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Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life

Utilizing data analysis capabilities in Wolfram|Alpha Pro, Stephen Wolfram looks at his quantified self based on his large collection of lifelogging data.

via Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life.


A record player that plays slices of wood.
Modified record player, wood, sleeves. 2011
Thanks to: Pro-ject Audio, Karla Spiluttini, Ivo Francx, Rohol


Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

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“Inventing on Principle” – Bret Victor

Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.

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This talk was given at CUSEC 2012 (


HITRECORD is an open collaborative production company, and this website is where we make things together. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, photographers, photoshoppers, illustrators… Wanna work with us?

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Arduino: The Documentary (Trailer)

wtfjs – a little code blog about that language we love despite giving us so much to hate

JavaScript is a language we love despite it giving us so much to hate. This is a collection of those very special irregularities, inconsistencies and just plain painfully unintuitive moments for the language of the web.

via wtfjs – a little code blog about that language we love despite giving us so much to hate.

Offline Wiki


This application saves and downloads a copy of nearly all of the textual content of the English Wikipedia locally so that it can be accessed without internet connectivity. It downloads and saves a compressed dump file and an index, 14MB for the small version and 1GB for the larger one (you can select which one from the settings). Using WebWorkers and the File API, it seeks to a specific part of the compressed dump, decompresses it with a pure javascript implementation of LZMA and renders the Wikitext as HTML. All of this happens almost instantly.

via Offline Wiki.

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