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“If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything at all.”

Yesterday was the official launch of my new textbook An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma. Although a few ‘print to order’ copies are floating about, the ‘proper’ hi-res print copies won’…
 
 

Advanced techniques to implement fast hash tables

Array and hash table are probably the most important data structures. Some programming languages such as Perl, Lua and Javascript, almost build the language core on top of the two data structures. …
 

Ways people trying to do good accidentally make things worse, and how to avoid them

We encourage people to work on problems that are neglected by others and large in scale. Unfortunately those are precisely the problems where people can do the most damage if their approach isn’t carefully thought through. If a problem is very important, then setting back the cause is very bad. If a problem is so neglected that you’re among the first focused on it, then you’ll have a disproportionate influence on the field’s reputation, how likely others are to enter it, and many early decisions that could have path-dependent effects on the field’s long-term success.
 
 
 

How to delete Facebook and not lose your friends (and photos)

Facebook is boring, it used to be great now it’s boring. I used to have 200 friends now I have 1500. There is no way I know 1500 people. Draconian measures must be taken to save my relationship with the social network. The unfriend button is my path to
 

The metamorphosis of Escher

Watch the interactive about the life and work of M.C. Escher and create your own Escher in the Metamorphosis machine.
 

An Innovative Phishing Style

A few weeks ago, I added one of the many scammers trying to phish people on Steam. Usually, I block them after they drop their phishing website link but this particular website was pretty innovativ…
 

Bellwoods • Matt DesLauriers

Last week I released Bellwoods — an art game for mobile & desktop that you can play in your browser. The concept of the game is simple: fly your kite through fields of color and sound, trying to discover new worlds. You can play the game here:... | Matt DesLauriers | creative developer