A co-worker pointed out this excellent Google Maps image of a plane in flight:

A co-worker pointed out this excellent Google Maps image of a plane in flight:

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4773138,-0.6101037,196m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!17m1!1e1

I was intrigued by the color effect, and another co-worker linked to this blog article from 2015 explaining it.

https://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/03/planes-flight-rainbow-effect.html

I’ll be speaking at the Google Developer Group here in Madison next week (Nov 14, 6pm, Bendyworks) about QUIC.

I’ll be speaking at the Google Developer Group here in Madison next week (Nov 14, 6pm, Bendyworks) about QUIC. I’m not representing Google at this meetup, just myself. Please come!

GDG Madison is a meetup for enthusiasts and professionals using Google technologies. QUIC is an innovative HTTP-like protocol invented by Google that uses UDP instead of TCP for transporting packets.

https://www.meetup.com/gdg-madison/events/244282112/

This article is not at all what I expected.

This article is not at all what I expected. Very engaging, gripping even. It’s a story about deep competence and devotion of govt employees, doing their best with a challenging job with steep political stakes. I recommend reading all the way to the end.

I put it in my Technology collection even though it’s not exactly the type of technology we usually think about.

https://www.gq.com/story/inside-federal-bureau-of-way-too-many-guns

This is a superb description of the landing process for the NASA space shuttle.

This is a superb description of the landing process for the NASA space shuttle. So cool! Pretty concise considering the amount of info conveyed. And the final video from inside the cockpit is fascinating.

Originally shared by Florian Haas

This is such a beautifully done talk — and slide deck, to use a very broad definition of the term. Not just for space nerds.

https://youtu.be/Jb4prVsXkZU

Many of you will not agree with me, but I think this is one of Ethan Siegel ‘s best articles ever.

Many of you will not agree with me, but I think this is one of Ethan Siegel ‘s best articles ever. He covers so many important concepts in one short article. The binding-energy-per-nucleon flatness is something I never realized before, it it explains so well why everything isn’t just iron. Also, the idea that the silicon-fusion phase is so short (mere hours before supernova after a million-year buildup!) is mind-blowing.

https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/ask-ethan-can-normal-stars-make-elements-heavier-and-less-stable-than-iron-e91da01c8554

The excellent charts in this blog post capture the most surprising feature of the total solar eclipse last week.

The excellent charts in this blog post capture the most surprising feature of the total solar eclipse last week. We sense light logarithmically, so it didn’t seem to get really dark until the last moments of the eclipse.

http://apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201708#27