Monday, January 30, 2012

RT @ihnatko

I'm not saying that getting in a United economy seat is _exactly_ like squeezing into a Mercury spacecraft. But there are similarities. (From @ihnatko)

The 10 Best Android Arcade Games

From @mashable, in spite of the fact I despise these integer headlines.

Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

Michael Wolf's answer.

ISS Flyover Video

More time lapse [VIDEO] from the International Space Station—flying over the earth.

Cockpit Video

This is a fantastic cockpit [VIDEO] sent by Hal.

Friday, January 27, 2012

NASA’s New Satellite Captures Amazing Hi-Res Image of Earth

via @Mashable.

Google’s Python Lessons are Awesome

via Hartley Brody

The lovably geeky Nick Parlante — a Google employee and CS lecturer at Stanford — has written some awesomely succinct tutorials that not only tell you how you can use Python, but also how you should use Python. This makes them a fantastic resource, regardless of whether you’re just starting, or you’ve been working with Python for awhile.

Google's Python class 

Earth at night seen from space


Thirty Books Everyone in the Software Business Should Read

Micro ISV Blog.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Don't Return Null

Use a Tail Call.   This is a fascinating read, particularly if you follow the links.

Drone Data

I found this interesting from the article Counting on a Rush to the Cloud from Bits.

(One interesting side note: The cameras on drone aircraft in Afghanistan take such precise pictures that not all the data can quickly travel over the local Internet connections to analysts in the United States. The usual method is to store everything in a local cargo container full of receiving gear, computers and storage, then airlift it home when it’s full, swapping out another container to absorb more info from the drones.)

It reminds me of astronomers returning from a run at an observatory.

iPad Survives Fall from Space


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Large Scale Design with Haskell

I'm revisiting the question, why and how is Haskell well-suited for large-scale projects?  Here's one set of answers at Stack Overflow.

Monday, January 02, 2012