The term "non-technical" (as applied to people-in-the-software-business-other-than-programmers) is pretty obviously pejorative and biased; I think most people get that.

But some days it hits me just how delusional it is that the software business refers to itself as "the tech industry", as if other things are _not_ technology. Like, go build a microscope, genius; then you can get back to spouting off about how the world revolves around NodeJS....

Tired: Camps to teach "non technical" people to become software developers.

Wired: Camps to teach programmers how to write, design, participate in a community, and all the other things.

Tom Lehrer has released his songs and lyrics into the public domain.

What a nice thing to do.

A universal differential equation
Article by Lee A. Rubel
In collections: Fun maths facts, Unusual computers
There exists a non trivial fourth-order algebraic differential equation \[P(y',y'',y''',y'''') = 0,\] where \(P\) is a polynomial in four variables, with integer coefficients, such that for any continuous function \(\phi\) on \((-\infty,\infty)\) and for any positive continuous function \(\varepsilon(t)\) on...
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

monospace font recommendation 

for the record, some new "coding ligatures" fonts that have decent international support:



(from parent Source Code Pro)

(from parent Menlo)

Victor Mono

found via

I like the _idea_ of Victor Mono but I think Iosevka looks better…none of them are as cute as Fira :(

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Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

Sir Thomas Urquhart was a 17th-century Scottish eccentric who tried to systematize a new language for trigonometry; the law of sines was abbreviated as “eproso”, which (if you know the system) encapsulates its meaning.


I literally cannot wait to dig into this!! It's what I've been wanting!

A color contrast checker that offers alternatives if your color combination has not enough contrast. It would be cool to chose if you want to change background or foreground though but it's still very nice to get suggestions

Challenge for applied category theory: build a ronavirus, so that the world can be sane again.


#DataVisualization can help us make sense of and teach about the coronavirus, but the stakes are high. has 10 considerations to help you #VizResponsibly:


Article by Pierre Cartier
In collections: Notation and conventions, The act of doing maths
My thesis is:there is another way of doing mathematics, equally successful, and the two methods should supplement each other and not fight.
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

I've just noticed that if you choose "wheelchair accessible" on google maps directions, it still shows an icon of a dude walking

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