Links for the week
- The always-excellent Eli Bendersky wrote about
speeding up a lexer he's written in go, and the tradeoffs one can make
for various speedups.
article about Testscript,
a tool the go team uses to test the go interpreter (example),
now released as an importable package.
Synths from ableton. Looks interesting, I haven't done the tutorial yet
but the playground is
plenty fun all by itself
- Pareto exploration is a
neat visualization of NBA games on various efficency frontiers, and the
concept of a Pareto game was new to me.
- Mechanical Watch, a
beautiful interactive explanation of how a mechanical watch works, all done
in hand-coded WebGL
- I discovered the R Graph Gallery. R isn't
my thing, but there's lots of nice visualizations and thorough explanation
of how to make them in here.
- The Singapore
government tech stack is interesting, and rhymes with the work I'm
trying to do with the US government in mind right now
presentation on ultorg, a concept UI for database exploration and user
interfaces, is very cool.
- A very cool
project to use QGis to style modern maps similarly to some classic 18th
scraping via heap snapshots is a very cool method for defeating sites
(like facebook or twitter) that intentionally obfuscate their HTML to
defeat scraping — dump the browser's memory and pull objects from it
instead of using the DOM.
- I liked Severance, just like seemingly everyone else.
- We're halfway through Pachinko, based on the excellent book, and enjoying it.