April Links Day
I’ve spent a lot of time working on my website recently, and I kind of wish instead of using Hakyll I used wowchemy. If you are looking to setup a blog, this looks like a really great option.
For some wacky artwork/prose, check out Tarot of the Silicon Dawn
This post is good for making you realize how insane you have to be in order to reproduce… But I guess someone’s gotta do it.
You know him as an important Enlightment philosopher… but did you know he also made a mean breakfast? Here’s a pancake recipe from John Locke.
Do you wish news was more boring? Then legiblenews.com is the site for you! (Unironically, it’s a good site. News should be more boring; news optimized for clicks is not going to tell you much about the world.)
Did you know that “bash” stands for Bourne-Again Shell, because the original “sh” was also known as the Bourne Shell? Well, now the command line is being Bourne again… again, with a interesting shell called nushell. One of these days someone should name a shell “babash”.
One of the key claims in Against The Grain is that grain cultivation wasn’t more efficient than other forms of sustinence, it was just easier for governments to tax. However, James C. Scott gives only qualitative arguments for this, so I was happy to see this paper which gives quantitative arguments.
Library Athena is a neat site where you can read well-typeset versions of public-domain books online.
Do you know a lot about China? No? Well you should probably know more, given how important China is and will continue to be in the future. This article gives insight into one of the key figures in modern China, Wang Huning, who has been the advisor to Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and now Xi Jinping; that is every Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping.
When I was younger, I was really into drawing technical pictures with code. Now I’m older, and I want everything to just be easy and visual. Mathcha has a really cool approach to this.
That’s all for now!