Spokes: Wilderness First Aid and The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants»

spokesamerica:

My name is Ethan Sherbondy. I’m a junior studying Computer Science at MIT. I love plants, honeybees, and writing software. When Turner approached me about the possibility of doing this bike trip, I immediately said yes. Over the next few weeks, Manny and I will be weaving together a proper…

This summer, I’ll be biking across the country with a few friends from school. As we go, we’re going to try and learn more about our nation’s public education system to gain insight into how we can improve K-12 schooling. We’ll also be teaching fun classes/workshops in the towns that we visit along the way. Mine is going to be about simulating plants!

We’re calling ourselves Spokes. If you want to stay up-to-date with what I’m doing over the next few months, follow the Spokes blog! Above I’ve linked to my first entry.

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I am all smiles right now»

Chris Granger has decided to spearhead the effort of making parts of Bret Victor’s dream a reality. Clojure and JavaScript will be flying first class, but all other languages are welcome aboard.

The Robot and the Baby»

John McCarthy (inventor of Lisp, one of the fathers of AI) wrote a science fiction short story back in 2001. It’s a fun read, and it even features an excerpt from the robot’s thoughts (written in Lisp, naturally).

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Please watch this.

I’ve spent a solid chunk of my life floundering against creative tools to breathe life into ideas. Bret Victor had the perspective to step back and reevaluate the very foundations of those tools. And start building better ones.

He reminds us how young and brutish the art of software design is. And circuit design.  And animation.

Now I have a better idea of what it must have felt like to visit Xerox PARC in the 70s.

Now that I’m a little less blind, I feel obliged to help.

More thoughts forthcoming.

While you wait, why not explore his Kill Math series?

Soup & Bread off of Prashanth’s, ahem, Day Job’s new EP. Best music video of 2012. Best way to spend half a winter break.

DAY JOB - TEXTS FROM THE FUTURE EP»

prshnth:

Listen to this instead of Christmas music.

Neven Mrgan's tumbl: Tweetbot adds "Last Photo Taken" feature»

mrgan:

A week ago I tweeted a quick idea for iOS apps that let the user select a photo from the device:

Today, a new version of Tapbots’ popular twitter client Tweetbot added this very option. You have to hand it to them for just going with a good idea. And yes, they let me know before they…

I hope Tumblr adds this to their app next. Wonderful, simple idea.

Tagged as: iphone apps
I love my dormitory and all of the writing on its walls.

I love my dormitory and all of the writing on its walls.

Tagged as: MIT
staff:

Introducing the new and very improved way to customize your blog.
With themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor, it’s never been faster or easier to make your blog yours.
Internet Explorer users will still see the old Customize interface while we wrap up IE testing.

Nice. Big nod to iOS. Goes above and beyond sixteen-year-old Ethan’s suggestions. Looks like they’re using Ace editor behind the scenes to power the new syntax-aware code highlighting. Seems to be the definitive choice for HTML editing in the browser.
One thing: I never quite understood why Tumblr pulls content from demo to preview themes instead of my actual blog. I guess the premise is you get to quickly see an assortment of post types?

staff:

Introducing the new and very improved way to customize your blog.

With themes organized by category, realtime previews, and an advanced code editor, it’s never been faster or easier to make your blog yours.

Internet Explorer users will still see the old Customize interface while we wrap up IE testing.

Nice. Big nod to iOS. Goes above and beyond sixteen-year-old Ethan’s suggestions. Looks like they’re using Ace editor behind the scenes to power the new syntax-aware code highlighting. Seems to be the definitive choice for HTML editing in the browser.

One thing: I never quite understood why Tumblr pulls content from demo to preview themes instead of my actual blog. I guess the premise is you get to quickly see an assortment of post types?

Tagged as: features

Untitled Track by Mumford & Sons

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tuneage:

Saturday treat: Mumford & Sons

Almost two years ago, I wrote my first guest post for tuneage. It was on Mumford & Sons. The band has since exploded - being nominated for a grammy, featured on major movie soundtracks and playing shows across the world.

A new (fairly high quality) Mumford & Sons track is making the rounds online. It comes from a live session the band did for a Colorado radio station.

The song is currently Untitled but I couldn’t help my excitement in sharing this beautiful track - Marcus Mumford’s crooning voice, heartbreaking lyrics and those fantastic harmonies have me hooked.

Big fan of Mumford & Sons.

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