Best links from the past

Not everything is epic, shitheads. Still good for a laugh.

I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. A TF2 tale that chilled me a bit when I first read it. I think there was a sequel at some point.

Akin’s Laws of Spacecraft Design*. A series of laws that relate to spacecraft-building, engineering, and life in general.

Managing Nerds. A good read and a bit of an introspective.

Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart. Eh.

World’s worst hacker. A thrilling tale.

Definitive Daft Punk. The anatomy of a mash-up revealed in a very visual way.

Parsing HTML with Regex. Don’t do it. Or this happens.

SkiFree. Recompiled for modern systems by the original programmer.

Post-Hype. A great perspective on modern video games.

In the Beginning was the Command Line. A textual look at early and modern computers and the associating mentalities.

Trader’s Little Helper. A simple way to deal with differing audio formats, particularly helpful for uncompressed formats like FLAC.

The Free Agent. A part of the story of Joe Kapp, screwed by the NFL.

Classic Tracks. A close look at some of the most popular songs of past decades.

Children warned name of pet should contain 8 characters and a digit. A satirical look at passwords.

The Behavioral Sink. A study of population overgrowth, with a callout to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

Jumpology. Phillippe Halsman’s photographic study of jumping, with many a celebrity included.

Is Kip Litton a Marathon Fraud? A look at the most enigmatic figure in amateur marathon running.

Star Wars Machete Order. The correct? way of watching all five Star Wars movies.

Why Your Customer Would Be Happier If You Charged More. A look at the perceived value of a good or service.

A Story About ‘Magic.’ A quick funny visit into electrical wizardry.

The Truth About Assault Weapons. The easiest reference on the gun debate.

The Fox NFL Broadcast Factory. A pull-no-punches investigation into calling football games.

PHP: a fractal of bad design. No really, it’s shit.

NFL Fans on Facebook. A geographic study based on Facebook likes. Very statistical even if based on silly statistics.

Assembling the Billing Block. A rundown on all the credits and weird tall fonts on the bottom of movie posters.

Internet Census 2012. A comprehensive scan of all IPv4 addresses in the world.

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