A wonderful video I ran across on brainpickings (I highly recommend that site, too) featuring the famous physicist Richard Feynman explaining why science only adds to the beauty of world.
Postman is a great tool for using/testing APIs. Added to that, they’ve created a fun comic book explaining their vision for “API-first” world. Yes, it’s biased toward their company, but it’s still great. Now, there’s quite a bit of discussion across the industry these days about what exactly “API-first” means, so we decided to choose… Continue reading The API-first world
I stumbled across the book review by Rodrigo García in the Paris Review about his book: A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes, where he writes of “the ailing health and eventual passing of his father, the writer Gabriel García Márquez.” He would say, “I work with my memory. Memory is my tool and my raw… Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude
Despite all the chaos in the world, amazing innovation continues. From Interesting Engineering: Specifically, the concrete used for The Cube will be strengthened with carbon fiber yarn, which is made by extracting almost pure carbon crystals via a process of thermal decomposition known as pyrolysis. The yarn is then woven into a mesh that the… Continue reading The World’s First Carbon Concrete Building Is Under Construction
An evergreen comic/article by The Oatmeal. It’s both humorous, and educational about how truly amazing Tesla was, and, by contrast, how overrated Thomas Edison was/is. Tesla was known for discovering amazing things and then forgetting to write them down. Edison was known for rushing to the patent office as soon as one of his employees… Continue reading Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.