- What to know before debating type systems
Now that I started to get more into Haskell, I’m reading up on type systems.
- Kleider machen Leute
Interesting piece on Humana and Tvind (in German).
- Tony Porter: A call to men
Nice TED talk by Tony Porter about gender stereotypes and the “man box”.
- Inside GitHub with Chris Wanstrath
Slides of defunkt’s presentation on GitHub internals. Very informative, especially if you are also trying to scale a Rails environment.
- Oriental hornets powered by ‘solar energy’
So there’s a type of hornet that can use the sun to produce energy. Evolution never ceases to amaze me.
- I, Reader
On books, online reading habits and ebooks.
- National Geographic’s Photography Contest 2010
Nice selection of 47 pictures from this year’s National Geographic Photo Contest.
- Why spreadable doesn’t equal viral
On journalism, new media, spreadable and viral content.
- The Shadow Scholar
A ghost writer for academic papers tells about his job. This is as interesting as it is sad.
- The Suffering of Fallujah
There have been comparatively little news from Iraq lately, so I decided to include this article from last summer in this week’s Information Overload.