Ode to a Flower

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.

The API-first 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

The World’s First Carbon Concrete Building Is Under Construction

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

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.

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.

Pizza Toast & Coffee: Kissa Bugen

Craig Mod is one of my favorite creators (writer, videographer, programmer, and more). Pizza Toast & Coffee (2021) is a short documentary about kissaten — Showa-era (1926-1989) Japanese cafe — culture. Bugen is a small kissa in a suburb south of Tokyo. It was featured in the book Kissa by Kissa. Proprietor Yamane-san has survived… Continue reading Pizza Toast & Coffee: Kissa Bugen