## Hinterland (2): The Beatles Live at the BBC

I’ve been listening through the early Beatles albums, admiring – as ever – the complete mastery of classic rock and roll that they demonstrate over… Read More »Hinterland (2): The Beatles Live at the BBC

I’ve been listening through the early Beatles albums, admiring – as ever – the complete mastery of classic rock and roll that they demonstrate over… Read More »Hinterland (2): The Beatles Live at the BBC

Via Eric Gilliam‘s excellent FreakTakes. I got to Princeton, and the first thing, when I was there and I went to the physics building, I… Read More »Richard Feynman: “Fiddling around is the answer”

What is the true identity of the world’s first superhero? Should we look back to Gilgamesh? Achilles? Hanuman? Samson? Robin Hood? Ōgon Bat? Buck Rogers?… Read More »Popeye and Bluto: film’s first superheroes?

The evolution of Mickey Mouse’s appearance is interesting… but not nearly as interesting as his pre-history and the business and technical factors wrapped up in… Read More »Animation History: The Surprising History of Mickey Mouse

Disclaimer: I’m not a computer scientist or mathematician. This post is about what I’ve learnt so far about Lambda Calculus. Most of the resources I’ve… Read More »Lambda Calculus for people a step behind me (4): Reading list, playlist

Disclaimer: I’m not a computer scientist or mathematician. This post is about what I’ve learnt so far about Lambda Calculus. Most of the resources I’ve… Read More »Lambda Calculus for people a step behind me (3): Little Omega, Omega Combinator, Y-Combinator

Disclaimer: I’m not a computer scientist or mathematician. This post is about what I’ve learnt so far about Lambda Calculus. Most of the resources I’ve… Read More »Lambda Calculus for people a step behind me (2): Boolean Logic

Disclaimer: I’m not a computer scientist or mathematician. This post is about what I’ve learnt so far about Lambda Calculus. Most of the resources I’ve… Read More »Lambda Calculus for people a step behind me (1): Basics

“I tried questioning him. I pointed at a pyramid and asked ‘People?’ and indicated the two of us. He set up a negative sort of… Read More »Wonder Stories: Early Science Fiction

This was a good interview on Farnham Street’s The Knowledge Project – listen here. Marc Andreessen: It’s the most natural thing in the world to… Read More »Marc Andreessen on Scar Tissue, Trying and Failing in the Probabilistic Domain