Benoit Mandelbrot is dead.
[…] I do not program computers myself, but have found ways of
working very interactively with several outstanding people: students
and assistants, and also colleagues like Richard F. Voss. As a matter
of fact, I developed a skill for helping “debug” programs that I
cannot read, by analyzing the wrong pictures these programs produce.
— Interview Of B. B. Mandelbrot* (1984)
5th International Workshop on Plan 9, slides and proceedings are up.
(Osprey sounds cool.)
πp: A New Network File Protocol (PDF), thesis by Anant Narayanan.
Why Did World War I Just End?,
“Germany made its final reparations-related payment for the Great War
on Oct. 3, nearly 92 years after the country’s defeat by the Allies.”
A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), very detailed.
Death, Facebook and Cognitive Dissonance
Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of small works, each
apparently identical, but actually unique. However realistic they may
seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately
hand-crafted in porcelain.
Trap Rooms and trap streets.
Prescription for Good Whiskey during Prohibition.
Nimbus Ultimate Wheel: A Minimalist Unicycle