I just read this pretty awesome book ‘I Hate The Internet’ by Jarett Kobek. It has a nice cynical irreverence, but very astute awareness of the power of modern social networks.
Coincidentally, I just came across this decent talk from Joel Spolsky, which if you kinda squint a little, sorta touches upon a few similar subjects as in ‘I Hate The Internet’, at least in that there a lot of assumptions and decisions baked into the algorithms in modern software, a lot of hidden power structures and bias. The talk goes off in a different direction towards the end, but definitely worth watching.
The book is brilliant too. Check it.
Super nice low level details of scheduling, from kernel scheduling to user space scheduling, with contrasting demo implementations in Go and Erlang..
I was reading up on ALGOMECH 2016, “the first festival of algorithmic and mechanical movement” - which looks ace! This video, by one of the performers, Graham Dunning, is kinda mind blowing - pay off around the 3:38 mark:
Fun talk from Julia Evans, from this year’s Strange Loop conference:
This is a crazy awesome animation by Anthony Lombardo and John Chrostek –
“It is one-o-clock in the morning. You’ve had a long and tiresome day, and despite your best intentions, dozed off far before you meant to.
Asleep in the embrace of your old blue La-Z-Boy, you feel a flicker like a breeze full of static at room temperature. You awaken.
The television is still on.
Your eyes adjust. The feel of the room has changed. The space between the furniture grows wider, the hallway light seems a valley away. You are alone with the night.
The sharp hiss of static pulls you back. In your peripheral vision, what light remains dims and flickers as if bathing in the glow of the transmission. From some familiar depths, a song begins to play…“
I came across it via my friend Mat, who recorded a segment of the opening music.