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Six lifestyle hacks for this year

By Alistair Croll
April 4, 2013

The last three years haven’t been very healthy. In addition to raising a new daughter, I’ve been launching Strata and Startupfest and working with Ben Yoskovitz on Lean Analytics. It’s been rewarding, and fun, but it hasn’t been good for my …

My Paleo Media Diet

My Paleo Media Diet
By Jim Stogdill
March 23, 2012

Jim Stogdill is tired of running on the info treadmill, so he's changing his media habits. His new approach: "Where I can, adapt to my surroundings, where I can't, adapt my surroundings to me."

High voltage music: Behind the scenes with ArcAttack

High voltage music: Behind the scenes with ArcAttack
By James Turner
September 27, 2011

ArcAttack creates a maniacal combination of music and mad science that uses half-million-volt Tesla coils to play songs. We caught up with Steve Ward, a recent addition to the ArcAttack crew, at MakerFaire NY and asked him about the technology behind the show.

To get things done, be "reasonably unreasonable"

To get things done, be
By Jenn Webb
July 18, 2011

In 2009, John Graham-Cumming, VP of engineering at Causata, Inc., started a campaign to get the UK to apologize for its treatment of Alan Turing in the 1950s. Here he talks about how he made the campaign a success.

Top stories: July 4-8, 2011

Top stories: July 4-8, 2011
By Mac Slocum
July 8, 2011

This week on O'Reilly: We offered seven reasons why Java is worth your time, the utility of Node.js was duly noted, and Marko Gargenta offered three Android predictions that have nothing to do with mobile phones.

Into the wild and back again

Into the wild and back again
By Jenn Webb
July 7, 2011

Burnt out from years of school and tech work, Ryo Chijiiwa quit his job and moved off the grid. In this interview, Chijiiwa talks about how solitude and time in the wilderness has changed his perspective on work and life.

Music and lyrics and code

Music and lyrics and code
By Jenn Webb
July 1, 2011

Coding is an art, says Michael Brewer, application programmer specialist at the University of Georgia. In this interview, Brewer discusses the philosophy behind Geek Choir and how it relates to coding and open source.

Grids and Tortoise Shells: Influences on CJK Typesetting - Plus: Can Standards Lead?

By Rick Jelliffe
March 28, 2010

In this blog, I want to suggest two great influences on CJK typesetting which can be understood as principles or generators of many CJK graphical idioms: the first influence is rather mechanical: that having square ideographs has consequences that tends to generate certain kinds of designs and ways of expressing those designs; the second influence is cultural and graphical: the influence of mystical diagrams associated with Taoism.


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