Links van 15 april 2014 tot 20 april 2014

New Statesman | H G Wells: “It seems to me that I am more to the Left than you, Mr Stalin”In 1934, H G Wells arrived in Moscow to meet Soviet writers interested in joining the international PEN Club, of which he was then president. While there, Stalin granted him an interview. His deferential conversation […]

Links van 10 maart 2014 tot 28 maart 2014

The slow, sad death of Last.fmLast.fm used to know about bands before they were cool. Alas, there’s nothing up-and-coming about Last.fm these days. Steve Jobs wasn’t even okay with Google hiring former Apple engineers | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblogit would be much easier to "move on, forget, forgive" if […]

Links van 19 november 2013 tot 23 november 2013

The Pop Blog – Why We Chose API First DevelopmentTiens, wij doen dat ook. "At POP, our site is entirely API driven. We separated our frontend codebase from our backend API in it’s entirety. The two sites are even in separate repositories." This Massive Robot Could Soon Join Marines on the Battlefield – Defense OneThe […]

Links van 14 november 2013 tot 15 november 2013

The Algorithm That Thinks Like A Human ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community“We should be careful not to underestimate the significance… of this milestone,” says Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz, an advisor to a six-person startup that is reinventing artificial intelligence. 7 Fantastic Ways To Distinguish Between Sense And NonsenseWhat can be said at all can […]

Links van 11 november 2013 tot 12 november 2013

How I Ate No Food for 30 Days | Motherboard“Eating just for the nutrients is like having sex just to procreate,” she said. Bill Gates: Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.comSerieuze mens: "These days I get to spend a lot of time trying […]

Links van 7 november 2013 tot 8 november 2013

disney princesses with dope beardsWhat it says on the tin: Disney princesses with dope beards (118) Marc Bodnick’s answer to Facebook-Instagram Acquisition (April 2012): In light of the exuberant tech market that has emerged in 2013, did Instagram sell too early? – QuoraWelcome to the land of ridiculous hyperbole: "Facebook's aggressive strategy to acquire Instagram […]

Links van 5 november 2013 tot 7 november 2013

www.gootechnologies.comWhether you're a designer who likes creative freedom, or a hardcore coder pushing the limits of the web, Goo gives you the tools to create amazing web visuals in your own way and without limitations. Goo Create and Goo Engine are specially designed to make your creation process as simple and smooth as possible without […]

Links van 2 november 2013 tot 3 november 2013

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | theguardian.comA lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens The badBIOS Analysis Is Wrong. at RootWyrm’s CornerAhem. "Look, I’m not known for pulling punches and I’m not about to start […]

Links van 5 september 2012 tot 29 november 2012

corsix-th – Open source clone of Theme Hospital – Google Project HostingThis project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, with the capability of loading assets including graphics and levels from the original game. Revenge of the Reality-Based Community | The American ConservativeI know that it’s unattractive and bad form to say “I told […]

Links van 14 juni 2012 tot 22 juni 2012

I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found. | Blog – HooktheoryIn this article, we’ll look at the statistics gathered from 1300 choruses, verses, etc. of popular songs to discover the answer to a few basic questions. First we’ll look at the relative popularity of different chords based […]

Links van 9 mei 2012 tot 12 mei 2012

Gamasutra – News – In-depth: Is it time for a text game revival?In a market where books and games are close rivals for the most popular category on app stores, what happens when today's new gamers are hungry for something more than word puzzles? Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools RUDI: Bookshelf: Classics: Christopher Alexander: A city is […]

Links van 24 april 2012 tot 2 mei 2012

What if realists were in charge of U.S. foreign policy? | Stephen M. WaltThe liberal/neoconservative alliance is responsible for most of America's major military interventions of the past two decades, as well as other key initiatives like NATO expansion. By contrast, realists have been largely absent from the halls of power or the commanding heights […]

Links van 8 januari 2012 tot 14 januari 2012

Testimony of Ms. Soon Ok LeeThe punishment cell is one of the most dreaded punishments for all prisoners. The cells are usually 60 cm wide and 110 cm high. Therefore, the prisoners have no room to stand up, stretch their legs or lie down. They cannot even lean against the walls because they are too […]

Links van 3 januari 2012 tot 4 januari 2012

Pingu’s THE THING – YouTubePingu remake of John Carpenter masterpiece THE THING (1982) This is the 2 minute extended cut. n+1: Outsourcing JobsJobs seems to have attended the Joseph Stalin Charm School: his world was one of clear good and evil; he was a constant liar, in what came to be known among his underlings […]

Links van 23 december 2011 tot 26 december 2011

Ready, Set, Render! Part2In the previous "Ready, Set, Render!" thread, I demonstrated the use of BPR when rendering a 'hard-surface' model. This time, I opted to demonstrate the use of Z4R2b BPR for rendering an organic surface, in particular, a skin surface. For this test, I used an excellent head sculpt created by ZBrush artist […]