I go a bit beyond presenting links and comment on them too, this week. Not too much! Enjoy.
- Best ad for a front-end designer ever. (via) It will make sense if you used the Web in 1995.
- A while back I linked to a article about Valve’s development process. Now, here’s the Handbook. (PDF, via) As I said before, they’ve arguably taken the best parts of open source development work and used then to create a workspace. These best parts are not the ones usually talk about when they say, “open source company”, though. There’s a Harvard Business School paper that talks about the carrot or stick approach to motivation, and I think Valve nailed it. Read the PDF, cause it’s more fun than this.
- Animated Engines. (via) Animations that show how different engine types work. I find them oddly soothing. Also, I finally know more about a Wankel Rotary Engine outside of its existence as a punchline in a Monty Python sketch.
- The best reaction to space mining. (via)
- LOL memory, to the moon.
- A BSD-specific fork of ekg2. Never used it; just saw the BSD part of the name.
- “Imagine that you’re crazy enough to think about building a search engine.” (via)
- “Before you write a patch, write an email“.
- If you’re going to fund open source work, you should fund the boring stuff for maximum effectiveness.
- Volatile Software (via) You may or may not agree with the strategy, but I can agree with the sentiment. For better or worse, BSD is generally a more sane/stable platform.
- Twitter CLI. (via) Ruby-based, and seems like an actual good idea, not just a hack to see if it can be done.
- “FreeBSD Device Drivers” for a pre-release 40% off. Some of the contents may apply to DragonFly. Or perhaps you enjoy device driver documentation?
- Go Right (via), for anyone who played a game console more than 10 years ago.
- VIM Adventures. (via) Surprisingly fun.
Your unrelated link of the week. Youtube Poop. As far as I can tell, ‘Youtube Poop’ are glitched videos made from Youtube content but with segments repeated, frames modified, or new sentences constructed from reassembling the frames. Sometimes noisy, sometimes rude. Also, an art form that can only exist now, and never really before. Reminds me of the old Fensler Films, or that odd series out of Japan. I find the idea of assembling new rhythms and music out of non-musical items fascinating, but I would, wouldn’t I?
(Turn your volume down before trying some of those links.)