Live from Phoenix, AZ!
Materials make up our world, and what we can do with any given thing continues to be one of the fronts along which science and engineering continue to make great strides. Although one could argue that advances occur so quickly that by the time a new material is ready for mass production, it’s practically obsolete.
I just had a whole weekend of sun and warm weather, I’m feeling footloose and fancy free. Therefore, no categories or organization for you!
I’m trying a new format today. Instead of sorting links by field, I’m going to focus more on a theme. This week: the intersection of science, tech, and society. Links are offered in no particular order.
A brief review of Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new Sci-Fi series.
They’ve got the power, let’s see what they do with it in the clinch.
PS: Is my image too subtle?
Everyone will remember the gimmick, but that is the sideshow.
Busy 6 weeks ahead, since a coworker has decided to leave, and I am inheriting his project.
Short and sweet, kind of like how my holiday vacation has felt (how did I manage to get very little of what I wanted to do, done?)
Let’s talk about the massive plot hole The Last Jedi introduced.
Between travel and being in 3 days of meetings last week, I didn’t get to really mine my sources as much as I like to, so a somewhat abbreviated set this week. I did get to partake of a team building exercise last week where we did an Escape Room. We made it out with, quite literally, 3 seconds to spare. Given that the reported success rate of the room is 3%, we took the win.
I’m done blaming the police.
So I recently discovered Steven Universe. I fully recommend it (it’s on Cartoon Network and Hulu). Some people on Tumblr, etc. get a little too into it, but it is quite smart. Don’t let the animation style make you think it isn’t.
My thoughts on the talks put forth at the local TED event. Also, if you are in the PacNW, and find yourself at a McMenamins, try the Pike Place Cod sandwich. SoOoOoOo good!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US (or not in the US, but who celebrate it anyway). We are reprising our plan from last year, which is to meet up with some friends at the local Brazilian Steakhouse. My Portuguese is a little rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name of the place translates to “Meat Coma”.
This is why science can’t have nice things…
Better pickings this time around. Enjoy folks!
Back from Disneyland. If you find yourself at California Adventure, the ride ‘Soaring’ is a treat. And ‘California Screaming’ is a respectable roller coaster.
Another two weeks, another span of lots of incremental stories, without much in the way of breakthroughs. If this keeps up, I’m gonna have to expand my sources pool.
Thinking about thinking about…
Curves And Surfaces are SEXY!
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.
The First – Yesterday was Bug’s first day of Kindergarten.
The Anniversary was Saturday, 22 years of marriage. My secret to a happy marriage? I argue with you people instead of my wife. ;-)
Only one link about the eclipse, and it’s minor. You are welcome.
Not a ton of links today, I just didn’t see that much of interest this week.
Why Finland? Because I got a lot of respect for Finland. Lots of the feel-good social democracy stuff of their neighbors, but still have a tradition of not taking crap from the communists next door. And everyone goes about with a puukko. I catch flak from people who freak out I carry a folding pocket knife everywhere I go.
Polygons, point clouds, and polyhedra – Oh My!
The first entry in a (hopefully) weekly series on how we simulate physics, from the basics on.
First day of the official Tech Tuesday!
Tech Tuesday starts in two weeks, not two days ago, as expected, because Will & I have lives.
Just finished a two day Hackathon, and this will be the last Tech Thursday, since we are moving it to Tuesday (where, let’s be honest, it rightfully belongs – Tech Tuesday just reads better).
Release deadline coming up, so light list this week. I also have some other technical posts in the hopper, but I haven’t had time to finish editing them. Hopefully I will next week.
Back from Maui with a fresh set.
I’m in Hawaii on vacation, but I still wanted you all to have something.
Another set of tech links, free of any mention of Hitler or Marijuana!
Another Thursday, another round of tech links! Enjoy!