Links for 2011-01-03 through 2011-01-05:
- Is This the End of the World? [Bad Things] – The new year has arrived and it is awful, what with bird/fish/crab death, floods, freezing temperatures, and zombie ex-Vice Presidents.
- Squaring the Triangle: Secure, Decentralized, Human-Readable Names (Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought) – When using computers, we like to refer to things with names. For example, this website is known as “www.aaronsw.com”. You can type that into your browser and read these words. There are three big properties we might want from such names:
secure: that when you type the name in you actually get my website and not the website of an imposter
decentralized: that no central authority controls all the names
human-readable: that the name is something you can actually remember instead of some long string of randomness
In a classic paper, Zooko argued that you can get at most two of these properties at any one time.
- How the Tea Party’s fetish for the Constitution as written may get it in trouble. – By Dahlia Lithwick – Slate Magazine – Read It And Weep – (@Dahlialithwick riffs on the latest round of Constitutional Fetishism)
- MacTech Labs: Virtualization Benchmarks | MacTech – #mac users want to run W7 on your Mac? Feast your eyes on this head-to-head benchmark comparison via #mactech
- Do CES vendors fear Apple? – Do CES vendors fear Apple? [The Loop Links]
- Defining and Managing Contexts in OmniFocus « Simplicity Is Bliss – Not sure how to put contexts to use in your workflow? @Simplicitybliss has some great advice here:
- Reverse Engineering the MOS 6502 CPU –
- How does the Twitter iPhone App implement a custom tab bar? –
- RSS War! (As Fought On Twitter, Naturally) –
- Fonts In Use – Type at work in the real world. –
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