2018 Sep 15
Making the Most of Moviepass
In August 2017 Moviepass announced an offering of 1-movie-per-day in any supported theater for $9.95/mo. Given that 1 movie-ticket-per-day over 1 month costs $350 in my area the offer was an extraordinary value. How does one make the most of this?
2015 Oct 16
Github Information Radiator
Our CI/CD pipeline relies heavily on Github, among other things.
2013 Jan 03
Visualizing Unicode Codespace
Unicode defines a vast address space for all the world’s languages — but what does it all look like, exactly?
2012 Jun 10
100 Meter World Record Progression
With the Olympics coming up I wondered what a single race composed
of every 100-meter sprint world record performance would look like.
2012 Mar 11
A silly exercise in optimizing Pong visually demonstrates
aspects of programming, optimization and concurrency.
2011 May 20
Dante's Inferno Visualized
Dante's journey through Hell is associated with the canto, depth, level, sin, sinners, punishment and residents.
2011 May 06
'The Thing' Plot Narrative Chart
The plot of John Carpenter's The Thing, an underrated classic, in movie narrative form.
2007 Aug 01
Saving Electricity With Color
Can a web page's background color save electricity?
2006 Jun 19
How to Keep Something Safe for Ten Thousand Years
WIPP plans to store nuclear waste for 10,000 years with
obvious markers and multi-language warnings.
Hiding nuclear waste in plain sight is a bad idea, and here's why.
2004 Jun 11
Select * Is Evil
You may be in the habit of using
SELECT * in your SQL queries. There are several very good reasons not to.