Weekend miscellany


Diamond oceans
Plants put the bend in rivers
State of biology data integration


.NET framework install base
Evolution of a Python programmer


Crayola history
Visa restriction index
The perverse economics of college construction
Odds that best potential chess player has never played chess
Paying more for information than for food

2 thoughts on “Weekend miscellany

  1. The developer “town” with little sheds reminded me of the animation department at Pixar where the animators realized that sheds at Home Depot are actually cheaper than the cubicles Pixar uses, in addition to being much more customizable:


    (courtesy of this larger set of images: http://izismile.com/2009/12/11/inside_pixar_studio_45_pics.html

    The animation department at Pixar is what you get when you put several dozen creative, bright grown up kids in one large space and give them ample (physical) resources and then drown them in creative challenges (i.e. animating one blockbuster after another). They relieve stress by decorating!


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