The Zen of Palm – Once upon a time there was a company called Palm that revolutionized the PDA industry by taking a step back an radically simplifying the user experience. This document outlines the philosophy of their approach and has some nuggets here and there that might be applicable to our modern sensibilities.
Build.Bose – the first in a product line devised by Bose to introduce kids (and the young at heart) about electronics and mechanical engineering.
The Black Blood of the Earth – A story about coffee. I came across this whilst researching how to make a good cold-brew.
I’ve been exploring the world of “podcasts” and have found (via @warrenellis) a bevy of music-related ones, including: Ambient Sound Bath, Sadayatana, Mantis Archives, Gizeh, Dronecast, Radio Etiopia, Future Astronauts, Drone Existence, Zoviet France, Chants Beneath, and Hypnagogue. I like to have music playing as I code, but I’ve found over time I’ve become distracted by “songs with lyrics”, so a fresh source of ambient, chant, and drone music is welcomed.
How to Allocate Memory by Geo Carncross
Dynamic Languages are Static Languages by Robert Harper – a modern classic that’s resurfaced in tech circles lately.
Living Systems by Miller
Varde by Elegi — Dark Ambient / Drone loveliness.