It’s been over two years since I started tinkering with the idea of a solar-powered, ePaper digital photo frame. My first version was functional but had a number of issues that made me go back to the drawing board. As a reminder, my goals were to build a digital photo frame that: The biggest issue …
I finally took my new axidraw SE/A1 for a drive. Plotting in large format presents new challenges, but the result is completely worth it.
This map was largely motivated by a recent cross-country trip. The question, always in my mind, was: where are all the tunnels in the US? The answer is clear from this map. The US doesn’t do tunnels. It does valleys and mountain passes.
Uncovering Uncommon Words in “City of Quartz” by Mike Davis
Recently, I finished reading “City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles” by Mike Davis. The book is an incredible journey through the history of Los Angeles, exploring its urban, social, and political landscapes. While diving into the story, I was struck by Davis’ unique writing style and the sheer number of uncommon terms …
Fun fact: the gameplay of Katamari Damacy is the subject of a U.S. Patent. Great illustrations!
The thread connecting Tatjana van Vark and Alexander Selkirk
A few days ago, a Hacker News post discussed the incredible work of Tatjana van Vark, a mechanical engineer known for her handcrafted machines and artifacts, which are among the most beautiful and intricate in the world. Among the comments on this post, one person raised an interesting concern about the potential fragility of our …
Did you know? The wiki page for “List of oldest continuously inhabited cities” contains two completely distinct cities by the name of Thebes, one in Egypt and the other in Greece. The greek one has been inhabited since ~3000 BC.
I tried my best at responding to some very pertinent questions.
By popular demand, the first 24 hours of the Infinite Conversation. Please, seed.
I am inspired by the notion that chain-of-thought reasoning in language models is a side product of training on code. But I also would like to see more evidence.