Chromoxylographic Coding — While taking Terry Belanger’s course on book illustration processes at the Rare Book School this summer, I became enchanted with chromoxylography: the printing process in which a color image is built up from the successive printing of multiple woodblocks, each responsible for a single color. Not only are color wood engravings beautiful but — as I discuss a bit below — the process of making them strikes me as a wonderful metaphor for how we code. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
‘Sixth sense’ in human brains mapped by researchers — Cool story, misleading headline. Also, the URL could use a little manual editing.
Unraveling the origins of life with mathematical chemistry — Looking at all the possible models for reactions based on hydrogen cyanide.
Blind people are granted gun permits in Iowa — More guns means more safety!!! 30,000 deaths of other people every year is a small price to pay for your illusion of security, after all. So why not let blind people feel safe, too?
Seeing threats, feds target instructors of polygraph-beating methods — This is, uh, alarming. (Via David Goldman.)
Qotd?: Do you feel bad for me, son?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)