Fonts? Every now and then we need one. This site seems to be a good place to go for truetype fonts.
Via digg, nist have collated a few alogorithms, should you need one?
This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypical problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common functions, such as Ackermann's function. Problems include traveling salesman and Byzantine generals. Some entries have links to implementations and more information. Index pages list entries by area and by type. The two-level index has a total download 1/20 as big as this page.
Have you ever carved into a pencil?. These guys have, and with style. It used to be a classroom addiction to while away the hours in front of bad teachers
Jonathan Schwartz blog makes for interesting reading. Viewable from two angles it left me thinking. See if it does the same to you. The thought of an additional ten to twenty Gwatts of power each week simply down to new net users? Sheesh, that's a lot.
Neat. Linux.com comes up with a good article on basic shell usage for the irregular user. My problem is that I use a command once in a blue moon, forget it, and have to re-learn it all over again. E.g.
$ alias ld='ls -al -d * | egrep "^d"'
Something I've worked around rather than digging for, for some time, since I use
on Windows so regularly.
alias +='pushd .' alias _='popd'
Another pair to scratch an itch? cd ... some deep directory, then cd .... back to where you were? Certainly something that's annoyed me for some time. Neat way to address it. How to do it on Windows too?
Neat collection IMHO, as is the aide-memoire at unixguide.net Commonly used shortcuts and commands. I could do with this page as a shortcut on my desktop. Yes, most are familiar, but there are enough odd ones to make it worthwhile.
And talking of neat. I keep bumping into Max. This time I'm really impressed. See if you are!
Paul Graham has come up with a novel (and effective) programming language classification. Nice one Paul.
Firefox is getting more than its fair share of praise. This is a set of 'tweaks' which informed me about the profile usage. I'd lost the means to override the FF CSS cascade. This re-enabled it. I'm teed that it's been lost from the UI though, now buried in silly user profile locations. About as clear as the magnificant about:config url. I'm sure someone felt really smug when they came up with that idea.
My son tells me about a guy with big ideas! This site says about the project, The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted here. Think big? or just huge! Can you help? You're no more than 49 miles away, or so they say.
Sean has been thinking out of his box again. I can't see the sequence as clearly as he seems to, but the ideas are well worth consideration. How many services, api's do you hold that can be (ab)used like this.
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