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  1. In Greek legend, Icarus flew too close to the Sun, and the heat melted his wings and he fell to his death. But “melting” is a phase change which is a function of temperature, a measure of internal energy, which is the integral of incident power flux over time. His wings didn’t melt because he…

    Randall Munroe

  2. Embracing the small victories…like being able to use Python at work to automate mundane, but necessary, tasks.

  3. Is @Comcast throttling iOS 8 downloads? Direct through Comcast: 600 KB/s. Proxy through Linode server (over Comcast): 7 MB/s

  4. Somebody once told me, “Manage the top line, and the bottom line will follow.” What’s the top line? It’s things like, why are we doing this in the first place? What’s our strategy? What are customers saying? How responsive are we? Do we have the best products and the best people? Those are the kind…

    Steve Jobs

  5. Space Moon

    If you just want to look at a pretty picture, you can stop now. If you’re curious about how this picture came about and are not afraid of some math, keep reading.

  6. The Seafair Air Show

    If you will recall, I rented a Nikon 600mm f/4.0D AF-S II VR to take pictures of the Blue Angels in 2012…because why not? Unfortunately, the Blue Angels were canceled last year, but they were back this year! So I rented the Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR…mostly because I could: From www.kenrockwell.com: Pros don’t…

  7. That problem when I go to write a blog and end up writing code to implement new functionality I want for the post.