I usually log links to interesting articles that I read over on Pocket, which get fed into the links list on this blog, but that page only shows the most recent ones, so I thought I’d highlight some in a post as well. Recent science news: scientists have managed to image the event horizon of a black hole! Here’s a nice article about why that’s a big deal and some interesting science stuff behind it.
I came across a website that provided an online Speed Reading Test. Most people I know generally know me to be a fast reader so I decided to take the test. My results: 472 words per minute screen reading, at 82% comprehension, which the website says classifies me as a “good reader”. Apparently the best readers can read at 700wpm at 85% comprehension, sounds tough =/ Try the quiz and post your results here.
HOWTO: Be more productive (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought) (tags: lifehacks productivity) Comments Comment by Tim Reynolds on 2008-12-08 08:07:20 +0000 Nice post. Thank you for the info. Keep it up.
Darths & Droids (tags: webcomics funny starwars)
Fictitious Nonsense » Overriding a Widget in the Django Admin Site (tags: programming django widget)
The eyeballing game Flash game to check how good you are eyeballing geometry. I got a score of 6.62. (tags: games flash) Comments Comment by noems on 2008-10-17 09:24:41 +0000 you changed your theme … for me?! hahaha for the record, my eyeballing game score was 5.53. (lower is better 😛 ) balik mo na sa dating theme. hehe Comment by KC on 2008-10-18 16:45:02 +0000 neat.
83 free D&D adventures -- Dungeon Mastering -- Dungeons and Dragons blog -- DM tips, D&D books, RPG fun (tags: games)
NOOP.NL: Managing Software Development: Top 100 Blogs for Development Managers (Q3 2008) (tags: blogs programming)
Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering I'm bookmarking this because the www.magicthegathering.com redirect doesn't seem to work anymore. (tags: games articles)
fairleads: Rails 2.0 and Scaffolding Step by Step (tags: ruby programming howto rubyonrails)
diesel sweeties: free, creative commons licensed webcomics ebooks The first 2000 strips of Diesel Sweeties have been released as cc-licensed ebooks. (tags: comics web)
NASA Code Metrics (tags: software metrics)
Video -- Earl Nightingale: The Strangest Secret | Creating a Better Life (tags: lifehacksvideo )
HOWTO Juggle | Geekdad from Wired.com (tags: howto)
30 Websites to follow if you’re into Web Development -- Six Revisions (tags: articles webdesign) blueprintcss -- Google Code (tags: css framework) YouTube -- Developing and deploying an application on Google App Engine (tags: framework web cool)
Gamasutra -- An Achievement-Centered Online CCG? Designing Kongai Nice game design article by David Sirlin. (tags: gamedev GameDesign)
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU on Vimeo Wow. The actual animation is a bit creepy, but the delivery medium is awesome. Click and be enriched. (tags:animation video art stopmotion)
YouTube -- Utada Hikaru -- Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (tags: videos)
Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending -- This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net (tags: movies ) Comments Comment by noems on 2008-04-04 15:56:27 +0000 because of this link i bought a pirated copy of the movie. was on maternity leave when the movie came out e. i think i liked the ending in the movie better because it seems conflicting to the villain’s character to have compassion.
