VAS Dairy “Manage your herd easily and accurately with the world’s leading herd management software.” Now imagine this but for a million other niches you’ll never hear of.
Holy crap: factory built homes were the majority of homes built in the US during the 1960s and they were mostly regulated out of existence to protect the home building industry! https://t.co/iQJTpB5sdR— R. Winston Kappesser, the Taupe Avenger (@TaupeAvenger) May 28, 2020
I particularly love the guiding principle: "The current total annual salary of an entry level Minister is benchmarked to 60% of the median income of the top 1,000 earners who are Singapore Citizens..." (contd.)— Arjun Narayan 🌐 (@narayanarjun) August 26, 2018
Connected Papers — explore connections between academic papers. Seems to use Semantic Scholar as its source. Here, for example, is a paper I really like. Too bad I already have too many papers to read.
The bellows guy (from last week) built a 4k projector(!)
DisCoCat (category theory)
Unintended (positive consequences). Direct cash payments in Indonesia lead to a decrease in deforestation. “Conservationists don’t have to see this as a zero-sum game—that if the money goes to poverty, it’s not helping the environment.”
Who the Hell Is This Joyce (H. G. Wells)
- "Your training has been Catholic, Irish, insurrectionary; mine, such as it was, was scientific, constructive and, I suppose, English. The frame of my mind is a world wherein a big unifying and concentrating process is possible (increase of power and range by economy and concentration of effort), a progress not inevitable but interesting and possible. That game attracted and holds me. For it, I want a language and statement as simple and clear as possible. You began Catholic, that is to say you began with a system of values in stark opposition to reality. Your mental existence is obsessed by a monstrous system of contradictions. You may believe in chastity, purity and the personal God" - what a great description of what is is to be English and what it is to be Catholic - "You have turned your back on common men—on their elementary needs and their restricted time and intelligence, and you have elaborated. What is the result? Vast riddles. Your last two works have been more amusing and exciting to write than they will ever be to read. Take me as a typical common reader. Do I get much pleasure from this work? No. Do I feel I am getting something new and illuminating as I do when I read Anrep’s dreadful translation of Pavlov’s badly written book on Conditioned Reflexes? No. So I ask: Who the hell is this Joyce who demands so many waking hours of the few thousand I have still to live for a proper appreciation of his quirks and fancies and flashes of rendering?" - great description of reading Joyce
loglo.app: concatenative, spreadsheet-style, stack-based, immutable vector graphics language (!!)
Modularizing SQL? forum post from 2007, still relevant