Russian independence day special

Programming

  • On Dat://

    TL;DR: Dat is a distributed web network, and this post talks about building a clone of an old (and dead) mixtape-sharing website muxtape with it, called duxtape (github).

    Suffice it to say, I am very interested.

Articles

  • You (probably) don't need ReCAPTCHA

    TL;DR: (probably) yes

    I myself quite liked the proof-of-work captcha concept (i.e. "mine some hashes for me if you want to comment; if you want to spam a lot, it's ok, just mine a lot of hashes")

  • What is ZIL anyway?

    TL;DR: Andrew Plotkin on the Infocom ZIP dump, with an addendum by Tim Anderson

  • Circle Games

    TL;DR: why babies like repetitive games like peek-a-boo, and how repetition be perceived as both boring or rewarding depending on context

Music

Art