Marble, dungeons and quantum darwinism
First off, some updates:
- I’ve removed the Google Fonts dependency. Uses a couple of self-hosted fonts with system fallback now.
- Small visual updates as well.
Now on to business as usual.
The Mutable Web, via hackernews
NB: not actually porn, just a collection of hand-crafted SVG icons
TL;DR: some were heavily inspired by Rogue and the likes. To the point of generating the layout in ASCII as one step.
When in doubt, glue more rectangles onto the side of things.
I.e. writing-but-not-really. I too have some “consistent doodles” of my own.
That is, in the context of Sid Meier’s Civilization 2, not in general.
ALSO via hackernews
In 2011, a biologist named Michael Eisen found out, from one of his students, that the least-expensive copy of an otherwise unremarkable used book—“The Making of a Fly: The Genetics of Animal Design”—was available on Amazon for $1.7 million, plus $3.99 shipping. The second-cheapest copy cost $2.1 million. […] Seller A’s price was consistently 99.83 per cent that of Seller B; Seller B’s price was reset, every day, to 127.059 per cent of Seller A’s. […] Each seller’s presumed strategy was rational. It was the interaction of their algorithms that produced irrational results.
Take that, Shcrödinger’s Cat!
From the “holy fuck this is all marble” series. Probably via francesco, but I’m not sure.
Also, speaking of marble and the Antikythera book, here’s another photo by the author of the latter (along with some article). It’s a marble sculpture (from the same shipwreck) of a boy wrestler that was half buried in the sand and therefore half-decomposed.
The decomposed half is quite creepy in my opinion, but even creepier is the combination of two.
Buy it, read it.
Their first album had no title, their second album was called simply “II”, and this is their third.
Nice slow heavy psychedelic rock and blues tunes, quite enjoyed it.
And for something completely different, here’s an archive of 102 K-Mart background music tapes
This is also music, I guess.