Macau’s postal service is releasing a series of stamps based on magic squares. Full set will include the SATOR, and Dürer’s Melencolia. Below you see a Nasik 2D geo-magic square of order 3 (all the rows and columns are magic, but so are all six diagonals, including the four “broken” diagonals).
Learn more about the stamps at the Macau postal service site.
Hongkiat has a great collection of apps and other tools to help teach kids (well, anyone) to code. My older son and I use Hoptscotch, but I’m excited to try some others listed I didn’t know about.
P. 43 The beastly metro Phoenix A.M. heat just outside.
Brilliant. Best of luck (not that they need it) to these savvy folks: Wildcard.
Thanks to Stereogum for the heads up.
“A series of studies highlighted in Human Relations journal (pdf) suggest that expressing anger in the workplace can actually lead to more people acknowledging a problem and getting it fixed. One study the authors highlighted found that negative emotional events in the workplace had a positive outcome 70% of the time. This doesn’t mean it’s bad to express positive feelings at work—those led to positive outcomes 94% of the time—it just means that a negative emotion doesn’t always lead to a negative outcome.”
In his presentation at Breaking Development in Nashville TN, John Allsopp talked about making use of offline technologies to improve experiences on the Web.
Here are Luke W’s notes from his talk.
The Lotus blooms when you’re relaxed.
My son is named for (though spelled differently) Dashiell Hammett. I didn’t know this tour existed until today, it makes me quite happy. If you are interested in the best mystery writing around, check him out. If you’re interested in how American writers led the charge in post-war politics, read on. Brilliant man.