Links for June 14, 2012

  • Houston Astros vs. San Francisco Giants – Recap – June 13, 2012 – ESPN
    ‘Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 and getting help from two spectacular catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.’
  • Census Bureau Developer APIs
    ‘The Census Bureau has begun to provide API access to some data sets, beginning with the 2010 Census Summary File 1 and the 2010 American Community Survey (five year data). We invite developers to use these beta APIs, join our Developer Forum, and provide feedback to help us move forward with continued API development.’
  • Deirdre N. McCloskey: Happyism | The New Republic
    ‘But nowadays there is a new science of happiness, and some of the psychologists and almost all the economists involved want you to think that happiness is just pleasure. Further, they propose to calculate your happiness, by asking you where you fall on a three-point scale, 1-2-3′
  • Pointer Pointer by @StudioMoniker
    “Finger located. Pointing…”

Jed Henry

Video game-inspired ukiyo-e.

source: http://jedhenry.tumblr.com/

Links for June 13, 2012

  • Varytale
    ‘Varytale is a publisher and retailer of interactive books. Interactive books allow you to influence the narrative. From big choices that affect the whole story, through changes in viewpoint, to special features and extras that shed new light on the author’s imagination.’
  • How To Fix the Gender Gap in Technology
    ‘The leap toward more advanced computing comes not only from playing games—today, 94 percent of girls are gaming, compared with 99 percent of boys—but in becoming curious about how they work and then beginning to tinker with code in order to modify game results. Boys are still much more likely than girls to explore this type of simple computer programming, and not every young girl who is curious about how computers work has an encouraging parent at home or the hardware she needs.’
  • I’ve been playing the same game of Civilization II for almost 10 years. This is the result. : gaming
    ‘Though long outdated, I grew fascinated with this particular game because by the time Civ III was released, I was already well into the distant future. I then thought that it might be interesting to see just how far into the future I could get and see what the ramifications would be. Naturally I play other games and have a life, but I often return to this game when I’m not doing anything and carry on.’

Covers by Keays

source: http://retrographicdesign.com/penrose-…

Links for June 12, 2012

João da Câmara Leme

source: http://midcenturia.tumblr.com/post…

gpoy

Multnomah Falls

joshleejosh posted a photo:

Multnomah Falls

Beacon Rock

joshleejosh posted a photo:

Beacon Rock

Columbia River Gorge

joshleejosh posted a photo:

Columbia River Gorge

View from Beacon Rock.