cuttings from a Medieval Italian Choirbook | The Public Domain Review
James Freeman, intern in Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Section at The British Library, looks at cuttings from a huge 14th-century Italian choirbook and how digital technology is now helping scholars build a picture of the once intact original through virtually reuniting the “diaspora” of fragments.

Links van 3 december 2013 tot 5 december 2013

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Twitter Is About To Officially Launch Retargeted Ads | TechCrunch
The secret sauce of Twitter’s retargeting is the use of your account as a cross-device identity layer, allowing it to target ads on mobile based on where you’ve been on the web.

King James Programming
Posts generated by a Markov chain trained on the King James Bible and Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.

(119) Jason Riggs’s answer to What do you think about starting new activities at the age of 36 like music or exercising? – Quora
You ain't dead until you decide you're dead.

Omdat niemand onze reactie vraagt, geven we hem zelf maar | DeWereldMorgen.be
Dat geen enkele journalist zich dan ook de moeite getroost om het opruiende persbericht dat N-VA de wereld instuurde eventjes te checken, is schrijnend. Dat ook geen enkele journalist een poging doet om ons te contacteren en een reactie te vragen is nog pijnlijker. Tot zo ver de neutraliteit en politieke correctheid van de Vlaamse pers.

No girls allowed | Polygon
Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.

Links voor 19 mei 2011

donderdag 19 mei 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Eén reactie

ASCII by Jason Scott / FaceFacts
Just as viruses took the advantages of sharing information on floppies and modems and revealed a devastating undercarriage to the whole process, making every computer transaction suspect… and just as spyware/malware took advantage of beautiful advances in computer strength and horsepower to turn your beloved machine of expression into a gatling gun of misery and assholery… Facebook now stands as taking over a decade and a half of the dream of the World Wide Web and turning it into a miserable IT cube farm of pseudo human interaction, a bastardized form of e-mail, of mailing lists, of photo albums, of friendship.

Changes to Big Picture comments – The Big Picture – Boston.com
As you may have noticed, we switched commenting platforms this weekend. All comments on the Big Picture are now powered by Facebook.

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