- JVM Bytecode for Dummies
Awesome presentation by Charles Nutter on JVM Bytecode. No matter if you are just curious or want to write your own programming language, this is interesting!
- Cutting out the middle men
Great pilot project in the UK, empowering homeless people instead by directly giving them money.
- Can’t play, won’t play
Lots of websites and incentive programs nowadays try to “gamify” themselves by adding badges and point systems. Read why in most cases this has nothing to do with real games.
- Obscene Losses
Very detailed article on how YouPorn and other amateur sites damage the business of established adult movie producers.
- Mystery of how cats lap is revealed
Cats even drink in cool ways.
- 10 centuries in 5 minutes
Absolutely fantastic 5 minute video of 1000 years of European history. This is fascinating and a good reminder that today’s empires may very well be tomorrow’s ashes.
- 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World
Interesting collection of untranslatable words from around the world. This made the language geek in me very happy.
- What I Would Do With This: Groceries
The mathematics of grocery shopping.
- Skateistan: To live and skate Kabul
Short movie about a co-educational Skateboarding school in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Hubris Versus Humility: The $15 billion Difference
While I think that the comparison in this article is a bit apples and oranges, it’s an interesting take on initial market positioning.