Un naufragio personal

Dissecting the GZIP format

Deep Dark Fears

The Holders Series

MS Estonia accident radio transcript

Just in case I forget:

front of ship (proa)
back of ship (popa)
left of ship (babor)
right of ship (estribor)
to list
to lean, to keel (escorar)

How to Write a Spelling Corrector

Shavian alphabet

"The Shavian alphabet (also known as Shaw alphabet) is an alphabet conceived as a way to provide simple, phonetic orthography for the English language to replace the difficulties of the conventional spelling. It was posthumously funded by and named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Shaw set three main criteria for the new alphabet: it should be (1) at least 40 letters; (2) as "phonetic" as possible (that is, letters should have a 1:1 correspondence to phonemes); and (3) distinct from the Latin alphabet to avoid the impression that the new spellings were simply "misspellings".

Floyd's linked list detection algorithm

Pretty is not important

John Titor

Computer Archeology: Space Invaders

Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan,_or_the_Wreck_of_the_Titan

"Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan is an 1898 novella written by Morgan Robertson. The story features the ocean liner Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking have been noted to be very similar to the real-life passenger ship RMS Titanic, which sank fourteen years later."


Zdzisław Beksiński (more)

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Or how to do web tracking using ETag and If-None-Match.

Twitter API returning results that do not respect arrow of time


The Vrillon Transmission

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Scarfolk Council

Dark Classics