Wearing dice on my head since 2008 Programmer, engineer, scientist, critic, gamer, dreamer, and kid-at-heart. Randomly amazed.

Links

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.

Speed Reading

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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.

links for 2008-12-01

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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.

links for 2008-11-12

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Simple Search -- Gatherer -- Magic: The Gathering Beta version of the new Gatherer (tags: magicthegathering) BrowserPlus™ (tags: programming javascript web framework) Snackr: an RSS ticker for Windows/Mac/Linux built using Adobe AIR and Flex. (tags: flash software cool)

links for 2008-10-12

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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.

links for 2008-10-11

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83 free D&D adventures -- Dungeon Mastering -- Dungeons and Dragons blog -- DM tips, D&D books, RPG fun (tags: games)

links for 2008-08-31

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Daily MTG : Magic: The Gathering I'm bookmarking this because the www.magicthegathering.com redirect doesn't seem to work anymore. (tags: games articles)

links for 2008-06-16

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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)  

links for 2008-06-03

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Yahoo UI Library (tags: javascript framework web) YUI: Rich Text Editor for WordPress Plugin (tags: wordpress plugin yui)  

links for 2008-06-02

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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)  

links for 2008-05-26

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Gamasutra -- An Achievement-Centered Online CCG? Designing Kongai Nice game design article by David Sirlin. (tags: gamedev GameDesign)  

links for 2008-05-16

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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)  

links for 2008-03-07

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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.

links for 2008-01-18

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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)  

links for 2008-01-17

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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)  

links for 2007-10-29

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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)  

links for 2007-10-15

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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)  

links for 2007-07-28

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SlideRocket (tags: flex) Demo of Virtual Ubiquity's Buzzword web word processor recorded by Dan Bricklin (tags: flex) Picnik -- Photo Editing Webapp (tags: flex)  

links for 2007-07-23

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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

links for 2007-05-28

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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)  

links for 2007-05-25

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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)  

links for 2007-05-02

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Amazon.com: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich: Books: Timothy Ferriss (tags: books-to-look-for)  

links for 2007-04-15

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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)  

links for 2007-04-03

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Nikon | Universcale A flash webapp that shows you a scale of everything in the universe. Gives a nice sense of perspective. (tags: flash cool)

links for 2007-03-26

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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)  

links for 2007-03-25

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Chiz Escudero Real Ultimate Facts!!! (tags: politics ) Coding Horror: Top 6 List of Programming Top 10 Lists (tags: programming )  

links for 2007-03-21

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Understanding Your Intelligence -- The Best Resources | steve-olson.com I want to read all of those... (tags: lifehacks)  

links for 2007-02-24

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Independent Gaming -- Top 20 Free Adventure Games I'm dreaming that I have the time to play adventure games (tags: games indie)  

links for 2007-02-05

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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 "