Not Always Right | Funny & Stupid Customer Quotes (tags: funny blogs quotes )
Project Euler -- Computational Problems I think this can be used as a source for tech interview problems. Haven't gone through many of them though. (tags: puzzles programming)
Flash Preview of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (tags: flash games) Kotaku -- Work and Play: A Peek Inside the Lives of Gaming's Greatest I like looking at shots of people's desktops. It feeds my geek envy. (tags: games industry screenshots)
YouTube -- ?Can't Beat Air Man?????????????????? (tags: games)
The Right Brain vs Left Brain test | PerthNow This is awesome. It's not a trick, and if you concentrate enough you can make the test go either way. (tags: cool psychology)
STREET FIGHTER WORLD Wow, Street Fighter IV. That probably determines my next console... (tags: games)
FMAHQ.com Full Metal Alchemist scans (tags: manga) Null -- This website doesn't exist! One Piece scans (tags: manga) Step By Step: Share a Printer on Your Home Network -- Lifehacker (tags: howto)
VML -- the Vector Markup Language -- path element Just need to note this for work. 🙂 (tags: tech)
Customizing the 2007 Office Fluent Ribbon for Developers (Part 1 of 3) (tags: programming windows)
SlideRocket (tags: flex) Demo of Virtual Ubiquity's Buzzword web word processor recorded by Dan Bricklin (tags: flex) Picnik -- Photo Editing Webapp (tags: flex)
YouTube -- Algorithm March with Prisoners The inmates at a prison in Cebu perform the Algorithm March from Pythagoras Switch (tags: music weird pinoy) YouTube -- "Thriller" The inmates at a prison in Cebu perform the "Thriller" video. This has got to be a really entertaining prison. (tags: music weird pinoy) Gang Kidnaps Gamer to Get Password Using Fake Orkut Date -- Gizmodo
The Official GS Manga! This page has Fan-translated Phoenix Wright manga (tags: games manga)
Blogging Ultima A blog about playing through each one of the Ultima games, in sequence. I should do this. For Final Fantasy. When I retire or something. (tags: games) jmonkeyengine.com -- About Java game engine (tags: java programming gamedev)
Yawgatog.com -- Resources -- Magic: The Gathering Comprehensive Rules Changes from Set to Set (tags: magicthegathering) Yawgatog.com -- Resources -- Magic: The Gathering Oracle Changes from Set to Set (tags: magicthegathering)
Scott H Young Â» 29 Happiness Hacks to Feel Better Now (tags: lifehacks)
Amazon.com: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich: Books: Timothy Ferriss (tags: books-to-look-for)
50 Tools that can Increase your Writing Skills Dumb Little Man (tags: articles writing)
Tech Life Most start-ups fail -- Rands In Repose: 1.0 (tags: entrepreneurship articles software) Rands In Repose: Free Electron (tags: hackers productivity software) Rands In Repose: Taking Time to Think (tags: articles productivity software) quixoticals: The Most Frustrating Super Mario Mod Ever What an unspeakably cruel pair of stages. (tags: games funny)
Nikon | Universcale A flash webapp that shows you a scale of everything in the universe. Gives a nice sense of perspective. (tags: flash cool)
Create a Linux Desktop App In 14 Minutes Using QDevelop and QT4 (tags: linux programming)
Desktop Tower Defense Okay, I wasted about an hour of my time playing this. On easy mode. And I couldn't finish it. I suck on tower defense. (tags: flash games web-games) How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive | Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks (tags: howto linux usb)
Chiz Escudero Real Ultimate Facts!!! (tags: politics ) Coding Horror: Top 6 List of Programming Top 10 Lists (tags: programming )
Understanding Your Intelligence -- The Best Resources | steve-olson.com I want to read all of those... (tags: lifehacks)
DS Fanboy (tags: games blogs) papafuji's DS Adventures Page (tags: games)
Pinoy Vote -- Philippine Election 2007 (tags: politics pinoy )
Independent Gaming -- Top 20 Free Adventure Games I'm dreaming that I have the time to play adventure games (tags: games indie)
YouTube -- The Simpsons Movie 3rd trailer sw33t
GameProducer.Net Â» Carnival of Game Production -- Second Edition (tags: gamedev)
Software is hard | Salon Books (tags: articles software-development) Super Mario Bros 3 | Firefox Add-ons | Mozilla Corporation Cool and very geeky SMB3 theme for Firefox. Unfortunately, it takes up far too much screen real-estate. (tags: firefox themes) Convince Me -- Debate Online I love it that the internet gets a dedicates debating website and the #1 item is "