Photo of a whale tail emerging from the water
This year’s winners of Scuba Diving Magazine‘s photography contest.
“Are Inventions Inevitable?” A parrot that orders stuff using Alexa, by imitating its owner’s voice. I’ve been digging surfing the web using w3m, an old-school all-text browser; here’s how to instal it on a Mac. Hey, they’ve found two new deep-sea crustacean species! (“Two eyeless species of millimetric proportions,” to be precise.) Ur-drone-photography: A 1920 book on taking photos from biplanes. Here’s “The Coming Software Apocalypse“, a good long piece about how to manage increasingly complex code bases. What do you call a city of octopuses? A Stanford psychologist on the art of dealing with assholes. A wonderful tale of hunting a strange, gnarly software bug.

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  1. Ken Knudson

    Sometimes it’s fun to read something that’s so totally inscrutable that it’s somehow fascinating. That was my reaction to the gnarly software bug piece.

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    1. Clive Post author

      Heh, yes. It was awfully clearly written — if you don’t know any software lingo the details will escape, but it still seemed follow-able enough even in their absence!

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