Information Overload is a bit early this week and may be skipped altogether next Sunday. After that it should be back to the regular schedule.
- A Hyperturtle Monad Makes Pretty Pictures
This article on monads isn’t only awesome because it develops a novel one instead of reiterating one of the well-known simple monads, but also because it does so using Racket.
- Iran Vows to Unplug Internet
Not that it’s that suprising, but the amount of world wide censorship efforts we saw recently is shocking.
- How to spot a psychopath
In case you ever wondered, you’ll find answers in this interesting article. As always, things are not really black and white, there’s a lot of gray in between.
- The Case—Please Hear Me Out—Against the Em Dash
What a delightful read, especially thanks to the ironic overuse of em-dashes. Personally I’m more of a parenthesis man.
- How the long-gone Habsburg Empire is still visible in Eastern European bureaucracies today
This is quite an interesting result, I want to read more on this.
- Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Cats are cool.
- Hacking Museums: Our Retrospective of Interventionists and Crashers
Stirring up emotion, provoking, pushing the limits, isn’t this what art really is about?
- Action and habit
Sometimes “This is just what I do” is a good answer after all. This is in the same vain as the article about ritualizing I posted not too long ago and is something I’ve observed in many smart people as a basically subconscious action.
- Humans: Why They Triumphed
While it makes me somewhat wary when an economics magazine identifies trade as most important aspect of human evolution, the argument presented seems to have some merit, so I’ll let you make up your own mind.
- Eine neue Hackerethik
Trying to establish a new hacker ethic (in German).